Five of the best moments in FA Cup history

We’re just a few days away from the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend. Against all odds, Aston Villa have managed to overcome their relatively poor Premier League performance and made it through to the seventh stage of the FA Cup, pairing them up against Liverpool on 19th April. Read more →

Paris aiming for the Grand Slam

Ever since Paris St. Germain have been purchased by a Qatari Konsortium, they have made headlines for their footballing endeavours. Although falling somewhat of their goals each season, this year they are in for the Big Four. Read more →

The Fun of the Fair: The Watney Cup in the press

In the first part of this mini series of forgotten football tournament the focus was on the inventions the Watney Cup held in store for football and the its supporters. This part looks at the coverage in the papers. Read more →

An Innovative Invitation: The Watney Mann Invitation Cup 1970-1973

Penalties are part of the game since 1891, just over 120 years. Yet, penalty shoot outs were introduced much later. The stage was a little known tournament in England that proved to be innovative then. Read more →

The Watney Cup – A Preview

This video clip from 1971 shows how Halifax Town beat Manchester United, THE Manchester United with Law, Best and Charlton, 2-1 at The Shay in the first round of the Watney Mann Invitation Cup. This competition had a life span of only 4 editions but was revolutionary nonetheless. This clip however, is a little teaser for things to come here.

Meeting at the Top: Red Star – Bourg Péronnas

After last week’s mediocre trip to the South, Red Star are hosting second placed Bourg-Péronnas this evening at the Stade Bauer in the top game of this week. Read more →

Moving in Circles

Yesterday’s 1-0 defeat of Manchester City against the Spanish giants Barcelona, saw the last English club eliminated from UEFA’s top competition. Once again, the soul searching has begun. Read more →

Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool as a Legend

Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs in English football, not least in European football. To date the club have won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cup and as many UEFA Super Cups. Though out of European competition for this year, the end of season will be emotional for The Reds. Read more →

Alsatians or Choucroute? Colmar testing Red Star

The German Shepherd Dog is also named Alsatian in some regions. The breed is known for its reliability but also its aggressiveness. Choucroute meanwhile is a regional dish in the Alsace region, also known in English as white cabbage or Sauerkraut. The visitors tonight Colmar from that very region, without a win in their last 5 games, were to be judged whether they were keeping Red Star in check like a dog does with a herd of sheep or whether they were taken apart, just like raw Sauerkraut. Read more →

TV Review: Virage Nord

Football and fictional television drama rarely go well together. More often than not, the images are too clicheed and the atmosphere is flat to say the least. However, as with all rules there are exceptions. This mini series produced in France and shown on the French-German broadcaster ARTE combines a crime story with a study of the North of France. Read more →