October 2013 ⋆ An Old International

The Bubble of Happiness

The German FA (DFB) have a new old president: Wolfgang Niersbach was re-elected at the general meeting in Nuremberg. Besides this, there was a lot to talk about. Like the men's team, the DFB missed a chance to discuss some important issues. The current state of Germany gives those concerned a lot to think about.…

Then came M

When the European Cup saw its first all-German encounter in October 1973, it was a meeting on a level playing field. Football fans either side of the 'Iron Curtain' rejoiced as the two best teams from East and West were to meet in a competitive environment for the first time. It was a tie to…

They called him Stan

In the early 1960s the catholic church attempted to gain new followers in the Ruhr area with the slogan, 'No one gets past Jesus.' The fans of Schalke 04 however, thought differently and added 'except Stan.' The 'Stan' in question would have celebrated his 70th birthday today. Reinhard Libuda, nick named Stan was born in…

Red Star FC – SR Colmar Match Report

The battle against relegation in St. Ouen saw Red Star hosting fellow strugglers SR Colmar. And a struggle it was. Red Star looked like a team full of confidence when they took the game to the visitors from kick-off. And yet left the pitch empty handed once more. The questions that Red Star have to…

Strategic Partnership

Borussia Dortmund have recently announced a partnership with struggling car manufacturer Opel in an attempt to promote the company's electric cars. Under the slogan, Borussia electrifies Dortmund, 6 cars of Opel's e-car Ampera have been supplied to the club to raise awareness of future mobility programmes as well as winning important sponsoring partners. Quite who…