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FSE call for fan consultation on UEFA changes

In the coming weeks, UEFA will formally revise the format of post-2024 European club competitions and the system of revenue distribution for the period 2021-2024, and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) has called on the governing body to include fans in the consultation process. As FSE explain…

#ICYMI: Taking the epistle

There’s always been a certain something special about Brazilian football, and even when it comes to clangers they somehow manage to pull them off with more panache, too. This passage of play from Corinthians versus São Paulo has a little bit of everything for the discerning #ICYMI devotee – a ludicrously over-confident goalkeeper coming a cropper, an outfield player falling over for no reason, and some ropey finishing, all topped off with that trademark excitable Brazilian commentary.

FA capacity move ‘an important step towards sustainability’

The FA has announced that approval has been reached with the government and the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) for non-league clubs to admit spectators on the same principles as elite clubs, in a move which could prove a vital lifeline to struggling sides. 

Fan groups highlight importance of mental health

2020 has been a uniquely tough year with public health protocols meaning many football fans feel more isolated than ever.

Fans for Diversity: A look back on Black History Month

The FSA and Kick It Out’s joint Fans for Diversity campaign celebrated Black History Month by interviewing pioneering coach Alena Moulton and reminding everyone of the importance of the Jack Leslie Campaign.  

National Council election updates

At our AGM on Friday 11th December various elections for the National Council were concluded. 

FSA Cymru update: December 2020

Welcome to FSA Cymru’s December 2020 update…

Cylchlythyr Rhagfyr 2020

Cylchlythyr Rhagfyr 2020

#ICYMI: Past-robatics

Did you think somersault thrown-ins were a thing of the past? Well think again, as it’s all the rage in the Iranian Premier League. Peykan FC deployed it to hilarious effect this week against Gol Gohar’s rather hapless looking goalkeeper.

“A true football family”: Man City Women’s fans celebrate five years of growth

In recent seasons, the supporters’ movement in the women’s game has flourished and Manchester City Women’s Official Supporters Club are just one of the many fan groups riding that wave. In a special long read, which is packed full of ideas for other developing groups, Board member Dave Sheel tells us about the group’s journey over the past five years…

FSA 2019-20 Annual Review: download now!

The FSA’s second Annual Review, which will be presented to our AGM on Friday 11th December, is now available to download.

FSA statement: Players taking the knee

The FSA reaffirms our clear and unequivocal opposition to racism and all forms of discrimination.

#ICYMI: Nahkanaama

Finland’s women beat Scotland this week with a very dramatic late winner in the 95th minute from Amanda Rantanen. Making her debut for the national side, the 22-year forward was overcome with emotion and/or pain as her breakaway goal secured victory for Finland in the European Championship qualifier.

The return of fans and what it means

As England moves out of its second lockdown, this week sees the first steps of fans returning to stadiums in elite sport since March, along with a return of fans to non-elite sport at Steps 3 and below of the non-league pyramid who had been attending matches since earlier in the autumn.

Fans for Diversity fund: Make your idea a reality

Since its inception, Fans for Diversity has helped establish more than 150 fan groups across the country and continues to assist supporters during the pandemic.

Kitmas: Fans help make a difference this month

Comedian Mark Watson and his brother Paul, an ex-semi professional footballer, are urging fans to donate football kits to brighten up Christmas for children across the country living in poverty.

Register and vote in the 2020 FSA AGM

Registration is now open for the FSA AGM, which will be held online on 11th December at 6:30pm.

The situation in non-league post-lockdown

Following the end of lockdown and the Government announcement of its new three tier system of local restrictions, non-league clubs and leagues face a number of issues, and clarification on the rules to be implemented throughout the non-league system will be vital to some clubs’ continued existence.

FSA AGM 2020: Submit your motion

Ever asked yourself “Why doesn’t the FSA campaign for X, Y and Z?”, disagreed with something we’ve said or wanted to shape our campaigning?

#ICYMI: Decarbonated

A fizzy drink manufacturer’s works team lost to perennial German overdogs Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week. Dominik Szoboszlai won’t want to be reminded of his part in the defeat – seen here making a total mess of this glorious chance in the first half.

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