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Friday
Feb112011

Erasing the O's from footie history

The Fulham Supporters' Trust has received communication from the editor of an
independent fanzine for Leyton Orient FC voicing grave concerns for the future
of the club if the use of the Olympic Games stadium, post 2012, were to be
awarded to either of two equally dislikeable Premier League clubs.

The Board of Directors of Leyton Orient FC issued a statement on 23rd. January,
2011 and this may be read on:


http://www.leytonorient.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10439~2273878,00.html#continue


The Fulham Supporters' Trust notes that neither Tottenham Hotspur FC nor West
Ham United FC has consulted with their fans whether they desire to occupy the
Olympic stadium. Fans of the former have organised a petition against such a
move and a poll of fans of the latter was overwhelmingly against.

Despite West ham United being chosen (on 11th. February, 2011) as the preferred
bidder by Olympic Park Legacy Committee (OPLC), this requires ratification from
two government departments and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

However, the OLPC's choice has brought immediate and negative reaction from The
Football Supporters' Federation
(http://www.fsf.org.uk/news/Hammers-win-race-for-Olympic-Stadium.php), not least
for the potentially detrimental consequences for Leyton Orient.

Please help the O's by sending an e-mail to the Mayor of London at the following
address: mayor@london.gov.uk

Tuesday
Nov232010

The Fulham Supporters' Trust Annual General Meeting, 2010 

All members are invited to attend The Fulham Supporters' Trust Annual General Meeting for the fiscal year ending 30th. June, 2010.

The meeting will be held at the ‘Duke's Head’ Public House, 8, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN (upstairs room).

Date: Saturday, 27th. November, from 12.00-14.00

This will be a closed meeting for members only.

Following an initial announcement on 6th. November, further information was sent to the membership on 15th. November, with a Treasurer’s Report and copy of the independently-examined accounts for 2009/10, to be forwarded separately.

Please submit any AGM agenda items no later than 12.00 on Wednesday 24th. November, 2010?

If you have not received the AGM documentation, or are uncertain of your membership status or have not received a membership card please contact the Secretary via e-mail?

Tuesday
Nov232010

Election of The Fulham Supporters’ Trust Board, 2010

At the Committee meeting held on 6th. November, 2010, the Procedure and a working timetable for the election of a new Fulham Supporters’ Trust (FST) Board were agreed. At the same meeting, the appointments of Tim Hillyer (Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association), as the Independent Scrutineer (IS), Graham Skipp and Michael Saunders (both FST), to work as the Election Management Group were endorsed.

Members will have received notice, dated 6th. November, with all relevant information regarding timetable, eligibility, nomination and candidacy. Any queries should be directed to the Election Management Group, whose contact details have been supplied.

Wednesday
Oct132010

KICK IT OUT CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

This week continues a programme of action by the 'Kick It Out' movement, football's inclusion and equality campaign, in the run up to the launch of the 'One Game One Community' weeks of action on Thursday, 14th. October, 2010 (http://www.kickitout.org/158.php). The campaign will also see all 92
professional clubs show their support by hosting a day of action at their respective home games.

Clubs in all four divisions have nominated ambassadors for the week of action, with Nigerian international, Dickson Etuhu, representing Fulham FC. Our ex-players, Dean Leacock, Zesh Rehman and Elliott Omozusi fulfill the same role at Derby County, Bradford City and Leyton Orient.

One of the major events in the south-east on 14th. is being held at Fulham FC and continues the club's welcome support for equality and diversity in football. The evening forum, to be held in the Trophy Room from 18.00-21.00, has a disability theme (http://www.kickitout.org/1205.php).

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust gives whole-hearted support to the aims of ‘Kick It Out’, noting the good nature and generosity of Fulham’s fans in accepting diversity, making Craven Cottage popular with visiting players and fans alike. In turn, this aids the friendly reception afforded to the club and its fans on their travels, in particular during our forays in the Europa League last season. We urge our members and fans of Fulham in general to give support to and participate in the weeks of action

Friday
Sep102010

Trust to host FSF Southern Division meeting

As a long-standing affiliate of the Football Supporters' Federation, we're pleased to be able to host the first meeting of its Southern Division for the 2010/11 season. This will take place at 'The Dukes Head' public house, 8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN, on Sunday 12th. September, 2010. The meeting will start at 12.00 and should finish circa 17.00.

In addition to the round up from club delegates and the regularly amusing summary of, often idiosyncratic and sometimes criminal, happenings from the lower reaches of the football pyramid, topics for discussion at the meeting will include:

•The new 25 player Premier League squads - what will be their effect on the game?

•Fans’ Parliament 2010 – how was it for you and what changes, if any, would you like made for Fans’ Parliament 2011?

•The World Cup – where do England go from here? The legacy for South Africa - has the World Cup changed anything?

•Format of future Southern Division meetings - have your say on the set up of your local FSF Division.