April 2013 ⋆ An Old International

Is it all over now? Thoughts on 8 Goals

The European Cup has produced many memorable matches in its almost 60 years. This year's semi-finals have the potential to be added to this history. There was a feeling of the end of an era about Bayern's triumph against Barcelona on Tuesday. For the last 7 years, the Catalans have dominated European football, winning the…

150-80-50

It seems this year has a special ring to it as 3 of the 5 major soccer leagues in Europe celebrate a particular anniversary in 2013. England: Football 150 This is certainly the biggest date this year for football historians and fans alike. A century and a half a group of enthusiasts codified the rules…

Miracles take their time

Tuesday night's quarterfinal match between Borussia Dortmund and Malaga was another match in a long row of 'miracles' in Dortmund's history. A short review. Miracles, Wunder in the German language are highly regarded in German football. It all began with the 'Miracle of Berne' when the perceived underdogs beat Hungary 3-2 to win the World…

Bundesliga 50: the 1990s the lost decade?

The 1990s began on a high and ended in a deep deep trauma. Where did it all go wrong for German football in the 1990s? An influx of Eastern talent could have helped to make the national team 'invincible for years to come.' As it turns out, Italia 90 and Euro 96 were the last…