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39th game - no room for complacency!

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has come to the possible rescue of English Premier League fans by saying he would not allow the circus proposed by Richard Scudamore with the pathetic 39th game.

The US Soccer Federation and the Asian Football Confederation have both already distanced themselves from the idea too.

Meanwhile, the Football Supporters Federation are planning to continue with their meetings to drive home the message that the 39th Game initiative is not welcome. They have released a statement confirming that the campaign meetings and rallies around England, starting with London on Monday night (18/2/08) will proceed.

The statement reads:

SUPPORTERS RESPOND TO BLATTER STATEMENT

The Football Supporters' Federation has vowed to step up its NO TO GAM£ 39 - A MATCH TOO FAR! Campaign following FIFA President Sepp Blatter's opposition to the Premier League's proposal.

In statement issued today (Fri 15/2/08) the FSF said:

Whilst Herr Blatter's statement is welcome, this doesn't mean the danger of the Premier League pressing ahead has passed. Supporters need to keep the pressure up. We confirm that we'll be proceeding with next week's campaign meetings around England.

FSF Chair Malcolm Clarke said, 'We might have gone one up ten minutes into the game, but there's still a long way to go. We'll be fighting right to the final whistle. We can't afford to be complacent or think this proposal is off the table'.

Details of the meetings: Click Here
The FSF petition (nearly 12 000 signatures): Click Here
Vital Football petition (5300 signatures) Click Here

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Date:Friday February 15 2008

Time: 4:00PM

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People are right to be cautious; I'm not sure how much longer M. Blatter will be in the role but who's to say the next incumbent won't have a different view.
UKTony
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15/02/2008 16:14:00

hong kong have now said they are interested but lets hope the against groups continue to voice their opinions because pompey v wigan in hong kong in jan does not sound good to me
knocker
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15/02/2008 16:36:00

quote of the day: "Everyone knows why this game is being televised, it is because the BBC think there is going to be an upset" - Brett Ormerod. sorry mate, its not being shown on the BBC, as they didnt think it would be an upset...(although sky got to pick a "best from the rest" and chose us...)
pompeycarpet
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15/02/2008 17:55:00

the fa say they have serious reservations about the extra game why dont htey just come out and say yes or no instead of sitting on the bloody fence
knocker
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15/02/2008 18:40:00

There enough games in Europe, foreign tournaments & friendly games already. So doe the asian support stop because we won't play a league game? No. The only ones to gain are the manipulative greedy money men. They won't be satisfied with 1 game, they'll want 2 & then what? Tell them to go fck themselves, but in a diplomatic way, that I can't.
storagematt
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15/02/2008 19:11:00

there wont be an extra gane - simple
WalshWasGod
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15/02/2008 22:10:00

Agree fellas - They should stick this idea right up where the sun don't shine........ Right up the Premier Leagues.....
Chix
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16/02/2008 07:36:00

the fact that i live in australia i would love for the premier league to come 2 my country it would be great for australia and furthur increase the popularity of football which is what i want
NK19
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17/02/2008 11:56:00

 

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