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Supporters Direct media briefing - 4/7/14

Below is the latest edition of Supporters Direct's media briefing, rounding up the latest news from the Trust movement, sports governance and finance, and beyond.

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  Supporters Summit coming up... on July 26th

Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation will host the joint annual Supporters Summit in London at Wembley Stadium on 26th July, 2014.

The event brings fans together from across the UK and Europe from clubs and supporter organisations to debate the issues at the heart of the game.

The AGM’s of both organisations will be held the evening of Friday 25th July.

Save the Date…

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  European Football Fans Congress kicked off in Italy
Football fans from more than 35 countries are coming together from 3 to 6 July in Bosco Albergati (near Bologna) in Italy. In various workshops, they are going talk about problems fans have to put up with but also about potential or existing solutions. The event is organised by the European fans network Football Supporters Europe (FSE) and takes place in a different country every year. This time, the Fans Congress is organised jointly with UISP and the TifoMagazine in the context of the world’s biggest anti-racist football festival, the Mondiali Antirazzisti which will again see thousands of participants from all over the world.

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Sports Finance

Borussia Dortmund sign €350m sponsorship deal that includes selling 9% of the shares to sponsor (in German)

Clubs get over €1bn from European club competitions

English non-league football takes financial hit

News from Europe

Greece NT players want WC bonuses to be given to infrastructure instead

Female football coach declines job at French club Clermont


UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Dinamo

Trust News

Fans joy as Fisher moves back home
Fisher FC

HUST to take boycott vote
Hereford United Supporters Trust

Coventry City Sky Blue trust statement on judicial review result
Sky Blue Trust

Ipswich town trust challenges derby scheduling
Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct 

SD cup moves to Wales as Merthyr host Wrexham in pre-season fixture
Supporters Direct

AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Hinckley AFC to compete for the SD Shiled
Supporters Direct

Supporters Summit - New session & speakers announced
Supporters Summit

Sports Governance

FIFA stay on match-fixing alert as group games reached closing stages

Football match-fixing: Ghana deal casts clouds over WC finals in Brazil

Sepp Blatter: UEFA to introduce goal-line technology in Euro 2016
Deutsche Welle

Uruguay coach quits FIFA post over Suarez ban

Comments and Blogs

Was hiring two female managers just a publicity stunt by Clermont?
The Hairdryer -

Hereford United: You can tell a man by the company he keeps
Ian - 200%

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