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Fan Mail – The FSF Newsletter [9/11/12]

17th November 2012

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The latest from the Football Supporters’ Federation, another Fulham Supporters’ Trust affiliate.

Burnley and Watford back Safe Standing

Burnley and Watford are the latest clubs to back the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Safe Standing Campaign – a big well done to the Clarets and the Hornets. They follow hot on the heels of Aston Villa, Brentford, Bristol City, Crystal Palace, Derby County, Hull City, Peterborough United, AFC Wimbledon and the Scottish Premier League.

You must make safe standing happen…

While we’re delighted to see more and more clubs coming on board fan action is vital too. Spare a few minutes of your time and back the FSF Safe Standing Campaign here.

  1. Sign the FSF’s Safe Standing Petition…
  2. Get your MP to sign Safe Standing EDM 573…
  3. Let us know their response via [email protected]
  4. Spread the word via email, Twitter, Facebook!

Read more here including videos, imagery, quotes, legalities and the Safe Standing Mythbuster…

BlueSq: Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

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Friday evening’s Championship fixture sees struggling Sheffield Wednesday make the journey to Middlesbroughwho occupy second spot in the league. Boro can be backed at 4/5 while Wednesday are 10/3, the draw is 5/2. Scott McDonald is 4/1 favourite to open the scoring.

Fans back ACPO “three pronged” strategy

A survey carried out by the FSF has shown that fans have a “relatively positive perception” of the police’s role in football. The survey showed that where police forces adhere to ACPO’s “three pronged” policing strategy recommendations fans tend to have positive experiences of policing and develop a relatively positive view of the police.

And finally… the Scorpion Kick is back

Over to a chilly looking Russia where Scrabble-proof Zarya Krasnoznamensk’s first team played a training ground game against their youth side. Maxim Ivaschuk scores a cracking Scorpion Kick although it’s tough to take it too seriously since he appears to be wearing pyjamas. The less said about the very Russian soundtrack, the better.

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