One of the things that I lament about British and certainly English Football culture is the distinct lack of the amount of scarves that one sees on the terraces. As their heroes walk out onto the pitch in Seville, Stuttgart and Szczecin, fans Continue reading
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
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
From Boothferry To Germany turns 3 today. Yes, yes, thank you very much.
The past 365 days have been very successful for Continue reading
Everyone’s favourite Antifa club, making noise down in Sachsen.
What’s going on at Hertha BSC?
Compared to other Bundesliga outfits from major German cities, Hertha BSC has traditionally 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