The ballesterer fm-authors draws from a critical perspective on the current soccer events. Both the increasing commercialization as well as the suppression of fans and fan culture from the stadiums to be addressed continuously.
It may be that the wonderful sense of humor and the location away from the major football events focus attention on the absurdities of modern football business and probably a low circulation helps to free themselves from prejudices, clichés, stupid phrases and copying of agency news. Anyway, the erscheindende ten times a year book is the best thing that has ever come to me about football and fan culture in the German market.
The magazine has been nine years even though my boys are only noticed by their refreshing reporting to the last European Championship in the service of a critical sports journalism under his belt. Rarely have I laughed so hard at the sport reading, as when reading this relief nationalpomp-free posts.
And the highlight for me was, of course, as ballesterer in " The train of shame "European sports journalism ridiculed September 2008, Roma against Napoli. While seemingly pluralistic quality media across Europe wrote off the launched by the police press releases to outbid with horror figures of alleged damages and enervierten each other in spine-tingling details about the bloodthirsty Napoli mob, did two ballesterer editors simply their journalistic duty: they were there and wrote down what was really happening rather than be blindly misuse as agents of repression. So while kicker, Spiegel Online, RAI, Gazzetta, Corriere dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, and what else is so "quality media" scolds thousands violent Napoli fans reported that boarded a train to Rome without a ticket, all rail passengers out throwing and Rome left a burned-out train, the two traveling ballesterer editors saw none of that. Nothing but a lot of football fans who wanted to go to a derby and the train was wrongly detained for hours in Naples and still safely arrived to a shattered glass in Rome. No fires, no violence, no displaced passengers, no dodging, no nothing.
After this scoop the editorial offices were not in ballesterer still and many media outlets picked up the story on ruefully - RAI first of all , then also media such as the standard - and practiced in a muted mea culpa. A small editorial staff of a 20,000-circulation-sheet had he entered the editorial offices million dollar pulled down the panties and put the poor work ethic of paid Schnittchenfresserpresse the spotlight. Even this alone deserves the guys a doubling of subscriber count.
But beyond such lampanter examples, the book is always worth living. Before me lies the April issue and the rhetorical questions are: Where else would you find out first-hand match reports from Brazil, Israel, Croatia, Portugal, St. Kitts and Nevis? What serious football mag dedicated to the sectors of the Austrian League Away a photo gallery? Is conceivable that the kicker the fans of Stoke City devotes two pages? Would you dare to sport a picture (for now) 21-part series on "Football under the swastika"? If you have 4 pages in Spiegel Online space for a superb report on the Argentine "Poteros" the ghetto football fields, which owes the football world after all, so players like Manchester United star Carlos Tevez? Who else would come up with the idea to go with the "Rieder Glory Boys" for the game to Graz and devote 8 pages all the drama? An interview with a "spotters" about his experiences in the lion's den? Unknown at the Süddeutsche.
Instead, therefore, of "the stupid sports press" white-beer-swigging hacks upset flatly that never stood in a block of fans, each Bengalo the downfall of the West heralds, for the one undaunted Catenaccio and plays in Italy in England Kick & Rush, which the ratio of "Poldi" and "Schweinsteiger" appears as the holy grail of sports knowledge and their services in view unreflective copying consists of press releases, you can also read ballesterer fm.
But just as is the love of football, his protagonist and clubs and enthusiasm for the beautiful game in every issue noticeable.
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