Oct 26 2010

Partizan Belgrade

Published by at 8:29 pm under European and tagged: ,

A bit off track for this blog, but today I discovered the following podcast and youtube video.  I strongly believe that this is a ‘must-listen’ podcast for any football fan who loves the game of football and wants to know more about its value in different countries & cultures.  The podcast from “Beyond the Pitch” is simply perfectly pitched, and wow, these guys know what they are talking about.  Absolutely brilliant stuff!

I have been to a Partizan Belgrade match and was infected by the club since that day.   I was sitting alone in a cafe drinking a beer and started talking to a young guy who was going to the game with his girlfriend.  I said I just wanted to sit in the ‘normal’ seats and he replied, “no chance, you’re coming with us and the rest of the Grobari”.  I got my hair singed by flares, almost had to take over the waving of one of their massive flags and it was an absolutely amazing experience, not on the scale of what you can see on this youtube video, but I knew that I was discovering something unique & very special.

Listening to this interview just proves that, on so many levels:

http://www.beyondthepitch.net/podcasts/edition/index.cfm/beyond-the-pitch/2010/10/22/partizan-belgrade/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AreVrhMfW7k

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