FC Magdeburg Archives ⋆ An Old International

Light at the end of the Tunnel

The second English week in league 3 brought an improved yield: from a possible nine points, Magdeburg gathered four. The last time it was three and consigned Magdeburg to the relegation zone. As with all series and runs: they come to an end at some point. The Set-Up Late November and the season is in…

Magdeburg only hurt themselves

Magdeburg lost their away game at Ingolstadt despite some very good football during the first half. It changes nothing: secodn from bottom and it is not getting easier. Tiki Taka from the Elbe It’s no shame to lose the game away at Ingolstadt – it’s the manner. An own goal by Burger who has had…

The Wealth of Otmar

The recruitment of Otmar Schork in early November can only have been the start of a development of change and, more importantly, improvement at FC Magdeburg. Who is this Otmar Schork? The name Otmar is an old germanic male name. It consists of two syllables ‘aud’ meaning wealth/prosperity and ‘mar’ translates as fame. Change and…

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

This season will be one of the hardest for FC Magdeburg. The team still suffer from last season’s traumatic finale and have not yet found their mettle. The first English week, i.e. playing in a weekend-mid-week-weekend rhythm proved to be a litmus test. One that pointed the club into either direction: up or down. A…

Numb

The fixture Dresden vs Magdeburg is one loaded with stories and history. Both teams dominated East German football in the 1970s, had their fare share of European games and suffered equally post-1990. However, thirty years of hurt both find themselves in Germany’s third division where life is not always easy and pleasant as it may…

Stasis

Monday, October 5 is deadline day for any transfers during the 2020/21 season. This is due to the corona situation in Europe. It provides a lifeline for clubs to rectify some of the summer’s transfers and bolster their squads. Magdeburg are in a state of decline ever since they were relegated in spring 2019. In…

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…

If this is football

The last few weeks have been revealing and testing. Testing as the Corona pandemic has forced the world to a stand still, has made us re-think our daily habits like shaking hands, high fiving, the famous French ‘bisous’ and worst of all attending football matches with tens of thousands of other people. In this respect…

Rotterdam Reloaded

No football these days wherever you look. However, fans need their fix. In order to do so and to help their club, the supporters of Magdeburg have come up with a great idea. What do you do when there is no football? Correct. You watch a lot of old games and revel in past glories…

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

Magdeburg have still some life in them and they showed it today. Jena were the victims of a thrashing. It takes some time to research a similar result, when Magdeburg scored six. SIX. Though it has to be said: they also conceded two.