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Championship on the brink of cash catastrophe, warns football finance expert

Coventry City narrowly escaped going into administration, Cardiff City remain in dire straights, while a clutch of their Coca Cola Championship contemporaries exist in constant fear of financial ruin.And leading football finance expert Phillip Long predicts things are going to get even worse in English football’s second tier, because, in bidding to board the Premiership gravy train, many clubs have spent way beyond their means.

FC United of Manchester fans to vote with their feet

Fans of FC United of Manchester are ready to become the first set of football supporters in the country to boycott a game which has been shifted to suit television schedules.

FSF concerned about Serbian situation after bad treatment of Bolton fans.

The FSF’s International Co-ordinator Kevin Miles has expressed grave concerns about the way Bolton Wanderers fans were treated in Belgrade on Thursday night – and believes serious consideration should be given as to whether the Serbian capital is a suitable venue for Uefa Cup ties.

Uefa chief Platini chews the fat with Scudamore’s “men in the pub”

Platini pointed out the “people in the pub” were precisely the ones he wanted to talk to, and promptly invited some of them over to chew the fat with him at Uefa HQ.

Free Kicks for kids

Sitting around watching the World Cup one evening during the summer of 2006, close friends Steve Thorpe and Leigh Porter, who is Peterborough United’s Commercial Manager, resolved to try and combine their mutual passions of football and fundraising, and came up with the concept of founding a very special children’s charity.

FAW set to slash international ticket prices

The Football Association of Wales is on the brink of reducing ticket prices for international matches, following concerted pressure from FSF Cymru officials.

World Cup 2010 qualifying draw

The draw for the qualifying stages of World Cup 2010 has taken place and sees England facing Croatia who recently ended England’s Euro 2008 hopes. Wales have a difficult group to contend with as they face Germany and Russia.

Striving for a level playing field

The National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS) is the only national registered charity representing all disabled football supporters with the objective “to promote an inclusive agenda and ensure an equality of match-day experiences for all supporters”. NADS represents the views, issues and concerns of disabled football supporters to football and governmental authorities and provides independent advice on disability issues as they affect the football community. NADS also heads up the disabled branch of englandfans.

TeamGB or not TeamGB? That is the question

The row over proposals to field men’s and women’s football teams representing Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games is rumbling on.

Reading players “STAR” of Royals’ City show

Reading players will put their hands in their pockets to pay some of the club’s supporters’ travel costs when the Royals visit Manchester City on November 24.

DCMS chief calls for supporters on the board at every club

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport James Purnell has called on every professional football club in England and Wales to appoint a supporters’ representative at boardroom level.

Swindon fans plan to go ahead with protest

SWINDON TOWN fans plan to proceed with their protests on Saturday – and Trust STFC Chairman Paul Davis has warned the club’s board that supporters remain deeply unhappy with the current situation at the County Ground.

Clarke v Scudamore and the Battle for 3pm Kick Offs

Malcolm Clarke and Richard Scudamore faced off in a recent article in the Guardian to discuss the merits and pitfalls of broadcaster influence over match-day schedules following last weekend’s fixture list which saw only one Premier League match kicking off at 3pm on a Saturday.

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