Ashley Brown, head of governance and club liaison at the Football Supporters’ Association, will be appearing in the third episode of the SIGA-Soccerex Webinar series ‘COVID 360° – Where does football go now?’ this week.
Football figures and politicians have come out in support of proposals to “save professional football as we know it” by Damian Collins MP, former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
Fans of five leading WSL sides have given their thoughts on the COVID-19 shutdown and their chances of returning to stadiums once the disruption caused by the pandemic has eased, and voiding the season has not proved a popular option.
The Bundesliga returned last weekend, the first of the big European leagues to resume after lockdown, and the behind-closed-doors restrictions made for some eerie watching – demonstrated by Martin Hinteregger’s sensational goal-line clearance for Frankfurt against Mönchengladbach. The roar following his heroics glaringly absent.
This morning Damian Collins MP and Sunderland co-owner Charlie Methven published their recommendations for radical changes to the way football is governed if it is to survive and be sustainable in the long-term after its return from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below Damian talks us through his ideas…
On this day, 18 years ago Zinedine Zidane scored one of the best goals you’re ever likely to see in a Champions League final – a sensational volley against Bayern Leverkusen that secured Real Madrid’s ninth European Cup. You’ve seen it before but why not watch it again. Well worth it.
It has been a strange couple of months without football, but while you might think that without football matches things had been quiet for us here at the FSA, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ve continued to provide our services and advice to fans, groups and clubs in a whole range of different ways.
Last week we featured Lionel Messi’s 600th goal for Barca scored in the first leg of last year’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool. So we thought it only fair to include Divock Origi’s winner in the return leg at Anfield this week. Some quick thinking, and complacent defending, combined to create a memorable moment.
Lots has been written in recent weeks on how society, and by extension football, will be different once the UK exits its lockdown. With a growing acceptance that the end of the 2019/20 season, if it happens, will take place behind closed doors, there’s another potential change to the game that might’ve gone under the radar that we’ll have to get used to.
On this day 12 months ago, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi scored his 600th goal for the club during the semi-final against Liverpool in the Champions League. An amazing goal to mark an incredible achievement. Can’t remember what happened in the return leg, mind.