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Stoke City offer fans free transport

Last week it emerged that Stoke City would offer free coach travel to away fans. FSF Chair and Potters fan Malcolm Clarke welcomes the club’s initiative and hopes it’s a sign of more to come from the football industry…

FSF Cymru / FAW meeting (July 2013)

On Monday 15th July 2013 Paul Corkrey and Neil Dymock from FSF Cymru met with Mark Evans  from the Football Association of Wales (FAW)…

Stuart Roy Clarke’s Homes of Football

Here at the FSF we’re big fans of Stuart Roy Clarke’s Homes of Football. As many readers will already know, Stuart’s kindly let us use his superb images in years gone by and he’s a regular presence at FSF events and awards nights.

And finally… head high tackle gets 14 game ban

Imagine a tackle so bad that the player gets a 14-game suspension. Brazil’s Smith almost decapitates an opponent at a Peruvian match between Alianza Universidad and Deportivo Municipal. Is he just angry at having the dullest name in samba history?

Coventry City fans march on Football League HQ

Coventry City fans will march on the Football League’s HQ tomorrow to protest at the decision to rubber stamp the club’s move to Northampton.

Fans fightback against “secondary” ticketing agencies

So-called “secondary” ticketing agencies such as Viagogo and StubHub have taken a bit of a kicking in recent weeks – and fans won’t be shedding any tears for them at all.

England Fans’ Embassy and FSF Cymru Season Review

Some of the most important, practical things that the Football Supporters’ Federation does revolves around international work with fans of both England and Wales.

And finally…flipping idiot

It was only a matter of time before someone got hurt, wasn’t it? 19-year-old Brazilian debutant Maurides celebrates his 88th minute goal with a backflip, lands awkwardly and buckles his knee. From glory to ignominy, all in the time it takes to say, “Youtube hit!”

Worldnet 2013 – Europe’s Largest Football Supporters Tournament

32 teams of football supporters will descend on the University of Central Lancashire’s Sports Arena to battle it out at WorldNET 2013 starting on Friday 19th July.

Dear TV – if you’re going to screw us over, please be gentle

Sky and BT have little interest in match-going fans, except as window dressing for their broadcast, but they could make things a whole lot easier for us. So argues Jamie Redfearn…

Safe Standing Roadshow – help wanted!

The Safe Standing Roadshow is looking for volunteers as it visits the FA’s football HQ at St George’s Park (Burton). The FSF works closely with the Roadshow and it’s been instrumental in persuading clubs to back the Safe Standing Campaign.

COMP: There’s Only One Arthur Bottom

Sunday Mirror Sports Editor David Walker has always been a friend of the FSF so we’re more than happy to give his new book There’s Only One Arthur Bottom a little plug. We’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky fan too, read on…

Q&A: Crystal Palace co-owner Stephen Browett

Stephen Browett is co-owner and co-chairman at Crystal Palace, a club which communicates with fans better than most. Stephen regularly answers questions on www.cpfc.org and Palace topped the FSF’s 2012 Club Charter League Table.

Coventry City groundshare with Northampton Town

Statement on Coventry City’s potential groundshare with Northampton Town.

And finally…150 years of English football history in 150 seconds

Here’s a rather nifty little video courtesy of the FA which they showed at our Supporters Summit. It’s a run down of 150 years’ worth of English football history, all shown at a whippet-like pace. It’s worth two and a half minutes of anyone’s time.

Fans say no to legalised touts

Spurs have signed a deal with StubHub making them the club’s “Official Ticket Resale Marketplace partner”. They aren’t the only club to use secondary ticket agencies but the move has stirred complaints among fans. In an article which originally appeared on www.thstofficial.com journalist Martin Cloake (AOL, New Statesman, The Blizzard) explains why he’s opposed to such deals…

Accy Stanley head for Europe

Accrington Stanley are heading for Europe… in an old £250 banger. Club staff are setting off on the mammoth trip on Friday 12th July to raise funds to improve facilities for fans.

A Real rip-off?

Arsenal blogger Vic Crescit wonders if the bracing sea air hasn’t made a few Cherries board members a bit light-headed in signing up Real Madrid for a pre-season visit to Dean Court…

Affiliate of the month: Gay Football Supporters’ Network

At the recent Supporters Summit FSF affiliate member the Gay Football Supporters’ Network presented a workshop on homophobia in football and a motion was passed to work with GFSN on creating an action plan for fans to tackle the issue. But who are GFSN and what do they do? Find out more…

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