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Fan groups unite to condemn Project Big Picture

The fan groups of the six leading Premier League clubs widely reported to be behind the instigation of ‘Project Big Picture’ have united to denounce the plans, saying they are “totally opposed” to the concentration of power in the hands of six billionaire owners, and attacking the proposals for their lack of consultation. 

FSA Statement: Response to media reports on “Project Big Picture”

Earlier today it was reported that clubs at the top of the Premier League had been planning in secret to pursue a wide-ranging restructure of the English footballing pyramid named “Project Big Picture”. Below is an initial statement of response from the Football Supporters’ Association.

Club in crisis? Here are the warning signs…

With football’s finances in a precarious state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSA’s head of governance Ashley Brown has highlighted some of the key things to watch out for that may indicate your club is heading down the road to become the next Bury or Macclesfield Town…

Northern Premier League clubs tell Government they face “ruin”

Three of the biggest Northern Premier League clubs have joined forces to write to the Government warning that they face financial ruin if urgent measures are not taken.

Government must prevent collapse of football pyramid says senior MP

The Government has been warned that the country’s historic league structure is on the verge of collapse and help is desperately needed.

Clapton CFC: “Fans will set the direction of the club”

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s “Protect our clubs” – we believe football clubs are community assets and an important expression of individual and local identity, they deserve legal protection and urgent support to secure their future.

Silkmen “devastated” by winding-up of Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town fans say they are “devastated” after the club was wound up in the High Court over debts totalling more than £500,000.

TIME FOR ACTION: Sustain The Game!

Sustain The Game! is the FSA’s campaign to persuade the football authorities to take measures to protect the existence of our clubs – and it’s more important than ever with so many under threat because of the financial strains caused by COVID-19.

Wigan fans looking to raise £500,000 to secure Latics’ future

Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club (WASC) have launched an ambitious crowdfunder, looking to raise £500,000 before the start of the season to secure the club’s future. 

Sustain the Game: Support continues to grow

Since its launch on Friday the Sustain The Game! message has reached millions across the UK – and the list of signatories to the campaign continues to grow.

Sustain The Game: “No silver bullet” says Pompey chief exec

On Friday we launched our Sustain The Game! campaign and since then it has been endorsed by supporters and high-profile figures across the game – here Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin argues that regulation must be strengthened but there are no easy answers or “one size fits all” solutions…

Senior football in Bury: the future is supporter-led

Today the FA confirmed that Steve Dale’s application for Bury FC to join the National League System for the 2020/21 season has not been accepted by its Alliance Leagues Committee and this decision has now been ratified by the FA Council. Here the FSA’s head of national game and community ownership Andy Walsh explains why that decision was the right one and how the future of football in the town is supporter-led…

Salary cap voted through by League One and Two clubs

League One and League Two clubs have voted in favour of introducing a salary cap which will come into effect immediately.

Newcastle United fans demand answers from Premier League

Newcastle United fans say they have been “ignored by the Premier League” following the collapse of the club’s takeover and the leading supporters’ group on Tyneside is now demanding answers.

Clubs in Crisis: Guidance for fans

It’s been a nail-biting summer for fans of many clubs in the EFL as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated underlying problems with the game’s governance.

AFC Wimbledon hit target for financing new stadium

AFC Wimbledon confirmed this week that they have hit their target for financing their new stadium.

Wigan Athletic supporters’ group launches Parliamentary petition

Wigan Athletic Official Supporters’ Club (WAOSC) have launched a petition calling on the Government to back the formation of an independent regulator who could protect the future of all clubs.

FSA and Sports Ground Safety Authority team up to promote fan engagement

The Football Supporters’ Association and the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) have teamed up to promote the importance of Safety Advisory Group (SAG) engagement with fans.

Football reform: FSA meets new EFL CEO Rick Parry

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss our football reform proposals with Rick Parry and others from the EFL on Friday (17th July 2020) via video link.

EFL calls for “comprehensive reset” of finance following Wigan crisis

Responding to the Wigan Athletic crisis, the EFL said this week that a “comprehensive reset” of financing the pyramid was needed to stop more clubs going to the wall.

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