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FSF office hours over Christmas/New Year

The FSF office is closed from 5pm on Monday 23rd December and reopens on Thursday 2nd January 2014. If your query is urgent and relates to policing or stewarding you can still contact the FSF here.

FSF Cymru meet with FAW (December 2013)

FSF Cymru representatives Paul Corkrey and Neil Dymock met with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) on 12th December. Feedback from the games in Belgium and Macedonia was high on the agenda, along with a whole host of other issues of importance for Wales fans.

Rovers ahead of the game in supporter liaison

Doncaster Rovers’ reputation for providing successful consultation with its supporters has continued to attract further interest from other Football League clubs. 

FSF Fantasy Football Manager of the Week – Week 15

The Football Supporters’ Federation has teamed up with The Blizzard – The Football Quarterly to offer a prize-winning fantasy football game throughout the 2013/14 season. Entry is totally free using the official Premier League game and there’ll be weekly, monthly and yearly prizes.

And finally… extreme cross bar challenge

Every kid who loves a kickabout has played the crossbar challenge and it’s not as easy as it looks. North of the border this fella takes things a step further with an “extreme” crossbar challenge at Celtic Park.

‘Tis the season to be jolly…but not too jolly if you’re a football fan

Christmas is nearly here which means more football and, for many, more booze. While alcohol is often part of fans’ football culture it’s important supporters are aware of the legislation surrounding alcohol and football (even if we don’t agree with it all). FSF Caseworker Amanda Jacks explains more below.

GALLERY: FSF Awards in association with William Hill

The FSF Awards in association with William Hill took place last night (Monday 16th December) at the Emirates Stadium with hundreds of fans, journalists and club representatives in attendance to salute the best in the football business.

FSF Affiliate of the Month: Leeds United Supporters’ Trust

Every month the Football Supporters’ Federation features an affiliate or associate member to highlight good work carried out by fans. If you’d like to appear email [email protected] . This month it’s the turn of Leeds United Supporters’ Trust (LUST), we spoke to Chairman Gary Cooper….

WINNERS: FSF Awards in association with William Hill

The FSF Awards in association with William Hill took place last night (Monday 16th December) at the Emirates Stadium with hundreds of fans, journalists and club representatives in attendance to salute the best in the football business.

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust: Fan ban threat doesn’t stand up

In an open letter to the club Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) outline their concerns at the club’s threat to ban fans for standing. Not all clubs share Chelsea’s view and the likes of Cardiff City manage persistent standing in a far more progressive way. FSF affiliated fans’ group CST explain more…

And finally… cannonball (run!)

Sometimes there’s an obvious bit of blurb to pre-empt And Finally… while sometimes you just have to let the vids speak for themselves. This one has football, penalties, fire and cannonballs. We don’t know what’s going on either. 

Hull City ask FA for Tigers name change that fans don’t want

Hull City owner Dr Assem Allam has asked the FA for permission to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers. This is despite fans’ protests and seemingly empty promises by Allam to “consult”. City Till We Die represent various fans’ groups and websites, here they explain why the FA should say no to the change…

FSF membership passes 500,000

FSF Fantasy Football Manager of the Week – Week 14

The Football Supporters’ Federation has teamed up with The Blizzard – The Football Quarterly to offer a prize-winning fantasy football game throughout the 2013/14 season. Entry is totally free using the official Premier League game and there’ll be weekly, monthly and yearly prizes.

Homes of Football: “Reporting From The Ground” Wycombe Wanderers

In this regular blog photographer Stuart Roy Clarke will explain the thinking behind his best Homes of Football images (available to buy here)…

Free Lions at The World Cup

Over the coming weeks the Free Lions team will update fsf.org.uk/freelions with the most useful info to ensure your trip to Brazil is a successful one – although we can’t be held accountable for on-field action!

And finally… Scholes’ goal for 7-a-side team

Imagine turning up to your local over 35s league only to find Paul Scholes in the opposition. His legs are probably gone anyway, you think, just before he takes the ball off your toes and lobs the keeper from his own half.

Fans’ guides for Munich, Napoli, Maribor and St Gallen

While our International Ground Guide is undergoing some maintenance, we thought we’d provide our usual service of advice and information for travelling supporters in blog form.

FSF Fantasy Football Manager of the Week – Week 14

The Football Supporters’ Federation has teamed up with The Blizzard – The Football Quarterly to offer a prize-winning fantasy football game throughout the 2013/14 season. Entry is totally free using the official Premier League game and there’ll be weekly, monthly and yearly prizes.

CASE STUDY: Safe standing survey

Image – rail seats in Hanover; horizontal bars prevent progressive crowd collapse and seats can be flipped down for all-seater European competition. (©Stadionwelt.de)

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