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Every Football blog is now going overdrive as our sport’s most prestigious competition kicks off today. We are sure that you already have your bets made, your annual leave days booked, your travel plans arranged and your fingers crossed. But we offer our own predictions as to how the tournament will unravel in ways that may not have crossed your mind before.

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Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Grimsby Town

Grimsby, oh Grimsby. Lincolnshire’s leading port has suffered as much as our beloved Kingston Upon Hull has through the 20th century as its fishing industry crippled under increased competition. The town’s industrial decline is clearly part of what this design is referring to. In contemporary times, the Mariners have become known for being an excellent set of fans that generate atmosphere in a manner that emphasizes fun rather than aggression.

Grimsby Town sticker

But they’re South Bankers. So sod ’em, Codheads.

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Pride

Because the Football Stadium isn’t always the most LGBT-friendly of environments….

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FBTG celebrates sexual diversity as much as it celebrates cultural diversity in Football. Happy Pride Month to everybody celebrating around the world.

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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┬ásticker sat in the middle for some reason….

Persebaya sticker

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Why The All Whites?

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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