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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.

Liverpool fans voice concerns about World Club Cup in Qatar

Liverpool supporters have expressed concerns about Qatar’s labour and human rights record ahead of the club’s trip to the Gulf state in December.

“A wake-up call” – FSA tells MPs about crisis clubs

Supporter representatives told MPs yesterday that football urgently needs regulatory reform to prevent more clubs falling into crisis.

FSA proposals to protect clubs backed by FA

On Friday 18th October, FSA vice chair Tom Greatrex spoke at the FA, alongside FSA chair Malcolm Clarke, and put forward our proposals which seek to protect our historic clubs from the wrecking ball antics we’ve seen by some owners. We’re delighted to say the FA Council passed our resolution unopposed and we look forward to working with the FA and other football stakeholders in the months ahead. Read on for extended highlights from Tom’s speech…

Bury FC: update on our work

The FSA has continued to support Bury FC fans in recent weeks as they look to pick up the pieces following their expulsion from the EFL. Below is an update on our work…

“A victory for common sense”: LFC trademark move defeated

Earlier this summer, Liverpool FC applied to trademark the word "Liverpool" in a football context which provoked a backlash from fans.

FSA welcomes EFL finance and sustainability review

Last night the EFL announced that it is to undertake a comprehensive review of its regulations and procedures concerning the financial sustainability of its member clubs.

FSA calls for 27th minute show of solidarity with Bury fans

Football supporters everywhere were shocked and saddened when on the 27th August Bury FC were expelled from the EFL.

Bury FC kicked out of EFL

Last night confirmation came from the EFL that Bury FC’s membership of the league had been officially withdrawn.

Bury FC face EFL expulsion after takeover collapses, Bolton could follow

Bolton Wanderers and Bury supporters face an anxious wait this evening as both of their clubs face expulsion from the EFL.

FSA statement: Potential Bury FC league expulsion

The situation faced by supporters of Bury FC is a result of extremely poor stewardship of the club, allowed by the inadequate governance of the game.

Liverpool fans push back against club’s trademark move

Liverpool fans say they are alarmed by the club’s plans to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ in a football context.

FSA Statement: Bury FC threatened expulsion should haunt all fans

Bury FC’s threatened expulsion from the EFL rumbles on and should haunt all fans. 

Bury crisis deepens as opening fixture cancelled

Bury FC’s ongoing crisis shows no sign of resolution after the EFL cancelled the club’s opening fixture of the 2019/20 season.

Brian Lomax Cup: Enfield Town victors at fan-ownership showcase

The Brian Lomax Cup takes place every pre-season and celebrates the role of supporter-owned football clubs. The first winner was in 2002 when AFC Wimbledon beat Enfield Town 3-2. The cup is named after Brian Lomax – considered to be the founding father of the supporters’ trust movement. He sadly passed away in 2015. Richard Irving attended this year’s match, his report is below…

Notts County fans £4,000 to cover unpaid wages at club

Notts County fans have rallied around their club by raising more than £4,000 to cover unpaid wages for club staff.

North west woes: EFL clubs remain in trouble

It’s not just the courts at Wimbledon that are busy at this time of year – a worrying increase in football clubs facing administration and liquidation is creating more work for the High Court in London, as winding up petitions are served against a growing number of clubs unable to pay their debts. 

FSA affiliates to Co-op UK

Both our predecessor organisations the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters’ Direct were affiliated to Co-operatives UK and it was a straight forward decision for the newly-created Football Supporters’ Association to sign-up too.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

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  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe