When they lose, I’m a bit happier. And this week? They’re playing my favourite English side. No-one in all of Europe would be surprised if the mighty Bayern wins. Nobody. Except me. I’ll be surprised if Spurs lose. I’m all in for Tottenham. All in.
This year’s UEFA European Championship, also referred to as Euro 2016, is already in full swing. I’ve been deliberating writing about this year’s hooligans, which I might still do, but at this point I’m spending so much time just watching as much of the football as I can manage. Instead, I’m so inspired by how Austria has been doing,… Continue reading Enjoy the ride while you can, my little Marillen on the Austrian team. This could get a bit bumpier.
Why do I find myself going back again and again to photos of my trip to Seville? It’s not only that it’s such a beautiful place – I’ve seen my share of those. There’s something about Spain in general and Seville in particular. So this is a bending, sunlit corridor. At this particular moment,… Continue reading Shedding the Kummerspeck
In Munich, like most of the rest of Germany, the people have closedup shop and Christmas is in full swing. You might say that’s typical for countries that celebrate this holiday, but there’s something almost eerie about the way everything grinds to a halt here. Germans take family and friends seriously, and this is a… Continue reading the monks are at rest and so am I…mostly
Lahikmajoe as a wee lad…
Was in a conversation recently with a few American friends, and as I’m also one (an American) I found myself getting hot and bothered about some ridiculous assumption these two friends of mine were making about being a Yankee abroad. Their contention was that being a football fan while living in Europe is an affect.… Continue reading when you’re not supposed to be a football fan
Dreaming of a German English final When I first arrived in Germany, I’d already become fascinated by international football tournaments, such as the World Cup. What I didn’t yet understand was the rivalry between the English and the Germans. Not only when it comes to football, but for a myriad of other reasons it’s one of… Continue reading still his attacking heart
For those of you who like to see new things show up here on the Lahikmajoe blog, you have the dreadfully boring state of the Spain v Ireland football match to thank for this blogpost. Who-eee this one’s a snore fest (to be fair, there’ve been moments when Ireland didn’t look that terrible, but they… Continue reading shadows and light
Did you know they play football in the United States? Not American Football, which I’m not going to talk about. If you can’t say anything nice and all that… But proper football. It’s called soccer there (some are surprised to hear that soccer is actually a term that originated in England), and since the 70s… Continue reading trying too hard
What I’m going to talk about, probably many or most of you have no idea. Well, you might know about it. But it’s very likely not the obsession for you that it is for me. Yet the actual thing I want to talk about is universal and quite applicable to many people’s lives. It’s the… Continue reading Believing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be