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Winning & losing 5: What makes a good supporter?

Published: Thursday 15 April 2010, 16.25CET
The purpose of this lesson is to identify positive and negative behaviour of fans and find out the qualities that make up a good supporter.
Winning & losing 5: What makes a good supporter?
Supporters enjoying the match ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 15 April 2010, 16.25CET

Winning & losing 5: What makes a good supporter?

The purpose of this lesson is to identify positive and negative behaviour of fans and find out the qualities that make up a good supporter.

Goals
To identify the positive and negative behaviour of fans and to explore solutions which can reduce hooliganism.

Scoring
Score by…
a) Listing the qualities that make a good supporter.
b) Listing the actions of bad supporters.
c) Finding creative ways of dealing with hooliganism.

Warm-Up
Watch the videos "Every Kind of People" and "Being a great supporter"  and/or talk about great supporters eg. which teams do they follow? Why are they so good?

1st Half
a) Complete the list of qualities displayed by good supporters.
b) Complete the list of actions displayed by bad supporters.

Half-Time
Sum-up the first half action and introduce the plan for the second half.

2nd Half
a) Find creative ways of dealing with football hooliganism.
b) Consider Edward de Bono's Dog/Cat problem: How do you stop a dog and a cat fighting?
c) Participants prepare for the discussion by making notes or producing a drawing of their solution.
d) Class discussion on the various ideas and, in particular, how these could be used to minimise bad behaviour amongst rival supporters.

Full Time
Summing-up on what makes a good supporter.

Extra Time
a) Further research on prize-winning supporters and supporters club membership.
b) Individual work using UEFA Grassroots Day materials (e.g. worksheets, quizzes, etc.), research on football history/topics, or reference to www.uefa.com Training Ground section.

Last updated: 16/02/17 10.55CET

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