A review of all the major football talking points for you to reflect on this month

SFSA Board Report

Last week saw the SFSA quarterly board meeting and over the coming months you will be able to read about our plans for the short term and our longer term vision for the future.

Please remember to get all your fellow fans to join the SFSA and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 


Westminster calls for football to get its house in order but what about Scotland?

Here in Scotland we have the ongoing consultation over strict liability and of course the Offensive Behaviour at football matches on the agenda at Holyrood. However, at this stage there seems to be little appetite to tell football in Scotland that it needs to get its house in order. There of course will be very few fans (voters) in Scotland who believe that football is better run in Scotland than in England. The SFA and the SPFL don't want interference and have always claimed that FIFA would take a dim view on such involvement. Given what has happen in England, it was interesting to note that the FA never hid or played the FIFA card - maybe because it knows it needs radical reform and of course it knows FIFA is not exactly a role model for good governance. It will be interesting to see if there is any knock effect here in Scotland.

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Try football for free? Could it work here in Scotland?

We have thousands of empty seats at football grounds around the country every week that need filled. Read here about how another sport is trying to attract new people to try it out and we explore if it could work in Scotland:

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International Women's Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's. As we know Scottish football has a long way to go to recognise the contribution that females can make to our game.

Please show you backing for this campaign by using social media on Wednesday. You can also read more about this issue in the link below.

I’m supporting @ScotWomenSport and their challenge to all sports to #BeBoldforChange and create a sporting environment that embraces diversity at all levels.

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Fan Culture Thrives

SFSA Community Ownership

Tony Barrett, formerly of the Times and Liverpool Echo, writes on how his experience visiting Celtic Park for a recent game has changed his views on Safe Standing.
We will be more than happy to utilise our European Network through Football Supporters Europe if any fans groups want to discuss this with us. We have already discussed this at Partick Thistle and with Aberdeen Fans.

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Bayern Munich President Of Americas Rudolf Vidal On How Digital Technology Impacts Fan Experience.

For our members who are interested in how technology is changing the game this is a very interesting read and shows that Scottish football needs to innovate or it will be left completely behind:

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