AL3 Blog – The Vote That Never Was

Yesterday morning AL3 published a statement in relation to an article that appeared on Feb 23rd released by AFC Wimbledon supporters Trust “The Dons Trust” which claimed that Football League clubs had voted in favour of permitting Premier League B Teams into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Despite being published on Feb 23rd, this only reached real public awareness yesterday morning, ... Read More »

AL3 Statement – B Team Proposals


Against League 3 has this morning been informed of reports that the Football League has agreed to the participation of Premier League B Teams in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy published by The Don’s Trust AL3 has been unable to independantly confirm these reports, but has no reason to disbelieve the summary as published by the Don’s Trust. AL3 as a ... Read More »

You did it


  With the release of the the FAs second commission report into the future of English football, the FA has stated that the plans “could not be imposed by the FA”. We essentially knew that anyway with the rejection of the plans by the Football League but confirmation is good. The Leagues are safe. Importantly, this does NOT rule out ... Read More »

New AL3 site now live


  If you’re reading this, you’ve taken a look at the brand new Against League 3 website, so thank you very much! We’ve redeveloped the site to present news in a much better way, while we hope over the coming months to talk about and spread the word of various fan movements and general issues in English football. We’ve been ... Read More »

Fan run Portsmouth clear legacy debt


Portsmouth FC, England’s largest community run club, have announced that the legacy debt took on during Portsmouth Supporters Trust’s takeover of the club has been paid off. Early resettlement payments to 24 former playing staff mean Portsmouth have now paid off around £7m worth of debt. Resettlement plans aimed to have paid off former players by 2016, meaning Portsmouth have ... Read More »

FSF/SD meet with FA Chairman Greg Dyke’s England Commission


The following is taken from a joint press release issued by Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters Federation       A joint delegation from the two national football supporters’ organisation – the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct – met with representatives of the Football Association Chairman’s ‘England Commission’ last week to discuss the content and recommendations of its ... Read More »

Some Positive Discussions


On Friday I travelled down to London on behalf of the campaign to meet some like-minded people and organisations, including Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters Federation for an in-depth discussion on the current state of English football. The League 3 proposals formed part of the agenda, as did a number of currently pressing issues in the game, such as ... Read More »

Football Is Broken

Football Is Broken

We posted this picture on our social media this morning: to quite a response. AL3 is primarily dedicated to the fight against ludicrous B team proposals suggested by the FA, but a wider discussion between a number of campaign groups is starting to form. As mentioned in the picture, there are problems at all levels. A few examples: QPR have ... Read More »

The JPT Proposals, what next for AL3?


We received the excellent news on Friday evening that the Football League rejected the FA’s proposals for League 3 and Strategic Loan Partnerships. It is highly unlikely that it could be carried out without support from the Football League, but we will still await confirmation from the FA that the plans have been dropped. One troubling notion however is that ... Read More »