St. Pauli

St. Pauli Another Football Is Possible

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Synopsis

FC St. Pauli is a football club unlike any other. Encompassing music, sport and politics, its fans welcome refugees, fight fascists and take a stand against all forms of discrimination. This book goes behind the skull and crossbones emblem to tell the story of a football club rewriting the rulebook.

Since the club's beginnings in Hamburg's red-light district, the chants, banners and atmosphere of the stadium have been dictated by the politics of the streets. Promotions are celebrated and relegations commiserated alongside social struggles, workers' protests and resistance to Nazism. In recent years, people have flocked from all over the world to join the Black Bloc in the stands of the Millerntor Stadium and while in the 1980s the club had a small DIY punk following, now there are almost 30,000 in attendance at games with supporters across the world.

In a sporting landscape governed by corporate capitalism, driven by revenue and divorced from community, FC St. Pauli demonstrate that another football is possible.

Book information

ISBN: 9780745340906
Publisher: Pluto Press
Imprint: Pluto Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.3340943515
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4608
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 200g
Height: 135mm
Width: 214mm
Spine width: 26mm