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“Guinea pigs” – Cardiff City fans criticise facial recognition

Fans of Cardiff City have criticised South Wales Police for utilising facial recognition technology without prior consultation at their game against Swansea City.

#ICYMI: rebounds

Ashley Fletcher is the poor soul who christens #ICYMI – the first of our new weekly featurettes on the FSA’s website.

Liverpool fans voice concerns about World Club Cup in Qatar

Liverpool supporters have expressed concerns about Qatar’s labour and human rights record ahead of the club’s trip to the Gulf state in December.

Match-day policing under the spotlight

Match-day policing is to come under the spotlight as part of a new research project being run by the EFL and Keele University.

“A wake-up call” – FSA tells MPs about crisis clubs

Supporter representatives told MPs yesterday that football urgently needs regulatory reform to prevent more clubs falling into crisis.

Premier League campaign: No room for racism

This weekend the Premier League continued their 'No Room For Racism' campaigning - working with fans, the FA, EFL, PFA, and Kick It Out to tackle discrimination across the game.

#ICYMI… Slabhead

Basford United’s Slef Galinski scored an astonishing goal against FC United this week and the first of its kind that we can remember – a headed goal from inside his own half, albeit helped by some comically bad goalkeeping. Basford went on to win 3-1.

FSA proposals to protect clubs backed by FA

On Friday 18th October, FSA vice chair Tom Greatrex spoke at the FA, alongside FSA chair Malcolm Clarke, and put forward our proposals which seek to protect our historic clubs from the wrecking ball antics we’ve seen by some owners. We’re delighted to say the FA Council passed our resolution unopposed and we look forward to working with the FA and other football stakeholders in the months ahead. Read on for extended highlights from Tom’s speech…

Fan anger at Premier League’s latest TV fixture delay

Supporters groups from the across the country have expressed their anger at the Premier League and its broadcasters for the latest delay in releasing TV fixtures.

Bury FC: update on our work

The FSA has continued to support Bury FC fans in recent weeks as they look to pick up the pieces following their expulsion from the EFL. Below is an update on our work…

Free Lions 169 – Guide to Sofia

England are off to Sofia as the Three Lions head to Bulgaria for their latest European Championship qualifying match and as always we’ve produced a handy guide for the trip.

Non-League Day: volunteer-led event reaches 10th anniversary

Non-League Day, the biggest volunteer-led event in the non-league system, is returning for its tenth consecutive season this Saturday.

Beat the Break: David James joins safer gambling campaign

During this week's international break, former England international David James will be helping football fans across the country overcome their boredom in a bid to stop them making impulsive bets.

Free Lions 168 – Guide to Prague

England are back on the road this month as the Three Lions head to the Czech Republic following on from their convincing victories against Kosovo and Bulgaria on home soil.

Nominations open for 2019 FSA Awards

The Football Supporters’ Association Awards in partnership with GambleAware are fast approaching, and we need your help once more in celebrating all that’s good in the game – with nominations now open.

“He was one of us” – campaign to honour Ipswich Town legend

Writer Asif Burhan reports from Suffolk about a remarkable campaign to remember the contribution of Kevin Beattie to Ipswich Town’s greatest ever side…

More standing trials needed says Government report

Research commissioned by the Government looking into possible reform of the all-seater legislation has concluded that more trials of standing areas in the top-flight are needed.

Education work: Giving young fans a second chance

What started as informal work to help club staff in need is now being transformed into an impactful educational programme helping football fans across the country.

“A victory for common sense”: LFC trademark move defeated

Earlier this summer, Liverpool FC applied to trademark the word "Liverpool" in a football context which provoked a backlash from fans.

And finally… Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Egyptian keeper Mahmoud Gad making a remarkable save which followed some dubious decision making in the first place (even Superman doesn’t get everything right). Gad’s Enppi Club still lost the game 4-0 though after the opposition players unleashed some kryptonite rendering Gad’s powers useless.

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