Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Persebaya

Bonek is the fan group of Indonesian heavyweights Persebaya Surabaya, who have just been promoted back to Liga 1. The club has had a long recent battle with the governing body of Indonesian Football, the PSSI, thus Persebaya Surabaya have just been licenced to play in the league again. Bonek themselves are a bunch known for wild behaviour, and as such, have a deservedly fierce reputation across the country.

Just ignore the PSIM Yogyakarta¬†sticker sat in the middle for some reason….

Persebaya sticker

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Why The All Whites?

New Zealand retro Football

Think of New Zealand and you think of Rugby.

The rugged, antipodean, Anglophone country has become synonymous with egg-ball in a way that no other nation has with its national sport. To many people, New Zealand simply means Rugby. It isn’t difficult to understand why. 15 tattooed giants screaming from their very core while eyes pop and tongues shake. The vivid and frightening All Blacks, their Haka and their success have influenced the way we think of and define Kiwi culture. That iconic uniform and the conspicuous colour reference in the team’s nickname leads us to see black as the national colour, which it is. However, the New Zealand Men’s national Football Team are the Black Sheep 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

Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Juve Stabia

Emerging from the ashes of Pompeii is SS Juve Stabia, currently of Italy’s Serie C. Nestled in the tight corner between popular destinations Sorrento, Pompeii, the Amalfi coast, infamous Napoli and Vesuvius itself, Castellammare di Stabia’s close proximity to tifosi hotbed Naples has influenced the extreme behaviour of the Ultras Stabiesi fan group of small club SS Juve Stabia.

Juve Stabia ultras

Seen on location in London.

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Indonesian Fans Be Like….

Indonesian fans waiting for the 2018 Liga 1 to begin be like….

Stadion Mandala Krida Yogyakarta

Yes, that gentleman is sleeping outside of his club’s empty stadium.

In 2018, the Indonesian Liga 1 welcomes big boys PSMS Medan, Persebaya Surabaya and PSIS Semarang among its ranks, and Jakarta and Palembang will together host the 2018 Asian Games, making it a pretty big year for Indonesian Football. But we just have to wait for it all to kick-off again….

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The Biggest Football Clubs in Java

Javanese Football

Football is unquestionably Indonesia’s favourite sport. Java is the most populous island in the world’s 4th most populous country with around 56% of the 265,000,000 Indonesians living there. As such, Java is home to some of the biggest Football clubs and wildest Football fans in the country, and we have done our part to let you know which ones you really should know about.

This is the FBTG list of the biggest Football clubs in Java, based on average match attendance figures and general Continue reading