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The birth of the FSA (part 2 – ID cards, Hillsborough and beyond)

In the second part of his personal history of the formation of the Football Supporters Association (one of the forerunners to the modern day FSF) Rogan Taylor talks about ID cards, Hillsborough, and beyond. To read part one of his blog from earlier this week, click here. 

The birth of the FSA (part 1 – Heysel and the early FSA)

In the first part of his personal history of the formation of the Football Supporters’ Association (one of the forerunners to the modern day FSF) Rogan Taylor talks about the Heysel disaster and the first step at organising football fans in the UK. Part two, covering the ID card debacle and Hillsborough disaster will follow later this week. 

2014: A year in the life of the FSF

(FSF Player of the Year 2014, Sergio Agüero)

WANTED: Volunteers for FSF/SLO project

The role of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) is still a relatively new concept in England and Wales. While SLOs have been around on the continent for decades, most clubs on these shores have only had an SLO for a few seasons.

Priced out? Then make your voice heard

Every other week it seems there’s a new controversy over ticket prices, whether it’s Wigan Athletic fans choosing to boycott Elland Road because of the cost of tickets, or Leeds United fans furious at being charged £40 for a trip to Carrow Road.

Bradford City Fire Disaster: 30th Anniversary Commemoration

The 30th anniversary of the Bradford City Fire Disaster occurs on May 11th 2015. Fifty-six supporters lost their lives in the fire, including two Lincoln City fans, and 258 other supporters were injured, many with serious burns.

Wigan fans boycott Elland Road over prices

A group of Wigan Athletic fans say they’ll boycott their club’s trip to Elland Road because of the cost of away tickets. Adults will have to fork out £36 for tickets, while over 60s, students, and young adults (16-21) will pay £24. If you want to pay at the gate, there’s a fiver premium on those prices too.

FSF response to Ofcom

REVIEW: A Derby To Be Proud Of

Fans joined forces on Tuesday 9th December to say, yes, we want an intimidating, hostile atmosphere at the Tyne-Wear derby, but that can happen without violence.

And finally… Shinji Kagawa v 55 schoolkids

Fifty-five schoolkids were no match for Shinji Kagawa and Hiroshi Kiyotake as the Japanese internationals won this bizarre game. The first might’ve been offside, mind.

Save Hitchin Town FC

The rug is being pulled from under Hitchin Town thanks to a deal with property developers by the club’s trustees. No fans were consulted and on Saturday an estimated 1,300 attended the Save Hitchin Town day. Layth Yousif is a reporter for the Hitchin Comet, he explains more below…

A Woman’s Place Is At The Match

The Fans for Diversity “A Woman’s Place is at the Match” event saw around 40 people (men, as well as women) taking part in a lively and entertaining panel discussion of women’s experiences of watching men’s football. 

DCMS wants fans views on supporter ownership

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement has issued a call for evidence on the barriers to increasing supporter ownership and engagement in clubs.

Israel v Wales (Euro 2016 qualifier)

FSF Cymru’s Paul Corkrey (left) has been out to Israel ahead of Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifier (Saturday 28th March 2015, 7.45pm, Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa). Over the coming months he’ll update this rolling blog with the latest information and images. Corky explains more below…

And finally… David James fail

David James is still between the sticks, playing for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC (us neither). After a good save, he’s frustrated that the striker reacts first and scores, deciding to vent his frustration on the post. And who do you think wins that fight…

Spurs fans’ guide to Besiktas

These FSF guides are intended to offer a quick snapshot of advice and info for fans ahead of their trips to Europe – if you have any specific questions about the city, how to get there, where to stay or anything else then simply email us your questions. Through our extensive network of contacts at Football Supporters Europe and experience of travelling across Europe ourselves, we will be able to answer just about any query you have. 

Man City fans’ guide to Roma

These FSF guides are intended to offer a quick snapshot of advice and info for fans ahead of their trips to Europe – if you have any specific questions about the city, how to get there, where to stay or anything else then simply email us your questions. Through our extensive network of contacts at Football Supporters Europe and experience of travelling across Europe ourselves, we will be able to answer just about any query you have. 

Arsenal fans’ guide to Galatasaray

These FSF guides are intended to offer a quick snapshot of advice and info for fans ahead of their trips to Europe – if you have any specific questions about the city, how to get there, where to stay or anything else then simply email us your questions. Through our extensive network of contacts at Football Supporters Europe and experience of travelling across Europe ourselves, we will be able to answer just about any query you have. 

The FSF Awards 2014 in association with William Hill

Sergio Agüero scores again and scoops the FSF Player of the Year Award on Monday 1st December 2014. (Reading this on a mobile and having problems seeing the images? Try this link. High resolution images and video available via [email protected]):

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