Why Persija’s Victory Over JDT Matters

Malaysia vs Indonesia

On the 10th of April, Persija Jakarta and Johor Darul Ta’zim FC played against each other at the Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta in the group stage of the AFC Cup. Besides promising an exciting clash on the field, the fixture represented more than just the meeting of two big Football clubs.

JDT FC is the current dominant force within Malaysian Football. The club from Continue reading

Chivas Nos Ama

Chivas Football fans

“Chivas Loves Us”. But only if you’re Mexican.

FBTG traditionally skips the league dominators. There is usually enough literature dedicated to them and we prefer writing about the smaller clubs hiding more obscure stories anyway. However, we are breaking the habbit in the case of Mexico.

Club Deportivo de Guadalajara, more commonly referred to as Chivas “the Goats”, is the most popular Football club in Mexico. Its  Continue reading

Football Treasure in a Flee Market

From Boothferry to Germany Badges

I don’t like flee markets.

I get that you can get a good bargain. But spending hours going through someone else’s shit is tedious. Unless you find something like this. A contented aging Turkish bloke with a couple stalls on a Saturday in Stuttgart was found selling a huge collection of Football club badges spanning almost all European leagues with such unlikely clubs as Continue reading

Interview with Ramon Tribulietx

Ramon Tribulietx Auckland City

The mastermind behind Auckland City FC’s 7 consecutive OFC Champions League victories, Ramon Tribulietx has been managing the Navy Blues from the City of Sails since 2008. The Barcelona native spoke to FBTG about hostile fans in Rabat, Catalonian succession and the future of Football in Auckland.


Can you give a brief background to yourself, as a player and manager?

I played for the club. When I was a player, Auckland City didn’t exist. It Continue reading