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Onward to Antira 2014!

We can‘t imagine anything better than spending a long weekend together with hundreds of football-maniacs of the good kind from all over Europe playing football, spinning antiracist networks, educating themselves and of course having a laugh… That’s why we‘ll join the Antiracist Tournament Sankt Pauli 2014 this weekend, for the first time on the magic ground of the Millerntor-Stadion. It starts on friday, may 30th and lasts until sunday, june 1st and all of you, who are not that much into football-culture, should at least come along on saturday, as the program on this day is highly political. Moreover at the party afterwards at Hamburg’s most dangerous space Rote Flora you can listen to brilliant stuff like The Movement and Moscow Death Brigade. You can have a look at the whole program here. And yes – you‘ll find a FF-stand there too!

Historic. Weekday. Away Game. 1200 KM distance. 10 000 Fans. Only Racing Club.

You might be wondering why we are showing you a blurry picture of some busses on a rainy Argentine country road. Its because these busses are part of an historic mass mobilization, once again protagonized by the fans of Buenos Airess great and glorious Racing Club. Tonight is the final of the „Copa Argentina,“ between Racing Club and Boca Juniors, taking place in San Juan, 1200 KM from Buenos Aires. Just how massive is this mobilization?

The caravan of Racing fans is ***111*** sold out busses, ***21*** chartered airplanes, plus all those travelling in cars or normal flights.

This not being enough, the club has installed cinema screens at its social centers in Avellaneda and Villa del Parque. Tickets to both are sold out as well.

A Racing Lo Hace Grande Su Gente.

Match starts at 1 30 am, and you can watch it on, and here are images from the semi-final, where Racing dramatically eliminated River Plate in a penalty shootout:

(For you Europeans who only are aware of footballers who have played over there…you will notice one of the most recent additions to Racings roster…Mauro Camoranesi.)

Transparent Magazin #1

TRANSPARENT – das neue Magazin für Fußball und Fankultur.

Fußball bietet mehr als 90 Minuten Sport – durch eine gewachsene und beeindruckende Fankultur sind in den letzten Jahren viele Facetten hinzugekommen, auf die sich ein genauerer Blick lohnt. Im TRANSPARENT-Magazin zeigen wir deshalb den Fußball aus allen Perspektiven.

Neben den Fans kommen bei uns alle möglichen Menschen rund um den Fußball zu Wort – Spieler, Funktionäre, Journalisten. Wir zeigen den Fußball, wie er ist: vielfältig.

Besonders nahe wollen wir dabei aber den Protagonisten der Fankurven sein, den Fans und Ultras. Sie sorgen für das Leben in und um die Stadien. Dabei gibt es positive und negative Aspekte, die wir aufzeigen und kritisch hinterfragen möchten.

Im TRANSPARENT-Magazin reden wir also über die gesellschaftlich relevanten Themenbereiche rund um den Fußball. „Football, Culture & Politics“ – das ist das TRANSPARENT-Magazin.“


Die wundersame Ruhe am Rhein
Muss ich meinen Gegner wirklich hassen?
Interview: Sebastian Prödl

Ansgar Brinkmann

Abriss Tivoli-Stadion Aachen

Feine Sahne Fischfilet

Rivalen für immer

Paris und London

Ultras gehen neue Wege
Interview mit einem Organisator
Kommentar von Gerd Dembowski

Ein populistischer Reflex
Schöner Strafen mit Frauen

Muss das Sein?

Atlanta de Villa Crespo vs The Almighty Cub Atletico River Plate

River Plate, Argentinas most successful futbol club, finds itself playing this year for the first time in their history in second division. Their relegation game loss to Belgrano included some spectacular anecdotes, once again very probably unique to the Argentine futbol world.

During the away game, losing 2-0, River fans invaded the pitch…pushed, kicked, and insulted their own players. They then returned to their terrace, without being arrested, and the game continued as if nothing had happened…

After relegation became an unavoidable fact, the riots were of a scale even unusual for the standards of Argentine futbol. These videos dont necessarily do them justice, but you might get the idea…

And so it was, with Atlanta having been promoted and River relegated, that our humble neighborhood club played yesterday against the mighty River Plate…. and lost 7-1!

But at least our fans looked good….

(Thank to Sentimiento Bohemio)

The match was particularly tense because, with the return of away fans to second division matches (thanks River!), Atlanta fans and River fans had had two encounters in the past three weeks. In this one, you can see what appears to be two busses of River fans being chased by…10 Atlanta fans!!??
No vengas mas por Villa Crespo River….

Finally a Game Worth Playing and Racing vs Los Amargos: The Summary

Stereotypes are bad, but sometimes one just cant help it. This is my case with video/computer game prejudices. In typical Argentine fashion, I have always been of the firm conviction that computers are for working and consoles for playing, anybody who plays games on a computer is to be judged a hopeless nerd and be mocked for eternity. And if you play on a console, only futbol games are acceptable, playing (god forbid talking about) other games the equivalent of social suicide. So basically only playing FIFA is acceptable, and even then talking about it while not actually playing it, or even worse posting something about it online, constitutes a mildly serious faux pas.

But if exceptions are what make rules, then this is the mother of all of them, as FIFA12 brings with it groundbreaking news…

(Ok, so maybe this isnt the cover, but it definitely should have been!)

Brutal honesty…Ive even taken the supernerd step of learning how to download music onto the Playstation so that I can play with the songs of our fans in the background. :-)

While on the subject of Racing, a short summary of what was the clasico this weekend…

On the field, 1-1, which was unfortunate. After Racing took the lead in the first minute, we were expecting a historic day, but it was not to be. Off the field of course, the day lent itself to all sorts of, ummm, „colourful“ anecdotes.

Racing fans arriving, with a couple of trophies as well….

Racing takes the field. Not bad, would have been much better though if the cops hadnt got wind of what was planned and „confiscated the materials“ shortly before the game. Unfortunate.

The cops try to enter the terrace to remove some smoke bombs…and quickly realize that this is not a good idea. Notice their retreat from maybe 15 Racing fans!

The Independiente scum, being the cowards they are, shot a Racing fan in the course of a confrontation before the game…

They also entertained themselves during the game by throwing huge pieces of cement from their terrace down to where the Racing fans were. This led to Racing fans trying to exit their section to storm the Independiente section. Of course, they didnt get far, as quickly another confrontation with the cops ensued. Racing fans and cops also had a confrontation before the game, during which the Cops made use of rubber bullets and horse charges.

Finally, it looks like our sour friends lost a little something…

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