RB Leipzig Archives ⋆ An Old International

We need to talk about Leipzig

RB Leipzig are top of the league and some people are not happy. However, scapegoats are easy to find. Last weekend the Bundesliga experienced something unusual. For the first time in what must feel like an era, Bayern are no longer top of the league. That’s the part most people would rejoice in. The fact…

The Causa Volkswagen

The affair Volkswagen find themselves in could have consequences for the Bundesliga as the car manufacturer is involved in many ways with Germany's Number 1 sport. Volkswagen have cheated and were caught. This is a good thing. However, it is the tax payer who will carry the burden, as usual while the managers will have…

Football is for You and Me

Football Discourse in Germany. German football is currently engaged in a debate about football tradition. Reason for this is the rise of RB Leipzig, a club sponsored mainly, if not exclusively by Austrian sugar drink manufacturer Red Bull. The discussion has shown a huge rift among the football public as the following will highlight. The…

Ostfussball vs. OstDerby

East German football has seen better times, that is a given. Not just has this blog reported about the state and fate of East German football but others have done so, too. Friday, February 15, a new magazine will be launched, Ostderby which has caused some debate even before is has started. Ostfussball vs. Ostderby?…