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The Derby and the Damage Done

May 5, 2012


The constant sound coming from Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium is like the white noise from a snowy TV. Then someone turns the giant volume knob slowly up then slowly back down, and you know either Fenerbahçe or Galatasaray has found net. The most bloodthirsty rivalry in one of the most football crazy countries on the […]

Choosing Your Religion: Football in Istanbul

May 23, 2011


Pressed against each other, billowing out of pubs and meyhanes into the streets, even those who can’t see the TV screens are watching the championship match in the faces of those who can. The last minutes are ticking away, and men, women, and children and holding their breath as Fenerbahçe holds onto their one point […]