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#ICYMI: Attention

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Jamie Jones is the subject of this week’s #ICYMI. Stopping mid-match against West Brom to help himself to some refreshments, not realising a backpass was headed his way. Cost his team dear, it did.

Sunderland launch mental health hub

Sunderland AFC have become one of the first clubs in England and Wales to offer mental health support on matchdays, working with supporters to deliver the new service.

#ICYMI: Red-faced

This week’s #ICYMI comes from Hee-Chan Hwang who plays for a fizzy drinks manufacturer in Austria. Watch him do well to beat the offside trap and round the keeper, but spurn his chance. Luckily for Red Bull Salzburg, the Korean would later salvage a point.

Fans secure legal protections for Vale Park

Port Vale’s stadium has become the latest in a list of dozens of football grounds listed as an ‘asset of community value’ (ACV) after an application from FSA affiliates the Port Vale Supporters’ Club (PVSC). 

FSA statement on Amazon broadcasting

This week was the first time Premier League games were live-streamed by internet retailer Amazon, on their Amazon Prime video service. The next round of fixtures to be broadcast via Amazon will take place on Boxing Day. The FSA released this statement on the matter.

Fans welcome progress on standing at UEFA competitions

On 17th November, Germany played Belgium in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier. The game was hosted at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, home to Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.

Reading remain committed to “cost neutral” away ticket cap

Since 2016 Reading FC have backed Twenty’s Plenty by offering away fans visiting the Madejski Stadium £20 tickets – and are challenging other clubs to follow suit.

#ICYMI: Walking football

This week the Brazilian Copa Verde served up one of the most moronic pieces of football we’ve ever seen – Caíque Oliveira costing his Paysandu side the tie with a truly terrible penalty. What was he thinking? Awful.

Vote now in the FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware

As part of our partnership with BeGambleAware, safer gambling ambassador and former England goalkeeper David James has selected a shortlist of six of the best saves from the past 12 months for the Safe Hands Award.

What do the party manifestos mean for fans?

Football fans come from all corners of society, and people all have different political views, but we thought it would be helpful to showcase what the major political parties are saying in relation to football matters.

Progress in standing campaign as major parties back reform

In a first at a UK general election, all three of the main political parties have outlined support for standing at the match in their manifestos.

#ICYMI: Rotten

Brazil and Argentina were the latest FAs to take the Saudi money during this international break, playing a friendly in the authoritarian regime’s capital, Riyadh. An unremarkable game marked with this quite unremarkable penalty from Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus. Rotten all-round.

FSA Women’s Player of the Year 2019 nominees

Voting remains open in the FSA Awards 2019 in association with BeGambleAware, and the Women's Player of the Year is one of the most coveted titles up for grabs. Previous winners include the Arsenal pair of Beth Mead (2018) and Sari van Veenendaal (2016), and Man City's Jill Scott (2017).

Does your MP back The Fans’ Manifesto?

Next month many millions of football fans will head out to cast their vote in the General Election. But who’ll win your cross in the box?

#ICYMI – Rash

Did you see Marcus Rashford's miss against Brighton at the weekend? It's an excellent contribution to the growing #ICYMI archive of footballing incompetence.

Macclesfield Town charged with misconduct

Macclesfield Town have been charged by the EFL for misconduct following the club’s failure to pay its players. The Silkmen’s players refused to take part in the club’s first round FA Cup tie at the weekend.

Vote now: FSA Awards 2019 shortlists announced

The Football Supporters’ Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2019 FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware – voting is open now, and fans can back their favourites here. One hundred and nine shortlisted candidates will battle it out across 18 categories, recognising everything from the best players of 2019 to the best away days and fanzines.

Free Lions 170 – Guide to Kosovo

England are back on the road this weekend as the Three Lions head to Kosovo to finish off their European Championship qualifying campaign.

The Railwaymen: “Once in a lifetime opportunity”

Crewe Alexandra fans have a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to buy a significant chunk of the club as its current owner looks to sell up.

Three new members elected to the FSA board

At the FSA National Council meeting held on 31st October, three new members of the FSA board were elected. 

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