Losing the Battle – Winning Hearts

Magdeburg may have been beaten thoroughly, their fans have impressed however. Read more →

The Match of the Season

As Magdeburg prepare for their Cup tie against Dortmund this evening, a short look at what is at stake for both clubs. Read more →

I Love You, I Love You Not

On Bayern’s ambiguous relationship with Qatar as they played Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Read more →

Next Stop: Promotion?

Fans of FC Magdeburg can be forgiven to be over the moon this season. They have a reason for being chirpy: the blue and whites from the river Elbe are flying high again this season and look a lot improved compared to the previous two years. Read more →

Red Star – Stade Laval

Saturday afternoon at Stade Bauer where Red Star played host to Stade Laval, in the top game of the division, the French National, the third tier of the league system. For the home team the chance to jump Grenoble in top spot. Likewise, Laval could leapfrog the teams ahead of them to get to the place in the sun. Read more →

British Football League

Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair has flouted his past obsession with a British Football League. As good as this idea might be, Blair’s thoughts lack something and the timing is unfortunate to say the least. Read more →

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Germany – England September 1987: Football in the Dark Ages

Thirty years ago West Germany were hosting England who had come with a burden to Düsseldorf to play a friendly match: The valley Parade and Heysel tragedies had shed a bad light on English football. The match served as a testing ground for either team to see where they stood a year before the European Championships, held in West Germany. Read more →

Return to Bauer

For the new season Red Star have moved back to the Stade Bauer, their home for more than 100 years. It questions what the club and the city of St. Ouen have done over the last two years. The question what to do with the Bauer remain unanswered. As do those concerning a new stadium in the dock area of St. Ouen. Read more →

The Bundesliga through British Eyes

The Bundesliga has always had a strong appeal to British football supporters for several reasons. The most obvious for the common English football fan are the affordable tickets. A weekend trip to Cologne will cost slightly more than a ticket at Arsenal or Manchester United. Therefore the choice is an easy one. Other reasons are the atmosphere in the grounds and the culture. The most obvious must be the taste for the new and the unknown.
In a personal piece James from From Boothferry to Germany recalls some of his experiences as a Brit in Germany.
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Pressurising Qatar: The Garcia Report and the Embargo

The publication of the so-called Garcia Report has caused a little stir. It turned out though that this was a lot of hot air. Most of the findings described have been known anyway. Questions remain though why it has been published now. Read more →