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Fan Mail - The FSF Newsletter (10th February 2012)


Fan Mail - The FSF Newsletter (10th February 2012)


The FSF's International Ground Guide

Next week sees the resumption of European competition with Arsenal in Champions League action away to AC Milan (San Siro - left). Both Manchester clubs are represented in the Europa League with United at Ajax and City playing at Porto. For every European away fixture involving English sides the FSF produces a guide for travelling fans, giving the low down on the host city, recommendations for sights, accommodation, the best watering holes and much more.

Fans back KIO to carry on fight for equality

Back in December we asked members to share their views on the work of Kick It Out. The survey was launched to gain an insight into fans’ perceptions of the organisation following the One Game, One Community weeks of action. Thanks to everybody who took the time to give their views - which were overwhelmingly positive - on KIO’s work.


BlueSq: Manchester United v Liverpool

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Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford in the weekend's biggest clash. United are within touching distance of top-spot and 5/6 for the win while Liverpool are rated 16/5. Fancy chancing your arm at first scorer? Rooney (7/2), Hernandez (5/1), and Welbeck (5/1) are favourites for the home side while Suarez is (15/2) for the visitors.

And the award goes to...

Belgian group Fan Coaching has won the 2011 European Football Supporters Award. Fan Coaching is a non-profit organisation based in Liege which campaigns against violence in sport. The EFSA comes with a €6,000 prize, has UEFA’s backing, and was created in 2005 to reward groups who support good relations between fans.


And finally... backheel the world

Spectacular backheel goals seem to be sweeping the world. Last week Bolivia’s Erlan Mealla was at it with an absurd scorpion kick and now it’s the turn of Genoa’s Rodrigo Palacio. The Argentine was facing Lazio when he pulled this off. Did he mean it? Maybe. Have we watched it repeatedly and still not worked out exactly how he does it? Definitely.

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