Massive World Cup Trophy

…is massive. It hails from a roundabout in the tiny Westphalian town Salzkotten, right next to new Bundesliga Mecca Paderborn. With a height of 5 metres (16’5″) and weighing about … Continue Reading →


Clash of cultures: Football management games in England and Germany

Groundsman asks for pitch size alterations Your groundsman has asked you if you wish to make any changes to your current pitch dimensions. The Football League 1 regulations state that … Continue Reading →



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 →

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 →



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 →



Schland Partyotism

Colourful fan culture or the stupidest achievement since 1909?


Relegation does not necessarily mean Relegation

Hertha’s last lifeline One of the local specialities of German football: the relegation play-offs. It’s simply called “Relegation” in this part of the world, which might sound strange to foreign … Continue Reading →