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FSA Women’s Player of the Year 2019 nominees

Voting remains open in the FSA Awards 2019 in association with BeGambleAware, and the Women's Player of the Year is one of the most coveted titles up for grabs. Previous winners include the Arsenal pair of Beth Mead (2018) and Sari van Veenendaal (2016), and Man City's Jill Scott (2017).

Does your MP back The Fans’ Manifesto?

Next month many millions of football fans will head out to cast their vote in the General Election. But who’ll win your cross in the box?

#ICYMI – Rash

Did you see Marcus Rashford's miss against Brighton at the weekend? It's an excellent contribution to the growing #ICYMI archive of footballing incompetence.

Macclesfield Town charged with misconduct

Macclesfield Town have been charged by the EFL for misconduct following the club’s failure to pay its players. The Silkmen’s players refused to take part in the club’s first round FA Cup tie at the weekend.

Vote now: FSA Awards 2019 shortlists announced

The Football Supporters’ Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2019 FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware – voting is open now, and fans can back their favourites here. One hundred and nine shortlisted candidates will battle it out across 18 categories, recognising everything from the best players of 2019 to the best away days and fanzines.

Free Lions 170 – Guide to Kosovo

England are back on the road this weekend as the Three Lions head to Kosovo to finish off their European Championship qualifying campaign.

The Railwaymen: “Once in a lifetime opportunity”

Crewe Alexandra fans have a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to buy a significant chunk of the club as its current owner looks to sell up.

Three new members elected to the FSA board

At the FSA National Council meeting held on 31st October, three new members of the FSA board were elected. 

FSA launches The Fans’ Manifesto

In a little over four weeks millions of football fans will head out to cast their vote in December’s General Election – and the main political parties will be publishing manifestos including policies which could affect football.

Guide to České Budějovice

The southern Czech city of České Budějovice will be hosting the Lionesses’ final game of 2019, against the hosts the Czech Republic. Hot on the heels from the disappointing 2-1 defeat to Germany in front of a record crowd at Wembley, this is Phil Neville’s last chance before the winter break to arrest a worrying dip in form following the World Cup performances in the summer. 

Late fixture changes frustrate Lionesses fans

The idea of struggling to make an away fixture due to a late change is not alien to football fans. TV has such a massive sway with the schedules that fans are often loath to book travel before hearing confirmation from broadcasters when fixtures will take place, while the prospect of cup replays, Europa League fixtures or the good old British weather can all be a factor in rescheduling our lives at the last minute.

#ICYMI – The cheek of it

Usually, a kick up the backside is administered at half-time to an underperforming team. Yaya Touré, however, took the phrase a bit too literally this week, getting sent off for dishing out that particular punishment to an opponent just 10 seconds into his final game for Qingdao Huanghai in China.

Fan reps meet Premier League – Autumn 2019

Supporter representatives from top-flight clubs recently met with Premier League executives to discuss a range of issues impacting match-going fans.

Vote now: FSA Awards 2019 shortlists announced

The Football Supporters’ Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2019 FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware – voting is open now, and fans can back their favourites here. One hundred and nine shortlisted candidates will battle it out across 18 categories, recognising everything from the best players of 2019 to the best away days and fanzines.

FSA Faircop: We need to talk about stewarding

There have been a handful of high profile flashpoints between fans and stewards in recent weeks leading many supporters to write to the FSA with complaints. Here FSA caseworker Amanda Jacks runs through a nine point plan to radically improve the quality of match-day stewarding…

FSA Cymru Guide to Azerbaijan

Wales are heading out to Azerbaijan for their European Championships 2020 qualifying match on Saturday 16th November and FSA Cymru have another handy guide for those of you making the long trip east.

Get involved with the Fans for Diversity campaign

A number of spaces are coming up on the Fans for Diversity campaign’s Guidance Group, and we are welcoming applications from fans who think they have something to offer to the campaign in 2020.

MPs back FSA ideas on football governance reform

Urgent reform of football ownership regulation is required to prevent more clubs going to the wall, according to a report from senior MPs published today.

#ICYMI: Qatar stars

This week’s #ICYMI is an incredible series of misses from the Qatari league that end up with a glorious sliced effort into the barren athletic track surrounding the pitch. Least no-one was there to see it though, eh?

West Ham supporters’ board “undemocratic” says fan group

West Ham United supporters have written to UEFA as well as the UK Government expressing their concerns about the club’s refusal to meet independent fan groups.

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