Paris Archives ⋆ An Old International

Return to Bauer

The first match of the new season sees Red Star FC play at home, the Stade Bauer against Pau FC. #BacktoBauer Read more →

Red Star FC – RC Lens

It is Friday evening which means the French Ligue 2 will commence the proceedings of the football weekend. After a baby break of mine, another match report from the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris' plush 16 arrondissement where Red Star met RC Lens. The Visitors Lens came with a strong position and some positive results…

Red Star 120

A very short video message to mark the anniversary of one of France's most popular clubs: Red Star. Il était une fois... #RedStar120 par REDSTARFC On February 21, 1897 four friends and a certain Jules Rimet set up a club that was following humanistic ideals and despite the bourgeoise background of Rimet became hugely popular…

Wandering Red Star

After the Euro 2016 finished three weeks ago, there was all of a sudden no football to watch, talk about. After a few moments of confusion though, the focus soon switched to league football. Here we go again: It is late July and the season kicks off. For Red Star it means getting used to…

The Writers’ Game

Just before the EURO 2016 gets underway for real, the French Sports Writers Association hosted the German national writers' team in Paris as a warm up for EURO 2016. The match was a game of German organisation vs. French improvisation. There are stories that are simply unbelievable. Playing for your country is one of those.…

The Paris Derby re-loaded

Just over six months ago Paris FC travelled to the northern Peripherique of Paris to play Red Star FC at the beloveth Stade Bauer in St. Ouen. Back then it looked unlikely that PFC would go up. Well, they did as did Red Star. Here's to another Paris derby, though a smaller one but a…

Capital Football

Leonardo, the football director at Paris St. Germain since 2011 was quoted in the Blizzard (issue four, p. 52) that Paris is THE only European capital that has not won the European Cup, i.e. the Champions League. Neither has any team from Berlin or Prague or Roma won this particular trophy but these cities are…

The struggle for second place: Red Star FC 93 – Paris FC

When comparing the size of London and Paris, there are many similarities. Both are mega cities with more than 8 million inhabitants. There are flamboyant shopping streets on both sides of the channel. The biggest disparity between the two however, is number of football clubs in the top divisions of French and English football. London…

Carlo Ancelotti the new strong man at Parc des Princes

After weeks of speculation and names being dropped, just before the year ends Antoine Kombouare has resigned and PSG will have a new manager come 2012: none other than Carlo Ancelotti formerly of Chelsea and AC Milan among others. Ever since the take over in spring 2011 by the Qatar Investment Authority and the arrival…

PSG vs. Stade Rennes Match Report

Match report PSG vs. Stade Rennes on Sunday 19 September 2010 at Parc des Princes. Read more →