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Football is for You and Me

Football Discourse in Germany. German football is currently engaged in a debate about football tradition. Reason for this is the rise of RB Leipzig, a club sponsored mainly, if not exclusively by Austrian sugar drink manufacturer Red Bull. The discussion has shown a huge rift among the football public as the following will highlight. The…

The White Noise of the Sports Media

The Italian philosopher Umberto Eco has touched upon every aspect of daily and cultural life, even sports and the sports media. In an essay titled

The Pauperisation of Football Writing

  We are currently experiencing a paradox in football writing that is unrivalled in the history of the field. Large numbers of writers and bloggers earn next to nothing – if anything at all – from their writing. In the face of the fact that football is floated with money, this issue is somewhat disturbing.…

Coming Out

In September 2012 a German magazine has published an interview with a supposedly homosexual footballer who asked to stay anonymous. So far, so normal. However, there are doubts that the interview took place at all but instead might have served a totally different purpose. The topic of homophobia in German football has been dealt with…

stereotyping

Once more German football is engaged in a debate about the behaviour of fans. The reason:

Ostfussball vs. OstDerby

East German football has seen better times, that is a given. Not just has this blog reported about the state and fate of East German football but others have done so, too. Friday, February 15, a new magazine will be launched, Ostderby which has caused some debate even before is has started. Ostfussball vs. Ostderby?…

The John Terry Saga

John Terry, captain of Chelsea FC and former England captain has retired from international football, saying that his ‘position has become untenable’ after the Football Association (The FA) has begun an inquiry into his behaviour in the Anton Ferdinand case. He has been cleared of any racial abuse in court, however, doubts remain and the…