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National fans & foodbanks event

Fans and anti-poverty campaigners from across the country are heading to Liverpool next week to promote the work of supporters on foodbanks.

And finally… Bohemian like you

Not much backstory to this one – just an old-fashioned rocket from Bohemians defender Ian Morris against Cork City in the semi-final of the FAI Cup this week. 

Free Lions 164 – Guide to Seville

Due to play their fixture against Croatia behind closed doors tonight, England return to action in full public view on Monday against Spain in the UEFA Nations League. 

Nominations for national council

Ahead of the formation of a unified national supporters organisation, we’re seeking nominations for its new representative body.

Fans for Diversity supporting Non-League Day 2018

The biggest event in the Non-League footballing calendar is taking place this weekend, and Fans for Diversity will be supporting it across the country.

Supporter-Owned Clubs in Non-League Day Action

This weekend will see the seventh Non-League Day since its formation in 2010. An annual celebration of all things Non-League and grassroots and supported by clubs, leagues and groups from all corners of the football family.

Hull City ST lift the lid on ownership bid

Following on from the press release issued at 5pm on Monday 8th October about a potential bid for Hull City Football Club, we spoke to Geoff Bielby from Hull City Supporters Trust (HCST) on the recent announcement made and what this means for the trust.

FSF & SD merger: message from the chairs

Below is a joint statement from the chairs of  the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct following on from meetings of the interim board overseeing the merger of the two organisations:

Portsmouth FC – As One Chapter Ends Another Begins

Six years ago, black clouds loomed over Fratton Park as Portsmouth had been plunged into their second administration in three seasons, suffered their third relegation in four seasons and had started their stint in League Two with minus 10 points. The once high-flying Premier League club faced its toughest test yet…survival.

And finally… Wrong-Robert

Stuttgart’s goalie Ron-Robert Zieler had a moment to forget in last weekend’s fixture against Werder Bremen, which his side fortunately went on to win 2-1. Shades of Peter Enckelman in the Birmingham derby… 

Love Port Vale, Hate Racism: Valiants’ anti-racist message

Port Vale Supporters’ Club handed out ska style t-shirts at Vale Park at the weekend to promote the Fans for Diversity campaign with an anti-racist message.

Principality Stadium: advice for fans from FSF Cymru

FSF Cymru met with the Football Association of Wales, South Wales Police and the management of the Principality Stadium this week to discuss supporters’ concerns ahead of their winter internationals.

Supporter consultation on Wembley sale – have your say!

The FA Council is due to vote on the potential sale of Wembley later this month – and supporters are being asked to have their say on the controversial proposals.

Worcester City Supporters’ Trust win planning appeal for new stadium

It’s almost a year since the Worcester City Supporters’ Trust unanimously voted to appeal the rejection of its planning application for a football stadium back in the city of Worcester. The club have been in exile since 2013 following the sale of its much-loved home for most of its history, St. George’s Lane.

Games of Remembrance: 2018

Supporters will be joining representatives of the armed forces in November to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

And finally… scorchio!

Villareal stuffed Athletic Bilbao 3-0 this week and took the lead via Pablo Fornals’s thunderous volley. His looping drive leaving Athletic’s goalie Unai Simón looking rather sheepish…

FSF Awards 2018 – Nominations open now

The Football Supporters’ Federation Awards are fast approaching, and we need your help once more in celebrating all that’s good in the game – with public nominations now open.

Structured dialogue: supporters meet with Premier League

Supporter representatives from every top-flight club met with Premier League executives in the spring to discuss a range of issues impacting match-going fans.

Find a match: Non-League Day 2018

Non-League Day, now the biggest volunteer-led event in the national game, will return for its ninth consecutive season on Saturday 13th October.

FSF Cymru: Guide to Dublin

Wales travel to Ireland for their UEFA Nations League clash on Tuesday 16th October – and FSF Cymru have been busy pulling together all the travel and matchday information that fans will need.

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