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ICYMI: Jester

There are no words to describe the total clown fiesta that is this week’s entry to our #ICYMI archives which comes courtesy of Mechelen forward Aster Vranckx in the Belgian first division. Enjoy.

Returning to the match: “Continuous dialogue is essential”

As clubs make their preparations for the return of fans, albeit with some uncertainty as to what will be allowed in October, the FSA has been facilitating dialogue between supporter groups and clubs to help manage that process.

Silkmen “devastated” by winding-up of Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town fans say they are “devastated” after the club was wound up in the High Court over debts totalling more than £500,000.

Fan reps meet Premier League – Summer 2020

Supporter representatives from top-flight clubs recently met with Premier League executives to discuss a range of issues which impact match-going fans.

TIME FOR ACTION: Sustain The Game!

Sustain The Game! is the FSA’s campaign to persuade the football authorities to take measures to protect the existence of our clubs – and it’s more important than ever with so many under threat because of the financial strains caused by COVID-19.

Return to stadiums – a fan’s perspective in the women’s game

The FA Women’s Super League returned to action over the weekend with fans allowed into stadiums – albeit with many new procedures to follow.

How we brought fans back at Lewes FC

Maggie Murphy, general manager at Lewes FC, has written of the club’s experiences in being the first to host the return of fans in the elite women’s game. Their experience will be vital to clubs looking to see how they can manage the safe return of supporters, as well as to fans themselves in finding out what they can expect…

#ICYMI: Toffee wrapping

If this pre-season friendly is anything to go by, Everton’s Yannick Bolasie is in for a very entertaining year. The French-Congolese winger could have finished off a very smart passing move by the Toffees late on against Preston but got his legs in an almighty mess. Extra points for blocking the follow-up shot, too.

Behind closed doors games will increase gambling risks for many – survey

New research carried out on behalf of GambleAware by The Football Supporters’ Association suggests that fans who like to bet in-play will be 83% more likely to place an in-play bet while they are watching a match live at home, than if they were watching it in a stadium.

Sustain the Game: Transparency sorely lacking at The Valley

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s transparency. We believe everyone has a right to know who owns their club, and how clubs and the authorities operate. Owners are custodians of clubs on behalf of all of us.

#LetUsWatch – fan campaign secures broadcast access for September

The Premier League today announced that all of September’s fixtures would be available to match-goers while games are played behind-closed-doors. You can read more about the #LetUsWatch campaign here. Malcolm Clarke, chair of

Fan reps meet EFL executives – Summer 2020

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met with senior officials towards the end of August via teleconference to discuss ongoing issues across the leagues.

Fans for Diversity’s Football Voices: “This is nothing like what I’d been told”

As part of our work to promote the voices you might not regularly hear from in football our Fans for Diversity campaign officer Maria Ryder has spoken to two women from different backgrounds to learn more about their experiences as football fans…

#ICYMI: Just one Cornet

OL’s Maxwel Cornet is the subject of this week’s #ICYMI with an early contender for miss of the season. Getting on the end of an excellent cross, Cornet had the Dijon goal at his mercy but somehow almost sent it out for a thrown-in on the far side. Great stuff.

Fans return to Cambridge United games in EFL pilot scheme

Supporters will be able to make a return to EFL fixtures next week, with two matches confirmed as test events in line with the Government’s pilot scheme.

Fans call on Government to solve Premier League broadcast deadlock

Football supporters have launched a new campaign #LetUsWatch which calls on ministers to intervene and ensure match-going fans can watch their teams this season.

Sustain The Game: fan engagement proves its value at Stanley

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s supporter engagement. We believe fans are the lifeblood of the game, they need a voice in their clubs and on all issues that affect them and their communities.

Premier League fans still facing TV lockout as season begins

Supporters of Premier League clubs still face the prospect of not seeing their teams play by legal means when the season resumes in 11 days time.

#ICYMI: Sapp

This week’s laughs come from the J-League where Yokohama F. Marinos smashed Consadole Sapporo 4-1. Amidst the drubbing though, was this incredible miss from Marinos forward Jun Amano. A spectacularly naff effort.

Wigan fans looking to raise £500,000 to secure Latics’ future

Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club (WASC) have launched an ambitious crowdfunder, looking to raise £500,000 before the start of the season to secure the club’s future. 

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe