Raphael Honigstein

German fans lose the fun

Dour, violent, fundamentalist sociopaths turn the beautiful game into a sick, humourless tragedy.

‘He cannot play badly’

German captain Philipp Lahm quite likes the high pressure on his team. He prefers to be one of the favourites, not one of the underdogs.

Özil’s ‘escape’ from Madrid is a real leap of faith

Mesut Özil’s £42.5-million move to Arsenal reverberated through his home country – all the way down to the nether regions of Regionalliga West.

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