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The cost of Christmas football revealed

Football fans face an average cost of almost £140 to watch their teams play away over the Christmas period, according to new research by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Virgin Media.

FSF Awards – The Winners (Part 3)

Backstage at the recent FSF Awards in partnership with Virgin Media we got 5 mintes with each of our winners – In our final blog, you’ll see video clips Owen Gibson accepting the Newspaper of the Year won by The Guardian, followed by Fanzine of the Year Popular STAND (Doncaster Rovers), and our Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year Jonathan Waite from Tottenham Hotspur. 

FSF Awards – The Winners (Part 2)

Backstage at the recent FSF Awards in partnership with Virgin Media we got 5 minutes with each of our winners – in the second of our blogs from the green room you’ll find more video interviews, starting with the Radio Show of the Year The Anfield Wrap, along with our Podcast of the Year The Guardian’s Football Weekly and Blogger of the Year Andrew Flint. 

FSF Awards – The Winners

Backstage at the recent FSF Awards in partnership with Virgin Media we got 5 minutes with each of our winners – below are some video clips from the night, starting with Writer of the Year Daniel Storey, our Pundit of the Year Jamie Carragher and winners of the Fans for Diversity Award the Bangla Bantams. 

Selling a club on ebay? PR-stunts and non-league

You may have seen news of a PR-stunt involving Basingstoke Town being sold on Ebay – former-PA reporter Ken Gaunt is here to tell us more…

2016: A year in the life of the FSF

A lot has happened on and off the pitch in 2016 – so here’s a round-up of some of our work from 2016…

And finally… the best/worst of 2016

You can head to Match of the Day, Sky Sports or your newspaper of choice to celebrate the amazing technical feats, athletic prowess and skill shown across football in 2016. Not here, though. Here we’ll be looking at worst misses, own goals and defensive blunders from the last 12 months…

EFL structured dialogue meeting

Supporter representatives from the EFL’s three divisions, under the auspices of the Football Supporters’ Federation, met with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey on Wednesday 2nd November.

Fan groups call for independent FA

The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Supporters’ Direct yesterday supported the Select Committees call for a clearer and more representative FA and if necessary Government legislation.

Support for victims of child abuse revelations

The recent football-related child abuse revelations have shocked and moved many Football Supporters’ Federation members.

FA must reform or face “focused intervention” from Parliament

Five former FA executives have written to the Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins MP, urging reform – by Parliamentary legislation if necessary – of the organisation’s Committee and Board structures, citing its “inability to reform and modernise in a fast-changing world.” (See FSF response.)

And finally… one And finally to rule them all

From somewhere in Greece, we presume, comes this combination of ever And finally… ever. Awful goalkeeping ✓ Mad last ditch defending ✓ Atrocious miss from the forward ✓ Inexplicable flag from the linesman ✓ Enjoy!

“Build those bridges, earn that trust” – SLO of the Year Jonathan Waite

While Men’s Player and Pundit of the Year often dominate the media coverage following our annual awards ceremony the event gives us an opportunity to highlight less high-profile work that has huge impact on match-going fans.

Philippe Coutinho wins FSF Player of the Year Award

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho was named Men’s Player of the Year at the 2016 Football Supporters’ Federation Awards in partnership with Virgin Media, which took place in London last night.

FSF Southern Division meeting

The next FSF Southern Division meeting will take place on Sunday 11th December at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Herts. SG2 8RH. The meeting will be held in the room next to the Club’s main offices under the South Stand.

And finally… plan ahead

Given their dearth of goals, centre-halves and goalkeepers aren’t noted for their elaborate post-goal celebrations. Not so Orlando Pirates ‘keeper Oscarine Masuluke who treats us to a daft little dance after this amazing over-head kick.

MP launches bid for new football law

Justin Madders MP (above) this week launched a Private Members’ Bill which called on clubs to cut young adult prices, give more consideration to fans over TV kick-offs, and increase spending on grassroots football. Read Justin’s full speech to the House of Commons below…

Football clubs facing “demographic time-bomb”

Football clubs are facing a “demographic time-bomb” warned an MP today ahead of a Private Members’ Bill he is putting before the House of Commons tomorrow.

MP calls for Government to clean up the game

Graham Jones MP has proposed an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons, asking the Government to urgently intervene to tackle corruption and poor ownership in the game. Here he tells us more about his motion…

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