A collection of comical poems dedicated to ultras, hooligans and fanatics written on a long, hot train ride through a distant land with no Continue reading
What’s going on at Hertha BSC?
Compared to other Bundesliga outfits from major German cities, Hertha BSC has traditionally Continue reading
For our 200th post, FBTG has compiled a list of the 10 most fascinating Football clubs around the world that officially compete in the Football league of a separate sovereign nation. All vary in size, success, age and global recognition, but the single criterion Continue reading
This week is the turn of the Mataram, the collective name for PSIM Yogyakarta fans. A selection of rather classy designs down there to have a browse through.
We all mourn the horrible news that has come from Leicestershire today. Any death in Football is a loss, but such a terrible and sudden Continue reading
A pleasing feature of Dutch Football is the extraordinary names that professional clubs choose for themselves. Many forsake a simple combination of city plus uninspiring suffix for names that are far more creative. Ajax, Excelsior, Go Ahead Eagles, Heracles and Sparta are excellent examples of clubs whose titles bare no resemblance to the city they call home. But one Dutch Football club trumps the lot.
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A club that needs little introduction to avid enthusiasts of Football Culture writing, Celtic once again tie their colours to the antifa post in this design, even though the conventional image most people have of Celtic as a left-wing club isn’t entirely accurate. Colours already faded before my camera got there, this sticker must have been here for quite a while.
There once was a time when most European nations were governed by monarchies. Royal families (often related to one other) wielding almost limitless political power maintained the status quo by offering virtually zero social mobility to their peasant subjects. Revolutions in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries transformed the political landscape on the continent that was the first to industrialise and subsequently colonise the rest of the world. Only a small handful of European nations in the 21st century hold on to their Royal Families, and one Continue reading