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In Football on November 29, 2012 at 11:37

The Sage of the North presents the fortunes of the Bundesliga teams in this season’s Champions League campaign.



Champions League Matchday Five

The bloated English Premier League lost its Champions from Europe’s elite tournament this week. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s impending failure cost them their eighth manager of the decade. What a frenzy for the headline writers; what a depressingly familiar inevitability for the rest of us. All sense of proportion has long been lost. Money can buy success but never satisfaction. In Germany they shake their heads at our pomposity and bombast. We can keep our expensive circus, full of clown-like defending and high-wire balancing acts. They just get on producing quality footballers, adaptable and intelligent, in a domestic structure which offers the cheapest tickets for fans and works for the benefit of the national team. Oh, and all three of their clubs have qualified for the knockout stages with a round of matches to spare.

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Football Philosophy

In Academia on November 16, 2012 at 12:00

Football Philosophy 1970s style as portrayed by Monty Python:

Football Philosophy in the age of digital history, The Football Scholars Forum where academics meet to discuss books on the beautiful game:

Connective History

In History on November 12, 2012 at 13:04

The German president, Joachim Gauck stressed the importance of not forgetting history in an event for the remembrance of Kristallnacht 1938. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging as an Historian

In Academia on November 5, 2012 at 16:24

In an increasingly open sourced world where libraries and archives are accessible from everywhere and in which working and writing in a cloud has become state of the art, where do we place history and historians? This is an attempt to describe the work as an aspiring historian of sport and as a blogger and how to combine these two. Read the rest of this entry »

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