During the Europa League quarterfinal match in Germany between Schalke and Athletic Bilbao, the Schalke supporters pulled out their google translate skills to make a banner in Spanish questioning Athletic Bilbao charging traveling Schalke €90 for tickets to the second game in Bilbao.
The banner reads:“A €90 ticket = 1 euro per minute? Football is not telephone sex!”
This photo was taken by Optickarma, one of our Flickr group users, at the end of the England versus Holland soccer match at the Wembley Stadium on Feb 29. The photo is a long exposure shot of around 80,000 fans emptying the stadium after the match and heading towards the subway station. The mounted police regulate the crowd to prevent overcrowding in the station
In 1985 Charlton left The Valley and mother nature moved in. The Charlton fans however were having none of it. They came together and fought to get their home back. They laboured and toiled, cutting back and clearing up until finally the dereliction that had sullied their home was cleansed in fire.
From the flames a political party was born. A band of brothers and sisters with one aim, through the force of grass roots participatory democracy, to pressurise the local council to listen to the wishes of the people and grant planning permission for a new redesigned and modern stadium. They did it, contesting 60 out of 62 council seats they won nearly 15000 votes and the local council was forced to bow to their will. Charlton Athletic returned to The Valley in December 1992.