Against modern football
What does it mean? And how does this have an impact on our support for our teams? What does it mean for us and for the other fans?
Well, first of all it does mean not to follow the path set by the likes of Austria Salzburg, now Red Bull Salzburg, where some rich guy buys up the whole team, changes everything from the teams’ name to the teams’ colours. Eventually fans were not allowed into the ground wearing the “old” colours, meaning just forgetting about the past, the history and tradition.
The feelings of fans and supporters are not taken in consideration in modern football. Fans are there for the cash, paying horrendous amounts of money for the match tickets. Games are started at every imaginable time of day and day of the week. Nobody cares about the away fans, forced to face day trips and use holiday allowances to follow their team, previously playing on week ends only. TV rights and sponsor money means more than loyal
following. On top of it, fans are supposed to stay put, sit down and cheer on command. No display is allowed, no fireworks, if the chants are to “martial” they are forbidden. Flags are not to be displayed, banners confiscated. Police reserves the right to prevent people from entering the ground if they think that they might cause trouble. No proof is given, just the suspicion is enough.
We just do not like it and are not prepared to go along with it. We will demonstrate always with allowed and legal means, but we will voice our discontent wherever and whenever it seems suitable and it is possible!
All over Europe fans and supporters are fed up to be treated like delinquents and be prevented access to the ground solely on the basis of suspicions.
Sponsors decide exclusively what to sell on the grounds and therefore they as well decide the price of drinks and food. New stadiums are built where the old one could have been enough, which results in ticket price rising. Sponsors decide when the match has to start to be sure that most of the potential clients are sitting in front of the TV!
- We do not support the sponsoring which contributes to the games taking place during the week
- We do not buy products where we think that they contribute to change a teams’ history and tradition
- We do not subscribe to private sports TV channels as it contributes to change the kick off times, making it hard for the fans to follow their team in the ground
- We are against all-seater stadiums. We will STAND and support our team
- We will not display flags and banners which are given to us by so called “sponsors” and have anything else than the name of the fan group or our team’s name on them
- We hate disco music before, after and in the break of the games, as well as dubious dance and other shows. We are there to watch a football game and not some dodgy theatre!
- We do not take part in any kind of fan display decided by anyone else than by our fans. No sponsor or company brand can and will tell us when and how to cheer and display our colours
- We openly embrace any attempt to preserve the old style of football support and play
- We do like the teams who, like the “new” United of Manchester, try to preserve tradition and past
Whenever you hear about things regarding modern football happening, let us know and after careful consideration, we will publish them here for all to read!