Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Bristol City

FINALLY an English fan group with sticker designs more imaginative than just the old St George’s cross with team name slapped on top of it. Ladies and gents, Bristol City.

A city of two teams, but don’t let either of them catch you saying that.

Bristol City sticker

We have seen the support coming out of the Southwest’s number 1 city getting better over the past couple years. A visit is overdue.

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On Tour in Johor

Boys of Straits

FBTG‘s visit to Johor Bahru is now over, but we went out with a bang.

The itinerary included a daytime groundhop, the JDT II team vs ATM at the Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium (1-1), the Johor Darul Ta’zim First XI beating Kelantan 3-0 at the Stadium Tan Sri Dato Hj Hassan, the presentation of the Malaysian Super League trophy to the reigning champions JDT the same evening and a good amount of conversations with locals to learn about the team, city, region and people of Johor.

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Johor’s Boys of Straits

Boys of Straits graffiti

While everybody else is in Singapore watching Hamilton and Vettel run around in circles, we are across the border in Johor Bahru, Malaysia’s second city. You may not know the place well; it doesn’t boast much notable cultural output and isn’t a magnet for global tourism. But it does boast the current dominant force of domestic Football, Johor Darul Ta’zim, and the most celebrated fan group in the country. And it didn’t take us long to find their graffiti on Continue reading

Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium

Phnom Penh olympic ground

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