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MPs call on sports minister to start “fan-led review”

MPs yesterday called for the Government to fire up its “fan-led review” of football governance in a Parliamentary debate attended by sports minister Nigel Huddleston.

MPs: Premier League and EFL must end “fiasco” on club survival

MPs have told Premier League and EFL football chiefs they are “on notice” to end the “current fiasco” which has seen many lower league clubs teetering on the brink of survival.

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. 

Project Big Picture: A sugar-coated cyanide pill

Football is in crisis, many clubs desperately need financial support to help them survive, and the game’s wealth has to be shared more fairly – but the ‘Project Big Picture’ plans are not the answer and they would be an absolute disaster for our game.

Sustain The Game: Research argues wage control key to EFL health

Over recent weeks we’ve been looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s financial controls – fans want rules with real teeth which are independently enforced as clubs and leagues can’t be left to regulate themselves.

Football’s message to fans: “Together we will get you safely back into grounds”

The Premier League, EFL, FA, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have released a joint open letter to supporters reaffirming their commitment to getting fans back into stadiums – and doing it safely.

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.

Damian Collins MP: “What is the Government doing to save clubs from financial ruin?”

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston was this morning pressed by his fellow Conservative MP Damian Collins to act now in order to save football clubs from financial ruin.

Want to help Sustain The Game? Here’s how…

The Government’s decision to “pause” the return of fans to football was not news that any club wanted to hear and it is a threat to the very survival of many clubs – they need your help.

Merthyr Town the latest COVID non-league casualty of 2020/21

Supporter-owned Merthyr Town have become the latest non-league club to take the difficult decision to ‘suspend’ their activity for the coming season.

FSA Statement: The return of fans to football grounds

Following this morning’s announcement of a pause in the plans for a staged return of supporters to stadiums from October 1st Kevin Miles, chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Association, said:

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.

Sustain the Game: Transparency sorely lacking at The Valley

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s transparency. We believe everyone has a right to know who owns their club, and how clubs and the authorities operate. Owners are custodians of clubs on behalf of all of us.

Sustain The Game: fan engagement proves its value at Stanley

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s supporter engagement. We believe fans are the lifeblood of the game, they need a voice in their clubs and on all issues that affect them and their communities.

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…

Fan groups, politicians and pundits call for urgent action to protect the “very existence” of clubs

Supporters’ groups from across the country have joined forces with politicians and pundits to launch “Sustain The Game!” – a new campaign which calls for urgent action from the authorities to protect the existence of clubs throughout the game.

Funding partners

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  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

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