Athletic Bilbao got away with one this week against La Liga minnows Granada, rescuing a point thanks to this very unfortunate series of events which somehow saw Luís Maximiano push the ball over his own line (1m 12s)
There you are, going about your day, encouraging football clubs to think a little more about their long-term financial health and ways to increase supporter engagement when – BAM! – a club CEO compares your ideas to the Great Leap Forward (Chairman Mao’s disastrous policy which led to the deaths of at least 15m Chinese citizens).
We’re all still getting used to the err, charms, of UEFA’s third tier European club competition – the Europa Conference League – but Tammy Abraham seems to adjusting well. The Londoner got a brace against Ukraine’s Zorya Luhansk, which could have been a hattrick if not for missing this sitter.
Sports minister Nigel Huddleston today (25th November 2021) responded in the House of Commons to yesterday’s Fan-led Review of Football Governance report and said the Government would work “at pace deliver the independent regulator and any powers that might be needed.”
The Fan-led Review of Football Governance, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, was published today (24th November 2021). Supporters’ groups from around 130 different clubs took part, along with the football authorities, during more than 100 hours of evidence gathering sessions.
The report of our Women at the Match survey has been released, giving fans more details on the work that was carried out earlier this year when we polled women supporters from both the men’s and women’s game.
Football fans from across the country gathered online last week for the FSA’s 2021 AGM to discuss another 12 months of campaigning and propose new policies for the organisation on a range of issues affecting match-going fans.
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.
This week’s bitesized helping of footballing incompetence comes from Fulham forward Bobby Decordova-Reid. With Jamaica’s game against the US sitting at 1-1 Decordova-Reid could have given his side a decisive lead, but he sliced his gilt-edged chance into orbit. Next time.
UEFA stunned West Ham United fans recently when they banned away fans from attending the next European away game with barely a week’s notice. Here Sue Watson from the West Ham United Independent Supporters’ Association (WHUISA) talks about the disappointment in East London…
The National Football Museum and the FSA join forces to discuss the historical relevance of the women's football ban. Register for this free online event which takes place on Thursday 2nd December 2021, 7pm-8pm.
To the Bundesliga for a little bit of German Humour™ in this week’s ICYMI. Delivering the punchline is Vfl Bochum goalie Manuel Riemann who, for reasons unknown to us, was chosen by Die Unabsteigbaren to take a penalty when the game was 0-0. He missed.