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The Strange Case of the German Winning Mentality (theory)


Winning mentality: A mindset that helps you to achieve your goals. It is referred to sports and seen as one of the major traits an athlete needs in order to … Continue reading

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Yoann Gourcuff – Things can only get better


It might have been the rock bottom of Yoann Gourcuff’s career as he wasted a great counter-attacking opportunity in the friendly against Iceland last Sunday. One single lax pass, one … Continue reading

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Olympique Marseille – Straight to the disaster


Marseille is one big construction site. The whole city is being kind of renovated and so is the Stade Vélodrome, one of the most atmospheric stadiums in France and Olympique … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Punch-and-Judy Show At Its Best


Augsburg, a city in Bavaria known for, among other things, its “Augsburger Puppenkiste” (puppet theater), has gone through a real Punch-and-Judy show during the last few days. Despite staying in … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Match review: Olympique Lyon vs US Quevilly 1-0


Every story has an end, even the most beautiful ones. Sometimes it’s a happy end, sometimes it simply isn’t. Quevilly didn’t have the happiest ending but to some extend their … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Quevilly – meant to last forever


All of French football is under the Ligue 1’s occupation… All of French football? No, a small amateur club is still desperately putting up against the professional clubs. That’s one … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quel Suspense!


In the Premier League, the arch rivals from Manchester, City and United will play the probably title-deciding match on Monday, 30th of April. The Citizens have to win to level … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Resurrected Legend


His arrival in 2010 was surprising and beautiful. Not only for his new club but also for a whole league. As he told the media yesterday to leave in the … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why Eden Hazard would be a wise transfer for Bayern Munich


The defeat in Dortmund clearly showed up Bayern’s weaknesses. Besides a disastrously organized defense unable to cope Dortmund’s consecutive and dangerous attacking wages, Bayern was lacking creativity in the offensive … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Death or Gladioli – Preview of BVB vs FCB


Louis van Gaal, Bayern’s former manager and, in my opinion, the best manager they have ever had, used to say “Death or Gladioli” before the crucial games of the season. … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

La Dramatique – Review of PSG vs OM


Whole France had been waiting for that match for weeks. Paris Saint-Germain against Olympique Marseille, also known as “Le Classique”, has been fascinating and polarizing the hexagon since forever. Supporters … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sudanese Football


This article has been written by my dear friend Mouayad Elmahi (follow him on Twitter!). He will tell us about the history of the football in his country but also … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

The match schedule

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