Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Grimsby Town

Grimsby, oh Grimsby. Lincolnshire’s leading port has suffered as much as our beloved Kingston Upon Hull has through the 20th century as its fishing industry crippled under increased competition. The town’s industrial decline is clearly part of what this design is referring to. In contemporary times, the Mariners have become known for being an excellent set of fans that generate atmosphere in a manner that emphasizes fun rather than aggression.

Grimsby Town sticker

But they’re South Bankers. So sod ’em, Codheads.

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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

Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Bristol City

FINALLY an English fan group with sticker designs more imaginative than just the old St George’s cross with team name slapped on top of it. Ladies and gents, Bristol City.

A city of two teams, but don’t let either of them catch you saying that.

Bristol City sticker

We have seen the support coming out of the Southwest’s number 1 city getting better over the past couple years. A visit is overdue.

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