Reviews Archives ⋆ An Old International

Never, Never, Never Give Up

Why it would be foolish to sack Jens Härtel Read more →

Book Review: And sometimes the dog was busy

A player's biography who has spent his entire career in non league football in England. Read more →

No Winners, Just Losers

A reflection of the affair surrounding Mesut Özil and a photo taken in May and its repercussions on German football. Read more →

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…