This year is an historic one for the women’s game, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football from its clubs’ stadiums in 1921. The ban was overturned in 1971 – meaning 2021 is also the 50th anniversary of the FA righting that wrong.
Supporters’ group the Bangla Bantams are developing new facilities in the shadow of Valley Parade which will benefit all supporters – from kids in the community and grassroots football to fans who’ve travelled across the country following their team.
Germany and Chelsea forward Timo Werner makes his second appearance in our #ICYMI files thanks to this remarkable blunder against Iceland this week. Pundits might surmise that he’ll be disappointed with that. Should do better there.
Dublin-born Gavin Bazunu is one to watch for the future if his performance mid-week for the Republic of Ireland is anything to go by. The 19-year-old, on the books at Man City but currently on loan to Portsmouth, denied Cristiano Ronaldo in the tenth minute with a fantastic penalty stop.
Research commissioned by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) found there was a 48% increase in unmoderated racist online abuse in the second half of the 2020-21 football season, with 50% of abusive accounts coming from the UK.
Ipswich Town were beaten by Cheltenham Town the other night at Whaddon Road, but things could have been different if Macauley Bonne hadn’t thoroughly embarrassed himself with this passage of comical attacking play. Just head it.
Earlier this summer, FSA chair Malcolm Clarke stepped down from his role as supporter representative on the FA council after 14 years – and was replaced by Chris Paouros. Here Malcolm talks about his experiences advocating for fans on the council for all those years…
Jong Ajax’s Victor Jensen almost punished some very complacent goalkeeping from ADO Den Haag’s Luuk Koopman on the opening day of the Dutch second division this week. Luckily for Koopman, the Dane made a right pig’s ear of the finish.
The FSA’s Fans for Diversity campaign is launching a major survey on women’s fans attitudes on attending football, and is looking for women fans from both the men’s and women’s games to give us their insight.