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ICYMI: Indian nutmeg

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…

Fan reps meet Premier League – Autumn 2021

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.

FSA statement: Newcastle United takeover

The Premier League's decision to approve the PIF takeover has reopened the debate about who owns our football clubs.

Eins, zwei… wh

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.

Free Lions 171 – Guide to Andorra

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.

FSA Cymru guides to the Czech Republic & Estonia

Wales are heading out to the Czech Republic and Estonia later this week for their World Cup qualifying campaign and FSA Cymru have another handy guide for those of you making the trip.

Nominations open for the 2021 FSA Awards

The Football Supporters’ Association Awards in partnership with GambleAware are fast approaching, and we need your help once more in identifying the very best in the game – with nominations now open.

#ICYMI: Kobe beef

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.

Fan reps meet EFL executives – July 2021

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met online with the competition’s senior officials in July to discuss ongoing issues across the leagues.

Networks election notice

Ahead of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 19th November, we will be conducting the process of electing representatives to our National Council.

ICYMI: Head over heels

This week’s #ICYMI entrant shows that pitch invasions are no easy matter, even at non-league level.

Supporter reps meet new minister to discuss Fan-Led Review

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.

32-year safe standing campaign finally wins!

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.

Bristol City – fans and club sign agreement

Bristol City are the latest club to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their supporters after forming an agreement with Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust.

Supporters’ groups call on new minister to press on with reform

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.

#ICYMI: Unlucky 13

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.

An unknown story – the 1921 ban on women’s football

As many FSA members will know, 2021 is an historic year for the women’s game, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football and also 50 years since that ban was lifted.

Football Supporters Europe & SD Europe: Late-summer round-up

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…

Petition calls for halt to new Policing Bill

Almost 60,000 people have signed a petition started by human rights group Liberty to stop the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill becoming law.

‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ – Did you know about the 50-year ban on women’s football?

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.

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