Red Star – US Creteil: Instead of a Match Report

With Red Star starting their season against US Creteil Lusitanos today, there should have been a match report here. Instead something else has to fill this space. Read more →

That Winning Feeling

It is official! 1.FC Magdeburg are back in professional football and have marked their return with aplomb by winning 2-1 against Rot Weiß Erfurt. The victory may have been lucky; the winning goal came in the 90th minute. A pretty victory or an ugly one, deserved or not. It is secondary. The great Brian Glanville once noted about West Germany beating England in 1968 for the first time ever:

A win is a win.

And he was right then. And his quote proves to be just as valid today.

More than 20000 people came to enjoy the game and the majority of them left the ground happy. It is a start that could not have been better.

The fans have established a reputation of being creative and funny and once more they worked hard for this choreography. FC Magdeburg may play third division, this atmosphere and such effort are first class.

West Ham on verge of a new Era?

There is a sense of optimism in East London around the Boleyn Ground. A new manager, soon a new stadium. West Ham are going into a new era. Read more →

High Flying Wales

Wales achieve top 10 FIFA ranking for the first time. Read more →

Argentina’s Final Blues Continues

As Chile celebrate their first continental title, questions will be raised about Argentina’s capability in big finals.The World Cup 2014 and now the final at Copa América were lost not because they were outplayed but outfought. Read more →

Expectation, Anticipation

With most clubs training again and first test matches played, fans across Europe are full with excitement for the new season. A plea to take a step back and relax and recover from a long and strenuous season. Read more →

Will Harry Kane Become the ‘Next Rooney’ for United as Speculation Grows?

A speculative post on Manchester United’s summer transfer activities. Read more →

Good United, Bad United

Which United is the good one, which is the bad one? Manchester United or FC United of Manchester? One could live without the other. Could the other? A question of perspective and attitude. Read more →

The Old Lady on the road to Berlin

Almost ten years after Calciopoli, Juve are back among the top clubs in Europe. They have been relegated and stripped off their titles. A remarkable come back. Read more →

Artificial Grass in World Football

Despite the troubles FIFA finds itself in these days, there is still football to be played that should not be forgotten: The Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada is about to kick off on Saturday. However, it comes with a dispute: Should football be played on artificial grass? Read more →