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Women’s game: Fans fear TV KO changes will harm attendances

Supporters in the women’s game have hit out after the FA and broadcasters made a series of late changes to upcoming Women’s Super League (WSL) fixtures, with match-goers given as little as two-and-a-half weeks notice for changing kick-off times.

#ICYMI: Afgeefpunt

Sparta Rotterdam are dangerously close to the drop zone in the Eredivisie and could do without catastrophic blunders from goalie Tim Coremans. Shocking handling from the Dutchman.

Qatar 2022: Ticket prices reveal most expensive World Cup yet

The cost of attending the World Cup final has gone up again – with FIFA revealing ticket prices 46% higher than its previous tournament making it the most expensive World Cup to date.

EFL responds to Derby County troubles

The EFL has released a detailed statement covering Derby County’s current administration, saying it “wishes to clarify its position on several points, which are addressed by way of a series of questions and answers with the EFL chief executive Trevor Birch”.

Preston North End commit to dialogue with fans

Preston North End are the latest EFL club to commit to ongoing dialogue with their supporters by signing up to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

#ICYMI: Football’s latest Fahd

For some reason four teams from La Liga are playing out a mini-tournament in Saudi Arabia this week and Real Madrid knocked out bitter rivals (and fellow Super League plotters) Barcelona with a 3-2 victory. It should have been 4-2 had Rodrygo not messed up this fine chance at the end of extra time.

Fan groups back heritage project in the women’s game

A £1m Lottery Heritage fund project to chart and archive the history of the women’s game has been backed by supporters in the women’s game.

FSA Cymru: Cylchlythyr Ionawr 2022

Blwyddyn newydd dda bawb. Os bydd sefyllfa Covid yn caniatáu hynny, fe allwn ni i gyd edrych ymlaen at flwyddyn gyffrous yn 2022, a honno o bosib yn arwain at rowndiau terfynol Cwpan y Byd yn Qatar fis Tachwedd.

FSA Cymru update: January 2022

Welcome to FSA Cymru’s January update from Paul Corkrey, who looks ahead to an exciting year that could see Wales at their first World Cup since 1958…

Spirit of Shankly join clubs and politicians in calling for new Hillsborough Law

Liverpool supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly are backing a new campaign to “rebalance the scales” and ensure truth and justice during future investigations into major incidents.

“Giant of investigative journalism” – FSA chair pays tribute to Andrew Jennings

This week it was reported that investigative journalist Andrew Jennings, known for his exposés of corruption at football’s world governing body FIFA, had passed away aged 78 following a brief illness.

#ICYMI: Fumbling

Denizlispor knocked struggling Turkish giants Galatasary out of the cup this week on penalties after a dramatic 3-3 draw in Istanbul. Galatasary threw away their lead in the 98th minute with some horrid defending on the line – ending with an own goal from Dane Victor Nelsson. Sickna.

Obituary: Peter Pike (Clarets Trust)

The Football Supporters’ Association is sorry to hear the news that Peter Pike, chair of Clarets Trust (Burnley), passed away during the Christmas period. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The FSA partners with Pledgeball

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has partnered with Pledgeball as we look to do our bit to tackle the climate crisis and improve things for match-going fans in 2022.

Standing: Trials see latest phase of campaign begins

The latest phase of the decades-long safe standing campaign began this week as trial areas saw their first official use in the Premier League.

Nominate a fan who made a difference in 2021

We are seeking nominations of fans who have made the biggest difference to the supporter movement over the course of 2021 in a pair of awards to kick off the new year. 

Coventry’s liquidation shows need for Fan-led Review of women’s game

Coventry United of the Women’s Championship have announce that they are going into voluntary liquidation, halfway through their first season as a fully professional club. 

#ICYMI: Cercle of hell

You’ve worked your way to a hard-fought 2-2 draw away at the league leaders and all but won a point which will help you in your relegation battle, when your centre-half does this as the clock ticks over to 90 minutes. Cercle Brugge’s Jesper Daland is the man who came up with de blunder in de laatste minuut according to this Dutch journalist. Whatever the language, some things are just universal…

The FSA – supporting the women’s game in 2021

On Boxing Day 1920 53,000 supporters packed into Goodison Park to watch Preston’s Dick, Kerr Ladies FC take on St Helens Ladies. Yet within a year the FA had banned women’s football, arguing it was “unsuitable for females”, a ludicrous decision which wasn’t overturned until 1971. 

Help needed: Young Afghan women’s team

The Afghan women’s development football team and their families have arrived safely in the UK having sought here following the re-establishment of the Taliban’s regime in Afghanistan.

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