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Becky Gamester

AOL Homepage Editor, England and Nottingham Forest supporter, FSF Fans’ Embassy team member

I am Homepage Editor of AOL UK, and a former sub-editor/journalist for the BBC Sport website and the Press Association. I also used to hang around on red carpets as a showbiz producer and reporter for PA.
I have been volunteering for the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Fans’ Embassy since the World Cup in 2006, and help write and edit Free Lions – the FSF’s free England fanzine which is produced for every away match. I am also a supporter, and former season ticket holder, of Nottingham Forest.

One day I hope to be pleasantly surprised by either of my football teams.

Nottingham Forest: The Soap Opera

Alex McLeish's exit after just 40 days in charge is only the latest twist in an increasingly-worrying soap opera at Nottingham Forest. As we approach the next game against Bristol City this weekend, the burning question is who would accept the job rather than who the owners will choose.
06/02/2013 09:50 GMT

'Football Without Fans Is Nothing' - But Has the Government Really Got the Memo?

This week, there was promising progress in the ongoing battle for football fans to get their voices heard. After mammoth efforts from organisations such as Supporters' Direct and the Football Supporters' Federation, as well as individual fans, the Culture, Media and Sport select committee have recommended what is surely obvious - that supporters' opinions deserve to be heard.
05/02/2013 00:12 GMT

Sean O'Driscoll: Nottingham Forest's Future 'Icon'?

A week after the glamorous new owners of Nottingham Forest spoke of a plan to return to the Premier League and recruit an "iconic" manager to help get them there, the side has no defenders and the former coach of Doncaster Rovers and Crawley Town.
20/07/2012 17:20 BST

Back Home: How the Media Got Ukraine Wrong

Racism and hooligan violence were supposed to greet England fans travelling to Ukraine for Euro 2012, if certain sections of the British media were to be believed. They couldn't have been more wrong.
21/06/2012 16:48 BST

Euro 2012: England Fans Surprised by Donetsk Welcome

So those who did decide to travel to the east of the country were not expecting much - but I'm pleased to say most have been pleasantly surprised. The people of Donetsk are clearly thrilled to be hosting such a prestigious tournament and so have been extremely welcoming towards England supporters.
13/06/2012 10:23 BST

Euro 2012: England Fans Fly Flag High Despite Ukraine Worries

The last time England played in a tournament in Europe, some 100,000 supporters travelled to the World Cup in Germany to watch Sven Goran Eriksson's 'golden generation' take on the world. But only a minority had tickets. Fast forward six years to Euro 2012, and the picture couldn't be more different.
07/06/2012 12:55 BST