July 2012 ⋆ An Old International

In Praise of Olympic Football

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]While the Olympic Games will officially start on Friday, the Olympic football tournament will already be underway. Thursday 26 July at 12 noon Spain and Japan will kick off the men’s tournament at Hampden Park in Glasgow. The British women have by then already played a game as they started their campaign…

East Germany’s Golden Decade

The Seventies in German football history are dominated by discussion of the team that have won the 1972 European Championship and the 1974 World Cup. On course for their triumph against Holland, West Germany had to face East Germany for the one and only time. It was we against us. However, there was more to…

The Curse of the Golden Generation

[typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”16″ size_format=”px”]Raphael Honigstein has used the phrase

Euro 2012: History in the making

[typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”16″ size_format=”px”]Euro 2012 came to a close on Sunday with a stunning performance by Spain, certainly their best of the tournament to secure them the third major trophy in four years.[/typography] [typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Playing for the History Books[/typography] [typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”16″ size_format=”px”]A lot has been said about Spain looking…