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OUT NOW! Free Lions 99

Free Lions 99 was produced for England’s friendly against Brazil in Qatar’s capital Doha. The issue features all the the usual views straight from the mouth of McNally, the Sunday Mirror’s top-class football correspondent, alongside the usual quizzes and crosswords.

The Week That Was

International football is but a mere blip on the horizon as top-flight domestic football made its return but the week’s most intriguing news story was still sparked by international affairs. While it’s a well established fact that footballers like to spend a few quid on the horses it’s emerged that Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie took this one step further and invested in some horse placenta. Lovely. The Gunner’s mane man, hurt on Dutch duty, decided to have horse placenta rubbed into his leg to aid his recovery from injury.   Van Persie wasn’t the only one who’s been receiving this treatment though as The Indie revealed that Frank Lampard and Glen Johnson, among others, had also joined the field. Rumours that Ruud Van Nistelrooy had an entire face transplant are still to be confirmed.

Man Utd fan wins court battle thanks to FSF and IMUSA

Here at the FSF all sorts of fans get in touch with us – innocent, guilty, confused, scared, angry, we’ve seen it all – and we’ve long worked off the principle that everyone has a right to fair advice and access to legal representation. We believe people are innocent until proven guilty and not the other way around as many clubs would have you believe it should be.

Palace fans to march on Selhurst Park

Hundreds of Crystal Palace fans are expected to march on Selhurst Park this Saturday before handing in a petition following reports of heavy handed policing and stewarding at their team’s home game against Middlesbrough on Saturday November 7th.

FSF North West to meet this Thursday in Manchester

If you’re based in the North West and fancy getting along to see what the FSF’s all about, now’s your chance. The division are due to meet this Thursday (November 26th, 7.00pm) in Manchester’s Waldorf Pub (12 Gore Street, Piccadilly, M1 3AQ – click here for directions).

The Week That Was

Well, you’ve got to hand it to him. Or he’s got to hand it to them. Or something. Yep, The ‘Hand of Frog’ is the week’s biggest story, kicking up a storm the likes of which only the residents in Cumbria can comprehend. We’ll get this out the way first, and then get on with the rest of The Week That Was.

tfs 018 out now!

The Football Supporter 018 (tfs) has hit the shelves and it’ll blow your socks off, literally, because we give you The Fashion Issue. We get down to the sole (and that’s a pun, not a typo) of our game by looking at the terrace trends that shaped contemporary culture. Fear not though, even if you’re not a fickle fashionista we’ve still got features for you:

23,000 say no to St James’s Park name change

Back in October we wrote about Mike Ashley’s decision to sell off St James’s Park’s ‘naming rights’ and offered our full support to angry Magpies. We also predicted there’d be a massive backlash from Newcastle fans against the decision and so it’s proved.

The Week That Was

Hello and welcome to The Week That Was our weekly ramble through the week’s news and your chance to waste five minutes last thing every Friday. Forgive us if we’ve missed anything major this week, here at the FSF we’ve been buried under a landslide of copies of tfs 018.

Fans’ Forum in Doha

The Nationwide Building Society – sponsors of not only the Nationwide FSF Fans’ Embassy but also the England team – have joined up with us once again to organise a fans’ forum in Doha, to which all England fans there for the game against Brazil are invited.

Fears for tiers – fans don’t want Old Firm in PL

Last week we began to hear rumours that Bolton’s Phil Gartside was going to wheel out his old two-tier Premier League plans in time for tomorrow’s meeting of fellow top-flight chairmen. For those unfamiliar with this idea it largely consists of creating a second Premier League of around 18-20 clubs with Celtic and Rangers added into the mix. We’d love to say it comes as a great surprise to read that Gartside should come up with such a rubbish idea – but it doesn’t. This is a man with history!

Join the FSF today for FREE

The Football Supporters’ Federation is now offering free membership to all fans from across the UK and beyond. We’re offering free membership because we’re geared to creating a larger, more vocal campaigning force for fans of all clubs up and down the country

Southern Division meeting this Sunday

The next meeting of the Southern Division of the Football Supporters’ Federation will take place at The Shrimpers Bar, Southend United Football Club – Roots Hall, on Sunday 15th November 2009.

The Week That Was

Good news at Southend United on Wednesday where the club avoided administration and a 10-point penalty. Supporters apparently pulled enough money together to avoid the deduction while Blues chairman Ron Martin has committed to repaying debts totaling £2.1m.

Banned Sunderland fans launch Quinn petition appeal

Sunderland supporters unfairly banned by their club from entering the Stadium of Light have come together to launch a petition appealing to chairman Niall Quinn to overturn the club’s decision. The fans have joined forces following an incident which occurred at Central Station on Saturday 8th August 2009.

ENGLAND IN QATAR: Doha dos and Doha don’ts

With less than two weeks to go before England travel to Qatar to face Brazil on Saturday 14th November we thought it was a good time to remind our readers that the Free Lions Fans’ Guide to Doha is now on site. With Brazil currently the world’s number one ranked nation according to FIFA it should be an interesting test for the Three Lions.

ENGLAND IN QATAR: Doha dos and Doha don’ts

With less than two weeks to go before England travel to Qatar to face Brazil on Saturday 14th November we thought it was a good time to remind our readers that the Free Lions Fans’ Guide to Doha is now on site. With Brazil currently the world’s number one ranked nation according to FIFA it should be an interesting test for the Three Lions.

Extra Time!

Every now and then a theme presents itself for Extra Time! Last month was a cheat’s charter and this month sees the long ranger come to the fore. From 40 yard headers to managers volleying goals from the halfway line it’s all here – along with the most unbelievable miss of all time.

Gissa job – new fans’ organisation on lookout for staff

The Centre for Access to Football in Europe – or CAFE to their friends – is on the look out for a couple of new members of staff. As they know what a discerning and talented bunch FSF members are they’re keen to hear from any visitors to this site who feel they might be up to the job.

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