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National League Structured Dialogue Meeting Report

We can now publish the report from our October meeting with the National League attended by CEO Michael Tattersall and Non-Executive Director Caroline Barker where they addressed points raised by our Non-League Network.

Summer at the Abbey

During the summer I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering with a brilliant bunch of Cambridge United fans. Together we’ve painted and prepped all corners of The Abbey Stadium ready for the new season. On Day 44 of #100DaysNoTV I took our boys to the ground on the eve of the 2018/19 season to see the fruits of our labour of love.

The winner of the Best Club/Supporters Group Relationship of the Year award is….

Supporters Direct and Football Business Awards are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s inaugural ‘Club & Supporters Group Relationship of the Year’ award is Fulham Supporters Trust and Fulham FC. We had a number of incredible entries and would like to thank everyone for their time in filling out and submitting the application form.

And finally… Álvaro the place

Despite his best efforts, Chelsea forward Álvaro Morata couldn’t stop Spain beating Bosnia 1-0 during the international break. Here he is just before the hour mark making a complete pig’s ear of a relatively easy tap in.

Changing times: England fans in Russia

Tonight the Fans for Diversity campaign and Free Lions are launching an exhibition of work by David Shaw celebrating the England fans’ contribution to the World Cup in Russia. Here England fan and tournament veteran Billy Grant tells us about a special summer…

FSF and SD: Merger confirmed

Supporters today (Thursday 22nd November 2018) met in central London to finalise the merger of the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct into one unified organisation at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

CBBC Match of the Day Kickabout x Bath City FC x Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct recently teamed up with BBC Match Of The Day Kickabout and Bath City FC with the aim to encourage children to understand how they can be a bigger part of their football clubs as well as emphasizing the importance of volunteering.

FSF and SD statement on new chief executive

The appointments panel of the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct Interim Board have confirmed the appointment of Kevin Miles as the new organisation’s chief executive.

New organisation – elections update

On Thursday 22nd November 2018 the new organisation will meet, with the National Council and Board elected. We wanted to give you an update on the various elections and how you can stand or vote.

Jonathan Waite RIP

Above – Jonathan (left) receives his 2016 Award from James Richardson.

And finally… Sad Lamb

Serbian Superliga defender Zarija Lambulic has staked his claim for the own goal of the year, with this delicate beauty. Unfortunately, Lambulic’s magic touch sent his Proleter Novi Sad side on their way to a 2-1 defeat to Radnički Niš. 

Football arrests continue long-term downward trend

Football-related arrests have fallen once more continuing a long-term trend towards historically low levels according to Home Office statistics released this week.

NWFA 2018 Round Up

The North-West Football Awards 2018 took place this week at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Hosted by Dan Walker the awards were celebrating the eleventh year of recognising football in the North West from the grassroots to the professional game.

FSF statement on proposed “golden handshake”

FSF statement on Premier League clubs being asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus payment for outgoing CEO Richard Scudamore.

Colour blind awareness: my 16-year-old son used to be a football fan

As teams churn out more and more third kits, the issue of colour blind clashes is becoming increasingly common. Here Kathryn Albany-Ward from Colour Blind Awareness tells us more about the problem…

Welsh supporter representatives meet FAW

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

And finally… Wayward heath

Hayward Heath stuffed Crawley Town 3-1 in the Sussex Senior Cup this week after being sent on their way by this simply astonishing own goal from Town defender Germain Dua, channeling his inner Jamie Pollock.

Become a founding member of the new unified national fans’ group

As discussed at July’s AGM supporters will meet to finalise the merger of the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct into one unified organisation at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Thursday 22nd November.

Blackpool FC – “A shabby anniversary”

November 6th marked one year since the High Court ruling against Owen Oyston and in favour of Valeri Belokon and still nothing has been resolved at Blackpool FC

Fans for Diversity: England fans in Russia exhibition

A photography exhibition capturing England fans following the Three Lions across Russia during the 2018 World Cup will be launched in London this month.

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