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Atletico home ban lifted

UEFA have temporarily lifted the ban which would have seen Atletico Madrid forced to play Champions League games away from their home stadium, the Vicente Calderon.

Atletico stadium ban causes headache for Reds

UEFA have announced Atletico Madrid’s next two Champions League home games must be played at a neutral venue, meaning Liverpool’s tie in eight days is to be moved – to an as yet unconfirmed venue.

FSF disgust at fan court verdict

The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) offers its whole-hearted support to Chelsea fan Cliff Auger following today’s West London Courthouse decision to find him guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal following Cliff’s actions to protect his own son.

FA attacks Cole boo-boys

England fans who booed Ashley Cole in England’s 5-1 victory over Kazakhstan have been branded “crazy” by the Football Association.

Nationwide FSF Fans’ Embassy and Cymru info

So the Premier League goes into hibernation and international fixtures are back upon us. It’s nice to take a breather from domestic football so we can debate more interesting and unusual topics. Like, erm, whether Lampard and Gerrard can play together.

UEFA threatens to ban clubs in debt

UEFA chief executive David Taylor yesterday warned that clubs who run up unsustainable debts may be barred from European competition in the future.

Triesman slams Premier League debt

FA chairman Lord Triesman has delivered a damning indictment on rampant debt in the Premier League – and his calls for greater financial transparency from football clubs have clearly riled Richard Scudamore.

David James and Tony Kempster win FSF awards

Portsmouth and England keeper David James has been presented with the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Football Writer of the Year 2008 award.

Safe standing receives welcome boost

It’s been a very good month for the FSF, we’ve long campaigned for the introduction of safe standing into the top two flights of English football and we’re seeing progress on this. In a significant vote for British football fans the Liberal Democrats chose to back safe standing at their annual conference, becoming the first mainstream party to do so in the process.

Extra Time!

Now we’ve all seen Ronny Rosenthal’s amazing miss at Villa Park which is often cited as the worst ever, but believe it or not, we think we might just have found a worse one. Unbelievable.

Free Lions giveaway

This month we have a very special offer for all you collectors out there.  The FSF’s England fanzine, Free Lions, is to be reduced in price for anyone interested in extending their collection. Distributed at both home and away games, Free Lions gives information and advice to travelling supporters at tournaments, qualifiers and friendlies and includes articles, quizzes and various other bits of useful info to make your trip a pleasant one.

Fans win ticket price battles

We’ve seen two examples in the last month of fans standing up to clubs and making their voices heard regarding ticket prices, they’re both different, but in their own way equally significant. And we’re happy to say, not only did the fans and FSF have their voices heard, but we actually forced change.

FSF thinks Minsk with Fans’ Guide

FSF Fans’ Guide to Minsk.

FSF Cymru guide to Monchengladbach

Wales faced Germany in Monchengladbach during October 2008, click here to view FSF Cymru’s guide to Germany.

Read up Pompey: away info on Vitoria SC

Pompey fans heading to Portugal for Thursday’s UEFA Cup tie with Vitoria SC are going to witness an historic first. Yes, we know it’s Pompey’s first foray into Europe, but we’re talking about Away Goals: Euro Chimes.

Rising costs hit away supporters hard

Premier League football fans following their teams on their travels this season will clock up an astonishing average of 2,031 miles a-piece.

Register for fans’ forum with England skipper

Following England’s recent victory in Croatia, skipper John Terry said how much the players had appreciated the fans support.

FA to announce sweeping changes to women’s game

The Football Association is on the brink of announcing ground-breaking changes to the way women’s football is run in England.

FSF Northeast want your views on policing

Football fans using their mobiles to film the police filming them have become a common sight in recent seasons.

Queens Park Rip-off

Sadly at the FSF we’re regularly contacted with tales of clubs increasing ticket prices to extortionate levels, relying on fan loyalty and deep pockets to pay more to watch a game of football than they would to go to the opera.

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