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Damian Collins MP: “Weeks to save professional football as we know it”

The Government needs to take urgent action to “save professional football as we know it”, says Damian Collins MP, the influential former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

“A way forward for football” – Damian Collins MP

This morning Damian Collins MP and Sunderland co-owner Charlie Methven published their recommendations for radical changes to the way football is governed if it is to survive and be sustainable in the long-term after its return from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below Damian talks us through his ideas…

Community-owned clubs directory launched

Promotion of community-ownership is embedded within the FSA’s Mission Statement and something that we hold very dear, so we’re pleased to launch our updated Community Owned Clubs directory.

Charlton fans fear for club’s future amid EFL investigation

Charlton Athletic fans say they are “once again” readying themselves to save the club, after the EFL announced it would begin investigating its January take-over.

“Our Club” – film charts rise of Portsmouth from the ashes

The story of how Pompey fans saved their club is the subject of a brand new documentary feature film set to be released on streaming services this Easter weekend.

Charlton fans fear for club’s future

Charlton Athletic fans fear for the future of the club after an extraordinary public dispute developed between the club’s majority shareholder and senior management.

“Stroll on GSB” – thousands turn out against West Ham owners

Thousands of West Ham United fans turned out ahead of their game against Southampton at the weekend to protest against the club’s increasingly unpopular owners.

SD Europe AGM: supporter reps launch ‘Fans Matter’ project

Supporter representatives from across Europe met in Belgium recently following the launch of the continent-wide “Fans Matter” supporter engagement campaign.

Political football: The FSA in Westminster

The Football Supporters’ Association was in Westminster last week meeting MPs to reconstitute the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters (APPG).

Crewe Alex fans hit fundraising target to secure stake in the club

Crewe Alexandra supporters are celebrating after raising £250,000 in three months – enough to secure a stake in the club.

FSA invests £5,000 in Plough Lane Bond

The Football Supporters’ Association will invest £5,000 in AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane Bond which was launched to help the supporter-owned club to return home.

AFC Wimbledon need help returning home

AFC Wimbledon have launched a bond scheme to help the supporter-owned club to return to Plough Lane.

Derby County latest club facing EFL finance charges

Derby County are the latest Championship club to be charged by the EFL for allegedly breaching their profit and sustainability rules.

Birmingham City fans demand transparency from club over EFL charges

Birmingham City have been charged by the EFL for allegedly breaching the business plan imposed on the club by the league following sanctions last season – and now Blues fans want answers.

What do the party manifestos mean for fans?

Football fans come from all corners of society, and people all have different political views, but we thought it would be helpful to showcase what the major political parties are saying in relation to football matters.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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