Exeter City, the fan-owned club who were saved by their supporters when the club was in crisis in 2003, have repaid the long-term interest free loan provided by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust (ECST).
Clubs at Steps 3 to 6 of non-league have received some clarity on their future, following the FA’s decision to curtail the 2020-21 season with immediate effect, but uncertainty remains at National League North and South level, where a group of clubs have launched a legal challenge to the league’s decision to declare the season null and void.
If you thought terrible penalty run-ups had peaked in the mid-2010s, you’d be wrong. This week Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini thought he’d stutter and skip his way towards his penalty kick against Braga. Obviously he missed – and deservedly so we reckon. Shocking stuff.
La Liga table-toppers Atletico Madrid couldn’t overcome little old Levante on Wednesday, the Frogs manfully holding Simeone’s lot to a 1-1 draw. The outcome would have been very different, however, if Atletico forward Angel Correa hadn’t missed this absolute sitter. Shocking stuff.
In a letter to the FSA, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has confirmed that ‘at no stage’ did the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) offer ongoing to support to the National League only in the form of grants.
The Fans for Diversity campaign has been working with supporters throughout lockdown to break down barriers to football and tackle discrimination – here we talk to campaign lead Anwar Uddin (Aldershot Town assistant manager in his spare time) about the work that’s been going on.
Despite all the evidence that overly-elaborate set pieces are in fact a massive waste of time, Karlsruher SC still thought they’d give it a shot in Bundlesliga 2 this week – coming up with this naff corner kick routine that ultimately led to… nothing?
Over the last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been producing and updating guidance for community-owned clubs as new government schemes for coping with the shutdown and its associated effects were announced.
The trials of running online meetings and officers overstepping their authority were laid bare when the chaotic Handforth Parish Council meeting went viral at the weekend. Here the FSA’s training and governance manager Nicola Cave offers advice, and online resources, to supporter groups on hosting online meetings and standing orders…
If you’re looking for sophisticated comedy, #ICYMI is not the place for you. This week is all slapstick and pratfalls, courtesy of Alanyaspor v Sivasspor which was rightfully abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch. How they got the OK to kick-off is beyond us.
At the FSA’s National Council meeting on Monday 1st February, an election was held among the National Council membership for the four vacant positions on the FSA Board. The following candidates stood for election:
The FSA works with two organisations, Football Supporters (FSE) and SD Europe, to represent and promote the interests of football supporters at European level. To keep FSA members up to date on that work, we’ve rounded up some highlights below from our friends at FSE and SD Europe…