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Fan groups call for action over women’s game clashes

Fan groups across the women’s game have written to their clubs and football authorities to highlight the growing problem of fixture clashes with men’s football.

Premier League games moved with just 12 days notice

Despite announcing its latest round of TV selections weeks ago, the Premier League has altered the kick-off times of two games during its penultimate game week – leaving travelling fans out of pocket and forcing Manchester City fans to choose between a title battle or a cup final.

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.

After COVID: What next for FA Cup replays?

Despite an exciting FA Cup fourth round weekend, with upsets and near-upsets, we saw a flaw with the cup’s format this year: no replays.

Women’s game: Fans fear TV KO changes will harm attendances

Supporters in the women’s game have hit out after the FA and broadcasters made a series of late changes to upcoming Women’s Super League (WSL) fixtures, with match-goers given as little as two-and-a-half weeks notice for changing kick-off times.

We want your feedback on EFL streaming

Streaming games has become a new way of life for fans in the EFL following the decision to start the season behind-closed-doors, but how are the streaming platforms coping with the new influx of users? We are asking fans of EFL clubs to let us know about their experiences in a new survey, the results of which will be fed back to the EFL.

Pay-per-view and fan response to continue – for now

The Premier League is set to retain its pay-per-view (PPV) system for the next two rounds of games despite its unpopularity with supporters.

Fans donate thousands to country’s foodbanks in PPV protest

Thousands of fans donated money to their local foodbanks this weekend instead of paying for access to see their teams play over the Premier League’s opening pay-per-view weekend.

Interview: The 10-year-old Toffee pushing for change

Earlier this month, we told you about the campaign started by ten year old Everton fan Anna Mallanaphy who is calling on the broadcasters to address a fixture clash between the men’s and women’s game that will mean many could miss out on the Women’s FA Cup final.

FSA Statement: Premier League PPV arrangements

Earlier today the Premier League announced an interim measure for the broadcast of their competition’s games on a pay-per-view basis on Sky Sports and BT Sports – charging £15 per game for sides that weren’t chosen for broadcast across a typical match weekend.

Women’s cup final clash: 10-year old leads call for change

Everton Women take on Manchester City in the Women’s FA Cup final next month but following a change to Sky Sport’s broadcasting schedule that now clashes with Everton vs Newcastle United in the men’s game – leaving those who wanted to see both with a tough choice. Young Toffee Anna Mallanaphy is calling on the broadcasters to accommodate both fixtures and avoid the clash…

#LetUsWatch – fan campaign secures broadcast access for September

The Premier League today announced that all of September’s fixtures would be available to match-goers while games are played behind-closed-doors. You can read more about the #LetUsWatch campaign here. Malcolm Clarke, chair of

Fans return to Cambridge United games in EFL pilot scheme

Supporters will be able to make a return to EFL fixtures next week, with two matches confirmed as test events in line with the Government’s pilot scheme.

Fans call on Government to solve Premier League broadcast deadlock

Football supporters have launched a new campaign #LetUsWatch which calls on ministers to intervene and ensure match-going fans can watch their teams this season.

Premier League fans still facing TV lockout as season begins

Supporters of Premier League clubs still face the prospect of not seeing their teams play by legal means when the season resumes in 11 days time.

Top-flight fans message to Premier League: “Let us watch our teams!”

Last week the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) had discussions with the Premier League which indicated that 160 of the season’s 380 games would not be broadcast live to UK audiences during 2020/21. They still insist this will be the case.

Influential MP and fans call on Premier League to reverse broadcast “lock out”

The chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters has written to the Premier League and called upon it reconsider its position on restricting broadcast access to UK audiences during the current pandemic.

EFL to broadcast all matches while attendance restrictions remain

The EFL have agreed a “flexible framework” with Sky Sports, to allow all EFL games not already being televised to be streamed online via its iFollow platform.  

FA criticised over third round betting app broadcasts

The FA has received criticism for allowing FA Cup games to be broadcast on Bet365’s website and smartphone app as part of its international broadcast deal.

FA must pay more than lip-service to heritage of the Cup

FA Cup third Round day, once a much-anticipated staple of the English footballing calendar, has been torn apart by the FA’s international TV deal, leaving fixtures spread out across the weekend and causing extra travel problems for fans.

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