Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Persija

Persija of Jakarta, Indonesia Liga 1 heavy weights.

Persija fans, collectively known as Jakmania, are nuts. Word on the street is that their chosen orange, in spite of Persja’s traditional playing colours being red and white, dates from Dutch colonisation and presence in Batavia, the former name of the Indonesian capital.

Javanese Football fans have famously taken influence from the British fan scene of the 80s. That British style is reflected in this design, featuring a cross similar to the St George’s Cross seen on many English fan designs.

Persija sticker

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The Dynamo Legacy

Dynamo Kiev graffiti

Many Football club names across Eurasia feature the moniker “Dynamo” or an alternative spelling thereof. These clubs share characteristics. Normally located in the respective country’s capital, their logos feature a common attractive “D” design and are usually among the most successful in each respective national league. SG Dynamo Dresden and BFC Dynamo of Germany are both exceptions, but we will return to them later.

These common characteristics are not accidental Continue reading

South East Asian Football Culture

South East Asian Football Culture

As socialmediatisation continues its rampant conquer of our attention, free time, thumbs, creativity and now our work, it is no surprise that the Football Culture of South East Asia is finally getting the global acclaim it deserves. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages dedicated to fan culture are now broadcasting the exploits of the passionate from Jakarta, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Surabaya, Bangkok, Palembang, Pahang and Yogyakarta onto the screens of Italians, Israelis and Irishmen during their coffee break.

Asian fanatics developed their own way of supporting their team before the ubiquity of Social Media. They didn’t simply copy the Ultra Model, as is happening now in growing leagues that are exposed to Ultra behaviour elsewhere. They created something different, using Continue reading