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ICYMI: El Tráfico

LAFC squeezed past their local rivals LA Galaxy to win this week’s El Tráfico derby 2-1, rising to fifth in the MLS western conference. Dénis Bouanga featured as the hero and the villain of the piece – having conned the referee with a ridiculous dive in the first half to win a penalty – the Gabonese forward missed an absolute sitter late on. Entertainment abounds in MLS.

Free Lionesses launch survey on international matchgoing experience

The Free Lionesses have launched a survey which aims to improve match attendance at future international fixtures by collating meaningful data on the current fan experience.

No to price rises: Football has a spending problem, not an income problem

Ticket prices are in the news with a wave of rises throughout the Premier League and supporters groups at Arsenal, Brentford, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United have been speaking out. 

Fan reps meet FA executives – Spring 2024

Fan representatives from the men’s and women’s game met with senior FA officials at Wembley last month to discuss a range critical issues.

Europa League final allocations “must be increased”

The body representing football supporters at European level are demanding UEFA increase the number of tickets going to supporters of the competing finalists in this year’s Europa League final.

FSA AGM 2024 – Save the date!

The FSA is delighted to announce that our 2024 Annual General Meeting will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 20th July (registration opens 10am for 10.30am KO and we hope to finish by 6pm).

#ICYMI: Kaiserslaughtered

Third division side Saarbrücken’s sensational run through the German Cup – having knocked out 20-time winners Bayern Munich, then Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach – has sadly come to an end this week. Keeper Tim Schreiber made a hash of a tame header in the second half, gifting Kaiserslautern the lead which they held onto, sending Die Molschder out. Maybe next year.

Free Lionesses guide to Dublin

The Lionesses are heading to Dublin next week for the latest European qualifier – and our Free Lionesses team have pulled together a handy guide to the game for those making the trip.

Cheltenham Town: Robins Trust now third biggest shareholder in club

It’s easy to slip into always reporting tales of woe when it comes to club ownership but some happy news this week as FSA-affiliates Robins Trust became the third biggest shareholder in their club.

Women’s game: Fans continue to push for change

Last week the Government tabled the long-awaited Football Governance Bill in Parliament – and that legislation will create an independent football regulator.

#ICYMI: 14 seconds

This week’s international football included a couple of record-breaking feats – such as the fastest international goal scored from kick-off (Austria’s opener against Slovakia after six seconds) and this mess of an own-goal from Latvia’s Mārcis Ošs who bundled the ball into his own net 14 seconds after kick-off against Liechtenstein. This is the fastest own goal in international football’s history and we hope to live long enough to see it surpassed. History making.

FSA takes its place on Review of Women’s Football panel

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced the make up of the implementation group which will be responsible for delivering the recommendations made in the Review of Women’s Football. The FSA will be represented by Deborah Dilworth, Head of Women’s Football at the FSA.

PL price rises: Supporter groups hit out

The noise around home ticket prices continues to increase as Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) and groups at Manchester City have hit out at their own clubs for bumping up prices and squeezing concessions. 

FSA statement: England kit prices

Football Supporters’ Association response to England kit prices.

#ICYMI – The Windy City lives up to its rep

Over to the MLS where Chicago Fire grabbed a winner nine minutes into stoppage time against CF Montréal in a seven goal thriller (we didn’t actually watch the game but 4-3 wins are always “seven goal thrillers”, aren’t they?). But it wasn’t any old winner, oh no, as The Windy City lived up to its rep…

Non-League Day is back – 23rd March

Non-League Day– the event which has championed semi-professional and grassroots football since 2010 – returns this weekend (March 23rd 2024).

FSA response: Independent Football Regulator

Football Supporters’ Association response to Government announcement that it will today (Tuesday 19th March) launch legislation to introduce an Independent Football Regulator.

FSA statement on Nottingham Forest points deduction

Football Supporters’ Association response to today’s (Monday 18th March 2024) Premier League statement that Nottingham Forest will receive an immediate four point deduction for breaching the profitability and sustainability rules:

#ICYMI – Rough starts

The Chilean domestic season is just getting underway and we’re off to a rough start if the Universidad de Concepción vs San Marcos de Arica match is anything to go by. Just before half-time San Marcos’ defender Daniel Vicencio provided us with one of the most bizarre own goals we’ve seen in a long, long time. More of the same please.

Labour promises to deliver regulator if Government fails to do so

This week Labour has said it will prioritise delivering a new independent regulator for football if the Government fails to do so before the next election.

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