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  • When The Saints Go Marching Down

    WORDS: EUAN McTEAR

    Relegation is usually a time for mourning, but as Saint Mirren return to the second tier of Scottish football they do so with as many fond memories of the nine years in the top flight as dire ones. One Saints fan reflects on the good, the bad and the Eric Djemba-Djemba deal…

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  • Hereford: The Rebirth of a Football Club

    WORDS: DOMINIC BLISS

    After seeing their club go under last December, Hereford supporters immediately set their hearts and minds to rebuilding it from scratch. Now back home at Edgar Street, they are almost ready to begin their journey as a new club with fans at the helm from next season. We found out how they managed it

  • Gladbach Away: ‘This Is What Tradition Looks Like’

    WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: PRZEMEK NICIEJEWSKI

    Following away supporters on the road in European competition can be a colourful hobby for a photographer, so when the hordes of Gladbach travelling fans showed up in sleepy Villarreal, the resulting culture clash was always likely to make for some vibrant images, as our album shows…

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  • Crazy Hearts But No Regrets

    WORDS: JOEL SKED

    From the outside, it might look as though the last decade has been a dystopian nightmare for Hearts supporters. Tynecastle has been the setting for some of the most bizarre scenes in Scottish football in recent times but one Jambos fan explains why he has been thoroughly entertained by the chaos…

  • The Happy Doonhamer

    WORDS: GIANCARLO RINALDI

    “The Queen of the South will rise up,” we like to say, quoting the line which makes ours The Only Team in the Bible. Yes, there have been long spells of emotional grey skies and the drizzle of depression but, every so often, the warm sunshine of genuine happiness breaks through at Palmerston Park…

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  • Together For The Goal

    EDITOR: MATT HOMER
    PRODUCER: NICK GOULDS

    Japanese fan culture is an organised passion and being a core supporter of a J.League club involves dedication, love and loyalty. Last year, two amateur English film makers and a local ex-pat journalist were invited to follow Montedio Yamagata fan Syu Oba and discover what his club means to him…

  • Supporting Everton: An Optimistic Passenger

    WORDS: MARK GODFREY

    When your football team start to match your personal aspirations, it’s an addictive, dizzying concept, as Everton supporters discovered in between 1984 and 1987, but enduring the barren years that followed became a duty that is slowly being rewarded by the the restorative work of Moyes and Martinez…

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  • Supporting Coventry City: An Emotional Investment

    WORDS: TOM FURNIVAL-ADAMS

    It feels like the last 10 or 15 years have been a prolonged psychoanalytic journey for Coventry City supporters, but like a downtrodden prole, the longer the downward trajectory persists, the more I feel emotionally invested in being there when it is eventually arrested – and that is its own reward…

    Ricoh Arena (Redwood Photography, via Flickr)

  • Transience and Permanence: Photographing Football

    WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: PRZEMEK NICIEJEWSKI

    Przemek Niciejewski has travelled far and wide to capture the essence of football, photographing the euphoric, the scenic and the beautifully mundane aspects of the supporter’s experience. We asked him to select his favourite images and talk us through his thought process at the moment he snapped them

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  • A Club Transformed: Supporting Reading FC

    WORDS: ROB LANGHAM

    After flirting with two northern giants as a young boy, a love affair with local side Reading changed a young man’s life. Since taking up his place on the South Bank at Elm Park, he has seen the team rise through the leagues, fill a purpose built new stadium and even dabble with top-flight football…

    Reading FC fans (Pyro Rock Monster Petty, via Flickr)

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