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The Royal Visit and 404: Press Review 9 March 2012

In Academia, England, History on March 19, 2012 at 20:45

The last comparative press review of some of England‘s daily newspapers in September 2011 saw questions raised about England’s colours and contained some remarks by Jeremy Clarkson that were off the mark. Friday’s saw all papers examined focussing on three major topics: The Royal Visit at DeMontfort University Leicester and the city, the war on terrorism which saw six British soldiers killed and Manchester’s football clubs, United and City almost getting knocked out of the European competition. Read the rest of this entry »


Fans with type writers

In Football, Literature on March 14, 2012 at 10:00

In a piece to compare the journalistic outpourings of England‘s and Germany‘s sporting press, the following will be a comparison between the football magazines available for the ardent football fan with the exception of FourFourTwo, World Soccer, Kicker Sportmagazin and Sport Bild.

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Match of the Century, Football miracles and Jahrhundertspiele

In Britain, Cold War, England, Football, Germany, History, Identity, Sport on March 1, 2012 at 14:50

This blog is all about the Anglo-German rivalry and how it affects everyday life, football and politics. However, there are games that were labelled ‘Match of the Century’, ‘Miracles’ like the World Cup final of 1954 or the victories of West Germany against England in 1970 and 1972 or the ‘Jahrhundertspiel‘ between Italy and Germany. In each of the following examples at least either of them is always present, England or Germany, making a necessary link to the Anglo-German football rivalry. Where does this love for labelling games come from? And were these games really what their labels promised? Read the rest of this entry »

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