Football Supporters’ Federation Fan Mail 24 March 2016

Here’s the latest edition of the FSF’s weekly newsletter.

The FSF – By Fans, For Fans

PL U21 sides proposed for JPT

“We don’t want the PL anywhere near it”

This week the Telegraph reported Premier League clubs had floated the idea of entering their U21 sides in the Football League’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, to aid their development. Fans of lower division sides are unhappy with the proposals. “There is clear opposition amongst lower league teams,” said Tony Roome FSF national council member and Leyton Orient fan. “We, generally, don’t want the PL anywhere near it.”

Free Lions  – 144
Our guide to Berlin, full of useful info, is available to download now. Watch out for the Fans’ Embassy team too, giving out hard copies in the German capital.
Blog: An addictive good?
Economist Dr Chris Bojke from York Uni debunks the “supply & demand” argument that pops up whenever fans complain about pricing.
More from the FSF:

Supporters Summit
This year’s Supporters Summit will be held in London on Saturday 16th July at Wembley Stadium. Promises to be another great event, so save the date!
 Donate to FSF 
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 The Blizzard 
Featuring a collection of the world’s best football authors, The Blizzard is a quarterly magazine that looks in-depth at football topics from across the world and throughout history. Available on a pay-what-you-like basis in various digital formats from just 1p, as well as beautiful 190-page hard copies.
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 Ground Guide 
Our Away Fans Matter Ground Guide is now live. It’s an entirely wiki-able resource and we want your help in editing, updating and improving it. Have a look at your club and provide some improvements.
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And finally… no more tears

Have a look at this fabulous collaborative own-goal from Borussia Monchengladbach’s Andreas Christensen and Lars Stindl, a true gem in the own goal genre. Incidentally, they lost in front of 62,000 at Arena AufSchalke.

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