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 … Read more →

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.

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 … Read more →

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.

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 … Read more →

Magazine Review: The Turf

Football writing from Down Under? The Turf is the new kid on the block.

Book Review: The Football’s Revolt

Footballs have feelings, too! This is the lesson learned from this book. Read more →

Book Review: The Football's Revolt

Footballs have feelings, too! This is the lesson learned from this book. Read more →

TV Review: Virage Nord

Football and fictional television drama rarely go well together. More often than not, the images are too clicheed and the atmosphere is flat to say the least. However, as with all rules there are exceptions. … Read more →

Pioneering Erbstein – Book Review

Dominic Bliss has delivered a seminal study about one of football’s forgotten pioneers: Ern? Egri Erbstein. From humble beginnings in Budapest to become a legend of Italian football: Dominic Bliss has retraced Erbstein’s career meticulously.