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No To Game 39. FSF and FFC

The Football Supporters’ Federation

For Immediate Release –

NO TO GAM£ 39

Following an unprecedented response from the football fans of England and Wales to Premier League plans for an extra match to be played abroad, the Football Supporters’ Federation announced the NO TO GAM£ 39 campaign.

In the 24 hours since the Premier League announced its plan for a money-spinning extra round of fixtures to be played abroad, fans from all over England and Wales have flocked to the FSF website www.fsf.org.uk to express their fury at these outrageous proposals by signing our on-line petition.

FSF Head of Policy, Steven Powell, an Arsenal fan, said: “Yet again,those running our national game have displayed a complete disregard for the interests of those without whom there would be no show – the fans themselves. They’ve simply gone too far, and the time has arrived for football supporters to stand up and be counted.”

The Football Supporters’ Federation’s NO TO GAM£ 39 campaign will co-ordinate strong, swift and decisive action at both national and local levels, designed to leave Premier League Chairmen in no doubt that the vast majority of fans have finally had enough.

The FSF’s Mark Longden, a Manchester United supporter, added “More than 4,000 fans have already voted in our online poll – and a massive 94% of them are completely opposed to the Premiers League’s proposals.

The fight back starts here – it’s time for us to reclaim our game from those intent on pimping it out just to boost their already burgeoning bank balances.”

The campaign will include local action at every Premiership club,inviting supporters of all teams to unite under the banner NO TO GAM£ 39. The FSF is urging all supporters to voice their opposition to this proposal in the following ways:

Sign the FSF’s on-line petition at: www.fsf.org.uk

Email the FSF at notogame39@fsf.org.uk to register your support for the campaign, letting us know who you support, what ideas you have for a supporters' protest and what you can do to help.

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The Football Fans Census also have a survey out at the moment which is more than worth doing as they get this feedback to the policy makers of football on a regular basis:

Dear Football fan

We're running a short survey on the English Premier League's proposals to introduce a 39th game to the fixture list to be played abroad.

Please follow this link to have your say.

If you would like some background on the proposal before completing the survey please Click Here.

Many thanks for your support

The FFC Team

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And don't forget Vital also have a petition set up by our Arsenal editor going with over 3048 signatures SIGN PETITION HERE (Details: Don't Ruin Our National Game ) Spread the word to all your mates, viral and word of mouth will get this thing halted!




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Date:Saturday February 9 2008

Time: 9:39AM

Your Comments

I have faith that Villa have listened and will come out against this. Would be very nice to hear it straight from Randy Lerner at some point that he will vote with the fans on this issue. Nice also to see Sir Alex Chewalot being so strong against it.
The Fear
its a daft idea dreamt up by money men. Who wants to watch Bolton verses Derby in Paris? As soon as David Gold said it was a good idea I knew it must be a daft idea.
Gordonsleftboot
just pure greed this must be a big NO
claretandblue
Tally for the petition is now at 3486, whilst this is excellent - especially in such a short time frame we need it to be into tens of thousands, get your family, friends, colleagues basically anyone with an email and even a fleeting interest in the game, and get them on this now.
nikolaijns
Well, this is a shocking outcome from the poll, who'd've thought that absolutely everyone hated the idea. Hmm, me i never saw it coming.
Carlosio
Theres more to be made public I suspect, so while I presently stand against it, I'm more than happy to await further information, and evaluate the situation later.
glensider
I heard a great idea the other day about playing the Community Shield in a different country each year instead. I'd go for that as a compromise.
DeanoVilla
Good idea Deano. I read that the character who initially came up with this 39th game idea, doesn't think that it will come to fruition. Stupid idea, put it to bed.
glensider
 

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