So today a sign I saw down a backstreet in town advertising some single digit deals inside the adjacent low-rent clothing store caught my attention. Remembering that I needed a couple new sweaters, I stopped walking and took a look inside to see if I could find a sweet deal for a new chunky jumper to wear while working from home in the evenings. Among a hell of a lot of trash, I was surprised to find this masterpiece crammed onto the bargain rail.
A snappy design from the North Stand Kollective – the leading fan group of Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The design is quite simple but we think it has been executed fairly well. The only question to be answered is why the NSK culprit decided to sellotape over the sticker after placing it on a lamppost in the first place.
The big news story in the British Football press right now (besides the loss of one of the most popular figures in the world game) is the return of fans to English stadia. For the first time since early March 2020, up and down the country the top 4 tiers of English league Football will conduct competitive matches in front of a live audience. You might have stumbled across this blog post months or perhaps years down the line and think “what’s all the fuss about?” But right now, the possibility of getting back in to watch the boys seems very exciting. Last week I stumbled across the following image and got an idea for the post you are now reading:
For all its historic infamy, we feel that the current English fan scene is lacking somewhat in imagination compared to what is happening on the rest of the continent. More creative Aufkleber designs such as this one from Huddersfield Town may be indicative of some green shoots of inspiration, but the English have a long way to go.
The North Stand Kollective of Brighton & Hove Albion have really been making a name for themselves in recent seasons. This design is perhaps not the most creative, but its execution is excellent, and it looks very clean.
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.
This week’s design comes from the Minstermen, named after York’s giant ecclesiastical edifice that stands close to the site where Constantine was proclaimed as the Roman Emperor thousands of years ago. We couldn’t care less for the city’s greatness however, and decided to stick our own Aufkleber on top of this one after taking this photo.
A brief venture into an independent arts and souvenier shop down in Hull’s trendy Humber Street resulted in the purchase of the badge you see below.
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