An Archive of My Father’s Youth: 80’s and 90’s Football Culture

A zine by photographer and curator, Bethany Kane explores the violence and camaraderie of 80s and 90s football culture

“Hiding his thin Kodak Disc camera in his underwear, my Dad Billy was able to photograph his trips in Britain and Europe without having his cameras confiscated or broken during police searches, a usual occurrence. Travelling on lengthy coach and train journeys, and camping and sleeping rough abroad, Billy followed his much-loved clubs Leeds United and England.” – Bethany Kane

Through creating such imagery first intended for personal reminiscence, her father’s photographs offer us a rare insight into a somewhat undocumented scene. Bethany shares her father’s story with us through such documentation of his youth experiences whilst Billy and his group of like-minded friends continue to support the teams that they love and actively participate in a culture they feel so passionately about.


Holland v England (Sardinia, Italy. 1990)
A man shouting "come on England the guns aren't loaded" in front of the march at flashpoint


Bournemouth v Leeds (Bournemouth. 26/03/98)
Fighting the police in the grounds car park


Poland v England (Katowice, Poland. 11/10/89)
England fans hotel


Holland v England (Sardinia, Italy. 1990)
Teargas at flashpoint marching to the ground


England's biggest hooligan turn out. (Sardinia, Italy. 1990)
Start of the march from the train station to the Dutch fans


Bournemouth v Leeds (Bournemouth. 26/03/98)
Fighting the police in the grounds car park


Poland v England (Jastrebezie, Poland. 10/10/89)
England fans arriving early and forced at gunpoint to attend match


Poland v England (Katowice, Poland. 11/10/89)
Flares shot into crowd


Holland v England (Sardinia, Italy. 1990)
Teargas and fighting


Poland v England (Katowice, Poland. 11/10/89)
Being escorted into the ground by police


Belgium v England (Bologna, Italy. 1990)
Fighting the police before the game


Holland v England (Sardinia, Italy. 1990)
Teargas and fighting

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