An Old International

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. Read more →

The No Shows

The internet is full with World Cup previews either as videos or as blog posts. This posts looks at those teams who will not be there, some are shocking, others surprising. Read more →

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The World Cup according to John Oliver

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Russian Perceptions

With the World Cup just weeks away travel plans are ready and the excitement slowly but steadily starts to build. A survey brings to light interesting facts and perceptions. Read more →

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Cherish the Moment

Upon witnessing a great goal in Normandy the question why there is no means to record the beauty of grass roots football as gadgets of this kind are the latest flash. Read more →

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Cosy Football: FC Oberlausitz Neugersdorf – BSG Chemie Leipzig

Sunday afternoon and wonderful sunshine – the best to watch some football. Sadly, the game couldn’t keep up with the weather. Both teams, Neugersdorf and Chemie Leipzig were too scared of relegation. Read more →

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Historical

Under normal circumstances objectivity is the key tone of this blog and any posts that have been published so far. Not this post. Read more →

Book Review: From Dehli to the Den

A German journalist once stated that superlatives should be used carefully as they tend to wear off. In case of Stephen Constantine’s book From Dehli to the Den. The story of football’s most travelled manager, the use of the superlative is justified. The air miles he has amassed must be sufficient to have his family travel a year for free. Read more →

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Sick of it all

What if football makes you sick to the point that because of diarrhoea the last meal before the match has to be taken four hours before kick-off? Per Mertesacker has spoken at length and very open about his experiences as a professional footballer. Read more →

How to attract the US to Football

Despite the recent developments of football in the United States it is still a long way off from European standards. This little video demonstrates how football could be made more attractive for a wider audience by the broadcasters and commentators.

Simply spice the commentary with little stats, though nonsensical in nature, they will surely capture the American audience.