The Paperman vs. the Nazis: Matthias Sindelar, the Anschluss and the fall of Red Vienna

It is imperative to understand the development of Viennese culture — its spheres of influence — and the sociology of Vienna itself, before and after the First World War, to be able to better understand the legend of Matthias Sindelar. Continue reading The Paperman vs. the Nazis: Matthias Sindelar, the Anschluss and the fall of Red Vienna

Rocking The Casbah: when Algeria brought the revolution to the football pitch

In the late 1950s, several Algerians playing in France secretly travelled to Tunisia and formed their own football team. Their objective was to garner international support for Algeria’s claim of independence from France. This is their story. Continue reading Rocking The Casbah: when Algeria brought the revolution to the football pitch