This blog explores the curious nuances of Football fan behaviour around the world through the eyes of a typical fan. Our status as exiled Hull City supporters influences our branding and identity, but we seldom write about our club in favour of exploring the great stories that exist in world Football. However, there come major moments in your relationship with your club that warrant close attention, and in our case, publication.
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.
The message “practice what you preach” is more relevant than ever. Social media’s ubiquity has facilitated the growth of a macabre, international market for the superficial and the vapid. The inability of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok to accommodate depth in the content posted to them inadvertently promotes the expedient and the striking over the well-researched and the empirical. One negative side-effect of the global social media tsunami is the premium that popular culture places on virtuosity – regardless how selfless or benevolent an “influencer” may actually be away from the filters.
We at FBTG believing in practicing what we preach. Thus, after years of talking critically about fans from Beijing to Buenos Aires via Berlin, we are finally looking in the mirror and being self-critical about “our” Football club.
The title speaks for itself. We present an accurate map of how Hull City fans view the rest of the country that they Continue reading
Though summer has returned, it will be a long time before we can get back to enjoying Football the way we would like to. But hey, at least we can go out and enjoy a nice pint again! We at FBTG did the next best thing and sat down with Andrew of 80 Days Bier Markt in Hull for a couple of imported Pilsners and good chat about all things Football culture. Cheers.
Could you please introduce yourself?
I’m Andrew Murphy. I own 80 Days Bier Markt in Paragon Arcade and Continue reading
Hull Pride 2019 is a mere fourteen days away. We support those who celebrate the celebration of sexual revelation, and we are indeed proud of our city for doing so.
Because we value sexual diversity as much as we do cultural diversity in Football. Never let anybody tell you you can’t or shouldn’t.
Two of us joined in with the festivities down at the abandoned Preston Road estate in East Hull this weekend. While it was not Football related, the second edition of the North’s most exciting subculture event certainly fits into the category of Football culture.
Little did we realise it at the time, Banksy’s piece Continue reading
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.
Designers Continue reading