After a good start into their third season in the 6th tier, the fans were getting annoyed by only playing against opponents within the area of Berlin. Due to this fact there was no real away journey for the fans since the relegation season.
Celtic F.C. has decided to close the 111 section where Green Brigade stand during matches. The section has been closed because of “safety reasons”. According to Celtic, some of the problems have been overcrowding section, 190 broken seats and fans refusing to sit during matches.
Read more on ultras-tifo.net
Another example of a bad communication between football club and their fans. The clubs goes the easiest way and simply close the stand to get rid of “the problem”.
Here is a very touching and sad story about Feyenoord and its fan Rooie Marck who was diagnosed to live for a week in a worse case. More on there: link
I live in Barnaul, a city in west Siberia which has traditions and passion for football since long time ago. In Barnaul was born and began his career Alexey Smertin, former Russian national side captain. Our club – Dinamo – was founded in 1957 and competed in the championship of USSR/Russia on various levels, we even played Shakhtar Donetsk in last 32 of Soviet Union Cup, and, till recent times, was considered as one of leaders in Siberian football.
An interesting read in the morning star about fan ownership. FCUM get a mention as well. Click here to read the article.
Very good article which compares ticket prices in the Premier League and the Bundesliga.
Here is a great read from Stand:AMF about sexism on the terrace. Natasha Bougourd writes about the life as a female supporter and the way she is always treated differently just because she’s got a different gender. A better way for football is a football world which is inclusive and non-judgemental so this is an extremely important topic IMO.
“In Belarus there is a very special club. Until 2010 it was called MTZ-Ripo. The club gained international attention not so much by his sporting achievements, but also by the anti-racist commitment of its fans and an active anti-fascist fan culture that was and is unique in Eastern Europe. Today the name of the club is Partizan Minsk and it is a self-managed football club.”
Another article about Partizan Minsk is found here in Belarus Digest. FC United is also mentioned in the article 🙂