Chivas Nos Ama

Chivas Football fans

“Chivas Loves Us”. But only if you’re Mexican.

FBTG traditionally skips the league dominators. There is usually enough literature dedicated to them and we prefer writing about the smaller clubs hiding more obscure stories anyway. However, we are breaking the habbit in the case of Mexico.

Club Deportivo de Guadalajara, more commonly referred to as Chivas “the Goats”, is the most popular Football club in Mexico. Its  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

Interview with Ramon Tribulietx

Ramon Tribulietx Auckland City

The mastermind behind Auckland City FC’s 7 consecutive OFC Champions League victories, Ramon Tribulietx has been managing the Navy Blues from the City of Sails since 2008. The Barcelona native spoke to FBTG about hostile fans in Rabat, Catalonian succession and the future of Football in Auckland.


Can you give a brief background to yourself, as a player and manager?

I played for the club. When I was a player, Auckland City didn’t exist. It Continue reading

A Tahitian Football Club for Astronomers

AS Venus Auckland City FC

If you were to use the number of consecutive continental Champions’ League finals victories to identify the world’s most successful Football club, it would not be Real Madrid, but Auckland City FC. The Navy Blues have won 9 OFC Champions’ League finals in total, 7 of those consecutively. Of course the lower calibre of Football played in Oceania compared to pretty much every other continent distorts that statistic quite a bit, but it is a fun fact nevertheless. Auckland City FC are now in search of their 10th OFC Champions’ League cup having begun their campaign in Group C against Tahitian opponents AS Vénus Continue reading

The Wild Wild Western Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers Home Fans

Contemporary Australian Football (Soccer) players do not fit the European stereotype of the average Australian. Jedinak, Cahill, Schwarzer, Kruse. They’re a diverse bunch, as are Australian fans watching Football. Australia is a lot more culturally and ethnically heterogeneous than Europeans tend to imagine, as the Socceroos demonstrate.

The cliche Aussie tends to be a tall, Protestant, heavy-drinking yet muscular type called Mitch with Continue reading