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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…

40 Years – 7 Tears: Quo Vadis FC Magdeburg 2014?

Since Magdeburg have won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1974 40 years have passed; years during which the club has not seen the best of times. Since 1989 the club appears to be in a loop of promotion, insolvency and scandals. ‘Quo Vadis?’ thus seems to be the appropriate question in 2014. The events of…

Football Art – Art of Football

Football has penetrated all spheres of life. It has not done so always in the best manner, though. The design of football shirts in the 1980s and 1990s bordered on the ridiculous; as did the haircuts of football players and fans. Thankfully, this has changed for the better. Football fans are now as fashion conscious…

The Alternative?

Among the calls for reform of FIFA, there are also calls for an alternative to the behemoth of world football to be established. Well, this already exists for those federations or countries that are not officially recognized by the United Nations or by FIFA. Short on Alternatives? NO! The current football event held in Brazil…

I Love You All!

The most recent of FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter carried resemblances of the late Erich Mielke, the head of the notorious East German security service, Stasi. GDR = Gerontocracy and Demented Republic In November 1989, shortly before the final curtain came on the late GDR in 1989, Erich Mielke, head of the feared and loathed Stasi…

Havelange's Legacy

With the arrival of Jo

Havelange’s Legacy

With the arrival of Jo

40 Years – 7 Tears: Transition 2007 – 2012

After missing out on promotion by mere 5 minutes in 2007, the club once more failed to keep the momentum and stumbled. It did not fall. Another period of unrest ensued with heavy rotation on the coaching position as well as the playing staff. This period came to an end in 2012 when Andreas Petersen…

FairPlayLiga – Interview with Ralf Klohr

Earlier this year, a report at The Inside Left reported about a specially designed football league for children. This involved the introduction of simple rules into kids’ football. The success was surprising and overwhelming. Ralf Klohr, mastermind behind the FairPlayLeague answered a few question about his reasons and motivations. Get Things Rolling The Fair Play…

200

This post marks the 200th blog entry on An Old International. What began in 2010 with a match report and was initially intended to keep the English language skills fluent and up to date, has now become a well designed blog that may provide some income in the not so distant future. For a change…