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
Another of our favourite fan groups. A lot of other German fans look to Hertha BSC as a bit of a sellout club with little soul, not to the same extent as RB Leipzig or the likes of Wolfsburg and Leverkusen though. But Hertha’s Ultras have been very proactively recently, buoyed by their recent success and trips to Europe.
In his article “Why Hertha BSC Berlin is not a German Powerhouse (and Probably Never Will Be)“, published in Bundesliga Fanatic, Max Regenhuber openly discusses the reasons why Berlin’s #1 has underachieved compared to clubs of other major German metropolises.
The historical account is spot on; Hertha have had a turbulent past, frequently Continue reading
In this guest post, Chris Lee, founder of Football travel and culture blog Outside Write, describes how he first fell for German Football and how the Bundesliga experience has probably helped change attitudes toward Germany among English Football fans.
It’s the evening of 13 July 2014. I am sat in a packed bar in Balham, South London, enduring yet another turgid World Cup final. I can’t remember a good one since 1986, when the opponents were (almost) the same: then it was West Germany and Argentina. Continue reading
It was a group of Hertha-mad friends that steered me toward the Blau-Weiße Alte Dame, and an Away Day was something of an eventuality. Down the pub you’re always chatting about terrace life, and these boys had criticism for the atmosphere at English stadia, or rather, lack of it. Naturally that was something I disputed quickly. But the story of my second Hertha BSC Away Day made me understand just what exactly they were talking about. This is that story. Continue reading
Ref blows for kick-off; still queuing. Become aware of the Liverpudlian accent in front of me. The lad finishes his phone conversation, so I ask the obvious Merseyside question;
“Red or Blue?”
Evertonians are in town for the following day’s Continue reading
This post is a part 2 to Club Comparison, England and Germany; an entry that was very popular. In that post, we tried to match DFB and FA clubs based loosely on their characters and identities. In this post, we take a look at some of the German clubs that simply stand out too much to be coupled with an English equivalent. Enjoy.
In 1904, a group of employees Continue reading
3 games in 7 days for FBTG. We start off with Hertha BSC hosting Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympiastadion on Wednesday the 2nd (having managed to bag tickets in the Ostkurve). The following day will see us at St. Andrews in Birmingham with Hull City, the game pulled forward two days for TV reasons. But the final game is the biggest; the 5th round FA Cup replay back at the KC Stadium against our newest nemesis.
See you on the terrace.