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Magazine Review: The Turf

Football writing from Down Under? The Turf is the new kid on the block. When it comes to football, there can be no doubt that it is the most popular sport of our times, perhaps of all times. There is no problem to gather information about the game in the most distant corners of the…

Book Review: The Football’s Revolt

Footballs have feelings, too! This is the lesson learned from this book. Read more →

Editor’s Note

There has been a trend appearing recently: blogs on football that used to provide excellent content are being discontinued for various reasons. An Old International will also take an extended break. You may have noticed that since July there have been less posts than the usual a-post-a-week. This was initially only seen as a summer…

Editor's Note

There has been a trend appearing recently: blogs on football that used to provide excellent content are being discontinued for various reasons. An Old International will also take an extended break. You may have noticed that since July there have been less posts than the usual a-post-a-week. This was initially only seen as a summer…

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…

Knowing your Audience

Writing about football can be fascinating. Yet, the readers remain a species largely unknown. Using google analytics gives a valuable insight into how many people click in general on any blog post in any given time frame. Additionally, those tools help to see who has shared the content where. The backend at WordPress allows to…

The Pauperisation of Football Writing

  We are currently experiencing a paradox in football writing that is unrivalled in the history of the field. Large numbers of writers and bloggers earn next to nothing - if anything at all - from their writing. In the face of the fact that football is floated with money, this issue is somewhat disturbing.…