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Howard Nurse | 12:03 UK time, Friday, 21 July 2006

Not long now to the new football season - indeed just four days until the SPL starts.

I am keen to hear your views about our football coverage on the web, TV text and mobile platforms but specifically, these four things...

1) Columnists: Last season, our main columnist was Jason Roberts who was popular and often very enlightening. I am currently scouring our contacts to unearth a new columnist.

But do you think such weekly columns from one person are worthwhile or should we have different people writing columns from week-to-week? And would you like more opportunities to quiz/interact with them?

2) Match previews and pre-match quotes - I'd like to know how important you feel team news is and how important is it to read what your manager is saying before games? Or would you prefer to watch press conference video or audio instead? My view is that team news is important, but manager comments are more interesting after games.

3) In-depth - stories behind the stories - many web users only read a few paragraphs of any one story before moving on to look at something else, be that another story or an item of video or audio. I'd like to know your thoughts on our in-depth coverage. Do you want to read longer features and analysis or thought pieces? And if so, on which topics? Or should we concentrate more on breaking news and uncovering more stories? Or both?

4) Comment - picking up from the last point, how much comment do you want to read from BBC Sport journalists (not necessarily talking only about football)? Our World Cup blog went down well with thousands of you - so should we do something similar for domestic football?

If you're wondering why I am asking for your thoughts, well, some significant changes were announced by the BBC this week - and journalism is one of the major topics on our agenda.

I can’t promise that I will be able to reply to all of your points of views, but rest assured all comments will be read and taken into consideration as we plan our coverage of the 2006/07 season.

Over to you…

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