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#ICYMI: UxG

Relief came for Newport County’s Tom King this week, as the Welsh goalie finally ended his goal-scoring drought which was stretching back more than 6 years and over 10,000 minutes of senior football. Now that he’s broken his duck, hopefully he can tap into a rich vein of goal-scoring form.

European Super League: criticism mounts as further plans leaked

More details emerged this week of a breakaway European Super League consisting of 15 permanent teams – and the plans have drawn criticism from across the game.

‘Don’t betray our trust’ ask non-league clubs of Government

The Government is facing growing calls from National League clubs to provide ongoing pandemic support in the form of grants, rather than the loans that have been promised under the Government’s Sports Winter Survival Package. Rather than become further indebted to play matches behind closed doors, there’s a growing fear that clubs could refuse to complete the season at the top levels of non-league as a result.

UEFA provide update on Euro 2020 ticketing

Following news stories last week that emerged after UEFA contacted ticketholders for Euro 2020 with a change to its refund policy, concerns had grown that fans faced missing out on refunds if games were played behind closed doors, or had their venue changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Football Supporters Europe (FSE), of which the FSA is a member, wrote to UEFA requesting clarification. Today FSE have reported UEFA’s response: 

Lobby your MP to ensure non-league gets its promised financial support

Against a backdrop of the national lockdown, the Trident Leagues at Steps 3 and 4 (Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian) have indicated a preference to cancel all remaining league fixtures. They are surveying their member clubs for their views on whether to continue with the 2020/21 season.

“Real optimism that fans have a voice”: Bolton fan group marks fifth anniversary

Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust are celebrating their fifth anniversary this week – and here chair Terence Rigby tells us about what a tumultuous five years it’s been at the club as fans organise for the future…

#ICYMI: Tangerine dream

Nobody loves a long-range effort more than us at #ICYMI, and this from Dundee United’s Lawrence Shankland in their game against St Johnstone is an absolute cracker, and perfectly judged. Not bad for an equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

Updated advice for community-owned clubs

Throughout the first national lockdown in the spring of 2020 we produced and updated guidance regularly as new government schemes for coping with the shutdown and its associated effects were announced.

#ICYMI: Bonne année

Brest goalie Gautieur Larsonneur started 2021 off in eccentric style as he almost scored what would have been one of the worst/best own goals ever to grace the #ICYMI archives. The standard for the rest of the year has been set high.

My City, My Shirt

Led by Anwar Uddin with our partners at Kick It Out, the Fans for Diversity campaign works in a number of ways to highlight the experiences of supporters from all walks of life and to make football a welcoming place for everyone. This can range from creating fan groups to hosting events, improving accessibility at grounds or education projects.

FSA AGM 2020 round-up

Football fans from across the country gathered online back in December for the FSA’s 2020 AGM to discuss another 18 months of campaigning and propose new policies for the organisation on a range of issues affecting match-going fans.

FSE call for fan consultation on UEFA changes

In the coming weeks, UEFA will formally revise the format of post-2024 European club competitions and the system of revenue distribution for the period 2021-2024, and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) has called on the governing body to include fans in the consultation process. As FSE explain…

#ICYMI: Taking the epistle

There’s always been a certain something special about Brazilian football, and even when it comes to clangers they somehow manage to pull them off with more panache, too. This passage of play from Corinthians versus São Paulo has a little bit of everything for the discerning #ICYMI devotee – a ludicrously over-confident goalkeeper coming a cropper, an outfield player falling over for no reason, and some ropey finishing, all topped off with that trademark excitable Brazilian commentary.

FA capacity move ‘an important step towards sustainability’

The FA has announced that approval has been reached with the government and the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) for non-league clubs to admit spectators on the same principles as elite clubs, in a move which could prove a vital lifeline to struggling sides. 

Fan groups highlight importance of mental health

2020 has been a uniquely tough year with public health protocols meaning many football fans feel more isolated than ever.

Fans for Diversity: A look back on Black History Month

The FSA and Kick It Out’s joint Fans for Diversity campaign celebrated Black History Month by interviewing pioneering coach Alena Moulton and reminding everyone of the importance of the Jack Leslie Campaign.  

National Council election updates

At our AGM on Friday 11th December various elections for the National Council were concluded. 

FSA Cymru update: December 2020

Welcome to FSA Cymru’s December 2020 update…

Cylchlythyr Rhagfyr 2020

Cylchlythyr Rhagfyr 2020

#ICYMI: Past-robatics

Did you think somersault thrown-ins were a thing of the past? Well think again, as it’s all the rage in the Iranian Premier League. Peykan FC deployed it to hilarious effect this week against Gol Gohar’s rather hapless looking goalkeeper.

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