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Alsatians or Choucroute? Colmar testing Red Star

The German Shepherd Dog is also named Alsatian in some regions. The breed is known for its reliability but also its aggressiveness. Choucroute meanwhile is a regional dish in the Alsace region, also known in English as white cabbage or Sauerkraut. The visitors tonight Colmar from that very region, without a win in their last…

The Northwest Passage or Agents of Change in Football

For centuries, tradesmen have tried to find the shortest way around the globe in order to increase the speed of trade. Initially, trade by sea was done only by ships traveling close to the coast to stay safe as the wide open seas were unknown. With the development of navigating equipment and the search for…

The Ched Evans Affair–Dividends over Morals

There are days that are best described as black. January 7, 2015 was one such day. Not only were ten journalists killed in an unprecedented attack in Paris. On that day news broke that Oldham Athletic FC were about to sign Ched Evans. Read more →

The Ched Evans Affair–Dividends over Morals

There are days that are best described as black. January 7, 2015 was one such day. Not only were ten journalists killed in an unprecedented attack in Paris. On that day news broke that Oldham Athletic FC were about to sign Ched Evans. Read more →

Christmas Killjoy

Christmas is meant to be a time of joy and warmth. The lights spend a warm glow which is reflected with anticipation in children’s eyes. Christmas markets invite to enjoy a mulled wine or indulge in Christmas sweets. The lottery booths are a death trap for parents’ purses and a well for joy for the…

The Ch’tis’ day out in Paris: Racing Club Lens – Paris St. Germain

The Ch’tis are coming to Paris and they were in celebration mood: the atmosphere around and in the Stade de France was almost festive ahead of the match. Lens had swapped their ground for the biggest game in every other club’s season against Paris Saint Germain. The Parisians meanwhile seemed to be in their home…

Editor's Note

There has been a trend appearing recently: blogs on football that used to provide excellent content are being discontinued for various reasons. An Old International will also take an extended break. You may have noticed that since July there have been less posts than the usual a-post-a-week. This was initially only seen as a summer…

Editor’s Note

There has been a trend appearing recently: blogs on football that used to provide excellent content are being discontinued for various reasons. An Old International will also take an extended break. You may have noticed that since July there have been less posts than the usual a-post-a-week. This was initially only seen as a summer…

A Stylish Finish

It did not come as a big surprise; in fact it was inevitable: Miroslav Klose has retired from the German national team. Consistency in Changing Times Miroslav Klose, who decided that enough is enough and retired from international football, started his career in the Germany shirt during the ‘dark ages’ of German football around the…

One, Two, Three, Four

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is history and finished with a final worth the competition. The general opinion is that Germany are worthy winners. It has shed a light on the state of Brazilian football and will enter the history books as one of the better tournaments of our age. Worthy Winners The World…