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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…

One Small Step

After securing non-relegation, Magdeburg have set their gaze to higher grounds. This is not at all surprising even for the cautious voices That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. These were the words Neil Armstrong spoke when he first stepped onto the surface of the Moon on July 21, 1969.…

Red Star FC – RC Lens

It is Friday evening which means the French Ligue 2 will commence the proceedings of the football weekend. After a baby break of mine, another match report from the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris' plush 16 arrondissement where Red Star met RC Lens. The Visitors Lens came with a strong position and some positive results…

The Magic of the Cup: Paris FC – FC Metz

The French league cup is one of the minor trophies to win each season. A chance for Paris FC to demonstrate their capabilities against Metz. A chilly Wednesday evening at the Stade Charléty where Paris FC was hosting FC Metz in the league cup. The ground was not even half full which is a sign…

Red Star – Niort FC

Mid-table Red Star host bottom team Niort FC on a Friday evening kick-off. While the hosts have found their momentum again, Niort are sinking slowly. The last of the summer sun has not yet disappeared and Red Star finally got their season on the way. After 2 draws and as many defeats in their opening…

Second Season Syndrome for Magdeburg?

Winning promotion is one thing, sustaining the level in the new division another. Last season FC Magdeburg surprised many and probably themselves and finished fourth. The second season is something entirely different. At this stage last season Magdeburg had managed to win their first three home games and had drawn their two away games. With…

Red Star FC 93 – AJ Auxerre

The curtain raiser for Red Star at Stade Jean Bouin on a Saturday afternoon in late July. Today's visitors were AJ Auxerre from the Bourgogne, south of Paris. It was one of those games, where you want to excel, yet there is something preventing a performance appropriate for this level. Perhaps the excuse is that…

Wandering Red Star

After the Euro 2016 finished three weeks ago, there was all of a sudden no football to watch, talk about. After a few moments of confusion though, the focus soon switched to league football. Here we go again: It is late July and the season kicks off. For Red Star it means getting used to…

Where is Götze?

This question asked by my son during Germany's semi-final defeat at Euro 2016 has summed up the German tournament. Not just in highlighting the development of the player himself over the last two years since scoring the goal to win the World Cup. It also highlights a lack of centre forwards in German football. There…