Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – BSG Chemie Leipzig

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.

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Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Hannover 96

Located in the central German federal state of Niedersachsen or “Lower Saxony”, Hannover doesn’t overindulge its visitors in culture the way other larger German cities such as Munich, Leipzig, BerlinHamburg and Dresden do. Yet the Ultras of Hannover Sportverein von 1896 have recently been very proactive in response to the actions of the club’s owner, Martin Kind, who has been outspoken in his opposition to the “Ultra Culture” that exists within German Football. Subsequently in 2014 the Ultras of Hannover 96 openly stated their plans to boycott club matches in protest of Kind’s comments, returning to the terraces a year later.

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The Public Gets What the Public Wants

From Boothferry To Germany world cup

A 6-1 victory represents England’s best ever match result in World Cup competition and much cause to celebrate. The British press have been pretty low-ball up to this point. The Three Lions went into the cup with far less expectation than is normally the case. But England have objectively been one of the stronger teams so far in the competition, and with heavyweights such as Germany, Brazil and Argentina faltering, we seem to be steadily returning to the old pattern of delirious dreaming overshadowing rational expectation. How many “Football’s Coming Home” social Continue reading

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Every Football blog is now going overdrive as our sport’s most prestigious competition kicks off today. We are sure that you already have your bets made, your annual leave days booked, your travel plans arranged and your fingers crossed. But we offer our own predictions as to how the tournament will unravel in ways that may not have crossed your mind before.

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