Still going strong, From Boothferry To Germany is now celebrating four years of Football Culture blogging. To mark the occasion, we have picked out our four favourite articles written on our site in the past 365 days Continue reading
The Magic Fans of St Etienne. Somebody clearly had a go at peeling it off before my camera and I got to it.
Longstanding occupant of mid-table Ligue 1, FC Metz from the Lorraine region of France spread their pyrotechnical achievements with this Aufkleber design.
FC Nantes have been invited to play against our ‘ull in a pre-season friendly later today, and we are sure the Brigade Loire fangroup of Nantes are going to show their faces. With an unfamiliar opponent in an unfamiliar location (the game being held not at the KC but instead at Hull KR’s Craven Park), it is set to be a thrilling afternoon.
At the best of times, Footballers give pretty monotonous interviews. But there is nothing duller or more repetitive than the obligatory new-player-signing-interview conducted by the club and splashed about across social media to keep the fans engaged.
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Meanwhile in France…..
In another late night research session, we came across this banner created by RC Strasbourg Alsace Ultra group, the Ultra Boys 90 Strasbourg, objecting to the Hull City name change. Unsure when this was created, likely late 2013 or early 2014. If somebody knows, get in touch.
Merci au mec de Strasbourg de nous avoir ader dans notre cause.
Football is for you and me and not for fucking industry.
Ultra lifestyle Social Media pages such as “Ultras World” share images and stories from fanatics around the world, the best tifos and pyro shows spreading globally. But when these Social Media pages share images or stories from games in England, they tend to result in lists of comments criticising the modern English stadium atmospheres. “RIP England” and the like. Followers from Casablanca to Java are simply not seeing choreos, pyrotechnic use, custom flags and in-stadium clashes, what they believe characterise good atmosphere, in England. The simple conclusion is that England doesn’t have fanatics and atmosphere any more. FBTG openly acknowledges that English Continue reading
SUMMARY: a Capo ensures in-game fan organisation to optimise how impressive the support sounds and looks, as all fans have clear instructions what to sing and do. But having a single person leading all chants and songs sacrifices the wit and humour often associated with terrace life, something that has characterised English Football support for generations.
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