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Jack Leslie Campaign: “Time for supporters to know his name”

As debates rage around the nation’s statuary, Plymouth Argyle fans are fighting to get one of their greatest players honoured. Here Matt Tiller tells us about the Jack Leslie Campaign, a movement to get a pioneering black player recognised at Home Park…

League One play-off dates set as EFL clubs vote to curtail season

This week EFL clubs decided to curtail the League One and League Two seasons – with the final tables being decided on a points-per-game basis.

#ICYMI: Army of the Dead

Jadon Sancho is the unlucky star of this week’s #ICYMI – seen here shooting wide from six yards out against Hertha Berlin to the indifference of a phantom crowd piped down the wires from an empty Westfalenstadion. Strange times.

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. 

#ICYMI: Rattled

This week’s entertainment comes from Liga I in Poland, where Miedź Legnica’s Spanish forward Marquitos failed to make Stal Mielec pay for some truly comical defending, with a bar-rattling miss from close range. A real clown-car of a footie clip.

End of football creditors rule would be “moment for genuine reform” – MPs hear

Yesterday MPs heard that the football creditors rule must be looked at as part of any future reforms to the game’s governance.

Premier League clubs begin refund process – with one exception

Premier League clubs have begun opening up refunds for games cancelled during the pandemic – with Newcastle United the only club to remain silent on the issue.

Where does football go now?

Ashley Brown, head of governance and club liaison at the Football Supporters’ Association, will be appearing in the third episode of the SIGA-Soccerex Webinar series ‘COVID 360° – Where does football go now?’ this week.

Macclesfield Town misconduct charges a “hammer blow” to club say fans

Macclesfield Town fans have responded to the club’s latest EFL charge and say the club’s very future is in the balance.

Premier League and FA Cup set June return dates

Premier League clubs have agreed a provisional restart date for the 2019-20 season and the FA have also announced that the FA Cup will be returning at the end of June.

#ICYMI: Heid

Some behind-closed-doors disappointment from Bundesliga 2 this week courtesy of Heidenheim’s Robert Leipertz. Having won a soft-looking penalty, Leipertz meekly passes it wide. Naff all round.

Former-FA bosses back football finance plans

Football figures and politicians have come out in support of proposals to “save professional football as we know it” by Damian Collins MP, former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

WSL fans have their say on season resumption plans

Fans of five leading WSL sides have given their thoughts on the COVID-19 shutdown and their chances of returning to stadiums once the disruption caused by the pandemic has eased, and voiding the season has not proved a popular option. 

#ICYMI: Missing

The Bundesliga returned last weekend, the first of the big European leagues to resume after lockdown, and the behind-closed-doors restrictions made for some eerie watching – demonstrated by Martin Hinteregger’s sensational goal-line clearance for Frankfurt against Mönchengladbach. The roar following his heroics glaringly absent.

Damian Collins MP: “Weeks to save professional football as we know it”

The Government needs to take urgent action to “save professional football as we know it”, says Damian Collins MP, the influential former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

“A way forward for football” – Damian Collins MP

This morning Damian Collins MP and Sunderland co-owner Charlie Methven published their recommendations for radical changes to the way football is governed if it is to survive and be sustainable in the long-term after its return from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below Damian talks us through his ideas…

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.

#ICYMI: Zidane

On this day, 18 years ago Zinedine Zidane scored one of the best goals you’re ever likely to see in a Champions League final – a sensational volley against Bayern Leverkusen that secured Real Madrid’s ninth European Cup. You’ve seen it before but why not watch it again. Well worth it.

What can we do for you?

It has been a strange couple of months without football, but while you might think that without football matches things had been quiet for us here at the FSA, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ve continued to provide our services and advice to fans, groups and clubs in a whole range of different ways. 

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