Call them niche. Call them cult. Call them overrated. Call them inspirational or call them the greatest success story in global Football fan culture; the groundbreaking work done by Brigata Curva Sud makes PSS Sleman one of the most remarkable Football clubs when it comes to support in the entire world. Read more about their story here.
This week is the turn of the Mataram, the collective name for PSIM Yogyakarta fans. A selection of rather classy designs down there to have a browse through.
PSS Sleman are a small outfit competing in the Indonesian Liga 2 that hail from the neighbourhood of Sleman just north of Yogyakarta in Java. The club has become relatively famous worldwide thanks to the actions of its primary Ultra group, Brigata Curva Sud, who broke away from the PSS hooligan faction “Slemania” to focus more on creativity than aggression in their support for the club. Such is the extent of BCS’ influence now that the group actually sponsors the club via merchandise sales of their own clothing and accessories. It is a remarkable story, and one you should read up on.
Indonesian fans waiting for the 2018 Liga 1 to begin be like….
Yes, that gentleman is sleeping outside of his club’s empty stadium.
In 2018, the Indonesian Liga 1 welcomes big boys PSMS Medan, Persebaya Surabaya and PSIS Semarang among its ranks, and Jakarta and Palembang will together host the 2018 Asian Games, making it a pretty big year for Indonesian Football. But we just have to wait for it all to kick-off again….
Football is unquestionably Indonesia’s favourite sport. Java is the most populous island in the world’s 4th most populous country with around 56% of the 265,000,000 Indonesians living there. As such, Java is home to some of the biggest Football clubs and wildest Football fans in the country, and we have done our part to let you know which ones you really should know about.
This is the FBTG list of the biggest Football clubs in Java, based on average match attendance figures and general Continue reading
Even before we discuss Football, Yogyakarta ticks all the boxes for visitors.
She sits comfortably in the centre of Java, the most Continue reading
This question first popped up when your trusted FBTG crew began to research Indonesian Football. It was phenomenally difficult as a newbie to the scene to browse through social media sites dedicated to Indonesian Football and tell the clubs apart. After having had our feet on the ground, we realised that an explanation behind this phenomenon could make an enjoyable short post.
The answer is remarkably simple.
Let’s take this moment to turn that question around 180 degrees. I remember Continue reading
PSIM Yogyakarta currently play in the Indonesian Liga 2, just missing promotion this season. Their home colours are a very attractive combination of a cobalt blue, white and black that can be seen throughout the handsome city of Yogyakarta. Founded in 1929, PSIM is one of Indonesia’s oldest Continue reading