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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 →


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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 →


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Fortunabrötchen

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 →


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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 →


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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 →


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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 →


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Timo Hildebrand: Vanquisher of Schalke’s goalkeeping threesome?

In the latest version of FIFA 12’s online squads, Bundesliga side Schalke 04 reveal an oddly balanced netminder department: Ralf Fährmann and Timo Hildebrand both have a 74 rating, with … Continue Reading →


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Knocked out Referee: The Luisão Situation

In a Fortuna Düsseldorf v Benfica friendly this afternoon, the ref got knocked out by Benfica skipper Luisão. The incident has not been that easy to evaluate, the game however … Continue Reading →