BVB Borussia Dortmund dominates the popular culture of the city it calls home in a way that no other Football club does. Absolutely everything, EVERYTHING, in Dortmund is black and yellow; fans have covered the city in graffiti, stickers and decorations that commemorate BVB with its iconic and striking colour scheme. The otherwise Continue reading
PSS Sleman are a small outfit competing in the Indonesian Liga 2 that hail from the neighbourhood of Sleman just north of Yogyakarta in Java. The club has become relatively famous worldwide thanks to the actions of its primary Ultra group, Brigata Curva Sud, who broke away from the PSS hooligan faction “Slemania” to focus more on creativity than aggression in their support for the club. Such is the extent of BCS’ influence now that the group actually sponsors the club via merchandise sales of their own clothing and accessories. It is a remarkable story, and one you should read up on.
A video posted by Football community page “The Away Fans” in the past 24 hours showing an AEK Athens FC away supporter gifting his shirt to a young Celtic fan during the two clubs’ tie in the UEFA Champions’ League has garnered a lot of online adulation. It may at first seem an odd thing for a travelling AEK fan to do, but it is demonstrative of the strikingly similar histories of the two clubs Continue reading
Seb Cuevas of Punk DIY Travel Blog Between Distances walks this Earth writing intimately about the places and people he encounters. In this guest post, the Tommy Iommi of Travel and the Michael Palin of Metal shares his experiences of the contemporary soul of Madrid’s Football scene, Rayo Vallecano, and its promotion back to La Liga.
I could hear the crowd from the kitchen in my apartment in Madrid’s neighborhood of Vallecas while hurriedly Continue reading
Seen inside the KCOM Stadium in Hull, a rather conspicuous location for such an Aufkleber.
The Allam family continue to own Hull City and manage all club operations as a large congregation of fans continue to protest against that very Continue reading
Football traditionalists could be forgiven for taking an immediate dislike to the corporate, advertising vessel that is Melbourne Victory Football Club. But don’t take it out on the fans.
As Football historian Joe Gorman puts it in his excellent Continue reading
Admin of “One Hull Of A City” online community, Rich Sharp Wilson is the absolute authority on all things cultural in and around ‘Ull. We sat down with Rich for a coffee to discuss the city’s growing art scene, regional rivalries and, of course, the role of Football is this most unusual of cities….
Could you give me a short introduction to yourself and to One Hull Of A City?
I’m Rich Sharp Wilson, admin Continue reading
An immediate observation of the fan culture at Chinese Football games is the lack of anything new. Fans wave colourful flags, bounce, drum, clap, raise scarves and shine their smartphone torches at at the end of a match; traditions observable at Football stadia around the world. Chinese Football fans are looking to foreign leagues for inspiration and borrowing customs that they think work well, instead of taking the time to develop fan traditions of their own. It may sound harsh, but it is certainly true.
When you think about it, this behavioural pattern makes sense. In Continue reading