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Disability access in non-league “encouraging” according to first-ever club survey

A ground-breaking survey of non-league clubs carried out by the FSA and disability campaign group Level Playing Field has shown disability access is improving, but there is still some way to go.

#ICYMI: Marçal Marceau

Some spectacularly clownish defending is the subject of this week’s #ICYMI – watch as Lyon’s Fernando Marçal thunders a clearance into his own net just as his side was on the verge of almost clearing a PSG attack.

Political football: The FSA in Westminster

The Football Supporters’ Association was in Westminster last week meeting MPs to reconstitute the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters (APPG).

Crewe Alex fans hit fundraising target to secure stake in the club

Crewe Alexandra supporters are celebrating after raising £250,000 in three months – enough to secure a stake in the club.

Manchester United’s rail seat application “great news for supporters”

Manchester United are the latest club looking to provide a dedicated standing area after asking their local authority to give the green light to 1,500 rail seats at Old Trafford.

FSA invests £5,000 in Plough Lane Bond

The Football Supporters’ Association will invest £5,000 in AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane Bond which was launched to help the supporter-owned club to return home.

#ICYMI: Raya sunshine

Brentford humped Hull City 5-1 last week but a small ray of sunshine for the Tigers came in the 29th minute thanks to the Bees’ keeper David Raya making a total hash of something akin to a routine backpass. Oh well.

Standing choice has “positive impact on safety” says early Government report

A report released by the Sports Ground Safety Authority today shows that standing options – such as rail seats and seats with barriers – have improved safety in the top flight.

Fan reps meet EFL executives – Winter 2019

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met with senior league officials in London on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

“Supporters can make the difference” – FSA SLO of the Year Dave Messenger

Every year at the FSA Awards we celebrate the Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year, a prize that aims to promote the best supporter liaison work that goes on around the country – and we’ve spoken to the 2019 winner, Dave Messenger, about his role at Watford.

Cylchlythyr FSA Cymru Ionawr 2020

Blwyddyn newydd dda i’n holl aelodau. Gydag Ewro 2020 ar y gorwel, bydd honno gobeithio’n flwyddyn werth chweil arall.

FSA Cymru update: February 2020

We’re happy to present to FSA Cymru members our first newsletter of 2020.

Following the women’s game – Tractor Girls on Tour

Writer Asif Burhan reports from Suffolk on his travels with The Tractor Girls on Tour a fledgling fan group supporting the club’s women’s team…

ICYMI: Petulance

Shades of Zaire vs Brazil from 1974 in this week’s #ICYMI – a keeper in an Australian non-league game petulantly pumps the ball from the penalty spot while the referee is sorting everyone out. His yellow card for the move was well worth it as he saved the resulting penalty…

AFC Wimbledon need help returning home

AFC Wimbledon have launched a bond scheme to help the supporter-owned club to return to Plough Lane.

FSA statement: Fan opinion must be heard, but there’s a line…

Following reports that Ed Woodward, executive vice-chairman of Manchester United, had his home targeted by protestors last night, the Football Supporters’ Association has issued the following statement…

No – we don’t need to ban football chat in the office

Spurs fan and FSA Board member Chris Paouros takes issue with the idea that just because she’s a woman, she might feel left out by football chat…

Accrington fan group latest to sign MOU with club

The Official Accrington Stanley Supporters’ Trust (OASST) have become the latest supporter group to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their club. 

Government to move quickly on all-seater reform

This week the Government has confirmed that it will be implementing its manifesto commitment to reform the all-seater legislation covering the Championship and Premier League.

ICYMI: Gray matter

All in all a miserable night for Watford away at Prenton Park last night as Tranmere Rovers dumped them out of the FA Cup. One of the low-lights has to be Andre Gray messing up the kick-off, surely one of the simplest tasks for a professional footballer.

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