Red Star – US Orléans 1:0

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 →

Insane Stadium Posse

Of late Magdeburg were the target of Schadenfreude. The matter though, is serious and speaks of gross neglect. Read more →

We need to talk about Leipzig

RB Leipzig are top of the league and some people are not happy. Read more →

Book Review: The Bones of a Season

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 Silence of the DFB

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 1952 – 2016

Reinhard Häfner, who has passed away Sunday 24. October 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. Read more →

The Magic of the Cup: Paris FC – FC Metz

The French league cup is one of the minor trophies to win each season. A chance for Paris FC to demonstrate their capabilities against Metz. Read more →

Cross the Line – Book Review

What does it mean to be a professional footballer and to believe in God? English and international players answer this and other questions in a recently published book. Read more →

Red Star – Niort FC

Mid-table Red Star host bottom team Niort FC on a Friday evening kick-off. While the hosts have found their momentum again, Niort are sinking slowly. Read more →

Second Season Syndrome for Magdeburg?

Winning promotion is one thing, sustaining the level in the new division another. Last season FC Magdeburg surprised many and probably themselves and finished fourth. The second season is something entirely different. Read more →