Fans United

FANS United is calling on the 33 English league clubs who have no fixture on FA Cup Saturday to rally their fans to attend the Clubs in Crisis day at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground this weekend.

Thousands of football supporters have already pledged to make next Saturday's event the biggest fans united day ever.

Two months ago more than 10,000 people gathered at the same ground in a Fans United day to draw attention to Wrexham Football Club's own plight. The 132 year old club is in financial administration, has been docked 10 points by the Football League and faces eviction from its ground on 21st July 2005.

But clubs the length and breadth of the UK also face hard times: Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Bury, Cambridge United, Dover Athletic, Hendon FC, East Stirlingshire, Gateshead, Grimsby Town and Rotherham are among many with an uncertain future.

All football fans have been invited to gather at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday 29th January and stand in their team colours alongside Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers supporters to show their solidarity for clubs on the brink of financial ruin.

Fans United organiser Nic Outterside said: "We are already expecting a bumper crowd at Saturday's game with pledges of support from as far afield as QPR, Sunderland and Northern Ireland.

"In addition many clubs have taken time to advertise the event on their official message boards and in their match day programmes."

"But with 33 English league clubs without a fixture that day, we are now asking them to rally their fans to join in to help save the heart of British football.

"So from Aston Villa to Wigan, and Hull to Torquay come along in your thousands and let's show the FA and Football League that clubs and fans really do care about each other."