December 2020 ⋆ An Old International

Self Harm

Normally, it is the fans who commit acts of self harm by following their club through highs and lows. Magdeburg are acting dangerously by sticking to their guns. It may go wrong and a house of cards will collapse creating a thunderstorm.

Halb Vier: Interview

Below you’ll find a brief Q&A section with the editor of Halb Vier, an English language magazine focusing on German football, ‘be it the the stadiums, the fans, the beer or the even the action on the pitch’ Feargal, editor of Halb Vier The interview was conducted by email. 1.What was the moment you have…

Review: Halb Vier, No. 4

The market for football magazines of all sorts is huge with new titles emerging regularly, promising the best writing we’ve never heard of paired with some stunning layout and imagery. Halb Vier isn’t that new, issue four is being discussed here but it is the focus on Germany that offers a difference. If there is…

If 11 aren’t enough

Magdeburg are not getting anywhere and the situation is becoming ever more worrying as each week goes by and the team once more plays without plan or planning. There is the saying that a team with ten men plays better than a team with eleven men. Magdeburg have just delivered a prime example of this.…

If you have the Balls!

Paris Saint Germain and the Champions League is a chequered history. It is a history in which PSG have tried numerous times to get as far as possible or get to the final as during the Corona summer of 2020. Luck was not in their side either on this occasion. The post as manager of…

Above the Line

A meek goalless draw against Meppen was the third game for Magdeburg that they have stayed unbeaten and the second consecutive clean sheet. Positive, yes positive signs these are but they are not sufficient. Early December and it is getting tiresome to write something that is a) different and b) heartening about FC Magdeburg. If…