In a recent Friday night conversation with a fellow Football culture enthusiast over a beer, the question came up as to which of the thousands of the world’s professional and semi-professional Football clubs were the FBTG writers planning on dedicating blog posts to next. Such Continue reading
A distinctly Anglican looking design from supporters of Melbourne City FC; the club that forms part of the “City” triumvirate together with Manchester City FC and New York City FC. But is there really only one team in Melbourne?
“Spain is Different” is an English-language phrase that our Iberian cousins commonly use among themselves whenever they idly summarise their country’s foibles and idiosyncrasies over an late afternoon drink. Take half an hour to sit and chat to your Spanish host about their customs and traditions over a crisp caña or smooth sherry and you will inevitably be told those exact three words eventually.
As ever at FBTG, we like to look at world cultures through the lens of Football fandom. Is Spain Different when it comes to the way in which their fans behave at games? Oh yes, and we have decided to comprise a small list of the little things you will pick up on at a game in Galicia, an away-day in Andalusia, a cup-tie in Catalonia or Continue reading
Sorry lads. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
So the Berlin Zoo has a new bear cub. The female baby polar bear, born on December the 1st, has been named “Hertha” in honour of Hertha BSC, a professional Football club I hope you are familiar with. Charming as the story may be, several minor faux pas surrounding the story have been overlooked in the anglophone media.
The bear is of course Continue reading
We congratulate Sheffield United on their return to the Premier League by making them our Ultras Aufkleber of the Week.
Now however we return back to our usual stance on such matters by informing any Blades reading this that this sticker got covered by one of ours a mere two fucking seconds after this photo was taken.
On Sunday the 31st of March 2019, the Eastern Suburbs AFC became only the 4th team to win the ISPS Handa Premiership in its 15 year history. The outfit from Southeast Auckland finished second in the Premiers of New Zealand’s leading national Football league before defeating the powerful Team Wellington 3-0 in the playoff final.
What’s more, the club’s highest ever position in New Zealand’s top tier of club Football means that the Eastern Suburbs will now compete in international competition for the first time when next season’s OFC Champions’ League gets underway. If the recent performance of Auckland’s Football clubs in international competition is anything to go by, the Lilywhites may just well make it to the FIFA Club World Cup, where Continue reading