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Fans win fight to save Barry Town

Back in May Ken Gaunt, a former football reporter for the Press Association, reported on Barry Town’s fight to stay alive. Remarkably their fans took the fight to the Welsh FA and won. Ken explains more…

Homes of Football: “Through Thick & Thin” Swansea City 1994

In this regular blog photographer Stuart Roy Clarke will explain the thinking behind his best Homes of Football images (available to buy here)…

And finally… make your Mark

Mark Schwarzer’s move to Chelsea saw him takeover the Ross Turnbull shaped gap on the Blues’ bench as back-up to Petr Cech. Of course the important thing in situations like this is to start well. Which he most certainly didn’t.

Birmingham City – fans’ forum “hub” works with SLO

The FSF is keen to see Supporter Liaison Officers (SLOs) become a real link between clubs and their fans. Over at Birmingham City a new supporter “hub” has brought together 30+ forums, websites, Facebook groups and Twitter accounts to work with the club’s SLO. Is this the way ahead in the digital age? The Blues Collective explains more…

Jobs in football: Kick It Out

Kick It Out are seeking a currently seeking a Football League Clubs Development Officer and Reporting Officer to help implement and deliver the campaign’s work.

One in every three club owners wants to leave football

New research shows a growing reliance on benefactors to plug funding gaps at their clubs, according to a report by accountancy firm BDO LLP. It also claims one in every three club owners plan to walk away from football.

Get involved: Non-League Day 2013

The team behind Non-League Day (Saturday 7th Sep) are on the lookout for fans who want to help make NLD 2013 as big a success as its predecessors and they have a few ideas for how you can help. Find out more from NLD’s Mike Bayly…

Keep Cov in Cov march on Football League HQ

As most supporters will be aware the hedgefund owners of Coventry City are moving the club to Northampton with the Football League’s approval.

Campaigners call on Premier League clubs to tackle soaring matchday travel costs

The Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT) has called on top football clubs to help fans tackle the spiralling cost of getting to matches and warned that poorly organised and increasingly expensive transport options could leave fans priced out of football.

Bubbles are trouble – but they’re tough to stop

Chester travel to Wrexham on Saturday 31st August and police have determined that this will be a “bubble” match. This means fans must travel on official club transport from a predetermined meeting point, no independent travel is allowed. While the FSF opposes bubble matches Caseworker Amanda Jacks says they’re tough to stop…

Do Female Fans Want The Choice To Stand? Yes!

“One of the arguments put forward is that safe standing discriminates against women,” said The Case for Safe Standing in Football panellist Fiona McGee, a researcher, writer and Leeds United fan who has followed the club across the country for more than 20 years.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2013-14

The 44th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League info. With unrivalled stats and a comprehensive player-by-player guide it never fails to deliver.

Barca and Real to lose member-owned status?

That Independent reports that the European Commission may force Barcelona and Real Madrid to end their historic status as member-owned clubs. Both are alleged to have taken illegal state aid. But is it the right move? Vic Crescit knows a thing or two about Spanish football and he thinks not…

And finally… how scary are Serbian ultras?

You’re a Partizan Belgrade ultra and your team plays rubbish. Do you: 1. Leave early to beat the traffic; 2. Chant “sack the board” or; 3. Walk onto the pitch in total view of police and strip the armband from your captain.

The FSF Fantasy Football League with The Blizzard

The Football Supporters’ Federation has teamed up with The Blizzard – The Football Quarterly to offer a prize-winning fantasy football game throughout the 2013/14 season. Entry is totally free using the official Premier League game and there’ll be weekly, monthly and yearly prizes.

FSF Away Fans Feedback Project 2013-14

The FSF’s Away Fans Feedback Project 2013-14.

Wembley pub split: England v Scotland (Wed 14th August)

The Met Police have asked the Football Supporters’ Federation to pass on information regarding the England v Scotland friendly at Wembley on Wednesday 14th August (8pm kick-off).

Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day

The Football Supporters’ Federation is supporting the Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day on Saturday 10th August – with the country coming together in celebration of the nation’s favourite game and one of English football’s most iconic figures.

Swansea City fans guide to Malmo

While our International Ground Guide is undergoing some maintenance ahead of the new season, we thought we’d provide our usual service of advice and information for travelling supporters in brief blog form.

Associate of the month: Redsaway

Every month the Football Supporters’ Federation features an affiliate or associate member to highlight good work carried out by fans – email info@fsf.org.uk if you’d like to appear. Visit the FSF join page if you’re not a member, it only takes a few minutes to fix that and it’s totally free.

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