StickeRound-Up #1 (Gallery)

“Stick around for the Sticker Round-Up!”. Get it? A friend of the site suggested “Stick ‘Em Up”, which was also a worthy name contender for the new sticker-based feature here on PyroOnThePitch.com.

Although we usually focus on the football world of the past there are exceptions, such as our following of the Finland national team via the POTP social media pages. Another is our adherence to the philosophy of “support your local club” – especially important now more than ever in the face of the super-corporation clubs literally attempting to take over the world – and respect to those do.

In most major towns and cities around Europe the evidence of these fans is all around, although the majority who walk by are oblivious to meaning of the stickers covering many poles, posts and pubs. To those who know it is clear that ultras, hooligans and other dedicated supporters are everywhere and in this series we document the calling cards of football street art found during recent journeys close to POTP HQ (and sometimes further afield).

Fidelis AndriaBrigata Fidelis:

Brann BergenExile Bergen and Eastland(?):

FC Metz and Eintracht Trier10 years of friendship:

De Graafschap – Didam 0316:
 

Zenit St. Petersburg264 Cri$py Boys:

Sportclub Feyenoord (amateur team of Feyenoord Rotterdam):

Rapid WienBlock West, covered by Botev PlovdivBultras:

AuxerreUltras Auxerre 1990:

1.FC KölnBoyz Köln Ultras (now dissolved):

Real SociedadRSF Firm Antifascist Hooligans:

Djurgårdens IFUltra Caos Stockholm

SSV Reutlingen 05Szene E 2005:

Austria Wien:

Servette FCSection Grenat 30 Years:
 

Eintracht Braunschweig:
Glasgow CelticGreen Brigade

Shelbourne FC:

Holstein KielNew Connection:
US CreteilUltras Creteil:

FC Hansa Rostock:

Pyro On The Pitch:

Steaua BucureștiVacarm:

Shelbourne FCCoolock Reds:

Hertha Berlin:
Levante UDSección Puerto 46520:
Widzew ŁódźOne City – One Club:
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Heroic Hang Jobs (Gallery) #5

In this gallery series we look at a classic selection of flag and banner collectives at both international and club level in the 80s and 90s, united through being made correctly and hung the way banners were supposed to be hung (that is usually chaotically). All entries can be found here.

Sligo Rovers vs Derry City, FAI Cup final 1994:

Japan vs Brazil, Olympic Games – Atlanta 96, 21/07/1996:

Luxembourg vs Greece, World Cup 94 qualifier, 12/10/1993:

SK Rapid Wien vs Sporting CP, Cup Winners Cup 95/96 2nd round-2nd leg, 02/11/1995:

SK Rapid Wien vs Sporting CP, Cup Winners Cup 95/96 2nd round-2nd leg, 02/11/1995:

Royal Antwerp FC vs Dundee United, UEFA Cup 2nd round-1st leg, 18/10/1989:

Bayer Leverkusen vs PSV Eindhoven, UEFA Cup 94/95 1st round-1st leg, 13/09/1994:

Ajax Amsterdam vs Feyenoord Rotterdam, Eredivisie 85/86, 06/10/1985:

Ajax Amsterdam vs ADO Den Haag, Eredivisie 82/83, 21/03/1983:

Germany vs CIS, (featuring Finland, and Yugoslavia; suspended from UEFA and exiled from the tournament two weeks earlier), European Championships 1992, 12/06/1992:

FC Karl Marx Stadt vs Berliner FC Dynamo, DDR-Oberliga 88/89, 07/05/1989:

Netherlands vs England, World Cup 94 qualifier, 13/10/1993:

Switzerland vs England, friendly, 28/05/1988:

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