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
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.
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.
High Times in the Low Countries.
FBTG on tour in the Land of Royal Orange checking out the Dutch Continue reading
More than nominally “left-wing” fans, supporters of BSG Chemie Leipzig proactively fight rising commercialism in Football by voluntarily undertaking a lot of basic jobs around the club. This relieves the club of some overhead costs, and as a consequence, the club is in less need to sell advertising space to diversify its revenue streams. Fan integration is a key part of Chemie Leipzig, and the close relationship between management and supporters should be thought-provoking and inspirational to anyone concerned about fan welfare being compromised by business interests in Football.
Every Football mad Brit already knows it. The German Football experience is second to none in terms of value for money, spectacle and pure enjoyment. Fed up to the back teeth with high ticket prices and draconian body searches every Saturday in the UK, a lot of your Continue reading