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Fans call for FA Cup semi-final venue change

Supporters organisations at Liverpool and Manchester City are calling on the FA to move their semi-final in April from Wembley after learning of rail disruption.

ICYMI: Painenka

Montpellier’s Téji Savanier attempted a panenka penalty this week in the Ligue Un fixture against Nice. The game finished 0-0 so we’ll let you guess how well this terrible decision went down.

Fan reps meet EFL executives – February 2022

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met online with the competition’s senior officials at the end of February to discuss ongoing issues across the leagues.

Chelsea sale should see supporters given a stake in their club

Roman Abramovich’s enforced exit brings a unique opportunity to embed supporters at the heart of one of our most successful clubs. Tim Payton (Arsenal Supporters’ Trust) calls for the Government to do just that at Chelsea…

Sports minister: Government will legislate for independent regulator 

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston today faced questions from MPs on the fan-led review into football governance and the wider role of Russian money in the ownership of football clubs. 

#ICYMI: Bord’oh!

Bordeaux keeper Gaetan Poussin proves that when things aren’t going your way, they really aren’t going your way. Sitting bottom of Ligue Un without a win since January, Les Girondins lost again this week to Troyes in part thanks to this blunder from their own shot stopper, who turned a decent penalty save into a right faff of an own goal in an instant.

FSA and Chelsea fan groups meet sports minister

The Football Supporters’ Association today facilitated a meeting with Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston which included representatives from Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, Chelsea Women Supporters Group and Chelsea Pride. 

Fans can fix football – here’s how

The Fan-led Review of Football Governance made a series of recommendations that would put football supporters at the heart of the game, ensure our historic clubs receive the protection they deserve as commuity assets, and block domestic clubs from entering a breakaway European Super League.

International Women’s Day 2022

It’s International Women’s Day and we thought it would be a good idea to speak to some of the women involved with FSA affiliates and projects to hear a little more about their football experiences. The cast? Maria Ryder (Lady Imps), Kate Lewers (Women of Watford) and Hannah Kumari whose Fans for Diversity-backed show ENG-ER-LAND is currently touring the country.

EFL recognises contribution of women supporters

To mark International Women’s Day, the EFL has paid tribute to the women who go to games in the EFL every weekend.

Women’s Euro 2022 anthem project

Ahead of the women’s Euro 2022 championships this summer the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are working with the FA to produce a new anthem for the tournament – and they’re asking fans to get involved.

#ICYMI: 11th hour

You’ve probably all seen it already, but why not relive Kepa Arrizabalaga’s dreadful penalty that gifted this year’s League Cup to Liverpool. Not only did the Blue to get near a single penalty to save, the reason he was subbed on, he proceeded to sky Chelsea’s 11th penalty into the stands. Absolutely shocking stuff.

Amar Cymru: New generation of Wales fans come to the fore

Wales last qualified for a World Cup in 1958 – the same year the modern hula hoop was invented – but could be heading to Qatar 2022 and taking a new generation of fans along with them in the process.

England vs Ivory Coast – discount available for FSA members

England take on Ivory Coast in an international friendly later this month and FSA members can now take advantage of a discount on tickets for the Wembley fixture.

Sporting sanctions against Russia increase

Yesterday’s news that FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russia’s club sides and national teams from international competition “until further notice” was warmly welcomed across the sporting world.

#ICYMI: Perfection

This week, New Zealand women’s Meikayla Moore did what many strive for in football but fail to achieve – scoring the perfect hat-trick. Moore’s feat came in New Zealand’s She Believes Cup match against the USA. Scoring with her right foot, left foot and head. Unfortunately for her it was at the wrong end of the pitch.

My County, My Shirt: Newport celebrate County’s supporters with portrait exhibit

Newport County are the latest club to recognise the rich diversity of their supporter-base with a My Club, My Shirt-style portrait exhibition.

Women’s FA Cup prize money: FSA pens open letter to FA

The FA Board recently announced “a significant increase in prize money” for the Women’s FA Cup, set to come into effect from the 2022-23 season, with further details to be released.

Brentford announce plans for standing at new ground

Brentford have confirmed plans to install barrier seats at the Brentford Community stadium for the start of the 2022-23 season.

Richard Lillicrap Award 2022

The Richard Lillicrap Award, an award to recognise those that go beyond helpings supporters, has returned for 2022.

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