In a recent Friday night conversation with a fellow Football culture enthusiast over a beer, the question came up as to which of the thousands of the world’s professional and semi-professional Football clubs were the FBTG writers planning on dedicating blog posts to next. Such Continue reading
“Spain is Different” is an English-language phrase that our Iberian cousins commonly use among themselves whenever they idly summarise their country’s foibles and idiosyncrasies over an late afternoon drink. Take half an hour to sit and chat to your Spanish host about their customs and traditions over a crisp caña or smooth sherry and you will inevitably be told those exact three words eventually.
As ever at FBTG, we like to look at world cultures through the lens of Football fandom. Is Spain Different when it comes to the way in which their fans behave at games? Oh yes, and we have decided to comprise a small list of the little things you will pick up on at a game in Galicia, an away-day in Andalusia, a cup-tie in Catalonia or Continue reading
So the Berlin Zoo has a new bear cub. The female baby polar bear, born on December the 1st, has been named “Hertha” in honour of Hertha BSC, a professional Football club I hope you are familiar with. Charming as the story may be, several minor faux pas surrounding the story have been overlooked in the anglophone media.
The bear is of course Continue reading
After photographing our FBTG Aufkleber stuck onto an arbitrary sign in front of La Sagrada Familia, I retired from Spain’s most famous Cathedral (sorry Burgos) to get away from all the snap happy tourists. Energy drink in hand and happily in the shade, I perused the countless souvenir shops that compete to take your Euros away from you, stopping to enjoy a selection of dolls dressed in blue and red that were apparently supposed to represent current FC Barcelona players. Luis Suarez‘s teeth were a bit Continue reading
From Boothferry To Germany turns 3 today. Yes, yes, thank you very much.
The past 365 days have been very successful for Continue reading
Have you ever seen a more beautiful location for a 5-a-side pitch?
The sports facility itself may not Continue reading
A collection of comical poems dedicated to ultras, hooligans and fanatics written on a long, hot train ride through a distant land with no Continue reading