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#ICYMI: Chipmunk

This week 34 years ago British pub quiz history was made as Alvin Martin became the first player to score against three different goalkeepers in a single game during West Ham’s 8-1 thrashing of Newcastle United. A mad game, all in all.

Charlton fans fear for club’s future amid EFL investigation

Charlton Athletic fans say they are “once again” readying themselves to save the club, after the EFL announced it would begin investigating its January take-over.

Club furlough reversals show that fan power is still alive and well

Fan groups at Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have welcomed club decisions to reverse staff furloughs, as executives at both outfits listened to their supporters’ concerns.

Barrow AFC fans rally round club with fundraising

Barrow AFC supporters have provided vital funds for the Cumbrian club, raising more than £65,000 six weeks ahead of their May deadline.

#ICYMI: Nachtmerrie

On this day two years ago London-born Fankaty Dabo, then playing for Vitesse, scored one of the greatest own goals we’ve ever seen – so we’re offering it up again to make sure it does not get forgotten. A real classic.

The current state of the game

With the swirl of stories, proposals and ‘updates’ floating around in the media, it may be hard to remember where we’re actually up to and which decisions have officially been taken by the various governing bodies on the resumption or cancellation of the 2019/20 season. 

COVID-19 AGM guidance

COVID-19 has thrown up its share of challenges, upheavals and uncertainties for football supporters – notwithstanding the public health emergency, people are looking at everything from claiming refunds on pre-booked travel for upcoming fixtures to checking for updates on season ticket renewals, all the while wondering when (and how) football will return.

#ICYMI: Outliers

The Belarusian Premier League is the only league in Europe still going – due to orders from their controversial and rather authoritarian president. As you can see fans are largely staying away, so not many saw this superb volley by Momo Yansane for Isloch. Strange times indeed.

National Game Network meeting minutes – March 2020

Following the meeting of the National Game Network which took place in London on 7th March, the minutes from the discussion are available to download now. 

“Our Club” – film charts rise of Portsmouth from the ashes

The story of how Pompey fans saved their club is the subject of a brand new documentary feature film set to be released on streaming services this Easter weekend.

COVID-19: FAQs for fans now live

Last week it was confirmed that English football is almost all entirely suspended until it is safe to resume leagues and competitions.

#ICYMI: I don’t know, Jeff

On this day ten years ago Chris Kamara gave us some of the least attentive football reportage we’ve ever seen – completely missing a red card at Fratton Park as Portsmouth took on Blackburn. Professional as ever.

Football comes together in the face of COVID-19 – Part II

In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach. You can read part one of our round-up here.

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.

“We can all play our part” – Fans urged to stay at home and save lives

COVID-19 has presented a hugely challenging and uncertain time for everyone and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic. The Government’s message is clear – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

Resources for young supporters

We all have a multitude of new challenges to deal with as the COVID-19 pandemic changes our world – one area requiring particular attention for millions of families is how to provide children with creative activities to fill the days, as many are now faced with the new reality of home schooling. 

#ICYMI: Trumpet

Former-NUFC, West Ham and Villa winger Nobby Solano was arrested this week for breaking curfew in Peru – caught on his way to a party (sans his famous trumpet), so we’re using this as an excuse to dig up his ludicrous goal against Spurs from 2004-5. A real peach.

“Your NHS Needs You” – NHS calls on supporters to volunteer

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers including football fans being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.

Seasons voided at steps 3 to 6 of non-league

The FA has today announced that leagues at steps three to six of non-league will bring their seasons to an immediate end and all results will be expunged.

Football comes together in the face of COVID-19

In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach. 

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