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June 2, 2006
This petition is to stop people from not letting us fly the England Flag.
The England Flag is not racist. The England Flag belongs to the English whatever colour our skin, whatever our religous background.
332. Sack Ian Wright
June 2, 2006
The British viewing public has had enough of it's licence fee been wasted on the incoherent Ian Wright.
The final straw came on Tuesday 30th May when Ian Wright said Steven Gerrard's dive was acceptable. The BBC must act to stop Ian Wright causing further embarrassment in Germany at the World Cup.
Over the last few years as a BBC pundit he has taken our money and caused offence and contributed very little to the BBC image.
It is time we as the viewing public and licence fee payers made our voice and feelings known.
May 01, 2006
Let's leave the game (Apr 30, 2006) as a draw. If the afl decide to give one team the game then we all better look out.
In the last couple of years umpires have made lots of mistakes. On several occasions they have admitted they made wrong decisions, that have cost teams a game, however the results were never changed.
If we start now where does it ever stop. When we no longer have this great game of AFL.
Today we saw a debacle of the highest order at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania in an AFL game between the Fremantle Football Club and the St Kilda Football Club.
At the completion of the game, the siren was blown with Fremantle leading by 1 point. Due to the siren being very low in volume, the umpire controlling the game claimed he didn't hear it, depsite the Fremantle players raising their arms in triumph upon hearing it, the St Kilda players dropping their heads in defeat, and another field umpire appearing to run in to rectify the error.
Play continued and in the ensuing confusion a St Kilda player scored a point before the game was officially brought to a close, with a draw being the result. Clearly the Fremantle Football Club were robbed of the win and were the true winners of the game.
We demand that the point scored by St Kilda be removed from the records and that the Fremantle Football Club be awarded the game and the 4 premiership points. In the ineterst of fairness and for the sake of preserving the integrity of the game and the AFL competition, this move is essential and must be irrevocable.
The following questions must also be answered for the public and supporters of AFL in Australia:
(i) How long was the final siren sounded for?
(ii) Did the Timekeeper sound the siren a second time?
(iii) When did the field umpire signal the completion of playing time?
(iv) If the field umpire did not hear the 2nd sounding why was the game stopped?
The integrity of this great game must be preserved and the correct club must be rewarded for its win in Tasmania.
April 7, 2006
By signing this petition, you will be showing your support for the Buffalo Bills franchise. Keep the Bills in Buffalo forever!
Please Ralph (Wilson), don't move the team!
336. Thank you Reading FC
March 28, 2006
On March 25th 2006, the players of Reading Football Club secured promotion for the first time in their 135 year history.
This is to thank Reading Football Club from all its fans for achieving promotion to the premiership in 2006.
337. FK Velez Mostar
March 24, 2006
FK Velez Mostar
Visokom predstavniku u BiH
Cijenjeni gospodine Schwarz - Schilling
Fudbalski klub Vele Mostar je jedan od najstarijih klubova na podruèju june Evrope. Dugogodinji je uèesnik meðunarodnih fudbalskih klupskih natjecanja. Njegove boje su branili nogometai, koji su kasnije igrali za najpoznatije evropske klubove.
Sa poèetkom rata u BiH 1992.godine, FK Vele je protjeran sa svoga stadiona i uskraæeno mu je pravo koje meðunarodna zajednica garantira svim graðanima BiH - povratak na svoje ognjite.
Veæ 14 godina FK Vele nastupa na neuslovnom stadionu i samo uz veliku ljubav svojih navijaèa i prijatelja uspio je opstati kao klub i nalazi se pred povratkom u fudbalsku ligu najboljih klubova BiH.
FK Vele je tokom svoje istorije bio i ostao klub svih graðana svoga grada i ire, u njemu su igrali i igraju predstavnici sva tri naroda u BiH.
