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#HiddenHistory – SD partner with Women’s Football Conference

Supporters Direct have partnered with The Women’s Football Conference 2018, titled ‘Upfront and Onside’. This conference is part of the Hidden Histories project, funded by the Arts Council and will be held at the National Football Museum in Manchester on 8th/9th March.

Red and White Army: fan representation in the social media age

Despite enduring a torrid time on the pitch and negativity surrounding the club’s immediate future under an absentee owner, Sunderland’s emergent fan group the Red and White Army are looking to create positive change on Wearside.

And finally… beerschot

This week’s And Finally… sees Cercle Brugge’s Isaac Koné score a nice little diving header in the Belgian second division. Shame it was into the wrong net. Luckily for him Cercle Brugge scored three in the last 10 minutes to take all three-points.

Fan reps continue dialogue with EFL

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met with EFL officials at the end of 2017 to discuss issues concerning supporters.

SD England and Wales football council elections 2018

During the nomination process for the 2018 SD England and Wales Football Council elections, 5 seats were advertised. 6 nominations were received and therefore a ballot of members is required.

“It’s not all about taking flak”: Latics’ SLOs talk about the job

Every year when we announce the FSF Awards the Men’s Player of the Year trophy gets the most attention – but the awards also give us an opportunity to champion less celebrated work that happens off-the-pitch.

People in the movement: Elliott Stanley

In our regular feature, we hear from Elliott Stanley who is involved at both the Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust and Nottingham Ice Hockey Supporters’ Trust.

And finally… New year, same old

New Year in the Welsh Premier League was marked in some style by Carmarthen Town ‘keeper Lee Idzi – scoring the first goal in the division in 2018 from his own box against Aberystwyth Town. Good effort.

Boro fan forum pushing for safe standing at Riverside

Like countless other sets of supporters up and down the country, Middlesbrough fans overwhelmingly back safe standing.

Fledgling fan group pushes for safe standing at Riverside

Like countless other sets of supporters up and down the country, Middlesbrough fans overwhelmingly back safe standing.

Football Banning Orders: still a necessary tool?

We often hear about prosecutors seeking Football Banning Orders for fans, regardless of the alleged offence. What’s it like for a Justice of the Peace dealing with such cases? One Magistrate relays their experience from the Bench…

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