Sepp Blatter Archives ⋆ An Old International

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…

FIFA: Same Old Stories

Reading across a range of papers this morning, one could have asked 'just when does it stop?' Sepp Blatter announced that FIFA will consider introducing goal line technology as well as demanding referees to become professional in Germany. While both topics have their merits, it is the timing that they are discussed again, that makes…

The FIFA Farce

This had to happen. Just days before a crucial election, allegations of corruption were brought forward about the only “candidate” to challenge Sepp Blatter for his presidency. And the result was that on Saturday Mohammed Bin Hammam withdrew his candidacy in order to clear his name. Surprise, surprise in a hearing on Sunday, Blatter was…

FIFA = The New Greenpeace?

In an interview with German weekly paper Die Zeit the project manager Stefan Klos (not the former German goalkeeper!!!) and an architect Joachim Schares involved with the World Cup bid for Qatar 2022 answered a few questions regarding the bid and the decision making process. Of course they sound very convinced about their work and…