Cijenjeni gospodine Visoki predstavnièe,
svojim potpisom dole molim Vas da iskoristite svoj autoritet i pravo funkcije koju obavljate i donesete, èim prije, odluku sa zakonskom snagom kojom æete omoguæiti FK Vele Mostar ostvarenje njegovog prava na trenutni povratak na Stadion pod Bijelim brijegom u Mostaru...
Sehr geehrter Herr Schwarz-Schilling!
Fußballklub Velez gehört zu den ältesten Fußballvereinen Südosteuropas und hat an vielen internationalen Wettbewerben teilgenommen. In seiner Vereinsfarbe rot spielten die Spieler, die später auch für berühmtesten Vereine Europas angetreten sind.
Mit dem Kriegsbeginn in Bosnien-Herzegowina 1992. wurde Velez von seinem Fußballstadion vertrieben. Nach dem Krieg wurde ihm das Recht zurückzukehren, das allen Bürgern Bosniens zusteht und von Internationalen Gemeinschaft garantiert wird, entzogen.
Seit 14 Jahren arbeitet das Team unter schwierigsten Bedienungen und nur Dank Hilfe von Fans und Freunden ist er als Verein erhalten geblieben und befindet sich auf dem Weg in die höchste Spielklasse, Premier League Bosniens.
FK Velez ist durch seine Geschichte immer ein Klub aller Bürger Mostars gewesen und in ihm haben immer die Vertreter aller drei Volksgruppen Bosniens gespielt und noch immer spielen.
Hochgeschätzter Herr Hoher Repräsentant,
mit meiner Unterschrift weiter unten, bitte ich Sie höflichst Ihre Autorität und Rechte, die Ihre Funktion mit sich bringt, zu nutzen und die gesetzliche Grundlage zu schaffen, die es dem FK Velez ermöglichen soll endlich zu seinem Recht zu kommen um schnellstmöglich in sein Stadion Bijeli Brijeg" zurückzukehren.
Danke in voraus
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Dear Mr. Schwarz Schilling.
This is a plee of Bosnian football fans in Bosnia & Herzeggovina and worldwide. It regards the "Velez" - Football Club of Mostar.
F.C. "Velez" is one of the oldest football clubs in the southern regions of Europe. It has been, contestant of many international championships trougout its rich history. Its colors were representet by footballers who were, later, members of most famous clubs in Europe.
At the begining of the war in Bosnia and Herzeggovina in 1992, F.C. "Velez" was expelled from its own stadium and is being denied return to its own playground. This is a very sad fact since U.N. is granting the right of return to homes to all people in bosnia.
This right should apply to F.C. "Velez" also, - the team which has been forced to train and play at dire conditions of its present stadium and facilities. The club has been able to survive today only by the help of its friends and fans who are realy fond of their club.
F.C. "Velez" has allways been and allways wil be represented by the players from all Bosnian nationalities. It has allways been and it wil allways be pride of the city of Mostar.
So, dear Mr. Schilling we hope that you can use your respected authority and grant the rightfull return of "Velez Stadium" to its club, fans and its people.
Sports-lovers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and worldwide.
February 27, 2006
There is a large proportion of people living in Merseyside who believe that this person, Michael Shields, DID actually commit the crime he has been imprisoned for.
Why should the justice system be different for him?
He can't prove he didn't do it. But the courts seemed to be able to prove he did. If this happened in the UK, what would we want the sentance to be? How would we like it dealt with?
If he IS innocent, then set him free now. But there's no smoke without fire as they say, and if he DID commit the offence, then he got what was coming to him.
I wouldn't want him to be walking the streets of my home town, Liverpool, not to mention blackening AGAIN the name of the club I support, LFC. Everyone knows if you steal in Saudi Arabia they chop your hand off.
Maybe he should have thought about the consequences before commiting the offence?
February 26, 2006
The New Zealand Knights dismal on field performances are not only put down to players, but to people who sit in positions of power.
