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Trautmann and Germany

In History on August 21, 2013 at 16:30

After the passing of Bernhard ‘Bert’ Trautmann  in July the obituaries appeared to reduce his life to 2 facts: the re-education of a former Nazi simply by the kindness and humility of the British people and the 1956 FA Cup Final. For Trautmann himself, this was not very particularly pleasing as he stated repeatedly. Read the rest of this entry »


English Heart and German Steel

In Britain, England, Football, Germany, History, Identity on May 18, 2011 at 14:22

The Heart of English Football this year is undoubtedly Manchester as both domestic trophies, league title and FA Cup are held by Man United and Man City respectively. Sir Alex’ team can even go a step further in adding a Champions League trophy to their record- breaking nineteenth league title.

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Traut the Kraut

In England, Football, Germany, History, Identity, Sport on November 21, 2010 at 16:31

The English Premier League claims to be the best league in the world and thus attracts a worldwide following. When it comes to television revenue the EPL is certainly unrivalled and nowhere is there a possible challenger in sight. The German Bundesliga maybe is the financially most secure league in Europe but for some it seems to lack the flair of its English counterpart. As for the football played, it surely is a very different league of its own as many players who have witnessed the best of both worlds certainly would acknowlegde. So how is it that not more German players have been making their mark in England? German football is known for its reliability and from the spot the Germans are almost unbeatable as every England fan will sadly confirm. But the other way round there are hardly any viable examples, Owen Hargreaves being the last and to many probably the only known English man playing abroad, in that case Germany.

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