This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.
Fans have had their say on last month’s fixtures – with data gathered from the High5it app, the team features the most appreciated and high-fived players from across the Premier League and Football League during February.
Fans can engage and high five the players who they appreciate most at each fixture through the app, free to download here, and keep up-to-date with all the latest football news.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool’s excellent 2015 form continues – Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can and Simon Mignolet with important contributions. Leicester City remain bottom, but Esteban Cambiasso features, having scored in a 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park. Sergio Aguero, as always, keeps scoring – earning his 23rd goal of the season.
FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri impressed along with Sol Bamba, keeping Middlesbrough at bay in a 1-0 victory on Teesside. Fred Onyedinma scored twice for Wycombe Wanderers against Stevenage in League Two recently, and Tom Ince has been part of a Derby County side pushing for the title.
Steve McClaren signed Ince on loan from Hull City on ‘deadline day’ in January. It was a canny move; Ince was itching for games, the Rams had lost Johnny Russell to injury and then Liverpool recalled their flying winger, Jordon Ibe from his loan spell at Derby. Tom made an explosive start at Derby – he scored twice on his debut in a 4-1 win over Bolton, netted again in Derby’s top-of-the-table 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, and followed that up with two goals in the Rams’ battling 3-3 draw at Rotherham. Next time out, Ince won the crucial late penalty kick in Derby’s 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday, from which Darren Bent netted to take Derby to the top of the Championship table. Ince looks set to play a major part in Derby’s promotion push!
It’s been a very busy time recently for FSF associate members the Bangla Bantams. Last night (14th November) the group’s founder Humanyun Islam was honoured at the 4th annual Asian Football Awards with the Behind the Scenes award for the work he does in bringing the local Asian community together in Bradford and engaging them with their club.
February was LGBT history month, and Fans for Diversity were involved in a number of initiatives over the past few weeks, from the big to the small, showcasing the range of events and causes that we are able to support through the campaign.