Reviews Archives ⋆ An Old International

World Cup Heroes for Kids – Review

The world cup is upon us and with it come many books and special editions of magazines. The extent is tiring and it's difficult to find something interesting in that sea of publications. Something rather different is a series of books published by John Blake Books with their Ultimate Football Heroes series which is edited…

Tschutti – Collecting for a good Cause

Every tournament is accompanied with tons of memorabilia: books, shirts, scarves and of course: the compulsory Panini Album. As always there are alternatives and one of them is giving part of the money to a good cause. It's the World Cup and for weeks and months the excitement has been rising, largely due to the…

Book Review: From Dehli to the Den

Book review discussing Stephen Constatine's biography co-written by Owen Amos. Read more →

Magazine Review: View from the Allotment End

Review of an English football fanzine, View from the Allotment End from North Ferriby Read more →

The Life of a Professional Footballer

A former professional footballer speaks about his anxieties in an insecure working environment, shattering some stereotypes of professional football.The most popular image of professional football is one of fun and the idea of having turned a hobby into a profession that provides an income. While this may be true for the top players and the…

Winter Wonderland

After a sluggish start to the season after which many feared a fight for survival in this division, Magdeburg know only one direction: Up. Shaky Start After a surprising fourth place finish last season, hopes were high in Magdeburg but no one lost their footing and postulated that last season's feat had to be reproduced,…

Book Review: The Bones of a Season

Another book review, this time of a novel that does not fit the label crime fiction but has nevertheless a gripping story to tell. This post is about the eBook version of Paul Breen's latest novel The Bones of a Season. Though football is at the centre of the book, it is merely a background…

Cross the Line – Book Review

What does it mean to be a professional footballer and to believe in God? English and international players answer this and other questions in a recently published book. Book reviews are normally a pleasant thing to do. In most cases the book will arrive without any extra cost and will be an enrichment to the…

Magazine Review: Mundial

The current fifth issue of Mundial offers writings about the career of Francesco Totti at Roma, tells us why Zidane and Ronaldhino were better than CR7 and Messi today and informs us what is so good about Hull. Yes, you've read that correctly, Hull. As names of football magazines go, it is difficult to give…

Magazine Review: The Turf

Football writing from Down Under? The Turf is the new kid on the block. When it comes to football, there can be no doubt that it is the most popular sport of our times, perhaps of all times. There is no problem to gather information about the game in the most distant corners of the…