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Macclesfield Town charged with misconduct after late payment of player wages

Macclesfield Town have been charged by the EFL for misconduct following the club’s failure to pay its players.

New League One and Two Network representative elected

On Thursday 19th September our EFL League 1 and 2 Network met, and elected Manny Dominguez from the Bradford City Supporters Trust as the Network’s third representative on the FSA’s National Council.

EFL League 1 and 2 Network elections

We have a vacancy on the FSA National Council for a representative from our EFL League 1 and 2 Network, and voting is now open.

Get involved in our EFL Network

The next meeting of the EFL Network will take place on 19th September in London, and one of the items on the agenda will be the group’s representatation on the FSA National Council.

Jacqui Forster Memorial Award

Vicki Goodfellow worked at Supporters Direct alongside Jacqui Forster for many years before Jacqui passed away in 2018. Here, Vicki explains Jacqui’s legacy and the Jacqui Forster Memorial Award. If you know anyone who deserves to be nominated, we’d love to hear from you…

Wembley pub splits: EFL play-off finals 2019

This bank holiday weekend the EFL play-off finals will be taking place at Wembley – and once again there will be pub splits in place for each fixture.

Wembley pub split: FA Cup final 2019

This weekend the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford will be taking place at Wembley – and once again there will be a pub split in place.

Fans win concessions on FA Cup final ticket prices – but more to do

The FA agreed a reduction in ticket prices for 3,000 tickets at this year’s FA Cup final following lobbying efforts by supporter representatives – but many fans remain unhappy with this season’s pricing.

New football club for Bangor

A new football club has been established in Bangor, North Wales. The development is a consequence of what supporters of Bangor City FC have described as the “increasing uncertainty” around their club.

Liverpool and Spurs fans’ guide to the Champions League final (Madrid)

This FSF guide has been produced ahead of the Champions League final fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday 1st June. It will be updated as and when we receive new information from Uefa or local sources.

Hillsborough 30 years on: “Satisfaction tempered with sadness”

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster – a disaster which claimed the lives of 96 football fans, just weeks after the jury in the trial of David Duckenfield, match commander during that day, was unable to reach a verdict.

Fan engagement: survey shows still room for improvement

Supporter groups across the country say that clubs are meeting their obligations around fan engagement but there remains a handful of clubs where significant improvement is needed – according to the results of a national survey.

Wembley pub splits: FA Cup semi-finals 2019

This weekend the FA Cup semi-finals will be taking place at Wembley – and once again there will be pub splits in place.

National Game Network – Next Meeting, and Elections

The next meeting of the National Game Network will take place on Sunday 28th April at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester, from 12:30 to approximately 15:00. It is open to representatives from any affiliated or associated supporters groups in the Welsh leagues and the English non-league pyramid, as well as individual fans of clubs throughout these leagues.

European Football Fans Congress – Register Now

Registration for the 10th European Football Fans Congress is now open. The event will be held in Lisbon from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July. 

Wembley pub split: Checkatrade Trophy final 2019

This weekend the Checkatrade Trophy final between Sunderland and Portsmouth will be taking place at Wembley – and once again there will be pub splits in place.

Concerns ahead of Europa League final in Baku

Earlier this month, representatives from Football Supporters Europe (FSE), of which the FSF were founder-members, visited Baku in Azerbaijan, where this season’s UEFA Europa League (UEL) final will be held. Below is a statement from FSE on their trip, and their concerns over the hosting of this year’s UEL final, which may feature Arsenal and/or Chelsea.

Crowdfunder for book of iconic fan imagery smashes target

A crowdfunder for a rerun of The Game by Stuart Roy Clarke has surpassed its target, allowing for a second publishing run.

Welcome home, Blackpool

It’s an activity that plenty of football fans take for granted, but this Saturday many thousands of Blackpool fans will walk through the turnstiles of their home ground for the first time in years. It’s been a long time coming.

The Exeter City FC Museum

By Gabriella Giannachi and Will Barrett (Centre for Intermedia and Creative Technology, University of Exeter), Paul Farley and Martin Weiler (Exeter City Football Club Supporters Trust)

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

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