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 →


Rudi Assauer: Fading memories of my life

“There are artificial knees, new hip joints, while others enjoy life with a cardiac pacemaker. But the head. The bonce. It can’t come worse.” — Rudi Assauer, 2011 The last … Continue Reading →


Raúl: Goal of the Year / Tor des Jahres 2011

Raúl’s wondergoal against 1. FC Köln earlier this season has officially been selected as “Tor des Jahres 2011” by viewers of the “ARD-Sportschau” (Bundesliga TV show). ¡Felicitaciones! Now sit back, … Continue Reading →


One-Way Rivalry

Neither inner-city opponents like Union Berlin or TeBe nor Energie Cottbus from provincial Brandenburg are considered to be Hertha BSC’s main rivals. No, this iffy honour dues Schalke 04. What … Continue Reading →


Informer, you no say that’s who I’m gonna blame

Beef! Clemens Tönnies, chief executive of Schalke’s supervisory board, is notorious for his liability to populism. For a couple of years now, the meat industrialist prefers to attend the annual … Continue Reading →