Archive for July 14th, 2007

Spot the words that don’t seem to go along in the headline. Hello?! I mean, Austria?! You have to be kidding me. Austria’s biggest success was beating the reigning world champions Germany in the 1978 World Cup at Cordoba. A match that the still remember down south. Since then they haven’t achieved anything. They qualified for a few World Cups and Euro Championships, but always crashed out in the group stages. Since being named the co-hosts for next years Euro 2008 they played more like the team that lost to the Faroer Islands in some Qualifying rounds for some major competition in the 1990s. (more…)

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Two Days, Two Shows

There were two brilliant shows over the past two days in Cologne. First up were Walls Of Jericho, who played a rather uncomfortable club called MTC. The only advantage that venue has to me is that it is located only a few minutes footwalk from where I live. The place was packed although I don’t know if it sold out. Zero Mentality from Germany were up first but although I liked their first record what the performed on stage wasn’t really to my liking so I decided to stay upstairs and catch a few breaths of fresh air. Or smoke another cigarette. (more…)

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