March 2012 ⋆ An Old International

The first Goal

Monday last week Germany grieved for Timo Konietzka, who died aged 73 of cancer. Friedhelm as was his real name was the first ever goalscorer of the newly established Bundesliga in 1963 when his team Borussia Dortmund lost away at SV Werder Bremen 2:3. He opened the scoring after just 58 seconds. He finished the…

Two Horse Race

There are few words in English that are better suited to describe a title race with only two serious contenders. Two horse race describes the situation in many European top footballing divisions at this stage of the season. For obvious reasons, Scotland and Spain will be excluded in this little summary of Europe's best football…

The Stolen Game

FIFA have stolen the game from England! So said Sir Dave Richards at conference today. What a pleasure to read Sir Dave Richards comments on the origins of the game! If there was need to prove that the governing body of English football, The FA along with the Premier League, of which Richards is the…

Out of Contention

In the top spots of Ligue 1 OSC Lille have been eliminated from the title race after being defeated by a Lyon side which had to make amends for their Champions League embarrassment during the week against Nicosia, where they lost on penalties. Paris St. Germain (58) and Montpellier (57) are now engaged in a…

London Calling

The news of Lukas Podolski

London Calling

The news of Lukas Podolski

Paris go top again

Paris St. Germain are top of Ligue 1 again after beating AC Ajaccio 4-1 at Parc des Princes Sunday night while Montpellier could only draw their match with Dijon 1-1. This round of play saw the big guns of French football suffering serious setbacks in the pursuit of the European places. Man of the hour…

Superegos

The writing has been on the wall for a good few weeks for Andre Villas-Boas. Yet, he did not react to appease certain powers at Chelsea, namely player power. At least, this is how the papers saw it this morning. For the memory: Villas-Boas was the eigth manager at Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovich has…

Allez les Bleues?!

Last night's friendly between Germany and France saw the latter beating one of the best teams in the world and one German team considered to be one of the best ever, only behind the great team of the early 1970s that beat England 3-1 a Wembley in April 1972. What can be drawn from this…