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  1. Tifo information for tomorrow night in Copenhagen. TIFO INFORMATION Following liaison with the hosts, we have prepared for and expect to put on another tifo in Copenhagen. As the Champions League music starts and the players begin to walk out, hold the blue and white foil scarves (found on each seat) above your head and keep it held up until the music ceases. We should be grateful if you would spread the word as no leaflets will accompany this fan choreography.
  2. Hi all, Info from Union FS on tomorrow including our tifo plans for those travelling to Copenhagen. Hope you all have a safe trip. Up the City, down the beers! Union FS
  3. Just wanted to say a huge thank you to those who have donated, and are continuing to donate, so far. It is massively appreciated! Also, another thanks to those who helped set out the flags on Wednesday night. A real team effort from everybody. Support on Wednesday in general was out of this world... Let's keep it going! Union FS
  4. Full details here. Thanks!
  5. Hi all, Firstly, we hope that Mark and the mod team do not mind us posting the following request on the forum. We try to keep the rather blunt requests for donations to a minimum and keep them to our own social media feeds where possible. Next month we will play our first ever Champions League game at home. As a group, we want to mark that fixture, and the following two (if funds permit), with a tifo relative to the importance of the occasion. Our players have given us the opportunity to see something we never dreamt that we would see, so it is only right that we do everything we can to replicate that effort off the pitch! As such, we should be incredibly grateful for any donation of any size so that we can put our plans into action. So we ask you once again to put your faith in us to create one, maybe two, maybe three tifo displays worthy of the Champions of England. The donation details are as follows: - Direct bank transfer - Account Holder: Union FS, Sort Code: 40-09-17, Account Number: 42218275 - PayPal: ufsdonations@gmail.com, using the 'sending money to family and friends' option - By credit or debit card: using the 'Donate now' button at the foot of the homepage on our website, www.unionfs.co.uk So many of you have been incredibly generous to us in the past, and we are extremely thankful for your continued support. Let's set the benchmark for English supporters in Europe. Up the City, Union FS
  6. Thanks for all the kind words of support regarding the tifo on Saturday. It means a lot that other fans recognise the hard work that goes into them, but it is even better to see the players respond well to them (as giving them a boost is the whole point of them!) We recognise we cannot please everyone with all that we do. We can only hope that people will understand our actions are intended for the benefit of Leicester City Football Club and no individual. We also stress that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, including those who expressed theirs passionately on Saturday and since on social media. Thank you to those who have supported us but we would ask you all to no longer reference (or comment on) specific individuals online. If those individuals would like to raise their concerns with either us directly or the Club, we would certainly encourage them to do so. Thanks again, Union FS
  7. VIDEO: 2015/16 CHAMPIONS SEASON REVIEW - UNION FS. Hello all, Filbert Way is calling - just 3 days to go! Atmosphere was pretty good last year but we can always improve! Donations for our first tifo versus Arsenal (plus those planned for the Champions League) are still gratefully received: PayPal: ufsdonations@gmail.com Bank Transfer: 40-09-17, 42218275 Credit/Debit Card: via the 'Donate Now' button at unionfs.co.uk All funds donated used for tifos. Hope you enjoy the video and enjoy the season! WYS, Union FS
  8. Not sure this is worthy of its own topic so here we go: 5 DAYS UNTIL WEMBLEY! Hi all, As many of you know, Union FS will be based in Blocks 111 and 112 at Wembley. Hopefully those of you that wanted tickets in that area got them, and the rest of you managed to get the tickets you wanted! With less than a week until we make our first pilgrimage to the new Wembley, we wanted to confirm our plans for our march to the Stadium as we want as many of you as possible to join us! At around 14:30, we will leave The Torch (opening early at 10am), heading down Bridge Road as a group before turning left onto Wembley (Olympic) Way, loosening our vocal chords en route! We are leaving plenty of time before kick off to ensure there are no problems or delays at the turnstiles and so that people are in the ground early to start building the atmosphere. We hope you can join us - and if so, we look forward to seeing you at The Torch! Enjoy the game, Union FS https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1180930905303026&id=617744024955053&substory_index=0
  9. Union FS statement on Safe Standing
  10. Hi all and thank you Santiago Fox, There's not too much to say that hasn't already been said about this season. I doubt we could find the words, anyway. Everyone has played their part in making this the most unforgettable of 12 (well, 14) months. Of course the players, staff, Ranieri (and Pearson) have done the business that we as fans cannot influence. As supporters, we think it's fair to say we too have made great strides in terms of creating a frenzied atmosphere, all around the ground, that visiting teams hate. Our players have frequently commented on how important our backing was and Ranieri continues to state how much we pushed his team. Sure, we should recognise the contribution we have made but Union FS believe that this is not the time for a great deal of mutual backslapping. We have done our bit but next season we have bigger challenges to negotiate - trying to retain the title and impress in Europe. Everyone must continue to play their part, in whatever way they can, in supporting the lads and not letting any sense of entitlement or arrogance creep in. As a group, we have grown over the course of the past 2 years and want to continue to expand. We would encourage all those who want to stand and sing for 90 minutes, who don't mind the occasional flag waving and constantly beating drum to make the move over to us in SK1, if possible. If this interests you, please get in touch with us via filbospirit@gmail.com. Enjoy the summer, Union FS
  11. Making of video - Many thanks to those who contributed time, money and effort - it is much appreciated.
  12. As usual, we will never share the design ahead of the game but in response to someone else's point about whether they will have their hands available to clap the team out then the probable answer is yes.
