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 »

What the Football League rejection of League 3 means

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      On Friday, after the Football League AGM in Portugal, this statement was released by the FL: Containing this very important quote: The Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Greg Dyke provided a detailed and thought provoking presentation that helped clubs get a better understanding of the thinking behind his recent report. “Whilst it’s fair to say there ... Read More »

Forum Launched


The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that for the past few days there has been a forum link here on the site that is password protected. We’ve now opened a forum on that link so that anyone can see it. As I write it’s totally empty bar a few posts from me. We want to generate fan discussion, and ... Read More »