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FSA view on FA Cup replays? Keep them!

The FA’s decision to scrap FA Cup replays in all rounds of the competition has been met with what can only be described as anger by many EFL and non-league clubs, football figures and supporters at all levels of the game. 

Forest fans latest hit with season ticket price rises

This week Nottingham Forest became the latest Premier League club to announce significant price rises for the 2024-25 season.

#ICYMI: The very worst

This is it. This is the worst penalty that’s ever been taken in the history of association football. We’ve seen some shockers over the years but this one is the very worst. So congratulations to Osasuna’s Ante Budimir on this amazing feat. Well worth the five minute-plus wait it took VAR and the ref to sort out.

FSA statement: Changes to the FA Cup

Today the FA announced substantial changes to the FA Cup including the end of replays from the first round proper – a more detailed breakdown of the changes are on the FA website here. Below is a statement from the FSA in response to the news.

“For the Love of the Game”: Fans have key role in hate crime fight

The ‘For the Love of the Game’ event was held in the National Football Museum last month to present the findings of a series of workshops on hate crime in football with fans in Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds and Berlin.

Nominate your Non-league Away Day of the Year

The FSA has once again teamed up with the Non-League Paper to sponsor its Non-league Away Day of the Year Award, and nominations are open now.

ICYMI: El Tráfico

LAFC squeezed past their local rivals LA Galaxy to win this week’s El Tráfico derby 2-1, rising to fifth in the MLS western conference. Dénis Bouanga featured as the hero and the villain of the piece – having conned the referee with a ridiculous dive in the first half to win a penalty – the Gabonese forward missed an absolute sitter late on. Entertainment abounds in MLS.

Free Lionesses launch survey on international matchgoing experience

The Free Lionesses have launched a survey which aims to improve match attendance at future international fixtures by collating meaningful data on the current fan experience.

No to price rises: Football has a spending problem, not an income problem

Ticket prices are in the news with a wave of rises throughout the Premier League and supporters groups at Arsenal, Brentford, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United have been speaking out. 

Fan reps meet FA executives – Spring 2024

Fan representatives from the men’s and women’s game met with senior FA officials at Wembley last month to discuss a range critical issues.

Europa League final allocations “must be increased”

The body representing football supporters at European level are demanding UEFA increase the number of tickets going to supporters of the competing finalists in this year’s Europa League final.

FSA AGM 2024 – Save the date!

This year’s Football Supporters’ Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday 21st July in London.

#ICYMI: Kaiserslaughtered

Third division side Saarbrücken’s sensational run through the German Cup – having knocked out 20-time winners Bayern Munich, then Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach – has sadly come to an end this week. Keeper Tim Schreiber made a hash of a tame header in the second half, gifting Kaiserslautern the lead which they held onto, sending Die Molschder out. Maybe next year.

Free Lionesses guide to Dublin

The Lionesses are heading to Dublin next week for the latest European qualifier – and our Free Lionesses team have pulled together a handy guide to the game for those making the trip.

Cheltenham Town: Robins Trust now third biggest shareholder in club

It’s easy to slip into always reporting tales of woe when it comes to club ownership but some happy news this week as FSA-affiliates Robins Trust became the third biggest shareholder in their club.

Women’s game: Fans continue to push for change

Last week the Government tabled the long-awaited Football Governance Bill in Parliament – and that legislation will create an independent football regulator.

#ICYMI: 14 seconds

This week’s international football included a couple of record-breaking feats – such as the fastest international goal scored from kick-off (Austria’s opener against Slovakia after six seconds) and this mess of an own-goal from Latvia’s Mārcis Ošs who bundled the ball into his own net 14 seconds after kick-off against Liechtenstein. This is the fastest own goal in international football’s history and we hope to live long enough to see it surpassed. History making.

FSA takes its place on Review of Women’s Football panel

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced the make up of the implementation group which will be responsible for delivering the recommendations made in the Review of Women’s Football. The FSA will be represented by Deborah Dilworth, Head of Women’s Football at the FSA.

PL price rises: Supporter groups hit out

The noise around home ticket prices continues to increase as Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) and groups at Manchester City have hit out at their own clubs for bumping up prices and squeezing concessions. 

FSA statement: England kit prices

Football Supporters’ Association response to England kit prices.

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