Pride

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

LGBT Football blog

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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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

The Steeple Sinderby Wanderers FA Cup Run

Hull City Wembley

J.L. Carr’s “How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The FA Cup” published by Penguin Books is an enjoyable short story that chronicles the success of fictional amateur side Steeple Sinderby Wanderers as they nonchalantly decide to compete in the Football Association Challenge Cup and proceed to lift the trophy at Wembley the same season. The geographical location of Steeple Sinderby is ambiguous but the club’s players, employees and associates are all village folk from the English back-country.

It may be far-fetched but the narrative is witty and glorious in its representation of the unglamorous reality of 1970’s English Football as seen by players and fans alike. The book is filled with classic lines Continue reading

From Boothferry To Germany’s 2017

From Boothferry To Germany blogger

We take this moment to laze back on the couch, picking a bit of tinsel out of a glass of gifted spirit and making a toast at FBTG HQ to a fantastic year. When we make that toast, we extend it to You.

2016 was our dawn and in many ways FBTG experimented to find its feet in its first year. Our writing style and image were set for 2017, when we expanded the horizons and increasingly pushed the boat out (both literally and metaphorically), going further to bring you Football Culture Blogging like never before. The year has seen a mind-numbing amount of highs for us, and we Continue reading