I imagine that the zenith for many of the urbexing bloggers and Instagramers is to “conquer” a sports stadium. Extraordinary structures punctuating city-scapes constructed for such specific purposes that, in theory, are built not to facilitate commerce or generate wealth, but for entertainment and achievement, wrapped in impenetrable layers of security to keep you out. I can see the appeal of sneaking in and Continue reading
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.
Don’t believe us? Then grab a pen, print our New-Signing-Bingo-Scorecard out, press Continue reading
Unser Herz schlägt nur für Sie!
Seen on location in Liverpool.
This is the current kit of Ubon UMT United, the top team of Ubon Ratchathani in the Isan region of Eastern Thailand, currently playing in the Thai Premier League after achieving promotion last year. Note the solitary but thick black stripe on the left arm.
That is not just some cool asymmetrical design. That is a season-long tribute to the late King Abulyadej of Thailand.
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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.
That moment when you just gotta leave your mark but you left all your Aufkleber at home.
Dedicated to the pretty waitress who served me discounted beer and let me scribble all over her father’s restaurant. Not that she will ever visit this page….
Enjoy your week.
Okay we’ll come clean. This Aufkleber is not from RB Leipzig, but from some other unknown Ultra group (obviously German) demonstrating against the team’s business model and success. This attitude is common across the Bundesliga, and in our post ‘Why Do Germans Hate RB Leipzig So Much?‘ we explore a cultural explanation why.