ESTEGHLAL X PERSEPOLIS – THE IRANIAN CAULDRON OF EMOTIONS

Rivalries are the lifeblood of football. Whether it be social class issues, religious disputes or battles for the power of the city, these matches define the game. Studies on football fans have shifted focus away from ‘exceptional fans’ to the study of ‘every day fans’ and their experiences. The traditional view of rivalries was how the exceptional, hooligan-like fans would go toe-to-toe and fight for … Continue reading ESTEGHLAL X PERSEPOLIS – THE IRANIAN CAULDRON OF EMOTIONS

KAIZER CHIEFS X ORLANDO PIRATES: THE WAR IN JOHANNESBURG

Footballing rivalries in Africa mostly stem from the northern side of the region. Middle Eastern nations like Egypt and Algeria take up most of the limelight when it comes to that topic, and to be fair to them, the flair and ferocity they bring out is fully deserving of it. However, down in the south, one match brings together the same level of animosity. Hailing … Continue reading KAIZER CHIEFS X ORLANDO PIRATES: THE WAR IN JOHANNESBURG