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FCM I vs FCM II

Magdeburg vs Rostock is one of a few derbies of the former DDR Oberliga. Both find themselves at opposite ends of the table and the clash could destine either club’s fate this season. For some months now Magdeburg fans must have a deja vu. Not at their own club, but at the Baltic Sea where…

Baris Atik: Magdeburg’s crazy diamond

Baris Atik is the man of the season even though he has only played since March and the seson is not yet over. His performances simply stand out in a team that lacked coherence and a player of his format. Form is temporary they say And class is permanent. However, this current form can save…

Q&A: Chris O’Keeffe, editor Turnstiles Mag

The editor of Turnstiles Magazine has kindly answered some questions. Please note that this Q&A has been conductred via email and direct messages on twitter. 1. What was the decisive factor that turned you into an editor? I always wanted to do my own magazine for years. I always dreamt of holding something in my…

Review: Turnstiles Magazine

Nowadays new football magazines come along just like the turnstiles kept ticking over once people were still allowed inside football grounds, in a time before the pandemic. Fittingly, the magazine reviewed is called Turnstiles and its first number is looked at here. In contrast to many other magazines, Turnstiles comes with a strong Lancastrian and…

Backyard Football

Playing and losing in the Europa League is part of football these days. You play and you win. You play and you lose. That is football, always has been. Some however, have not understood. Despite the ongoing Corona pandemic football is going ahead as if nothing happened, losing some of its image and credibility along…

Dawning Of A New Era?

The search for a new coach has lasted a mere three days – given the urgency precious time – but the result is a bang and immediately raises the level of hope among supprters. Habemus Exercitorus[efn_note]This of course is Latin and means ‘we have a new coach!’, see: http://www.latin-dictionary.net/definition/19738/exercitor-exercitoris [/efn_note]! Magdeburg have found a new…

Fresh Impulses

The head coach of FC Magdeburg,Thomas Hoßmang, has resigned, raising more questions and emphasizing that need at all levels at the club is necessary. Now more than ever. Thomas Hoßmang, the coach of FC Magdeburg as resigned on Tuesday (February 9, 2021), leaving his assistants to step in and the club with the task of…

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…