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Archives: Media

For Better or For Wurst

Posted on by Double Pivot

There is a new book to add to the pantheon of German football books. Jon Goulding (pronounced Gold-ing) is a Port Vale supporter living in Cheshire England. He was introduced to German football by his father-in-law, and fell in love … Continue reading

Footbo Improves Game Grading Feature

Posted on by Double Pivot

One of the strengths of Footbo has been the ability of users to grade a game and the performances within. Recently they made changes to the widget that allows for this user interaction and it is a definite improvement. I … Continue reading

Gol TV Sucks!

Posted on by Double Pivot

I’m sick of this crappy little network and having to deal with their bullshit. They suck. Plain and simple! They promised us 3 games a week and they are already backing off to 2 games a week at best. They … Continue reading

Englischer Fussball by Rafael Honigstein

Posted on by Double Pivot

While it comes out in September, I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of Englischer Fussball: A German’s View of our Beautiful Game. It was handed to me by the man himself. But there was a problem with … Continue reading

An Interview with Derek Rae

Posted on by Double Pivot

Derek Rae of ESPN was kind enough to speak to me at length about Germany and German football. If you have access to ESPN/ESPN International, you may be accustomed to Rae’s commentary for the Champions League, La Liga or even … Continue reading

Interview with Raphael Honigstein

Posted on by Double Pivot

Following a busy season, Raphael Honigstein of The Guardian and Footbo was kind enough to talk with me and address a few questions I had about the end of the season and the start to the silly season. Which player(s) … Continue reading

Interview with Rodrigo Lombello of Gol TV

Posted on by Double Pivot

Rodrigo Lombello is the COO of our favorite network in America GolTV. I sat down for an interview with the congenial Palmeiras supporter to talk about GolTV’s recent renewal of their Bundesliga package for the next three year. (his answers … Continue reading

ESPN’s New Bundesliga Correspondent’s Nervous First Week?

Posted on by Double Pivot

Salma Mitha has joined the ESPN Soccernet podcast this week as their Bundesliga correspondent. While it is understandable that the great Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger wouldn’t have time to spend on a podcast, I do feel that it was a positive sign … Continue reading

Nationalizing the Bundesliga? Hoeness suggests a TV Tax

Posted on by Mark

What would you pay for Champions League success? “Imagine if we had an extra 100 million euros available, then I’d tell our fans to get ready to celebrate winning the Champions League,” says Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness in an … Continue reading

The Third Half Podcast

Posted on by Double Pivot

Hi, Just a quick note before the long weekend. Jonathan Sterling of the Third Half has invited me to do a round up on the Bundesliga for his show. I am the first segment on this week’s show, and if … Continue reading

Big Concern For Bundesliga Fans On DISH Network

Posted on by Christopher Harris

As of August 1, GolTV – the 24/7 soccer network – has been removed from DISH Network due to a contract dispute. According to GolTV, “this occurs despite efforts to continue GolTV’s availability to Dish customers.” DISH Network, in retort, … Continue reading