February 2013 ⋆ An Old International

Differing Images: Is all good in German football?

While the Bundesliga is currently enjoying an increasingly positive image and profile abroad for very good reasons, the situation on the terraces is rapidly changing to the worse. It has often been described as a problem of lower league clubs and East German clubs, but neo-Nazis are re-gaining the terraces again and are frighteningly undisturbed…

Ostfussball vs. OstDerby

East German football has seen better times, that is a given. Not just has this blog reported about the state and fate of East German football but others have done so, too. Friday, February 15, a new magazine will be launched, Ostderby which has caused some debate even before is has started. Ostfussball vs. Ostderby?…

France – Germany Match Report

France were host to Germany last night in an international test match at Stade de France that saw both sides field a strong starting XI to commence this year. It was an entertaining game which saw the better team victorious. Germany were impressive throughout, France had spells of brightness but failed to sustain their momentum.…

France – Germany: Preview

When France meet Germany at Stade de France tomorrow, once more two great footballing nations of the old continent Europe meet and with them, comes a big historical sack