January 2012 ⋆ An Old International

The 12th man or PR gone wrong

Bayern Munich, the best team in Germany have scored a rare own goal last week when they announced to present a new striker, 'a real bomb', a player who can 'always play', at 'Barcelona or Manchester.' Fans of the club were told that the presentation would be broadcast via an Internet channel and had to…

Manchester 18 – North London 6

The English Premier League praises itself as the best and the most competitive in the world. While it is certainly a very good and very successful league in terms of revenue and playing, the issue of competitiveness needs to be re-addressed as it appears that the English league is a rather closed shop and the…

Les Belles de Paris

Rarely has women's football been touched upon here but a piece in the L'Equipe magazine about the PSG Ladies offered a good intro for the topic. The men's team are the focus of the media since their take over by the Qatari Investment Authority in May 2011. [typography font="Crimson Text" size="18" size_format="px"]Financial Gulf [/typography] While…

Will 1. FC Magdeburg see better times ASAP?

Ever since 2012 has started East German football club 1. FC Magdeburg has been dreaming of a future that could see them climbing up the German football pyramid in the not so distant future. A Spanish investment group, Asap, intends to put money into the club,

A Trend or Change of Direction?

In November 2011 the future of Brazilian football took a turn for the positive: Neymar decided to sign a new contract until 2014 with his club Santos. This however, has sent shock waves through European football as it was expected that he would move to Europe sooner rather than later. Real Madrid were offering

Paris 0 – Marseille 5

The Cup match between Red Star FC and Olympique Marseille turned out to be a home game for Marseille. Each time they scored one of their five goals in Saturday's match against Red Star FC, Stade de France witnessed an eruption of joy as the majority of the spectators were supporting l'OM. This is rather…

Coupe de France: Red Star FC 93 – Olympique Marseille 0-5

The hopes of Red Star FC 93 to manifest their aim to become the second Parisian football club experienced a blow Saturday night as they were soundly beaten by Olympique Marseille in front of almost 51000 spectators in the French Cup. Marseille were resting a few first team players but nonetheless controlled the game throughout…

Coupe de France: Red Star FC – Olympique Marseille – Preview

Tomorrow will see another encounter of David vs. Goliath when Red Star FC 93 take on Olympique Marseille at the Stade de France in the Coupe de France. Red Star FC, the oldest of the existing football clubs in Paris will feature a player whose career began there and where it is likely to come…

Marco Reus is coming home

Yesterday's news that Marco Reus of Borussia M