A very short video message to mark the anniversary of one of France’s most popular clubs: Red Star.
Il était une fois… #RedStar120 par REDSTARFC
On February 21, 1897 four friends and a certain Jules Rimet set up a club that was following humanistic ideals and despite the bourgeoise background of Rimet became hugely popular among the working classes of Paris and the suburbian area.
A former professional footballer speaks about his anxieties in an insecure working environment, shattering some stereotypes of professional football.The most popular image of professional football is one of fun and the idea of having turned a hobby into a profession that provides an income. While this may be true for the top players and the top leagues, lower down the football pyramide the image is bleak and best described as precarious. Read more →
A comment on the debate about players transferring to China. Read more →
After a sluggish start to the season after which many feared a fight for survival in this division, Magdeburg know only one direction: Up. Read more →
Red Star hosted US Orléans; both teams are well settled in the lower half of the table. Match report about a match that was overshadowed by tragedy. Read more →
Of late Magdeburg were the target of Schadenfreude. The matter though, is serious and speaks of gross neglect. Read more →
RB Leipzig are top of the league and some people are not happy. Read more →
Another book review, this time of a novel that does not fit the label crime fiction but has nevertheless a gripping story to tell. This post is about the eBook version of Paul Breen’s latest novel The Bones of a Season. Though football is at the centre of the book, it is merely a background scenery. We can sense Brexit developing. Read more →
The general assembly of the DFB has shown an organisation deeply mired in controversy and keen on keeping a lid on the most recent past. Read more →
Reinhard Häfner, who has passed away Sunday 24. October 2016 was one of the finest players in East German football. He was a key player at the Montreal Olympics and led Dresden to their last title in 1990. Read more →