This summer, FSA caseworker Amanda Jacks has been working with the Anfield Wrap team to produce an important audio documentary about the darker side of supporter culture, its human side, and how fans are drawn into it.
Day One of the EFL provided us with what could very well be the Miss of the Season. If anything tops Michael Obafemi’s effort for Swansea City come May next year it will have been a very entertaining season.
The Brian Lomax Cup and Supporters Direct Shield take place each pre-season, with the two trophies providing an opportunity to celebrate community ownership by bringing together supporter-owned clubs from different parts of the country to compete for some pre-season silverware.
Our friends in America are getting a chance to see the best European football has to offer thanks to the E̶u̶r̶o̶p̶e̶a̶n̶ ̶S̶u̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶L̶e̶a̶g̶u̶e̶ Soccer Champions Tour 2022. Highlights include Real’s Eduardo Camavinga attempting a Cruyff turn in his own box, gifting the ball to Barca’s Ansu Fati who drags his shot wide. Tickets start at $60.
It’s been a great Euros so far and, ahead of tonight’s England v Sweden clash at Bramall Lane, we catch up with a few of our Fans’ Embassy volunteers (below) to hear how it’s been in and around the stadiums on matchdays.
At the end of last season pitch incursions were all over our screens, occurring in the Premier League, EFL play-offs and in the National League. On a number of occasions we saw managers or players antagonised, or even assaulted, as in the awful case of Billy Sharp.
The FA, Premier League and EFL are together introducing new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds and underline the importance of a safe matchday environment.
Spirit of Football’s unique football – handily called The Ball – has been following our Fans’ Embassy around this summer’s Euro 2022 tournament. So if you’re stopping by our Fans’ Embassy, sign the ball and support Spirit of Football’s work on gender equality and the climate crisis. Spirit of Football director Andrew Aris tells us more…
What is the worst penalty ever taken? It’s a question that is probably impossible to answer. This didn’t stop Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher though, who tried to solve it with a genuine contender for worst-ever with a woeful preseason panenka.
The Brian Lomax Cup takes place every pre-season and celebrates the role of supporter-owned football clubs. The trophy is named after the founding father of the supporters’ trust movement, who sadly passed away in 2015.