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Chelsea fans condemn Barcelona security over baton use

Chelsea fans are being urged to get in touch with the club and supporter representatives after an incident in Barcelona last night.

RIP Shiela Spiers

The funeral for one of the founders of the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), forerunner to the FSF, will take place at the beginning of next week.

FSF members to meet in the north west next month

A meeting of FSF members in the north west will take place in Saint Helens on Wednesday 11th April.

BST petition for an independent regulator for English football

Blackpool Supporters’ Trust have created a Westminster petition. The petition calls for the government to introduce an independent regulator for English football.

Spurs fan group critical of season ticket prices at new ground

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) has criticised the club over its pricing of season tickets at the New White Hart Lane Stadium.

A message for West Ham fans: “one day you’ll get your club back”

Witnessing the events at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, FSF National Council & Spirit of Shankly member Roy Bentham saw a lot of similarities between Liverpool fans’ own struggle in the late-noughties and West Ham United’ fans against their current directors. Here he tells us what its like fighting for your club…

TV villans: Sky Sports disregard away fans once more

Fans are all to used to broadcasters mangling the fixture list, but not many have experienced a kick-off being moved twice within 24 hours. David Michael from Villa blog My Old Man Said tells us about Sky’s hokey-cokey with their Norwich City away trip…

And finally… recovery

This is some recovery from Argentinian goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín in the CONCACAF Champions League this week. Lobbed from distance, being caught off his line, but he doesn’t give up. Amazing recovery.

EFL to meet Blackpool fans following protest

Blackpool fans have been invited to meet with senior EFL officials to discuss the club’s case which follows a protest at the league’s headquarters.

Bristol City fans still “angry and bemused” at club over prices

Bristol City fans met senior club officials last night to discuss the significant season ticket price rises many supporters are facing at Ashton Gate.

Wales fans meet FAW ahead of China trip

Recently supporter representatives from FSF Cymru met with the Football Association of Wales (FAW), Welsh police and others to talk about upcoming international fixtures and other fan issues.

Looking back on LGBT history month

February was LGBT history month, and Fans for Diversity were involved in a number of initiatives over the past few weeks, from the big to the small, showcasing the range of events and causes that we are able to support through the campaign. 

Fans for Diversity campaign links up with Palace

Crystal Palace and the Fans for Diversity campaign, run by the FSF and Kick It Out, are joining together to host an event which will see a panel of experts discuss the current issues and challenges surrounding discrimination in football.

Disability campaigners highlight matchday experience

Football’s accessibility group Level Playing Field are highlighting the match-going experience this month as part of its weeks of action campaign.

Billericay Town Supporters Trust AGM

Supporters Direct were delighted to be in attendance at the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Billericay Town Supporters’ Trust which was held at the football club on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

And finally… Straya

The A-League’s Melbourne derby provides us with a classic of the open-goal-miss genre this week. James Troisi somehow failed to pass the ball into an empty net on the break. Sadly, it mattered not as his team won seconds later.

Fanspiration: Spurs style reporting

Tottenham Hotspurs Supporters Trust (THST) have recently published their annual report. This piece of work is so good that we wanted to share it around with the rest of our supporters trust network.

Bristol City urged to drop Ashton Gate ticket price hikes

Bristol City fans are urging the club to suspend season ticket sales for next season after the club revealed significant price hikes in certain sections of Ashton Gate.

Fan representatives seek answers from FA on winter break

Supporter representatives on the FA Council have contacted the FA chairman over the apparent lack of consultation on the introduction of a winter break.

Premier League TV picks: assessing the impact on match-going fans

Some of our Premier League supporter groups do great work analysing TV kick-off issues on behalf of the FSF and their fellow fans, identifying issues with each batch of fixtures and lobbying the football authorities and broadcasters for better treatment.

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