March 2015 ⋆ An Old International

An Innovative Invitation: The Watney Mann Invitation Cup 1970-1973

Between 1970 and 1973 The Watney Mann Cup was a pre-season tournament that was quite revolutionary in some respects. Read more →

The Watney Cup – A Preview

This video clip from 1971 shows how Halifax Town beat Manchester United, THE Manchester United with Law, Best and Charlton, 2-1 at The Shay in the first round of the Watney Mann Invitation Cup. This competition had a life span of only 4 editions but was revolutionary nonetheless. This clip however, is a little teaser for things to come here.

Meeting at the Top: Red Star – Bourg P

After last week’s mediocre trip to the South, Red Star are hosting second placed Bourg-P

Moving in Circles

Yesterday’s 1-0 defeat of Manchester City against the Spanish giants Barcelona, saw the last English club eliminated from UEFA’s top competition. Once again, the soul searching has begun.There is no conclusive answer to the fact that none of the English clubs have made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. It would…

Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool as a Legend

Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs in English football, not least in European football. To date the club have won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cup and as many UEFA Super Cups. Though out of European competition for this year, the end of season will be emotional for The Reds. Until very recently…

Alsatians or Choucroute? Colmar testing Red Star

The German Shepherd Dog is also named Alsatian in some regions. The breed is known for its reliability but also its aggressiveness. Choucroute meanwhile is a regional dish in the Alsace region, also known in English as white cabbage or Sauerkraut. The visitors tonight Colmar from that very region, without a win in their last…

TV Review: Virage Nord

Football and fictional television drama rarely go well together. More often than not, the images are too clicheed and the atmosphere is flat to say the least. However, as with all rules there are exceptions. This mini series produced in France and shown on the French-German broadcaster ARTE combines a crime story with a study…