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11th December, 2012

  UEFA calls for ban on third party ownership

Following yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne, UEFA have called for third party ownership of footballers to be “prohibited as a matter of principle”. European football’s governing body have also reiterated their support for the fight against match fixing – two key policy areas also covered in SD Europe’s recent position paper, ‘The Heart of the Game: Why Supporters are Vital to Improving Governance in Football’.  


  PST Community Shares update  

With the Pompey Trust campaign to buy Portsmouth FC in full swing, we caught up with PST Spokesman Colin Farmery for an update, which is now available to view on the Supporters Direct YouTube channel. Don’t forget to visit the Community Pompey website to find out how you can be part of the bid.


Sports Finance

Council weighs into Ricoh Arena rent crisis
Coventry Observer 

The stadium curse
Football Management  

Bristol City’s woes are likely to be the norm 
The Two Unfortunates    

Man City top Premier League list for spending on agents’ fees
The Guardian 

Sports Governance

German model bangs the drum for club, country and the people’s game
The Guardian  

Germany’s Bundesliga takes a stand by keeping faith with noisy fans
The Guardian

Resolution of Olympic Stadium saga boils down to a game of bluff
The Guardian  

Bassini and Watford charged with misconduct
Watford Observer 

Trust News

Back to Bermondsey campaign at critical stage  
Fisher FC   

Advertisement: Chester FC Community Trust Manager
Supporters Direct

Scunthorpe United to release budget information
Supporters Direct 

Games Without Frontiers
Supporters Direct  

Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust officially launches
Supporters Direct 

Brakes Trust response to Leamington FC AGM
Brakes Trust   

Wanted: Community Champions
FC United of Manchester   

Supporters Direct 

Notice of Elections
Supporters Direct 

National Football Survey: 5000 responses so far
Scottish Fans 

Football Association Guide to Asset Transfers
Supporters Direct 

Supporters Direct Scotland Statement
Scottish Fans 

Board Member Development, Leeds, December 2nd 
Supporters Direct 

News from Europe

Prize money for 16 clubs released 

Council of the EU confirms SD Europe position on match fixing
Supporters Direct 

EU Council busy with sport issues
European Commission  

Supporters Direct Europe: Fans at the Heart of the Game
Football Perspectives 

Real Oviedo – the remarkable story of a club the world united to save
The Guardian 

Supporter Liaison – Frequently Asked Questions 
Supporters Direct

Joseph McSweeney appointed SLO at Cork City
Southern Star

Draft Manifesto
Shelbourne FC Supporters’ Trust 

Comments and Blogs

No Sky Blues ahead just yet 

What democracy does to football 

Wrexham FC could have been a horror story…but it’s turning into an epic
Daily Post  

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