Money Dreams

The sources of income for football clubs are various and valuable. Once gate figures and advertisement were the staples of income for football clubs. In the 21st century, television and merchandise have replaced them. Read more →

The End of an Era

How to celebrate promotion and leave the fans out of it is what Red Star’s directors thought best at Stade Bauer. Read more →

Get the Party started

There was no need to, not today for Red Star have won promotion two weeks ago with a four-nil victory over Istres. This final match against Amiens SC at the Stade Bauer will be icing on the cake. Read more →

Nomen Est Omen?

The names of football clubs are a serious matter, one would think. Indeed, in East Germany football clubs have all kinds of name affix depending on their main ‘sponsor.’ The following is a short description of the Dynamos and Motors, Lokomotives and Rotations. Read more →

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Writing is fun and it should remain that way. For almost five years I have now explored football, culture and history and there is more to come for sure. I do not intend to pack it in.

I have started this blog with the intention of keeping my English as fluent as possible since I was no longer living in England but needed English on a daily basis and was also researching for a PhD thesis. This has been successful. The thesis has been accepted by DeMontfort University, Leicester and I can now call myself Dr. Wagner.

However, having achieved this I practically do not need to continue this blog? Wrong! I do want to continue but I need your help. While still researching for my thesis I could not have envisaged a blog becoming a source of income. And yet, this is what has happened over the last year and a half. It began with a request for paid content from a third party to be included in the blog. These are still regular features and I will continue to post them if the topic is interesting. Yet, these are too unreliable to call them an income and more often than not I feel I am cheating on my readers in posting something that i haven’t written in my name.

Here is where you, my dear readers, can help me. Support this little blog of mine that has seen more than 240 posts in almost five years of its existence.

I do have ideas what to cover but I know that more research is required for that. Therefore, I have included a pop-up window that will re-direct you to pay pal to leave a tip or something more substantial. Moreover, i also would like to see the content being shared in as many networks as possible. Tell people that you have supported An Old International and why.

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Red Star FC 93 – Chambly

Once more the Stade Bauer is the place to spend an afternoon watching football. Today Red Star hosted Chambly, from the Picardie. Read more →

When the going gets tough, Klopp pulls out

Last week’s announcement that Jürgen Klopp will leave Dortmund at the end of the season came as a shock but was also foreseeable. His reputation is intact and he can now scour the market for possible employment come July 1. Read more →

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 →