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FSA statement: Player wages during pandemic

Over the past two days, a number of public figures and politicians have called on elite footballers to take significant pay cuts to help their clubs through the on-going public health crisis.

“We can all play our part” – Fans urged to stay at home and save lives

COVID-19 has presented a hugely challenging and uncertain time for everyone and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic. The Government’s message is clear – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

Resources for young supporters

We all have a multitude of new challenges to deal with as the COVID-19 pandemic changes our world – one area requiring particular attention for millions of families is how to provide children with creative activities to fill the days, as many are now faced with the new reality of home schooling. 

#ICYMI: Trumpet

Former-NUFC, West Ham and Villa winger Nobby Solano was arrested this week for breaking curfew in Peru – caught on his way to a party (sans his famous trumpet), so we’re using this as an excuse to dig up his ludicrous goal against Spurs from 2004-5. A real peach.

“Your NHS Needs You” – NHS calls on supporters to volunteer

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers including football fans being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.

Seasons voided at steps 3 to 6 of non-league

The FA has today announced that leagues at steps three to six of non-league will bring their seasons to an immediate end and all results will be expunged.

Football comes together in the face of COVID-19

In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach. 

Questions for the FSA: What do you want to know?

The FSA exists to represent the interests of football supporters across England and Wales, and we’ll continue to do that during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the lack of football.

FSA AGM 2020 postponed

This year’s FSA AGM has been postponed due to the ongoing public health crisis.

#ICYMI: Whitt Wonders

You may have seen the very sad news this week that the former-Aston Villa and Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham passed away after an accident at the age of 35. Peter was a Bluebirds favourite with a rocket of a left foot – so here are five of his best efforts in Cardiff City colours.

Advice for community-owned clubs on COVID-19

It has been a difficult few weeks for everyone in football, with uncertainty over the cancellation of fixtures being replaced with a difficult business climate now that football has ceased. 

FSA statement: Euro 2020

Yesterday it was confirmed that the 2020 European Championships would be postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Football Supporters Europe welcomes UEFA measures on COVID-19

Football Supporters Europe (FSE), the pan-european body representing football supporters of which the FSA is a member, have released a statement in response to UEFA’s decision to postpone this summer’s European Championships until 2021. 

COVID-19: Info for fans during season suspension

Elite level football in England and Wales has been suspended until the end of April which will could leave a lot of football fans, who’ve booked travel and accommodation for matches in that period, out of pocket.

ICYMI: Empty seats

The Coronavirus pandemic has this week shown us what football without fans is really like – and we have to say it’s weird. Coaches shouting instructions, players talking to each other, the ref’s whistle echoing – all have eerie prominence without fans in the stands. Ighalo’s excellent effort for Manchester United against LASK on Thursday a great example of the difference the crowd makes.

Charlton fans fear for club’s future

Charlton Athletic fans fear for the future of the club after an extraordinary public dispute developed between the club’s majority shareholder and senior management.

Watford back BetRegret campaign

Watford FC are the latest club to publicly support the work of the FSA and BeGambleAware around safer gambling.

FSA statement: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It was announced this morning that all Premier League and EFL games have been suspended until April 3rd due to the Coronavirus now impacting a number of English clubs. The FA has also suspended the Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship.

“Save the Gooner” campaign looks to secure future of decades-old fanzine

The Gooner fanzine, covering Arsenal for the last 33 years, have launched a campaign drive to secure the publication’s future.

#ICYMI: Thrown goal

The bumbling, Clouseauesque star of this week’s #ICYMI is Grenoble Foot 38’s Brice Maubleu. The Frenchman put his side 2-0 nil down shortly after conceding the first with a catastrophic blunder.

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