England women set to play in front of record crowd against Germany

England women set to play in front of record crowd against Germany

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #5

England’s women’s side are set to play in front of a record crowd in a women’s match in England when they face off against Germany in their final home game of the year on 9 November.

Already more than 75,000 tickets have been sold for the friendly clash, several thousand higher than the current record for a women’s football match in England – which currently stands at 70,584 who watched Team GB’s 1-0 victory over Brazil at Wembley in the 2012 Olympics.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Xavier Amaechi

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Xavier Amaechi

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #5

Xavier Amaechi is an exciting English winger and one of the latest wave of young English stars to have moved overseas – largely to Germany – in the hope of furthering their development in a different, potentially more accessible environment.

An England youth international, Amaechi was part of the team of the tournament when he played for England’s under17s national team in the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, scoring in the quarter final against Norway.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Serge Gnabry

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Serge Gnabry

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #5

Serge Gnabry might not have been a success in England, but now at German champions Bayern Munich the German international is experiencing something of a renaissance.

Having initially come through the youth ranks of Stuttgart, before joining Arsenal in 2011.

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Rewriting the rulebook: Fixing offside, handball rules in a post-VAR football world

Rewriting the rulebook: Fixing offside, handball rules in a post-VAR football world

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #4

Now we are several weeks into the season, supporters of almost every Premier League side have now experienced the almighty power of the video assistant referee (VAR) system and it’s penchant for disallowing marginal goals.

Offsides are quickly becoming the bane of forwards up and down the country, while the backwards handball rules involved with VAR continue to lurk in the shadows, rearing their head to snap away lastsecond winners and supporters’ euphoria with callous indifference.

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Henrik Larsson named as one of the candidates for Southend United job

Henrik Larsson named as one of the candidates for Southend United job

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #4

Former Celtic, Barcelona and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson is reportedly one of the five possible candidates in discussions with League One side Southend United to become the next Seasiders boss.

The 48-year-old former Sweden international has been spotted at the last two Southend matches, while chairman Ron Martin has said he is going to Stockholm to “meet potential backroom staff’ ahead of the new managerial appointment.

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FTB: Why Henri Saivet has become an expensive forgotten man at Newcastle

FTB: Why Henri Saivet has become an expensive forgotten man at Newcastle

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Henri Saivet is something of a conundrum as a footballer at Newcastle United. A late relic of the Magpies’ French Revolution, whereby scout Graham Carr utilised his extensive contacts in the European nation to bring a host of French talent over the Channel, with some working out brilliantly and many falling by the wayside.

Once such star was Saivet, who was brought in towards the end of Carr’s tenure at the head of Newcastle’s recruitment and scouting network, and despite doubts from the then management of Steve McClaren, signed from Bordeaux for a hefty reported fee of £5m.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Ezgjan Alioski

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Ezgjan Alioski

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Ezgjan Alioski is a versatile left-sided player, offering creativity and attacking intent to his fullest, often playing a role in attacking moves around the pitch as well as covering his assigned position.

At current club Leeds United has offered something of a creative spark, scoring 15 times in 90 league appearances despite often being utilised as a winger.

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