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Spurred on to success

Winner of hit TV show The Apprentice Lee McQueen reckons his success on the show was the equivalent of winning the Premiership.

News from around the divisions

At its last ever AGM, the FSF’s Northern & North Wales Division was divided into three new divisions – East Pennines, North West/North Wales and North East. New committees were also formally elected for two of the new divisions. A committee for the new Football Supporters Northeast division has also been elected.

New Constitution decided at Special Constitutional Conference

The FSF’s new Constitution that was decided at the Special Constitutional Conference on 18th May at Wolverhampton has now been published.

Chairman says Premier League damages England’s prospects

Despite being billed “the best league in the world”, the Premier League has sentenced the England team to failure on the international stage. And that’s the verdict from none other than the Premier League’s very own Chairman – Sir David Richards!

European Football Fans’ Congress launched at the Emirates Stadium

Final preparations are being made by the Football Supporters International (FSI) network for the first ever European Football Fans’ Congress, with over 250 football supporters from 27 countries having registered to take part in the sold out event, which is also backed by UEFA.

The Italian Job

As the FSF’s profile steadily rises, Chairman Malcolm Clarke remains “Mr In-Demand” as far as the nation’s football media are concerned.

Northeast Division officially launched

The Northeast Division was officially started on the 21st May 2008 in a posh pub in Durham. It was an informal affair. A show of hands took place to elect the committee; a Chair, Deputy Chair/Campaigns Co-ordinator, Secretary/Treasurer and National Council representative.

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What does football mean to you?

Once more, some of the country’s leading academics have some questions which they need answering urgently. And, thankfully, they’re sufficiently in the know to appreciate they’ll always get a straight answer from the nation’s football fans.

FSF Midland Division Relaunch

The FSF Midland Division hold a relaunch on Sunday 1st June at Nuneaton Borough AFC Social Club, Liberty Way.

Register for the 2008 Football Fans’ Parliament

Emirates Stadium, Islington, London, N5 1BU Saturday 5th July 2008 – 10.00am to 5.30pm – FREE ENTRY

Champions League – Latest Visa News

The Russian authorities have now provided what we are assured are definitive answers to a number of lingering visa-related questions.  These are summarised below:   Visa Requirement   The visa free regime applies to ALL match ticket holders regardless of nationality within the period of 19-23 May.   This measure will be passed as an amendment to current Russian legislation on 8 May and will then be communicated to ALL diplomatic posts, airport authorities, border control posts etc.   A national passport will be required to gain entry along with a match ticket.  However, the passport does not have to be a UK passport.    The point of departure is not relevant (supporters arriving from Eire or other locations are covered by the visa-free policy).    The route taken is not relevant (e.g. entry into Russia via a transit country/airport) neither is the means of transport (e.g. supporters arriving by scheduled airlines, rail or road are all covered by the visa-free policy.   Names on Tickets   The name on the match ticket will not affect entry into Russia. 

Useful Information – Visas!

To apply for your Russian Visa for the UEFA Champions League Final click here 

Elect to stand!

Are you a member of the FSF? Fancy getting more involved?

Special Constitutional Conference

A Special Constitutional Conference to discuss suggested amendments to the FSF Constitution is due to be held in Wolverhampton on Sunday 18th May at 2.30pm.

Justin time…

It’s 10 years ago today (May 2) since the world’s first openly out gay footballer Justin Fashanu died. Two days after this sad anniversary – May 4, 2008 – Brighton fans will be launching ‘JUSTIN’ – a campaign against homophobia in football.

Extra Time!

Barely a month goes by without a ridiculous dive coming to our attention and April was no exception. Unbelievably Lucas Neill got a yellow card for this incident against Uzbekistan. Top diving. No doubt that’s a dodgy yellow card, but what about the Sunday League player who was booked for breaking wind?

Tykes cut ticket prices

The Barnsley Supporters Trust has announced its delight at the club’s decision to reduce season ticket prices for the forthcoming Championship campaign.

The FSF’s all singing all dancing new site

Those clever people in our technical department have been locked in darkened rooms lately, slaving away to ensure that visiting our website is a more rewarding experience than ever. Overhauling www.fsf.org.uk has been an enormous task for all concerned and we hope you enjoy the improvements made.

Fans’ guide to Moscow

Now that we know that for the first time ever its an all English Champions League final we’re more than pleased to say we have a full guide for fans travelling to Moscow! The final taking place at the The Luzhniki Stadium and our guide has everything you need to know from how to get there to where to avoid. Click here to view the guide now

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