Soccer in Indonesia

Stadia Indonesia

Last year I visited a few soccer stadiums in Yogyakarta. Here are some of my photos. Krida Sono, Yogyakarta Krida Sono, from the South End, looking North Mandala Krida, from the South, looking North Mandala Krida, Southern End and Eastern-stand Rennovations Tridadi Stadium, South End, looking South Tridadi Scoreboard, Northern Yogyakarta Tridadi Panorama *If you…

Football Violence in Indonesia

Football Violence in Indonesia: A Case from Yogyakarta On Sunday 12th October, 2014,  Muhammad Ikhwanuddin, was killed in a car park near Adi Sucipto airport, Yogyakarta. He had been dragged from the bus, beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed in the chest. The bus had been pursued by around 30 men and boys on…

Death at Manahan

Joko Riyanto went to the game with a few thousand rupiah in his pocket. He left the game, carried by trembling police, with Rp.3,000 (30 cents, for what it is worth) in his pocket and a bullet hole in the right side of his chest. The day after the game, players and the coach of…

PSIM Murals

These are some photos of the PSIM murals I have collected over the past two months. Jl.Tirtodipuran, opposite Bu Ageng restaurant Jl.Veteran Jl.Taman Siswa Jl.Kol.Sugiono (correction)  

Seno Writes Soccer

Seno Writes Soccer, Seno Menulis Sepakbola Seno Gumira Ajidarma (born 1957, Boston), one of Indonesia’s most prominent authors, has contributed to the discourse on soccer in Indonesia through the means of short stories, journalism and academic writings. These writings reflect his trajectory as a writer and also the professions and jobs that he acquires.  …

Politics of Soccer in Indonesia

Politics of Soccer in Indonesia Politik Sepakbola di Indonesia Nurdin Halid occupies the inglorious position of having been the only national soccer boss, to have run the sport’s governing body from within jail. He is perhaps also the most hated man in soccer in Indonesia: for he governed (mismanaged, corrupted) the PSSI (Perserikatan Sepak Bola…

I Heart Pasoepati

Football team merchandise is a necessary means for creating a club’s image and subculture. It’s attractive for youth and stakes a claim for difference from the mainstream. The styles of the t-shirts also provide a link with the pop cultures of music and other football teams. Through the posing of the amateur models, an anthropologist…

Foreign Footballers in Indonesia

Foreign Footballers in Indonesia a preliminary list (subject to verification) I am wondering who plays football in Indonesia. And so, here is a preliminary list of foreign players playing for teams in the Indonesian Super League.Each team is allowed to have four overseas players: at least one of these players must come from Asia. Players…

Bonek

Bonek I am reading Fajar Junaedi’s book Bonek: Grup Supporter Terbesar dan Pertama di Indonesia (Yogyakarta: Buku Litera 2012), yes I am.  From my search of the KITLV catalogue, this appears to be the first monograph on a supporter group or soccer fans in Indonesia. Junaedi is an academic based at Universitas Muhamadiyah Yogyakarta. He…

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