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“Following” Deportivo over land and sea

4 Dec

It’s easy to watch footballmatches of your favorite footballteam on television. Sitting down in a lazy chair, drinking a few beers… It sounds like a hell to me. I live for following “my” team Fortuna Sittard everywhere they play.

But some times, fans have no other chance than watching matches on television. Like for Sergio and Alberto (Spain) bor example. They’re both Deportivo La Coruna fans. They normally attend to matches in the stadium. Now, because of their studies in Bulgaria, they have to watch the matches on tv. And this is the way how they survive, experience a Deportivo match.

Red Star fans are on fire!

19 Nov

Flabbergasted. That is the right word to describe my feelings during the Red Star Belgrade-OFK match on Oct. 5. Thousands of Red Star Belgrade fans put newspapers on fire and put these above their heads. After that, they even burned the seats: their own stadium was on fire.

A compilation with photos and videos:

CSKA-Levski: “One of the biggest hates in the world”

6 Nov

The football world counts many, many derbies. These are the most special matches of the year for the fanatic fans. ‘Their’ team plays against another team from the same or another city, which is close to their team’s homebase.

In Bulgaria they also have a few big derbies, like the Plovdiv derby (Lokomotiv against Botev). But the biggest Bulgarian derby is without any doubt CSKA Sofia-Levski Sofia. Those two teams are both, what’s in the name, from Sofia.

In the southern city of Blagoevgrad, about thirty Levski-fans gathered to go to the Sofia-derby by bus. A video compilation about their journey and how the Levski-fans supported their team.

Let’s pretend we scored a goal!

4 Oct

A better example of “it’s not all about football” maybe doesn’t exist. In the following movie the Aston Villa-fans are trying to have a good time in the away sector of Liverpool FC, while the home team is on its way to defeat Villa easily with 3-0. And it works out. Although, they mainly entertain the Liverpool-fans.

‘Unconditional love to the team’

26 Sep
Levski Sofia's emblem

Levski Sofia's emblem

There are many different kind of supporters: the ones who visit the match in the stadium and just sit down and watch the match. On the other hand there are ultras, the fanatic supporters who express their love for the team in the stadium by for example singing. They’re always there to stand for their club.

Georgi Stefanov (28), living in Blagoevgrad, is a supporter of the last categorie. He is a Levski Sofia ultra. “Being an ultra means to me: unconditionally love the team. No matter what. If they go to the third division, I will still be a Levski fan. I will never let them go.”

An audio-interview with him:

 

Friday derbyday: MVV-Fortuna

18 Sep

Despite I absolutely may not complain about my football experiences over here (Bulgaria-England and two matches of Pirin Blagoevgrad), I do miss the Dutch football. Especially my first love, Fortuna Sittard. It is a second division team in The Netherlands, which plays against our regional rival MVV Maastricht coming Friday. A blog about my feelings for that match.

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