December 2011 ⋆ An Old International

Carlo Ancelotti the new strong man at Parc des Princes

After weeks of speculation and names being dropped, just before the year ends Antoine Kombouare has resigned and PSG will have a new manager come 2012: none other than Carlo Ancelotti formerly of Chelsea and AC Milan among others. Ever since the take over in spring 2011 by the Qatar Investment Authority and the arrival…

PSG vs. Athletic Bilbao

It was the game that was meant to decide the future of PSG coach Antoine Kombouaré. And it was not going to be a successful night for Paris despite beating Athletico 4-2. They went out with a bang on goal difference. The mach started with a shock as Bilbao took the lead after only three…

decisions, decisions

In what promises to be an interesting game, PSG will host Athletic Bilbao at Parc de Princes tomorrow. While the visitors are through to the knock-out stage of the competition, the Parisiens and Red Bull Salzburg will fight it out for the second place. As it stands Salzburg have the easier game at their hands,…

Transition

The capital of English football, Manchester will see plenty of Europa League action come the next year as both City and United finished third in their respective Champions League groups. While for City this year saw the first European games in over twenty years, for United it is just another period of transition. For Man…

The Circus that is PSG

Ever since their take over by the Qatar Investment Authority in spring 2011, PSG have become a source for rumours and speculation. Most notably the rumours surrounding the future of coach Antoine Kombouar

FIFA: Same Old Stories

Reading across a range of papers this morning, one could have asked 'just when does it stop?' Sepp Blatter announced that FIFA will consider introducing goal line technology as well as demanding referees to become professional in Germany. While both topics have their merits, it is the timing that they are discussed again, that makes…

The Red Stars

While Ghana’s footballers are called The Black Stars, the name Red Star is heavily in use in Germany. Red Star Belgrade, one of the great sides of Yugoslavia that often proved to be a banana skin for many European top clubs in the 1980 and European Cup winner in 1991, have involuntarily lent their name…