November 2011 ⋆ An Old International

Wiener Melange: FK Austria – SC Wiener Neustadt

A short trip abroad to Vienna saw the Old International freezing at the Generali Arena in Vienna to watch an entertaining game of football between FK Austria and local upstarts SC Wiener Neustadt, which ended in a fair 2-2 draw. After years of unrest, it looks as though Austria are on their way back to…

La Liga to be reduced to 16?

Speaking at the International Football Arena in Z

Crowd Trouble

It has become some kind of an established pattern to batter East German clubs for their violent support, most notably this season Dynamo Dresden for the events before, during and after their cup match against Borussia Dortmund on October 25 at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. Even worse, it has become a pattern not just to…

Europa League: PSG vs. SK Slovan Bratislava

The first leg of this tie a fortnight ago ended 0-0 and was a reminder for the Parisians that the league and European competition are two different pair of shoes. Bratislava did not allow Paris to find any rhythm nor to play their game. And the result was a hard fought draw during which Tien

The Dark Side Of The Game

Ralf Rangnick, one of the best managers the game has produced in Germany in the last decade retired from his position at Schalke 04 claiming he needs a break as feels burned out. He has said something similar in March after he left Hoffenheim, only to go directly to Schalke where a manager was needed…