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  • June 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm Daniel

    Some of the stronger MLS fanbases utilize capos, don’t they? Might consider interviewing one or two if you get a chance? I would do it, but my local wonderful Red Bulls, well, you know the rest…

  • June 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm Tom Dunmore

    My team, the Fire, has capos for every game and a dedicated stand (actually, last year we had two different capo stands but it turned out to be too much). I know most of them very well and they’re an interesting bunch. Good idea for a follow-up, thanks Daniel.

  • June 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm Michal

    Daniel, not all of us know the rest, go ahead 🙂

    Great photos selection with quite a romantic tune, Tom 🙂

  • June 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm Arriaga

    “Sometimes a capo must stand in front of a wall of flames, and he must keep his head while all around are losing theirs.”

    Col. Kurtz would make a great, albeit unorthodox, capo. 😉

  • June 15, 2009 at 2:45 am SpanglyPrincess

    Well, in an Italian context, it is a little bit more complex than this. Each ultras group has its own leader or leaders, but the capo of an individual group is not necessarily the same as a capo of the whole curva. And the head of the group is not always the same as the person leading the tifo.

    Also, one group might be more important or more numerous than another, so the capi of the smaller groups may only conduct their own section not the whole curva.And there’s no need to limit it to one man, there can be 2 or 3 at a time coordinating chants together. At Roma there are dozens of ultras acting as capi across the curva as a whole at any one time.

    Moreover – and especially since they banned the use of megaphones – no one man can keep up that level of shouting for an entire 90 minutes, so there’s every chance that they take turns. At a big club it’s almost impossible that only one individual could occupy the role alone.

  • June 17, 2009 at 8:01 pm Pattrick

    I have Stood in Front of Section 8 for entire halves before, but my voice is dead at the end. I thrive to lead the section for an entire 90 minutes one game… not because i want to steal the spot light for myself but because i Demand a 90 effort from any player wearing a fire badge on their chest and wish to show the club that same devotion/passion. There will come a game when I will be called upon to put forth a full 90 for my club and I will be ready and i will pour every bit of breath i have in me to make sure every last one of you is single LOUD AND PROUD the entire match. the team deserves it, not to mention needs our support.

    Fire Till I die

  • June 17, 2009 at 8:02 pm Pattrick

    and you know i am wearing pink shorts to a superliga game next week

  • August 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm beşiktaş videoları

    ı live in turkey and my team is beşiktaş , and the best supporters in the world is çarşı namely beşiktaş’s supporters. and worlds will see this year in champions league

  • August 27, 2009 at 12:12 am SDrunner

    The Capos sure do have command of the crowd, great pics by the way!

  • October 3, 2009 at 12:36 am Ju Ego Hans

    Capos, amazing guys, with love and passion in their veins, unfortunatelly some of them are responsible for many tragedies, nevertheless these pictures are amazing, they really catch your eye. Its interesting when you say the capo misses most part of the game. Its very interesting. Good post. Best wishes dude.

  • March 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm Astor Court

    Love the photos! As always, well written.

  • April 21, 2010 at 1:34 am el terminali

    good photos ı am supporter of beşiktaş and ı like football so much

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm Jeca!

    AxCxB is on it’s way to be the best!!!