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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 →

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 →


Ibrahim Afellay: First Interview at Schalke

Well, as the title implies: The new loan signing from mighty Barca directs his first words to Schalke’s Club TV (in English with German translations). What no one really expected: … Continue Reading →


Christian Tiffert vs. Goal-line Technology

You’re in and you’re out, you’re up and you’re down After years of argumenting and (probably even more) testing, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has once and for all … Continue Reading →



Marko Arnautovic: "I’m that rich, I can buy your life"

The best things in life are free Caught in a police check in Vienna, Austrian Werder striker Marko Arnautovic responded in his very reluctant way: Sod you! I make so … Continue Reading →


The state of German non-league football?

Simply stick to Erkenschwick …or as Goscinny didn’t say: All of the Recklinghausen disctrict is under Schalke’s control, except for one small village of indomitables that still holds out against … Continue Reading →


Whatever became of… Mario Basler?

The proof: It’s really him! (screenshot: netto-online.de/blog/) What does he do for a living? Well, first of all he works as manager of Regionalliga (level 4) side Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. But … Continue Reading →