Stories from fans all around the world - covering mixed experiences and emotions, hopes and fears as well as a range of fan related issues.
Feature articles in this category:
Fathers, Football And Mental Health - Alan Pringle, April 2004
For many years, research on children's development and well-being has focused almost exclusively on what happens between children and their mothers. But some recent research has begun to focus on the importance of 'quality time' between fathers and children, and the potential benefits this has for mental health in later life.
Why Fans Fight - Professor Eric Dunning
Professor Eric Dunning is a leading academic in the area of sport and violence and has written a number of books and articles on the subject. According to him what are the real causes of hooliganism, why does it seem to affect football above other sports and what role does a country's culture plays in the phenomenon.
William Hibbert - Michael Lee, October 2002
The World Cup is enjoyed around the globe. For some, such as England fan, William Hibbert, being there was everything. Michael Lee caught up with him and found out about the drastic measure he took in order to afford being able to travel to the tournament in South East Asia.
Hammer Horror - Pete May, May 2003
'It's not the despair I can't take; it's the hope.' One West Ham fan on his team's relegation from the English Premier League.
World Cup Community - Simon Inglis, May 2002
"You're never alone during the World Cup". It is the global competition enjoyed by many different communities. Simon Inglis invites you to join his.
Sacred Soccer? - Simon Inglis, March 2002
Is football the new religion? Superficially, the game is portrayed as such. Judge for yourself as we take a light-hearted look at the 'ten commandments' of the sport.
England vs South Africa Fan Diary - William and Gary Kitching, June 2003
Two England fans travelled to the African continent to see their national team play South Africa in a friendly match in May 2003. This is a 5 day diary account of their journey.
Living Without Football- The Leeds Fan - Jon Wilkinson, August 2001
Keith Boseley-Yemm, a lifelong Leeds Utd fan, thought there was no way he could live without football. But when a major UK Television series asked him to put that to the test, Keith, with the kind of defiant spirit that has characterised his teams' recent successes took up the challenge.
Summertime Blues - Simon Inglis, July 2003
The sun shines. Holidays beckon. There's sausages to barbecue and cold drinks to sup on the lawn. So what on earth are the British moaning about now? The answer, as Simon Inglis explains, is there is no football.
We'll Support You Evermore - Alan Tapp, October 2003
Or just until next season? Dr Alan Tapp shares the surprising findings of his recent study that has questioned the undying loyalty of some football fans.
Arsenal Supporters Meet Dynamo Fans In Kiev - Steven Powell & Gerry Burns, Nov 2003
Arsenal supporters led by Steven Powell, chair of Arsenal Independent Supporters' Association (AISA) met with supporters of Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev the night before their UEFA Champions' League clash in the Ukrainian capital.
Fan Friendly Success In Faro - Mark Perryman, February 2004
Tuesday night in Faro, the evening before the Portugal-England friendly match and some 50 England fans packed into a nightclub for a fans forum with the South Side Boys, Portuguese Ultras who follow Farense, the 'B' division club from Faro who will eventually take over the Faro Euro 2004 stadium.
England Fans Plan Fan-Friendly Lisbon - Mark Perryman, April 2004
Described by the Portuguese press as on a mission to 'civilise European football' four members of the independent LondonEnglandFans group visited Lisbon last week to develop their preparations for a fan-friendly Euro 2004 in the city.
It's A Gooaall!! - By Kevin Sargeson
A fan of English Third Division club Hull City describes the beauty of a goal.
If I Ran The Club: A Fan - by Lori Lommus[ Go Back ]
A Liverpool fan speculates on how things would work if he was the owner of his beloved Liverpool FC.