Best In Football Writing Last Week: Fuching City, Imitating St Pauli & Carlos Alberto
[ 1 ] LIVE FROM LEICESTER FUCHING CITY
Christian Fuchs for The Players’ Tribune
This is one of the most entertaining articles that I’ve read for a long time. As with many of Leicester City’s players Christian Fuchs never expected to win the Premier League let alone do so with at Leicester. This is his story of last season starting from the end point and then taking a look at his whole career.
Memorable Quote: “Now Jamie Vardy was really having a party.”
[ 2 ] HOW A GERMAN FOOTBALL CLUB INSPIRED FANS IN YORKSHIRE TO UNITE AND HELP REFUGEES
Richard Foster for The Guardian
There have been so many horrific stories lately where lack of compassion is the over-riding message that something like this restores one’s faith that there is still a shred of humanity left out there. The hope is that, just as this group was inspired by the inclusive approach adopted at St Pauli, then others will follow in their lead.
Memorable Quote: “There is also a determination to increase female participation in the Football For All project in line with their mother club, who claim to have the largest proportion of female supporters in Germany and banned Maxim magazine from advertising within their ground as fans had protested about their sexist depictions of women.”
[ 3 ] IN CARLOS ALBERTO’S MOST FAMOUS GOAL, SOCCER IMITATES ART
David Dilley FOR Howler Magazine
The death of Brazilian great Carlos Alberto reminded everyone of the beauty that he brought to the world with his football in particular with his iconic goal in the 1970 World Cup final. Inevitably there were a number of obituary pieces but this, written well before his death, is probably the best article about Carlos Alberto out there.
Memorable Quote: “The shape of great games mimics the shape of great drama.”