John Adshead, Anthony Lee and Steve O'Hara have ultimately destroyed the New Zealand Knights as a footballing franchise. Not adherring to promoting the chances for New Zealand players to play in the A-League, yet choosing to pick 14 of the 20 squad members from overseas, which is too much for a New Zealand based club.
Lee and O'Hara should not be at the club as it is obvious they have no experience in running a football club, and they both hail from backgrounds completely irrelevant to help run a successful football club.
Adshead's managerial performance of 1 win, 3 draws and 17 losses in the inaugural A-League season was disasterous to say the least, and I (as a football fan), as well as many others believe it is in the best interests of the club that John Adshead, as well as Anthony Lee and Steve O'Hara should be removed from the New Zealand Knights Football Club in order to send our club forward, rather than continue in a downward spiral destined for failure.
Feb 08, 2006
This petition was made after realising that, like the Globetroters, Mourinho's too good for football's health.
Feb 06, 2006
Over the past few years we have seen more and more cheating and diving going on during football matches.
Until someone at FIFA or UEFA does anything about this or listens to the fans it will only get worse.
Just watching slow motion replays shows that more 9 times out of 10 the player either:
A) Hasn't been touched; or
B) is holding a part of their body that wasn't touched just because it is easier.
Sometimes during a match a player could have seemingly have their career finished by a tackle, more than once, but still be able to finish the game and play next week.
I've seen players get a hand touch their face and go down as if they are dying. I've seen players screaming in pain after having their shirt pulled! How on earth can that hurt you.
There is no way FIFA, UEFA or any of the member associations can believe what they are seeing on the pitch is real but they still let it happen every week. So far the only real example of anyong getting punished is Rivaldo at the World Cup in Japan but even then he was fined the equivilent of £10.
The situation is so bad that on the UKs cult football show Soccer AM they even play clips each week of players falling over without being touched to the music if Platoon, but still none of the authorities want to do anything about this.
I've seen diving in league matches all over the world, in World Cups, in Cup Finals and during the Champions League but no one will do anything about this.
I want to get 1 million signatures for this petition so that we can make FIFA and UEFA listen.
I have a number of ideas to help drive this out of the game but no one in FIFA or UEFA or anywhere else is prepared to do anything about this.
Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com
Let's get as many signatures as we can to make them listen.
January 14, 2006
After years of Portugal's football team wearing Red Shirts with Green shorts Nike and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has decided to give them all Red uniforms.
This is a new petition as of the Arsenal vs Chelsea game on Sunday afternoon.
Quite simply the man is a joke and lacks most of the credentials needed to officiate important football matches.
These days, the premiership is becoming a boring, very predictable one horse race. And when one of the few teams capable of challenging the league leaders Chelsea are beaten by eleven men and 3 officials, it makes you wonder if its even worth watching anymore.
The referee in charge of the Arsenal game disallowed a perfectly legal Robin Van Persie goal, ignored two blatant red card challenges from his new favourite player Michael Essien (whom Rob Styles also shouldve red carded for an X-rated challenge on boltons Tel Ben-Haim who is consequently lucky to still have a footballing career), and bottled countless decisions against Chelsea.
I am not a bitter Arsenal fan, I am actually a Leicester City fan and I enjoy watching good football. Not the ultra defensive, 10 men behind the ball stuff you see at stamford bridge which nobody wants to see.
But the point of the topic is Rob Styles has to go. He is quite simply incapable and if any real football fans agree then pop your signature here and if we get enough it'll go to the FA and other leading football authorities.
344. Megson Out
December 16, 2005
For the sake of Nottingham Forest Football Club Gary Megson has to go?
Yes, only 1 league away win all season. His tatics stink.
Time for a change.
345. Fire Matt Millen
This is a Petition to show that people are tired of bad decisions made by upper management of the Detroit Lions.
Since the Lions will not allow the freedom of speech or the right to protest by the PAYING fans, we request that people sign this petition to have Millen removed.
