March 2016 ⋆ An Old International

Germany – England 2016

As England visit Germany tonight it is time to use some material from past match reports to describe the match in 2016 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. During Euro 1996 the Daily Mirror led the charge against foreign football teams with their jingoistic, almost xenophobic coverage of the tournament. At the time there was…

West Ham United – FC Magdeburg, March 1966

Half a century ago, West Ham and Magdeburg were level in Europe in the Cup Winners’ Cup. A short review of the match day programme. It is now 50 years ago that England have won the World Cup featuring a number of players from London’s East End: Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and a certain Geoff…

Magdeburg – Hansa: As seen on TV

This season is titled ‘Welcome Back’ for Magdeburg: 25 years without professional football. Today, the visitors have not been in Magdeburg for exactly the same time. Not once since 1991 have Magdeburg and Hansa played in the same league. Before the season the north Germans were considered among the favourites for promotion, yet they have…

Quiet, Please!

Football without noise and passionate fans is nothing. This is what the owners of PSG have noticed. In a short statement at the French TV-Channel BFM website a little while ago, the president and owner expressed his surprise about the lack of noisy support of the fans for Zlatan and Company. Surprise? No Surprise! The…