When the news of Mario Götze’s move the Bayern Munich broke some people were defending his choice and others lambasted it. I’m firmly placed in the latter camp. It’s not just a move to another, and bigger, club. It’s betrayal.
As rounds of Serie A, Coppa Italia, and European competitions come and go football fans all over the world gather at stadiums, in front of the television, and at murky online streams. Every day somewhere on the globe people take part in what is the football fans’ version of Bob Dylan’s never ending tour. While … Continue reading »
As many of you should know I’m a Dane. I live in our wonderful capital Copenhagen. I am calling out for other people who do the same, who would like to share the fascinating world of Sunday night Italian football with me.
Imagine this commonplace scene. A player scores a vital goal in an important game. The stadium goes wild as he wheels away towards the curva. In delight he reaches for his shirt and pulls it over his head. He’s waving it like a flag or clutching it like a cherished token – or maybe he’s … Continue reading »
The debate got going again in Italy two weeks ago. When Juventus stole a victory from Catania due to bad calls from linesmen and referee, several people called for the use of video evidence. But even more people should have raised their voice. To be fair to Juventus they didn’t steal the win as such. … Continue reading »
When I started this series of articles on how certain Italian football clubs fit the five colors of the strategic trading card game Magic The Gathering I had only one team in mind for the red slot – AS Roma. Red in Magic is all about attack, chaos, anger, and the joy of acting before … Continue reading »
When I was 14 years old we had a football tournament it my school. It was nothing huge. Just a bunch of kids on more or less random teams teams kicking a ball about. But to me it was important. I loved football just as I do now, but in the days before I got … Continue reading »
Last year I wrote a post on awkward looking animals in Italian football logos. I must admit that I was ridiculing the poor animals to some extent. As an animal enthusiast I feel bad about this, and I’ve chosen in this new installment of ”Animals in football logos – the awkward way ®”, to view … Continue reading »
Dear Pocho I’m on my way on holiday today, but I felt that I could not go away without writing a letter to you. Obviously I don’t know you personally, even if I’ve seen you many, many times on the TV. So this is my public goodbye to you written here on my blog Pondering … Continue reading »
I’m normally not the hard on crime kind of guy. In fact I think that the whole idea of revenge is totally overrated. I must admit however that the match fixing, both the allegations and the proved instances, makes me angry – very angry.