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The New Germany

In Germany on October 30, 2015 at 10:00

Recent revelations and events in Germany underline the need to speak about a renewal of Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

England vs. Germany: No One Mentions the War

In England, Football, Germany on November 23, 2014 at 10:00

England will play Germany at Wembley this afternoon. And no one has mentioned the war. Read the rest of this entry »

Election Day

In Germany on September 22, 2013 at 19:39

Fittingly, a line of this song describes perfectly what has happened today in Germany (@3:30):

Nothing’s changed but the surrounding bullshit that has grown

Germany: The Accidental Empire?

In Germany, History on October 18, 2012 at 12:06

A whole series of articles published in the guardian newspaper investigate how the British (English?) views on Germany have changed over the last decade. The topics range from the german army finding it difficult to adopt its new role, to the World Cup 2006 which was the biggest factor in English media to alter the public’s perception of Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Separated at Birth: Moritz Volz and David Hasselhoff

In Football, Germany, Popular Culture, Stereotypes on September 19, 2012 at 14:00

The Curse of Wembley

In Anglo-German Relations, England, Football, Germany, History, Media Analysis on September 5, 2012 at 10:40
Geoff Hurst's controversial second goal during...

Geoff Hurst’s controversial second goal during the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final is still not known to have crossed the goal line or not. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The title of the film by German film maker Stefan Keber suggests what many people already know: England have not won any major trophy since their World Cup triumph at Wembley in July 1966: England are cursed by Wembley and the third goal. Not just that, every time they appeared to be coming close to another final, there were German teams eliminating them from the tournament. The last time in 1996 at the Euro held in England. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ugly Germans

In Germany, History, Media Analysis, Stereotypes on August 8, 2012 at 16:00

A week end’s edition of Germany‘s Handelsblatt, a paper entirely about economics, provided some interesting reading. Over 8 pages writers and columnists reported from France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Britain and what the people think of Germany during the current Euro crisis. A content analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

Football Voices

In Anglo-German Relations, Football, Germany, History on July 25, 2012 at 12:20

The history of the World Cup has always been accompanied by very interesting radio and television commentaries. What follows is a collection of three classic and iconic commentaries from a German, an English and a Norwegian commentator. Read the rest of this entry »

England! Penalties! Again!

In Anglo-German Relations, England, Football, Germany, Stereotypes on June 25, 2012 at 11:06

The Euro 2012 quarterfinals came to a close yesterday with another penalty shoot out defeat for England. This time it was Italy who possessed the better nerves and scored 4 out of 5 shots, while England started brightly but the two Ashleys, Cole and Young delivered 2 weak penalties, one hitting the cross-bar the other being saved easily by Gigi Buffon, the Italian goal keeper. Read the rest of this entry »

When Politics play Football: Greece vs. Germany Euro 2012

In Football, Germany, Media Analysis, Politics, Sport on June 22, 2012 at 15:10

The quarter-final between Greece and Germany, like no other carries an extra political burden with it. On the one hand Greece a country which is bothering the Euro zone quite some bit to say the least. On the other Germany, the strongest economy of the continent will play out who will progress to the semi-final at Euro 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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