German kids love this DIY snack, which is perhaps best known as “Matschbrötchen” (eng: mud roll). Let’s try it yourself! There are some regional names though and one of them implies … Continue Reading →


2012-2013 Bundesliga Team of the Season

Robert Lewandowski (BVB) Franck Ribery (Bayern) – Mario Götze (BVB) – Thomas Müller (Bayern) Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern) – Ilkay Gündogan (BVB) David Alaba (Bayern) – Dante (Bayern) – Ömer Toprak … Continue Reading →

Die Mannschaft

Die Mannschaft

Let’s face it: “Die Mannschaft” is a hoax. You’ve been shanghaied by your media’s desperate search for interchangeables. Ze German national football team is either called “Nationalmannschaft” (national team) or “Nationalelf” (national … Continue Reading →



What Spurs fans can expect from Lewis Holtby

First of all: He’s better than Marko Marin. Way better. Lightyears better. They don’t even play in the same universe. Beyond that, Lewis Holtby really is an above average Bundesliga … Continue Reading →


RIP Alex Alves

The former Hertha striker tragically died from leukemia today – at the age of only 37. He was best known for his flamboyance and of course this tremendous 55 yards … Continue Reading →


Gender Equality at German Non-League Grounds

It is one of the phenomena of the non-league scene that hasn’t changed since my childhood days – female football fans often have to pay considerably less at the gates … Continue Reading →


Felix Wiedwald and the worst red card decision ever

What a villainous assault: –>


Screen derby: Roman Neustädter vs. Marco Reus

Prior to last Saturday’s Revierderby between Dortmund and Schalke, Former Mönchengladbach teammates Marco Reus and Roman Neustädter already did a simulation of the eagerly anticipated matchup with FIFA 13. As … Continue Reading →


From Düren to Hero: Andreas Lambertz

Lambertz in 2004 vs. GFC Düren American sportsfans have it good: A rebound is a rebound is a rebound. An RBI … In football, however, it’s always a bit tricky … Continue Reading →