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Away Fans Feedback Project

While attention in recent weeks has naturally been focussed on the Twenty’s Plenty campaign on away ticket prices, the FSF has been working for some time on a range of projects to help improve the lot of the travelling fan, including our Away Fans Feedback Project.

Any questions?

Q1. “Your campaign just seems to be about the Premier League – what about fans of clubs outside the top-flight?”

Why clubs should back Twenty’s Plenty

TWENTY’S PLENTY AIMS: Supporters call upon football clubs at all levels of the game to recognise and reward the amazing contribution of travelling fans by getting together to agree an across the board price cap on away match tickets of £20 (£15 for concessions).

‘Football Without Fans Is Nothing’ – But Has the Government Really Got the Memo?

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s recommendation that fans must be listened to is a welcome one. But has the Government got the message? England and Nottingham Forest fan Becky Gamester fears not.

Actions for fans

The news that Manchester City returned 900 tickets for their January visit to Arsenal was the ember that sparked the current fire but match-going fans have long known that football is unaffordable for many. Twenty’s Plenty aims to do something about that.

It’s the economics, stupid…

Safe standing advocate Rory Tingle argues that clubs should back the economic case for safe standing.

Ever wondered how the FA’s disciplinary processes work?

Ever wondered how the FA’s disciplinary processes work? Why do some players successfully overturn red cards and others don’t? Mark Ives, Disciplinary Manager at the FA’s Governance Division, explains more below.

Why I love football… and it’s not all about the game

Why do I spend so much time following football? It’s a question that I hadn’t even considered until very recently to be honest. Why do I like football so much that I’m willing to spend thousands of pounds and hours travelling across Wales and England to watch 22 grown men kick a ball around?

Score Campaign brings fans together in London

Fans from across London came together last night (31st January 2013) to discuss the FSF’s Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets. The idea behind the Score Campaign is simple – we want clubs throughout England and Wales to agree to charge no more than £20 for away match tickets (£15 concessions).

“FOOTBALL WITHOUT FANS IS NOTHING”

Ahead of tonight’s meeting (central London, 7pm) it won’t have shocked many people to see banners condemning high ticket prices at last night’s Arsenal-Liverpool fixture. One asked “£62 A TICKET – A WORKING CLASS SPORT??” while another proclaimed “FOOTBALL WITHOUT FANS IS NOTHING”. However, while not a massive surprise, it was a really encouraging sight.

Standing up for Standing

The lack of safe standing areas in our football stadiums means fans are denied the choices on offer to those who follow other sports, so says Andrew RT Davies AM – Leader of the Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales. His arguments have won cross-party approval and he believes Welsh fans have a key role in making Westminster listen.

Score Campaign kicks off in Manchester

Last night fans from clubs across the north west came together in Manchester at the first of the FSF’s Score Campaign events, to discuss ideas on how to make football more affordable for the travelling fan. More than a dozen clubs were represented in the almost 100 attendance, including representatives from FSF affiliates Spirit of Shankly, Manchester United Supporters Trust, the Independent Manchester United Supporters Association and the Leeds United Supporters Trust among others.

Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets

The Football Supporters’ Federation launched the Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets with events in Manchester and London (Jan 2013). This page is a one-stop-shop with all the information you need on Twenty’s Plenty – from aims and objectives to actions and arguments, it’s all here.

Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets

The Football Supporters’ Federation launched the Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets in central Manchester on Thursday 24th January. This was the first in a series of nationwide meetings to be announced, including one in London on Thursday 31st January. The events are free and open to fans of ALL clubs – we want to see you there.

Away ticket prices

Earlier this week news broke that Manchester City had returned 900 tickets after fans refused to pay £62 to watch their team play at Arsenal on Sunday. As FSF Chair Malcolm Clarke put it, “Football isn’t immune from the economic situation and just because City have a lot of money it doesn’t mean their supporters have.”

Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town back Safe Standing Campaign

Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town are the latest clubs to back the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Safe Standing Campaign – welcome aboard to both! Their support brings the total number of English league clubs formally backing the campaign to 20. The Scottish Premier League also supports the FSF’s call for safe standing trials.

Yorkshire Division meeting

***PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO LEEDS UNITED’S FA CUP 4TH ROUND TIE BEING MOVED TO SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE***

BOOK REVIEW: Orientation (Adam Michie)

This is the story of one fan’s journey into supporting Orient. Starting out – and remaining – a firm Spurs supporter, he becomes disillusioned with the hype (and cost) of Premier League football. Along with three friends – though they collect more on the way – he commits to a season ticket at Orient.

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