November 22, 2005
Every year it seems as if a team deserving of a playoff spot is selected over by a team that is not as deserving of the playoff spot. Year in and year out it seems as if politics decide the final playoff spots than a teams strength.
Wofford, Youngstown State, and teams such as Georgia Southern having to travel in the first round when they are truly more deserving of a home spot.
I can go on and on about this committee but it serves me no good; I really don't know how to explain what I am saying but if you beleive this committee needs to get its act straight in its decision making; then sign this petition..
November 21, 2005
The YSU Penguins have had a great tradition in the I-AA and the I-AA Playoffs. In 1996 the Penguins finished 8-3 and did not make the playoffs; in 2001 YSU Finished 8-3 and did not make the playoffs; each year winning TWO Division II Games.
In 2005 The YSU Penguins Finished 8-3 and were Gateway Champions, they only had 1 Division II Game; and surprised many in the I-AA. Despite all that the Penguins missed the I-AA Playoffs again and now its becoming o so common to see this.
Is YSU'S Time in the I-AA Run out? We beleive so. We ask Ron Strollo, YSU Athletic Director, to consider an interest and apply to join the Mid American Conference of I-A.
It will present new rivalries for the Penguins in Akron and Kent and would increase attendances and monies.
If you beleive YSU's time has come to an end in I-AA and you would like YSU have a better opportunity of reaching the postseason; We encourage you to sign this Petition.
Nous, les amateurs de soccer du Canada, réclamons la démission de Kevan Pipe de son poste d'officier des opérations en chef de l'Association canadienne de soccer. Nous considérons que les décisions de M. Pipe nuisent au bon fonctionnement du soccer canadien, notamment en favorisant l'implantation d'une franchise de la Major League Soccer à Toronto et en lui garantissant l'exclusivité sur le territoire canadien, au détriment des autres clubs de soccer professionnel du pays.
De plus, nous trouvons incompréhensible que Toronto soit privilégié comme capitale du soccer au Canada, en recevant notamment la priorité sur l'organisation des matches internationaux, tandis que des villes comme Montréal et Vancouver ont fait leur preuve depuis plus de 10 ans.
Par ailleurs, nous dénonçons le manque de rigueur dans la stabilisation du soccer au Canada depuis deux décennies, se soldant par maints échecs, causés par un manque de vision des gestionnaires de l'ACS. Par la présente, nous demandons au gouvernement du Canada de faire preuve de leadership dans le dossier et d'analyser les retombées d'un projet de franchise de la MLS à Toronto sur l'ensemble du soccer professionnel et amateur au pays. Nous exigeons que soit retirée l'exclusivité de Toronto.
De plus, nous demandons aux groupes impliqués qu'un consortium soit formé afin que des décisions communes concernant l'intégration des équipes canadiennes à la MLS et l'avenir du soccer canadien soient prises.
Les amateurs de soccer du Canada
Nous vous invitons à faire part de votre mécontentement à M. Kevan Pipe :
237 rue Metcalfe
Tél. : (613) 237-7678, poste 223
Téléc. : (613) 237-1516
We, Canadian soccer supporters, demand the resignation of Kevan Pipe from his function as Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Soccer Association. We consider that the decisions taken by Mr. Pipe go against the well-being of Canadian soccer, notably by favouring a Major League Soccer club in Toronto and guaranteeing to its operators exclusive rights to the entire Canadian territory, leaving the country's other professional clubs at a disadvantage.
Furthermore, we find it incomprehensible that Toronto would be priviledged as soccer capital of Canada, notably by being guaranteed priority for national team games, while cities like Montreal and Vancouver have proven their worth for over a decade. We also denounce the lack or riguor and stability of Canadian soccer in the past 20 years, with a long list of failures, caused by the lack of vision of those in charge at the CSA.
The current letter asks that the Government of Canada show leadership in the matter and that it analyses the consequences of this MLS project on the entirety of professional and amateur soccer in this country, We demand that the exclusivity deal with Toronto be rescinded.