  13. Union FS - Choreography vs Swansea City Hello all, it's been a while. But here we are. 4 games. 8 points required. 360 of the most important minutes in the Club's 132-year history. It cannot have escaped your attention that the atmosphere we have created as fans has driven the team on to these extraordinary heights. Countless players have commented as such. 'The 12th man' is a horrible phrase coined by marketeers but for 34 games we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with each of our heroes within the white lines. Over the last week our players have had to deal with a rival effectively being able to switch a referee at a whim, whilst themselves being handed another with a clear agenda against Leicester City (see Forest away August 2011 for proof). Sunday is the biggest test of the lot for all of us connected with Leicester City Football Club. We should have no doubt that each City player that takes the field on Sunday would lay down their life to win this title and add to our collection of second and third division titles, our three League Cups and one Charity Shield. But those of us lucky enough to have tickets for Sunday (and United, Everton, and Chelsea) must be willing to match that desire. Every 50/50 must be won by us as a crowd. Any debate over free-kicks or throw-ins must be settled by us. Any nerves? Sing and bounce them out of your head. Who needs their voice on a Monday, anyway? As many of you will now know, Union FS will be putting on a tifo on Sunday to help push the lads on a little bit more during their final preparations. Ordinarily, we would request the South Stand be in their seats 15 minutes before kick off to take part. But there's nothing ordinary about Sunday. We all know it is much more important than that. We implore as many of us as possible to take your seats by 3.45, to start building that atmosphere that we know can help bring us 3 points closer to eternal glory. We are the lucky ones. 132 years have passed, hundreds of thousands of our late fans over countless generations not able to witness what we are fortunate enough to be seeing. Remember them. Sing for them. Because this is the season for Leicester!! Up the City, Union FS Ps if you would like to contribute any amount to our displays you can do so by: - PayPal at ufsdonations@gmail.com and selecting the 'pay family and friends' option. - By Credit or Debit Card by selecting the 'Donate Now' option at www.unionfs.co.uk - By Bank Transfer - e-mail ufsdonations@gmail.com for details.
  14. I'm sure everyone will be able to sleep soundly in the knowledge that we have now been in touch with the Foxes Trust. For complete disclosure this was about 5 Live interviewing us with respect to Sunday's protest. Ta for the heads up Foxes Trust.
  15. Some important questions have been raised by City fans since our statement yesterday evening. Here's our take on some of the FAQs: WHAT WILL A 5-MINUTE PROTEST (OR 'BOYCOTT') ACHIEVE? Within 12 hours of Union FS announcing its intention to boycott the first 5 minutes, the statement had been replicated in articles by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The London Evening Standard. We had discussed the issue on Radio Leicester and had contact with the Leicester Mercury. Within 24 hours, the Premier League were forced into making a statement. East Midlands Trains advised that pre-booked tickets for the Saturday would be valid for the Sunday. Arsenal and Leicester City both confirmed that individuals no longer able to attend were entitled to full refunds. We cannot claim to have been the sole reason for these actions. But the general outpouring of dissatisfaction from both Arsenal and Leicester fans in reaction to the news IS the reason. Fans have shown unity and achieved results. You can therefore make a case that the boycott has already been a partial-success. That is not to say we will not continue to push for this protest by attending fans. We still believe that these 5 minutes can, and will, make a big difference. Taking a stand at every opportunity is absolutely vital if we are to reclaim our game. An ideal result would be for all 3,000 City fans to remain in the concourse (or as far back in the stand as possible - this would also be an option for those not willing to miss any of the game) to ensure that the away end appears empty on TV. Union FS will display banners in the empty seats to further make our dissatisfaction known. An empty stand means silence. TV companies hate this. It makes their 'product' less valuable. Games starting in silent or empty stadiums mean people switch channel. A vibrant crowd is vital for keeping neutral viewers interested. If we remove the away element for JUST FIVE minutes then we can have a real impact. Furthermore, the introduction of our fans five minutes in will add real comparative value as to what difference away fans make to atmospheres. It is time that the Premier League and Sky Sports recognised this to its full extent. We can make history in starting that journey. Besides, what have we lost if it's not a visual success on the day? Better to have tried to make a difference than simply sitting back and accepting a raw deal. WHAT IF SKY DON'T SHOW THE AWAY END EMPTY (OR HALF-EMPTY)? If we were honest, if Arsenal are attacking towards the Leicester fans in the first half, they will struggle to not show it. If not, then social media has a big enough reach to make an impact. WHY NOT BOYCOTT THE WHOLE GAME? Whilst we would agree that this would be a more effective form of visual protest, the timing (i.e. tickets already sold) means that this is not possible. In more general terms, the current climate of the English fan scene means it remains an unrealistic ambition to convince all fans to completely boycott a fixture. WILL ARSENAL FANS JOIN IN? Union FS are working with counterparts at Arsenal and the general message is... some will, some won't. As with any club, organising a protest en masse is incredibly difficult. We cannot force supporters (of either club) who have paid good money to watch a game and who may not see the actions of Sky and the Premier League's as a big enough issue to miss part of the game for to do just that. In any case, we expect that the early nature of the kick off time will ensure plenty of empty seats for the first five minutes. HOW WILL 3,000 FANS FIT IN THE CONCOURSE? This is a very valid concern. That said, we would anticipate that many City fans will exercise their right to not partake in this protest and watch the first five minutes from their seat. Union FS will shortly be reaching out to Arsenal in this regard to liaise with their matchday staff in order to ensure the safety of all Leicester City fans. ----------- Have a cracking weekend, here's to 3 points today! Union FS