Clubs in Crisis

This action against the FA (taking place on Saturday 27th May 2017 at 4.00pm  on Wembley Way) is part of a wider struggle by supporters’ groups up and down the UK against unscrupulous and unworthy owners. Clubs might have different stories but the interests of their clubs are not being adequately served by their owners : amongst these are Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool FC, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Leyton Orient.

We have in common a belief in the importance of football clubs being a part of the local community. Football supporters have sustained their clubs for generations. Owners are temporary whereas supporters are permanent. We also have a collective concern about the will of the football authorities to guarantee a fair future for fans. Therefore supporters groups are working closely with the Football Supporters Federation locally and nationally to lobby for changes in the governance of the game, to place limitations on unscrupulous and powerful owners.

This is becoming a concerted struggle on behalf of all footballs supporters. You can show your active support by joining or donating to the FSF or your local group and your own club’s Supporters’ Trust.  We are ramping up activity towards a national co-ordinated campaign against the FA and the EFL.

 

Blackpool FC – JD3 – Fans United March in Blackpool – The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2017/may/08/we-want-oyston-out-blackpool-fans-are-trying-everything-video?CMP=share_btn_fb

 

Blackburn Rovers FC  – http://www.itv.com/news/update/2017-05-07/efl-chief-rules-out-investigating-blackburns-owners/

 

Charlton Athletic – http://www.kentlive.news/charlton-athletic-card-protest-talk-gathers-apace-on-social-media-ahead-of-swindon-town-clash/story-30289649-detail/story.html

 

Coventry City FC –http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/second-coventry-city-wembley-protest-12808299

 

Coventry City FC –http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/coventry-city-charlton-athletic-fans-12895246

 

Leyton Orient FC –https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/apr/29/leyton-orient-fans-force-match-to-be-abandoned-with-pitch-protest-video

 

Leyton Orient FC –http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11750/10866695/blackpool-and-leyton-orient-fans-unite-in-protest-on-final-day-of-league-two-season