April 2011 ⋆ An Old International

(Pen-)Insular Dominance

Besides the Clasico madness of the last few days, a few thoughts on the dominance of teams from the Iberian peninsula and England. It is astonishing to see that teams from Spain and Portugal as well as England (Schalke being the exception here as they are neither Iberian nor English) are so strong in the…

Football and Democracy

This headline might evoke thoughts about FIFA and their dubious British model where the owners consider clubs as assets for their own benefit and thus certainly are not interested in having anyone without their “business background” interfere while they are making money. Because of that clubs change owners every once in a while or three…