Marathoning NYC

Unstarted Business

The atmosphere at the start line was charged. I had watched many replays of earlier races on YouTube. The NYC Marathon is one of the few long-distances races having live TV coverage. The New York marathon is no ...

Death of a Footballer

Senayan Stadium erupted as Sobrat’s strike escaped the grasp of the Young Indonesian’s goalkeeper, Ronny Paslah. The net bulged as the score became 1-0 for the Jonggring Salaka. Young Indonesia would find it difficult to come back from such a position: the ...

Robert Enke, Goalkeeper

*Faded Footballers is a documentary project, led by Adam Labno, looking at the lives of professional footballers and how they finish their careers. The footballers studied are those who have often had spectacular exists and downfalls: blowing their cash due to drug ...

Footyscape

*This article was originally published on Kunci’s website, here, in June, 2013.

Footy is geographical. Footy relates to space. A space that is personal, local and national. Footy  occupies the space of its consumer. One watches the game enshrouded by a ...

Fashioning a Statement

Football fashion in Indonesia mixes global styles with local identity. The small, independently run boutiques seek to capitalise on support for local teams, while at the same time, appropriating the casual style from England and Italy. These are fans who are defiantly ...

Football during Ramadan

*by A. Widya Syadzwina (trans.Andy Fuller). @widyasyadzwina **An Indonesian version of this article first appeared at Fandom.id

(photos by Erick Didu of Cakrawala newspaper, Makassar)

This article focuses on one of the inter-kampung competitions in Indonesia. A.Widya Syadzwina explores football ...

An Englishman and ADO Den Haag

It is mid-morning in an outer suburb of The Hague. HVV Haaglandia is the site for a gathering of supporters of ADO Den Haag, Legia Warsaw, Juventus, Club Brugge and Sparta Rotterdam. I have come to the event with Neal McClimon, an ...