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£55 trip to Old Trafford puts FA Cup away prices under the spotlight

An FA rule change that allows home teams to charge exorbitant fees for away fans in the FA Cup has come under criticism following the third round replay at Old Trafford.

Police chief criticises “invasive, disproportionate” tactics at South Wales derby

The North Wales police and crime commissioner Arfon Jones has criticised the use of facial recognition cameras on supporters at this weekend’s Cardiff City v Swansea City fixture, claiming that football fans are being unfairly targeted by South Wales Police. 

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.

Years of progress at risk – FSA Faircop on north west derby woes

Two derbies in the north west this week have drawn criticism from supporters, not for what’s happening on the pitch, but for fans’ voices being excluded from major decisions around derby-day operations. FSA caseworker Amanda Jacks explains more…

Authorities must listen to fans on derby day operations

Supporters of Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have criticised the clubs and authorities this week for excluding fans from major decisions around their derby fixtures.

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.

A year in the life of the FSA

It’s been a busy 12 months for the football fans and the newly-created Football Supporters’ Association. Here we look back at some of the highlights (and lowlights) of 2019…

Memorabilia mission – let’s save our football “stuff”

Decades of treasured football memorabilia is in danger of being lost when collectors pass away, says Supporters’ Trust At Reading’s Roger Titford, and he thinks that legacy needs extra protection…

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If you’re reading this there’s a very good chance that you know about the Football Supporters’ Association’s campaigns which have brought about away price caps, new safe standing areas, secured 7,000 more FA Cup final tickets for fans, and supported trusts who wish to bring their club into fan ownership. These campaigns have helped hundreds of thousands of supporters.

Helping make non-league football accessible to all

We have teamed up with leading disability charity Level Playing Field (LPF) to help non-league clubs improve access and facilities for disabled fans. We’re delighted that the idea is being supported by both the National League, which has required all clubs to complete the disability access survey, and the Northern Premier League.

In trouble at the match over Christmas? Help is at hand

Christmas is a busy time for football fans with games coming thick and fast, and with those festivities often comes a lot of alcohol. The FSA’s Amanda Jacks (aka @FSA_Faircop) explains more…

Boro fans launch crowd funder

Forty-four Middlesbrough FC supporters unhappy with their treatment by Derbyshire Police are taking the force to court and have launched a crowdfunded campaign to support their case.

Save the date: FSA AGM 2020 

Next year’s Football Supporters’ Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday 18th July 2020.

Virgil Van Dijk named FSA Men’s Player of the Year

Liverpool centre-half Virgil Van Dijk has been crowned the Men’s Player of the Year at the 2019 FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware.

Fans secure legal protections for Vale Park

Port Vale’s stadium has become the latest in a list of dozens of football grounds listed as an ‘asset of community value’ (ACV) after an application from FSA affiliates the Port Vale Supporters’ Club (PVSC). 

Fans welcome progress on standing at UEFA competitions

On 17th November, Germany played Belgium in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier. The game was hosted at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, home to Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.

Vote now in the FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware

As part of our partnership with BeGambleAware, safer gambling ambassador and former England goalkeeper David James has selected a shortlist of six of the best saves from the past 12 months for the Safe Hands Award.

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.

Progress in standing campaign as major parties back reform

In a first at a UK general election, all three of the main political parties have outlined support for standing at the match in their manifestos.

FSA Women’s Player of the Year 2019 nominees

Voting remains open in the FSA Awards 2019 in association with BeGambleAware, and the Women's Player of the Year is one of the most coveted titles up for grabs. Previous winners include the Arsenal pair of Beth Mead (2018) and Sari van Veenendaal (2016), and Man City's Jill Scott (2017).

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