Finally, we ask that the concerned groups form a consortium so that common decisions can be taken regarding the integration of Canadian clubs to MLS and the future of Canadian soccer.
The soccer supporters of Canada
We invite you to contact Mr. Kevan Pipe to make your discontent shown:
237 rue Metcalfe
Phone: (613) 237-7678, ext. 223
Fax: (613) 237-1516
349. Sven must go!
September 8, 2005
After very poor performances by the England team and ridiculous team/formation choices, it is time for Sven-Göran Eriksson to go.
Gamers have never been allowed to challenge after viewing replays on Madden football video games, and that needs to stop.
I mean, what good is challenging the call if you can't review it yourself?
351. Free Michael Shields
Michael Shields has been imprisoned in a Bulgarian prison for a crime he did not commit!!!
We his supporters need to get him out of this prison and home to his family, to end this nightmare for everyone.
The supporters of Kilmarnock Football Club who have signed this petition wish for the removal of the manager at Rugby Park, Jim Jefferies.
There have been polls on this issue run on unofficial fans' sites - all of which show overwhelmingly that the fans' wish the manager to leave.
The most recent polls gave the following results:
17th February 2005 - 86 Supporters polled
JJ MUST GO 59 (68.6%)
UNDECIDED 19 (22.09%)
JJ MUST STAY 8 (9.3%)
3rd March 2005 - 196 supporters polled
JJ should GO now 131 (66.84%)
JJ should stay 65 (33.16%)
There is also a poll being run currently which started on 10th April 2005 - this can be viewed at: http://killiefc.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=16990
The overall results will be known towards the end of next week, however 52 supporters have been polled so far and the results at the moment are:
JJ Must Go - 49 (94.23%)
JJ Must Stay - 3 (5.77%)
Many supporters felt that despite their personal views, the manager deserved support until the target of a top 6 place was no longer achievable. Now that Kilmarnock are unable to get into the Top 6 - most feel it is now time for him to leave - and feel the manager could leave with integrity intact if he were to do the decent thing and resign from his position. If this were not to happen within the next fortnight - the fans wish the club to take the appropriate action and relieve the manager of his duties at the club ASAP.
Discontent has been growing among the fans since the Christmas period, but the 3-1 defeat by Hearts in the Scottish Cup was the last straw for many.
The clubs own target of a top 6 place has now not been met for the past 2 seasons - this is simply not good enough. The fans realise that there are financial pressures put upon the management team and the club as a whole - which is constantly being cited as a reason for our poor run of results - but feel that the current position is unacceptable. Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibernian all work with small squads like our own - mostly made up of young players - and they all have financial restrictions put upon them also - however all of these teams are sitting above us in the SPL - so having a small squad of young, inexperienced players is no longer a viable excuse - especially as this squad have largely been together now for the past 3 years.
The manager has been in charge now for three seasons and things seem to be getting gradually worse. We have an extremely talented young squad of players - but unfortunately the management team is not currently getting the best from them.
The following shows a list of where the club has finished in the Premier since 1997:
Season 97-98 4th
Season 98-99 4th
Season 99-00 9th
Season 00-01 4th
Season 01-02 5th
Season 02-03 4th
Season 03-04 10th
Season 04-05 8th
Jim Jefferies first full season in charge was 2002-03 - when we apparently "over-achieved" - despite having finished in the top 5 in 4 of the previous 5 seasons. Since then manager has totally changed the squad and it is now 'his' team - we have finished 10th last season and are currently sitting 8th - however on current form could quite easily finish 10th or 11th.
There are many reasons why we think this action needs to be undertaken straight away - however we have tried to keep this factual rather than resorting to too many personal opinions - as that would not give a true opinion of the full fan base.
Kilmarnock have lost support every year for the past five years. From an average of over 11,500 in 1998-99 to an average of under 7,000 now. The average attendances are only going in one direction at the moment and many fans feel that attendances will not rise until a change of manager is implemented. Many fans have openly stated they are unhappy with the current management team and will not return to Rugby Park at all until this changes - no matter how well the team are doing.
