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IN PRINT

Our travels across the Bundesliga and beyond are regularly published in FOOTBALL WEEKENDS - the UK's number one magazine for planning football trips around Europe and the UK.

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30TH AUGUST 2022

Andy sits down with Frank Kranewitter from the MAIN POST newspaper in Würzburg and explains what it is about the Kickers that makes him a fan.

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 80, AUGUST 2022

'Known as the 'Detroit of East Germany', Zwickau has a rich motor heritage and was once home to the Trabant - the noisy, smoke-belching little car that 'gave communism a bad name' before becoming a symbol of freedom when the Berlin Wall fell. Football may not have been viewed with the same affection in state socialist East Germany but the resourcefulness in Zwickau to do more with less was evident as the Oberliga's first ever champions survived the dissolution of a league, a nation and near-bankruptcy to earn their place in the unified German game today'.

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 79, JULY 2022

'There I was, enjoying a great pint in the Golden Smog in Stockton on the penultimate weekend of April, with zero intention of heading back out to Germany before the start of the 2022-23 season.
I'd already had four such trips in the previous seven months and was more than satisfied with my lot. Yet 12 days later I was at Manchester Airport, boarding a flight bound for Basel/Mulhouse with my son armed with tickets for the Karlsruher SC v Dynamo Dresden match to be played that weekend. How did such a situation come to pass?'

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 78, JUNE 2022

'My friend Nick and I got off the bus at the Erzgebirgsstadion in Aue just before midday, around 90 minutes before kick-off. No sooner had we started walking towards the stadium, than we were asked where we were from.'

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 77, MAY 2022

'Immigration queues and border officials who put you slightly on edge are all part and parcel of travelling abroad to watch football - but with half-a-dozen trips to Germany already under my belt since COVID restrictions were eased, I walked confidently up to the impassive official sat behind the glass and waited for the inquisition to begin.'

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 75, MAR 2022

'After a two year wait to get out to see a couple of matches in Germany while the whole pandemic thing played out, I thought I'd only wait another couple of months before my next trip. With winter approaching and the potential for who knows what kind of restrictions I grabbed the opportunity to go while I still could.'

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 74, FEB 2022

'The German philosopher, industrialist and social revolutionary - Friedrich Engels - once said that he was happy to “… play second fiddle to so splendid a first violin." Wuppertal’s most famous son wasn’t a football fan, but the self-sacrificial affection he felt for Karl Marx also describes the losing battle his hometown club has fought with the likes of Dortmund, Schalke, Gladbach, Köln and Düsseldorf for Rhineland hearts and minds.'

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 73, JAN 2022

'It seemed like the day would never come a round. After last attending a German football match in October 2019, when SC Freiburg were knocked out of the DFB Pokal at home by Union Berlin, I finally got to taste live action again at the 3.Liga derby between Hallescher FC and 1.FC Magdeburg.'

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FOOTBALL WEEKENDS MAGAZINE
ISSUE 73, JAN 2022

'Passenger Locator Forms. Vaccination Certificates. Face Masks. PCR Tests. Lateral Flow Tests. Red Lists. Green Lists … with so much red tape to negotiate, it was easy to lose sight of the fact that all I wanted to do was watch a football match in Germany again. But, as we all know, a lot has changed over the past 18 months.
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