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Colourful Bundesliga

Who ever has said that the Bundesliga is dull needs to re-think after watching this video in which female and male models alike present the new shirts of the Bundesliga clubs by dancing through the broadcast studio. The presenter is Hans Joachim Friedrichs, an icon of German journalism and he is accompanied by G√ľnter Netzer, one of the best players Germany ever had and possibly the best of the decade.

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The World Cup according to John Oliver

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Russian Perceptions

A survey provides interesting insights into perceptions of the World Cup, visiting fans, match fixing and doping. Read more →

Sick of it all

What if football makes you sick to the point that because of diarrhoea the last meal before the match has to be taken four hours before kick-off? Per Mertesacker has spoken at length and very open about his experiences as a professional footballer. Most people have their views on football: players train twice a day,…

How to attract the US to Football

Despite the recent developments of football in the United States it is still a long way off from European standards. This little video demonstrates how football could be made more attractive for a wider audience by the broadcasters and commentators.

Simply spice the commentary with little stats, though nonsensical in nature, they will surely capture the American audience.

The End of the Affair? Babelsberg’s Battle

The case of Babelsberg stands symbolically for the brazenness racists put on show these days. Read more →

Losing the Battle – Winning Hearts

Magdeburg may have been beaten thoroughly, their fans have impressed however. It was not only the show just before kick-off when the teams came onto the pitch, it was moreover and more importantly the fact that throughout the ninety minutes they sang, created chants and noisy and supportive of their team. To remind people in…

I Love You, I Love You Not

Bayern were outspoken critics of the Neymar transfer during the summer yet they tend to forget that they have close ties with Qatar, too. Read more →

British Football League

Tony Blair enjoys some popularity of late. He uses this to issue some thoughts about a British Football League which he once had. A few thoughts on that. Read more →

The Bundesliga through British Eyes

The German Bundesliga is one of the most popular football leagues in Europe. Through British eyes there is a very special appeal to it. Read more →