Ian Todd, the FSF representative on the Fixtures Working Party, sheds some light on the process by which ‘the fixure computer’ comes up with something that never fails to cause grief and annoyance for some…
On Saturday 22nd June the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) teamed up with our friends at Supporters Direct (SD) to bring fans together at St. George’s Park, Burton, which is the FA’s football centre. Around 300 fans attended.
Didn’t think you could be sent off for a poor first touch? Think again. Ukrainian U21 captain Olesandr Noyok receives his second booking just four seconds after his first yellow. Why? A terrible first touch of course.
Bristol City could become the first club in Britain to incorporate safe standing rail seat areas into their ground if a proposed £40m development of Ashton Gate goes ahead (rail seats take up the lower tier in the above image).
Wycombe Wanderers are the 25th club to officially back the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Safe Standing Campaign. The campaign has support from the top to the bottom of professional football in the English league system.
South Africa look set to miss out on Brazil 2014 thanks to a bullet header from Bernard Parker…into his own goal. “Oh my God,” the Kaizer Chiefs striker almost certainly didn’t say as it ripped past his own keeper.
Writing in Wednesday’s Independent, Football Supporters’ Federation Chief Executive Kevin Miles (left) explained why hundreds of fans came together to march on the Premier League’s HQ and why it’s in the clubs’ interests to listen…
Hundreds of supporters marched from Regent’s Park to the Premier League’s HQ yesterday in a show of protest at ticket prices, organised by Spirit of Shankly. They were joined by fans from dozens of clubs and the Football Supporters’ Federation. The Guardian’s Sachin Nakrani explains more…
“The fashion for blaring out pop songs is killing the real source of stadium atmosphere: the noise of the fans,” says Duleep Allirajah. This article initially appeared on spiked, and is reproduced with thanks.
Football supporters from across the continent will come together for the sixth European Football Fans’ Congress (EFFC) in Amsterdam from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July. The EFFC is organised by our friends at Football Supporters Europe and they explain what it’s all about below…
Ronaldinho: “I was cleaning my mouth and the referee played on. It was not rehearsed or anything, no, it was luck.” Erm, we don’t think lack of rehearsal exempts you from cheating, does it? Watch it and weep.
The following is an excerpt from Issue Nine of The Blizzard – The Football Quarterly. Available in both digital and hard-copy formats on a pay-what-you-like basis (digital copies are available for as little as 1p each), it has fast established itself as must-read publication dealing with all manner of issues in the beautiful game from around the world. In this exclusive excerpt of ‘The Lager of Life’ from the upcoming Issue, Tim Vickery looks at the dangerous passions that the game can unleash, and asks whether it’s football’s fault.
The FSF has teamed up with Supporters Direct (SD) to bring football fans together on Saturday 22nd June at St. George’s Park, Burton, which is the FA’s lovely new home. Both organisations’ AGMs will also take place that weekend (the FSF’s on Saturday afternoon, SD’s on Friday evening).
Premier League clubs’ revenue reached a record £2.4bn in 2011/12, according to football finance experts Deloitte. In total the revenue of the top 92 clubs in English football exceeded £3 billion for the first time. But will fans benefit?
Spirit of Shankly will demonstrate outside the headquarters of the Premier League and Football League in London on 19th June in protest against the spiralling cost of attending football matches. Fans of ALL clubs are invited.