We have started this petition in order to show our feelings towards this situation in a peaceful manner - HOWEVER - if the fans' opinion is not taken seriously and a change of manager is not implemented very soon, a more organised approach in the form of protests before and after home matches shall be taken. Many fans are voting with their feet at the moment - and to ignore the club's most loyal customers is going to see the attendances slump to a new low not seen for over a decade.
With survival in the SPL looking likely and being in the 'bottom 6' - the fans feel as though there is very little left to play for this season but pride. Unfortunately 6 points from a possible 30 in our last 10 SPL matches is simply not good enough - and if this sort of form continues we may yet get dragged into the relegation dogfight - which is why the supporters feel a change must be made NOW. In our last 12 games - we have only achieved 2 wins and 1 draw - with 6 of the 12 matches being played at home. During these games we have only kept a clean sheet ONCE, and have failed to score in 6 of these games. In these 12 matches - we have conceded 21 goals and only scored 10 (3 of which were scored against dundee united - which was also the only game in which we kept a clean sheet - against the bottom side in the SPL).
To reiterate - The supporters of Kilmarnock Football Club who have signed this petition wish for the removal of the manager, Jim Jefferies.
If you wish to show your support for this petition - please fill in your details and please give your correct email address so that your support can be counted (we need the proper email address in order that your support can be digitally signed - please check your junk mail folder if you think you have not got an email). Obviously it is better if you include your home address also - but we have kept this optional as we realise not everyone is comfortable in giving out this information.
This petition will finish on the 24th April - thanks in advance for any support. Please feel free to send a link to this petition to the club in order that they realise this has your support.
Alden Junior Football and Cheerleading has been operting for 35 years. This organization benfits the youth in our community by teaching and nuturing youth sports.
We are asking for assistance in making our present playing location in the Alden Town Park meet the OATKA League regulations.
Kyle Brady, TE for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is a great asset to the Team. There is word out that he may be changing uniforms soon. We would like to keep Kyle Brady on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gravesend & Northfleet Football Club faces the biggest threat in its 60-year history if plans to relocate Gillingham FC to the borough come to
356. Free The Fixtures
The Football Association are searching through football club fan sites and threatening legal action against those sites displaying league fixtures without having previously paid a prohibitive license fee to the FA for the privilege of doing posting their 'property'.
Many smaller fan sites are run by private individuals with the interest of their club at heart, and not any personal private gain, unlike the FA or individual clubs. As such, such a demand for the privilege of posting such information that can be found anywhere on the worldwide web, or in the paper media, restricts the right of the individual to attempt to present a 'professional'-looking web site.
Therefore, we, the undersigned, protest at the money-grabbing antics by the FA, and urge them to consider allowing bona fide fan sites to publish league fixtures without cost to the webmaster.
The purpose of this petition is to say you disagree with the decision by FIFA and in particular the English FA to ban players from celebrating a goal by lifting their shirt over their heads (and variations of) or face a yellow card.
Abolish it! Players and fans relish celebrating a goal and this ban is completely absurd. Why not ban time-wasting by substitutions inside of 10 minutes from the end of matches? This is BONKERS!
October 21, 2004
Thousands of JSU fans are fed up with second-year head football coach James Bell.
Bell is NOT doing a good job and is not producing victorious results!
UNION CITY HAS NO YOUTH SPORTS. THE CITY'S POPULATION HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS.
This petition started after a thread appeared on a Posh messageboard containing some of the following comments:
"I'm fed up of listening to the out of tune drummer and his band of 13yr old merry men. Irritating or what?????!!!!!!!! "
or more specifically, ban burberry and people who stand around chanting stuff like "we hate Bristol City" You What?!?!?!?!"
"His chants are rubbish, his drum makes a horrible out of tune noise, its just annoying really.
get him out!"