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FSA statement: Changes to the FA Cup

Today the FA announced substantial changes to the FA Cup including the end of replays from the first round proper – a more detailed breakdown of the changes are on the FA website here. Below is a statement from the FSA in response to the news.

No to price rises: Football has a spending problem, not an income problem

Ticket prices are in the news with a wave of rises throughout the Premier League and supporters groups at Arsenal, Brentford, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United have been speaking out. 

Cheltenham Town: Robins Trust now third biggest shareholder in club

It’s easy to slip into always reporting tales of woe when it comes to club ownership but some happy news this week as FSA-affiliates Robins Trust became the third biggest shareholder in their club.

Women’s game: Fans continue to push for change

Last week the Government tabled the long-awaited Football Governance Bill in Parliament – and that legislation will create an independent football regulator.

FSA takes its place on Review of Women’s Football panel

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced the make up of the implementation group which will be responsible for delivering the recommendations made in the Review of Women’s Football. The FSA will be represented by Deborah Dilworth, Head of Women’s Football at the FSA.

FSA response: Independent Football Regulator

Football Supporters’ Association response to Government announcement that it will today (Tuesday 19th March) launch legislation to introduce an Independent Football Regulator.

FSA statement on Nottingham Forest points deduction

Football Supporters’ Association response to today’s (Monday 18th March 2024) Premier League statement that Nottingham Forest will receive an immediate four point deduction for breaching the profitability and sustainability rules:

Labour promises to deliver regulator if Government fails to do so

This week Labour has said it will prioritise delivering a new independent regulator for football if the Government fails to do so before the next election.

How soon is imminent? 

When it comes to football regulation the word “imminent” has probably been said hundreds of times by ministers and civil servants in recent years - and an incoming football regulator (aka iREF) is more imminent than ever.

Torquay United latest non-league club in trouble

This week, Torquay United have signalled they may be heading into administration becoming the latest non-league club to face serious problems in recent months.

16 is the magic number at Reading

Last Saturday’s outbreak of supporter solidarity at the Madejski Stadium saw Port Vale fans chanting “You greedy b******s, get out of their club” as Reading fans invaded the pitch to make their thoughts on owner Dai Yongge clear.

EFL makes strong case for regulator as MPs question football bosses

Premier League CEO Richard Masters and EFL chairman Rick Parry appeared today before Parliament’s cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee. MPs quizzed the pair on the need for an independent regulator and the state of football finances.

Reading fans protest outside Parliament

Reading fans have once again made their views known on owner Dai Yongge – the club has been docked points on multiple occasions for failing to pay player wages and didn’t pay all backroom staff their full November salaries. 

Everton: Broken rules, points deduction and fan protests

It’s not often that the international break provides one of the biggest moments in a Premier League season, but last Friday’s news that Everton were going to be docked 10 points for a breach of the profitability and sustainability rules looks set to be the story of the season.

FSA statement on Everton points deduction

Football Supporters’ Association response to today’s (17th November 2023) Premier League statement that Everton will receive an immediate 10-point deduction for a breach of the profitability and sustainability rules:

“We want our Reading back” – crisis club debated in Parliament 

MPs from across the political spectrum yesterday backed the Government’s commitment to an independent football regulator at a Parliamentary debate held by Reading East MP Matt Rodda – whose local club is in crisis mode.

King’s Speech: New laws to safeguard clubs

In April 2021 six clubs from the Premier League attempted to rip up more than a century of tradition by creating a stitched-up European Super League with a handful of other clubs across the continent. 

Football regulator: Independence critical to success

For many years, the football authorities in England and Wales argued that the game did not need a regulator. Football, they said, could look after itself. Clearly, that was not the case. And so now, following the Fan-led Review, the Government has said there is going to be a regulator.

Everton’s Fan Advisory Board poses questions over 777 takeover

The Everton Fan Advisory Board (FAB) has published a list of questions and concerns raised by supporters regarding the proposed takeover of the club by 777.

Club crises show desperate need for football regulator

We’ve reported a lot on the crises at Southend United and Scunthorpe United in recent times but we are hopeful that a corner has been turned at both clubs in the past few days.

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