Dardai, Hertha

Know A Manager: Pal Dardai

This site has made no secret of its admiration of Hertha Berlin; it’s been mentioned a few times on the site. Recently, though, the club has seen a renaissance that has allowed it to compete with big spending clubs like Bayern Munich and not-Red-Bull-RB Leipzig. A major reason for that is Pal Dardai, the 41-year-old…

Wagner

Know A Manager: David Wagner of Huddersfield Town

Soccer Minnows is beginning a new feature this week. Every week we will publish a short profile of a smaller club manager. The goal is to provide a background of an up-and-coming manager who one day you may see in the Champions League. This week we start with “low-hanging fruit”. If you want to nominate…

Der Club

There’s parts of this world that aren’t know for soccer. These aren’t parts of the world that don’t have the sport, these are parts of the world that had soccer but have had other things happen in their city. One such place is Nurmberg, Germany, and as a military historian myself, it’s very fascinating that…

Red Bull Creating an Empire of Soccer Clubs

Consolidation is the name of the business game. Increasingly if you take your pet to the vet you’re going to a Banfield clinic. If you have cable TV, it’s probably provided by one of a few carriers. And in soccer, we are seeing a series of clubs owned by Red Bull popping up. The issue…

alternative

Seven Alternatives to Big Name Soccer Clubs From the Same City

Say you are taking a trip to Spain and while in Barcelona you want to take in a match. Of course you go on the weekend of El Clasico, so while tickets may be available, you have not had time to mortgage your condo to buy them. Or maybe the thought of giving money to…

Thanksgiving

A Soccer Minnow’s Guide to Watching Soccer on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for being with people you love, eating good food, caring about those around you (related or not), and just being thankful for what you have, no matter how much and how little. In the middle of all that, it is also nice to have something to watch and distract you from…

Annual Meeting Source of Hope, Advocacy for St. Pauli Fans

On Sunday,┬áSt. Pauli held its annual meeting of members and business meeting. As a club that bases its business on its fans, media and observers watched the meeting as a source of information on the overall feeling of the club’s direction. Sitting in last in the German second division, the former Bundesliga club faces doubt…

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