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FSA Cymru update: June 2020

Welcome to the second newsletter of 2020 – which will of course be concentrating on the postponement of Euro 2020 and what the future holds for Wales fans following the team overseas in the coming months…

Deloitte: Football finance overhaul “desperately needed”

Forget Christmas – those with a nose for finance look forward to the release of Deloitte’s annual football report like no other day of the year. Ashley Brown, the FSA’s head of supporter engagement and governance, has been up since the early hours flicking through its pages. Here are his highlights…

Exeter City: Fan donations to club surpass £40,000

While some clubs have been heavily criticised by fans for their season ticket refund policy, there are examples of good practice which deserve a mention.

Bury AFC take next step in forming a new club

Bury AFC have taken the next step along the road to ensuring there is a football club in the town next season by electing the Shakers Community Board this week. 

Community-owned clubs directory launched

Promotion of community-ownership is embedded within the FSA’s Mission Statement and something that we hold very dear, so we’re pleased to launch our updated Community Owned Clubs directory.

The Great Save’s memorabilia mission

Football’s suspension might have left a gaping hole in many of our lives, but it has given many of us the time to take a step back and look at the game in a different way.

National Football Museum launches “Game of Our Lives” fan memory bank

The National Football Museum has launched a nationwide search to unearth the best football stories and memories from fans throughout the country.

Fans for Diversity FIFA 20 tournament a big hit

While the coronavirus lockdown has stopped professional sport in its tracks, football has joined the likes of F1 and cycling in using e-sports to fill the void. 

FSA statement: Restarting the football season

The BBC reports that meetings between politicians and league officials will take place this week in a bid to restart the Premier League and EFL. 

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.

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