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FSA statement: Player wages during pandemic

Over the past two days, a number of public figures and politicians have called on elite footballers to take significant pay cuts to help their clubs through the on-going public health crisis.

“Save the Gooner” campaign looks to secure future of decades-old fanzine

The Gooner fanzine, covering Arsenal for the last 33 years, have launched a campaign drive to secure the publication’s future.

Oldham Athletic hierarchy under fire amid financial crisis

League Two club Oldham Athletic are the latest EFL club facing a financial crisis and supporters say they’re being kept in the dark.

“Turn your back on VAR” – Wolves fans call for action on VAR

This season saw the introduction of VAR into an English league for the first time and it’s fair to say it has not been well received. The FSA will have more work on VAR coming up in future, but for now here’s Neil Dady from the Wolves Fans’ Parliament talking about the impact it’s had on match-going fans…

FSA invests £5,000 in Plough Lane Bond

The Football Supporters’ Association will invest £5,000 in AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane Bond which was launched to help the supporter-owned club to return home.

FSA Cymru update: February 2020

We’re happy to present to FSA Cymru members our first newsletter of 2020.

£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…

Join the FSA today…

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.

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