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It seems this year has a special ring to it as 3 of the 5 major soccer leagues in Europe celebrate a particular anniversary in 2013. England: Football 150 This is certainly the biggest date this year for football historians and fans alike. A century and a half a group of enthusiasts codified the rules…

Struggling PSG provide thrill

The recent record of PSG looks bleak: 3 games, 1 point. More importantly, two defeats at home against AS St. Etienne and Stade Rennes, both 1-2. Only a point was collected away against Montpellier, in a match many headlined ‘the champions vs. the champions elect.’ However, things are not looking easy for Ancelotti’s men. Without…

Does bigger mean better?

The Euro 2012 was the last tournament to be played out with 16 teams. In four years time, when the gravy train stops in France there will be 24 teams competing for European football glory. However, Michel Platini seems to go even a step further in 2020. The Euro is growing The obvious point is…

When a draw is like a victory

France scored late but they scored and thus came away with a draw that feels like a victory against Spain in a game that no one gave France a chance. The New Broom: Didier Dechamps Ahead of the game, L’Equipe and other media saw the game as ‘Mission Impossible’ for France. On the day of…

Derby Time

After an eventful week in the Champions League, the weekend will see several big derbies played out in Europe. El Clasico In Spain, the two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will meet at Camp Nou on Sunday evening for the first sparring in the contest for the Spanish championship. Both have won their…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Truly European Goal Scorer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: some like him others detest him. This however, does not influence him. He scores goals and some of them are great goals. At his new club, Paris St. Germain he has found the back of the net 5 times in as many games which underlines his status as one of the greatest contemporary…

Given a Game of Football

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]Austria took the game to the Germans and were almost rewarded for their efforts. Marko Arnautovic will ask himself serious questions as to how he could miss an open goal from 6 metres out. More questions will have to be asked by Jogi L

Austria vs Germany: A Century of Rivalry pt. 2

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]While part 1 of this history of the Austro-German football rivalry looked at events more than 50 years ago, this part will focus on games of the more recent past: the World Cup matches in 1978 and 1982 as well as the European Championship match in 2008.[/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]The Infamy…

Austria vs. Germany: A Century of Rivalry pt. 1

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]When Austria and Germany meet in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, both nations can look back on 100 years of football history from a very different perspective. Part 1 will look at the games 1912 and 1938. [/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]It began with a Controversy: 1912[/typography] [typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]It…

Unsung Heroes

While mainstream football recovered from Euro 2012 smaller teams, i.e. completely unknown to most football writers, started their Champions League 2012/13 campaign with the preliminary round on July 3. Since then two rounds of qualifying matches as well as two play-off rounds have been played. Red Bull Salzburg will miss out on Europe The biggest…