turkish fans are great. especially galatasaray has a very cool fanscene
I hope it will always stay like that.
even turkish fan-culture is threatened today, by gentrification.
all over the world gentrification is the main danger for fans.
the main factor are the rising ticket prices. even in the turkish süperlig the prices have become so high that only wealthier people can afford to visit the stadiums.
also in the top leagues the security standards become more and more strict, and authorities try to tame the football fans, often with success. the two german teams I presented here have better fans than the rest of the bundesliga, because these teams have spend most of the recent years in the 2nd bundesliga (or even lower), and were not affected that much by gentrification. the rest of the 1.bundesliga fans are becoming lamer year by year, their stadiums are becoming like theatres or places where you can bring your wife and little kids to.
This is a must watch for every football fan, remotely interested in fan culture.
English Danny Dyer's documentaries on hooliganism worldwide.
He travels several countries worldwide; those most famous for their fan-culture.
It's meant as a documentary on hooliganism, but often the fans in the countries he travels to are nothing like English hooligans, but much more normal passionate fans.
Here is the first episode of the series. He will introduce himself in the beginning:
Real Football Factories International - Argentina (Part 1 of 5)
I especially post this episode, because it shows best what things fans are capable to, how much they can reach and what an impact they can have on their clubs and football in general.
Argentina is the country where football fans really have a saying in the countries football affairs.
Dont forget that I didnt post this thread in the persian football forum for no reason.
I want to set an example for Iranian fans.
Observe the best of the world and learn from them.
Now I dont want Iranians to make an example out of the mafia-like behaviour of Argentinian fan-groups.
I want to show that it is possible for fans to have impact of the club.
In Iran where football is controlled by the government (a government composed of criminals) a bit of impact by the fans (=people) would do really good.
Now for Iranian football fans to ever come close to these possibilities, they will have to walk the path, all the other fans in the world walked too, from beginning to the ebd.
This means they have to start of with providing great support for the cflub from the terraces, to a point where a club would not be nearly as strong without their fans.
Amazing chanting by the "carsi" of Besiktas.
Also interesting to get a little idea of how such masses are cordinated into chanting with one voice.
Note how its a group of people (enjoying respect of all the fans) sharing the responsibility of leading the others.