September 2012 ⋆ An Old International

The John Terry Saga

John Terry, captain of Chelsea FC and former England captain has retired from international football, saying that his ‘position has become untenable’ after the Football Association (The FA) has begun an inquiry into his behaviour in the Anton Ferdinand case. He has been cleared of any racial abuse in court, however, doubts remain and the…

Common Ground

German top flight football experiences a boom and the foreign media have taken note of it. This post however, looks at three East German clubs which find themselves in one division: the Regionalliga, the fourth division, away from the limelight. All three of them have managed to reach a European Cup Final. Three Finalists When…

Le Derby Metropolitain: Paris FC vs. Red Star FC 93

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]While Paris St. Germain celebrated their return onto the big stage with a stylish 4-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev, the smaller Paris clubs, Paris FC and Red Star FC 93 laboured to a tedious draw at Stade Charlety.[/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Stade Charlety[/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]The stadium, located on the southern…

A Public Apology: 23 Years Late

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]It took 5 prime ministers: Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and 23 years for a public apology by David Cameron.[/typography]

Juri Schl

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]Juri Schl

Given a Game of Football

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]Austria took the game to the Germans and were almost rewarded for their efforts. Marko Arnautovic will ask himself serious questions as to how he could miss an open goal from 6 metres out. More questions will have to be asked by Jogi L

Austria vs Germany: A Century of Rivalry pt. 2

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]While part 1 of this history of the Austro-German football rivalry looked at events more than 50 years ago, this part will focus on games of the more recent past: the World Cup matches in 1978 and 1982 as well as the European Championship match in 2008.[/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]The Infamy…

Austria vs. Germany: A Century of Rivalry pt. 1

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]When Austria and Germany meet in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, both nations can look back on 100 years of football history from a very different perspective. Part 1 will look at the games 1912 and 1938. [/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]It began with a Controversy: 1912[/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]It…

Unsung Heroes

While mainstream football recovered from Euro 2012 smaller teams, i.e. completely unknown to most football writers, started their Champions League 2012/13 campaign with the preliminary round on July 3. Since then two rounds of qualifying matches as well as two play-off rounds have been played. Red Bull Salzburg will miss out on Europe The biggest…