This week’s edition of #ICYMI comes to you courtesy of this lesser-spotted full-body nutmeg, by Delhi FC’s Laiwang Bohham during their match against Corbett FC in the I-League qualifiers. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen anything quite like this…
Supporter representatives from top-flight clubs met with the Premier League in late September to discuss a range of issues which impact match-going fans – including the return to grounds, Fan-Led Review of Football Governance and the impact of TV picks on match-goers.
This week’s #ICYMI brings you a two-for-one from the German 2nd division clash between Erzgebirge Aue and fallen giants Hamburg. Having been put ahead by one of the luckiest goals you’ll ever see, Aue snatch a draw from the jaws of victory with a bizarre attempt at a headed clearance from defender Dirk Carlson resulting in a comical 94th minute own goal.
England are back on the road this week as they head off to the principality of Andorra for their World Cup qualifying campaign – and the Free Lions Fans’ Embassy team will be on hand to help fans making the trip.
Kawasaki Frontale are currently 11 points clear at the top of the J-League and despite that advantage, Thomas Vermaelen (remember him?) thought to give them a helping hand by wildly slicing the ball into his own net thus nudging Vissel Kobe along to a 3-1 defeat. Not a career highlight for the 35-year-old.
Nadine Dorries, the new secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, held an online meeting with a delegation from the Football Supporters’ Association on Wednesday (22nd September) to discuss the on-going Fan-Led Review (FLR) of Football Governance. She was joined by sports minister Nigel Huddleston.
The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) was contacted last night by the Sports Ground Safety Association (SGSA), who told us that the option for football clubs to offer licensed standing at all levels of the game in England and Wales has at last been passed into official Government policy.
More than 100 supporters’ organisations from across England and Wales have co-signed an open letter to Nadine Dorries MP, the new secretary of state for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
This week’s ICYMI entrant is a this fine goal from Joel Chima Fujita. He ghosts into the box to plant a firm finish past the flat-footed keeper to put Nagoya Grampus 2-0 up against Tokushima Vortis. The only problem with this perfectly executed bullet header is that it was in the wrong net, on the way to his side’s ultimate 3-0 defeat.
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 of the recent highlights from our friends at FSE and SD Europe…
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.