May 2014 ⋆ An Old International

FairPlayLiga – Interview with Ralf Klohr

Earlier this year, a report at The Inside Left reported about a specially designed football league for children. This involved the introduction of simple rules into kids' football. The success was surprising and overwhelming. Ralf Klohr, mastermind behind the FairPlayLeague answered a few question about his reasons and motivations. Get Things Rolling The Fair Play…

Perfect 10? Thoughts on La Dec(ept)ima

Real got their title they craved for a long time and to which they felt entitled to. Yet, the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon offered no enlightenment, quite the opposite. The Champions League final 2014 developed slowly and the first half for large parts possessed nowhere near the quality of the 2013 edition. Real Enjoyed…

200

This post marks the 200th blog entry on An Old International. What began in 2010 with a match report and was initially intended to keep the English language skills fluent and up to date, has now become a well designed blog that may provide some income in the not so distant future. For a change…

Guttmann's Curse

Benfica's presence in this year's Europa League Final is for many a right response to last year's disappointment when they lost their final against Chelsea in injury time. Conspiracy theorists however, saw themselves confirmed. And their thoughts have been confirmed. Second Best by Nature This little story goes back until the 1960 when a Hungarian…

Guttmann’s Curse

Benfica's presence in this year's Europa League Final is for many a right response to last year's disappointment when they lost their final against Chelsea in injury time. Conspiracy theorists however, saw themselves confirmed. And their thoughts have been confirmed. Second Best by Nature This little story goes back until the 1960 when a Hungarian…

40 Years – 7 Tears: Fly Me to the Moon 2006-07

The fate of FC Magdeburg told in 7 posts. After the previous ones looked at off pitch failures, this looks at a season that ended in tears as Magdeburg missed out on promotion once more. The history of the club is one of few ups and a few more downs. Sadly, there are more downs…