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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Staying warm at the game: Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and his blanket

Arsenal fans have been wondering for a while why American owner Stan Kroenke hardly ever comes to matches. Well, some particularly vociferous criticism of his attendance record over recent weeks appears to have made him a more regular visitor to the Emirates Stadium. And perhaps he’s brought with him some clues as to why he has been so reluctant to … Continue reading

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Bradford fan who begged for Facebook likes to get to Capital One Cup Final wore a half-and-half scarf

If you’re a Facebook user the chances are you spotted this bloke on your News Feed shortly after Bradford had beaten Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup semi-final. This Bantam from Down Under unleashed a viral campaign to persuade his wife to let him travel to Wembley from Australia for the final if he was able to secure one … Continue reading

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Fenerbahce circumnavigate being forced to play behind closed doors

Turkish side Fenerbahce were ordered to play the second leg of their Europa League tie against BATE in an empty stadium as punishment for throwing flares onto the pitch during their match against Borussia Monchengladbach in December. But supporters, with the help of the club, did their best to replicate the usual atmosphere at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Fans gathered … Continue reading

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Cardiff’s red scarf giveaway: the people have their say

If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook – and if you don’t, you definitely should – you’ll know that Cardiff City had decided to giveaway thousands of red scarves ahead of last night’s Championship clash at home to Brighton. The artists formerly known as the Bluebirds were making another desperate attempt to convince their fanbase to ditch their traditional … Continue reading

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Leeds fans take their shoes off at Manchester City

With their FA Cup fifth round tie at Manchester City over as a contest within the first five minutes, there was little for Leeds’ supporters to do but join their hosts in a mutual hatred of Manchester United. See, football matches aren’t always divisive. The Championship side’s fans led the Etihad crowd in a rendition of “Shoes off if you … Continue reading

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Manchester United fans’ drugs banner

We all know about the agony and ecstasy of a big Champions League night, but some Manchester United fans had their eyes firmly on the ecstasy during last night’s match against Real Madrid. It’s not particularly out of the ordinary to turn up at a match with a banner supporting your favourite team – though we’ve always found a scarf … Continue reading

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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho needs a new scarf

There has been a lot of speculation around the Real Madrid vs Manchester United Champions League tie as to whether Jose Mourinho has lost some of his sparkle in recent times. While we can’t profess to understand the politics and infighting of Real Madrid, we do know that the man who arrived at Chelsea all those years ago had much … Continue reading

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Michu makes a Swansea fan turn red

We’re all for keeping warm at the game, but we’re not sure that the approach taken by this Swansea supporter is the healthiest way to do it. Spurred on by Spanish goal-machine Michu celebrating his second goal against QPR by standing in front of the Swansea fans and screaming, one fan was caught by the TV cameras tried to match … Continue reading

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Two astronauts mock Mario Balotelli

These fellas have clearly never owned a cashmere football scarf in their lives. Instead they’ve resorted to wearing full astronaut gear to matches in order to keep warm. A bit of an overreaction if you ask us. The space suit-clad pair provoked an angry response from Italy striker Mario Balotelli during last night’s 1-1 draw with the Netherlands. He belted … Continue reading

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West Brom players’ gift to want-away team-mate Peter Odemwingie

Much is made of the banter of the football dressing room. If ever it’s been encapsulated by one photograph, surely this is it. Our Rogue of the Week, Peter Odemwingie, accidentally turned himself into the hapless cartoon villain of last week’s Transfer Deadline Day as he attempted to force through a move to QPR that never materialised. Having said his … Continue reading

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