Match Reports Archives ⋆ An Old International

At long last!

The fans of 1. FC Magdeburg are a patient bunch. First they had to endure a quarter of a century during which their club played in the nether regions of the German football pyramide, once the club got promoted it took eight games before they recorded their first ever win in Bundesliga 2. Patience is…

European Cup, Reloaded

A short recap of a pre-season tournament in Magdeburg Read more →

Cherish the Moment

A few thoughts on football and technology after witnessing a great goal. Read more →

Cosy Football: FC Oberlausitz Neugersdorf – BSG Chemie Leipzig

A match report from the south eastern part of East Germany: the Lausitz where people say the clocks are ticking differently. Read more →

Football Among Friends: Red Star FC 93 – Grenoble FC 38

The first rays of sun last Saturday saw the top game of the French third division between Red Star FC and Grenoble FC 38. Grenoble came as second, Red Star were just behind them separated by mere two points. The top game began in top fashion with the visitors recording the first chance when Benet…

Red Star Belgrade 3 – Manchester United 3

As this blog celebrates its eighth anniversary in June it is time to remember the name sake, the original Harold Donald Davies also known as Don Davies who signed his match reports for the Manchester Guardian with 'Old International'. Davies and eight of his colleagues travelled with the Manchester United team to Belgrade and reported…

Magdeburg Dreams

A short review of Magdeburg's season so far, including a trip to Bolton that has caused more headlines than the team's performance against Bolton Wanderers. Read more →

The Match of the Season

As Magdeburg take on Dortmund in the Cup tonight, a short preview about the impact this game could have for either team. #FCMBVB Read more →

Next Stop: Promotion?

Fans of FC Magdeburg can be forgiven to be over the moon this season. They have a reason for being chirpy: the blue and whites from the river Elbe are flying high again this season and look a lot improved compared to the previous two years. The last two years have been nothing but wonderful…

Red Star – Stade Laval

Saturday afternoon at Stade Bauer where Red Star played host to Stade Laval, in the top game of the division, the French National, the third tier of the league system. For the home team the chance to jump Grenoble in top spot. Likewise, Laval could leapfrog the teams ahead of them to get to the…