UK time is: 16:11:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

End

---------------

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

---------------

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 9 2008

Time: 9:48AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Thanks another one done... 4 in 24 hours ... if this carries on I'm sure I'll be signing the 'No more petitions' petition !!
Chix
Report Abuse
09/02/2008 10:29:00

Phew; it's hard work saying no all over the place. Let's hope it's effective.
UKTony
Report Abuse
09/02/2008 10:51:00

There is very little left of our England 7 we we should fight to keep what is sacred.
storagematt
Report Abuse
09/02/2008 12:34:00

Tally for the vital petition is now at 3495, 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
Report Abuse
09/02/2008 16:25:00

3878 - still rising, but as said its still not enough...
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
10/02/2008 12:54:00

Is another petition really necessary? I mean in all seriousness, I don't think I've spoken to a single person who would be in favour of this blatantly shocking idea....!
Tantona
Report Abuse
11/02/2008 09:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...28th January (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Holmes on his way (Tuesday January 27 2015)

On this day in history...27th January (Tuesday January 27 2015)

AA stays! (Monday January 26 2015)

Something HAS to give... (Monday January 26 2015)

Pompey MOTM against Southend (Monday January 26 2015)

On this day in history...26th January (Monday January 26 2015)

Stats: Pompey v Southend (Sunday January 25 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. gentleman jim 112
2. pompeyrug 96
3. Pompeytim 58
4. cornypomp 43
5. storagematt 38
6. eastneydave 34
7. Emsworthianblue 28
8. Copnor43 25
9. mslorna48 24
10. pompeyweller 18

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Accrington 26 10 3 13 -8 33
16. Oxford 27 7 9 11 -6 30
17. Cheltenham 27 7 9 11 -13 30
18. Portsmouth 26 7 8 11 -5 29
19. York 27 5 13 9 -5 28
20. Mansfield 26 7 7 12 -12 28
21. Dag & Red 27 7 6 14 -11 27

Breaking League News

Newey And Holmes Sign
» Northampton : 28/01/2015 14:48:00
Striker Expected To Stay
» Northampton : 28/01/2015 14:47:00
Exit Rejected
» Carlisle : 28/01/2015 14:45:00
Moke set for league return
» York : 28/01/2015 13:52:00
Ashton hopeful of new players
» Oxford : 28/01/2015 13:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Southend
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 3%
Webster 0%
Devera 0%
Robinson 28%
Shorey 0%
Wallace 9%
Dunne 9%
Atangana (61) 9%
Barcham (74) 42%
Tubbs 0%
Westcarr (61) 0%
Sub - Hollands (61) 0%
Sub - McCallum (61) 0%
Sub - Taylor (74) 0%