Dutch giants Ajax are currently near the bottom of Eredivisie and are having a terrible season by all accounts with just two wins. Their dreadful form culminated in a 5-2 thrashing at longtime rivals PSV this week and Brian Brobbey’s profligate finishing is hardly helping matters. Comedic stuff.
We are pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2023 Football Supporters’ Association Awards – voting is open now and fans can back their favourites here. 84 candidates will battle it out across 14 categories, recognising everything from the best players of the past year to the best podcasts and fanzines.
For many years, the football authorities in England and Wales argued that the game did not need a regulator. Football, they said, could look after itself. Clearly, that was not the case. And so now, following the Fan-led Review, the Government has said there is going to be a regulator.
The FSA and FA are encouraging supporters who want to help generate an even better atmosphere at future Lionesses internationals to secure their seats in the “singing section” for the upcoming away trip to Hampden Park.
Supporter organisations across the FSA’s Premier League Network have united in opposition to the decision made by the league and Sky Sports to show Wolves vs Chelsea on Christmas Eve 2023 – the first time such a scheduling decision has been made since 1995.
Grimsby Town may be five games without a win (and have lost the last two games 3-2) but there were still some laughs to be had at Blundell Park this week when Colchester conspired to score one of the best own goals we’ve seen in some time. Pure poetry.
Arranging tickets, travel and accommodation for games is a major challenge for supporters, particularly under the current TV contract regime. We all know broadcasters call the shots and hundreds of games are moved for broadcast every season.
For some reason Canada made a 10,000km trip to Niigata this only to be heavily beaten by hosts Japan. No doubt Alphonso Davies would have enjoyed the 18 hour flight home after an unlucky bobble and deflection of his own keeper’s face sent the reds toward a 4-1 loss.
VAR is extremely unpopular and if this farce from the Scotland game last night is anything to go by, it will remain so for the forseeable future. Scott McTominay’s superbly hit free-kick against Spain was ruled out because of some ethereal infringement – but no-one’s quite sure what. Ridiculous stuff from the officiating team.