The Greek flag flew high over the Quadalquivir river on Thursday as Real Betis’ successful Europa League endeavours continued. The verdiblancos of the Estadio Benito Villamarin were playing at home to former Greek Super League Champions Olympiacos FC. A large away following had made the journey from Athens to Seville and to a stadium in a region that, Continue reading
My original plan was to try photograph the stadium of local outfit Jerez Industrial CF on the outskirts of town. The gates of the small stadium perched in front of it just happened to be open, so 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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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
After necking a disappointing Victoria Bitter, I chose to wander around the Docklands area a final time before kick-off. As I passed the station’s main entrance, a gaggle of loud mouths descended the stairs to my left. These were Adelaide United Continue reading
High Times in the Low Countries.
FBTG on tour in the Land of Royal Orange checking out the Dutch 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
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