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Capital Football: Berliner AK 07 – Hertha BSC II 1:1

Berlin, Poststadion. Not far away from Berlin's shiny new main station, located in Moabit does the Poststadion offer a look back into the old Berlin. A modern athletic track is surrounded by terraces and a stand that have seen better days; worse was the immediate surrounding just behind the ground where there were nothing but…

Clubs in Crisis, pt.2

It has been highlighted elsewhere on this blog that small football clubs are suffering while bigger clubs get ever richer. That process has accelerated with the arrival of pay per view television and heavy marketing of the game at the top level. Yet those small clubs struggling to make ends meet should be the focus…

Options

What happens once football players decide it's time to call it a day? There seem to be a number of options they can choose from. George Best opened a boutique while German World Cup winner of 1954 Horst Eckel returned to his trained job as a teacher and even as a pensioner is working with…

Don’t believe the hype

Public Enemy certainly have nothing on their minds with football but it is a fitting headline for the next big tournament due to start in a few days time: The Women’s Football World Cup in Germany. While the media attention has been rising over the last weeks, where there was some neat product placement on…

The State of the Game

Corruption, Quotas, El Clasico that did not deserve to be called Clasico or presidents that need former internationals to bolster their reputation. There could easily be more "incidents" added to this to highlight the state of the game in the early twenty-first century. On top of that there are ongoing accusations of bribery within FIFA.…

European Round Up

Juventus Turin, Borussia Dortmund,

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…

European Round Up: The Big Cup

It's almost Christmas and the time has come to take stock of the season so far, most notably the European Cups for which qualification kicked off in June, when the focus of many was on the World Cup.This is now six months ago and of course there is a lot to write about as a…

PSG vs. Stade Rennes Match Report

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