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Halb Vier: Interview

Below you’ll find a brief Q&A section with the editor of Halb Vier, an English language magazine focusing on German football, ‘be it the the stadiums, the fans, the beer or the even the action on the pitch’ Feargal, editor of Halb Vier The interview was conducted by email. 1.What was the moment you have…

Review: Halb Vier, No. 4

The market for football magazines of all sorts is huge with new titles emerging regularly, promising the best writing we’ve never heard of paired with some stunning layout and imagery. Halb Vier isn’t that new, issue four is being discussed here but it is the focus on Germany that offers a difference. If there is…

Magdeburg stick to their Traditions

Traditions take a long time to be established and even then they are still suspected to be invented. Magdeburg’s failure to win the first league match in the last five years is not invented, it is purely home made. This new season is under way and supporters of Magdeburg may have a very common feeling…

Here We Go Again

This season was, at the beginning, one for dusting off and preparing for promotion to Bundesliga 2 in a few years’ time. Ten months, a pandemic and 31 games later, this season has turned into a nightmare. Magdeburg have hired and fired two coaches this season, making the club resemble its former incarnation between 1995…

Book Review: Inside Zlatan’s Skin

A comic book review about Zlatan Ibrahimovic who played for Paris and was an icon with the fans of PSG. Reading in Confinement In these times any distraction is welcome. France will see the second week of confinement come to an end this Sunday and the most difficult part of it, is to stay indoors…

Book Review: Frozen in Time

The Wonderful Randomness of the European Cup Winners’ Cup. We live in an age where our past may soon be forgotten due to shortening attention spans and a plethora of platforms demanding immediate responses. It is therefore even more important that the history of one of football’s great tournaments has been written. And surely many…

World Cup Review

This year’s Women’s World Cup was hoped to be the best ever. This is possibly what has been said and will be said about past and future tournaments. More accurately, a World Cup can give a glimpse into the state of the game. And there is still some work to do. This review will look…

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 →