Football Supporters’ Federation Fan Mail: 4 November 2016

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FSF awards shortlist announced

Nine of the 12 categories now open to public vote – have your say now.

We’re delighted to announce that the shortlists for the 2016 FSF Awards in partnership with Virgin Media are out – and fans can vote and have their say. Seventy-two nominees will battle it out across 12 different categories including ‘Player of the Year’ featuring Sergio Agüero, Dele Alli, Philippe Coutinho, Riyad Mahrez, Mesut Özil and Dimitri Payet. FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: “Supporters are the bedrock of the professional game and the FSF Awards give fans the chance to have their say on the best in the game.”

Battle for Blackpool
This week, Blackpool’s unpopular owners dropped a six-figure libel action against one of the club’s fans at Liverpool Civil & Family Court. Members from Spirit of Shankly & The Blue Union were there to offer their support to the Seasiders. FSF NC member Dave Kelly said: “We’re here because we’re part of the football family, if it’s their fight it’s our fight.”
Send us your fanzines
We’ve already had plenty of fanzines sent to FSF HQ for this year’s awards. Get yours to us by November 15th if you want to be considered.
More from the FSF:
 Donate to FSF 
The FSF is the democratic body representing more than 500,000 individual and affiliated members, campaigning on countless issues including ticket prices and safe standing. Support our work by donating here.
> Donate today!
 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 basisin various digital formats from just 1p, as well as beautiful 190-page hard copies.
> Subscribe here
 Goalsoul: Away Fans Matter 
Football would certainly be a less interesting and largely soulless place without away fans, so, bang the drum for Away Fans now and show your support for the FSF’s national campaign with this Moby Dick inspired design.
> Order here
And finally… destiny

The ultimate test of greatness, as we know, is coping with a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke. If he’s unable to deal with bobbly pitches and wind-assisted crosses, 18-year-old Luca Zidane, son of Zinedine, has some way to go…

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