From the publisher:
This year it is exactly thirty years ago that the Berlin Wall fell, which is why we dedicate an entire song to German football! For example, we went to Borussia Dortmund in front of Staantribune #27. As a football fan, you must have visited the Westfalenstadion, they say. But is the atmosphere really that good? Isn't Borussia Dortmund hyped too much? Is the Gelbe Wand a romanticized cliché? Staantribune went to have a look in the Ruhr area and came back with buzzing ears from an overwhelming afternoon of BVB religion. Youri Mulder tells about his nine seasons with arch-rival Schalke 04. He has a treasure trove of anecdotes about Die Königsblauen and especially about the colorful figures from recent history. We also spoke with Harry Decheiver. In the Netherlands he played with average clubs such as RKC and Go Ahead. But suddenly Decheiver became the high-scoring 'Knipser' of SC Freiburg and later winner of the World Cup with Dortmund. How an ordinary Deventer club striker transformed into a top player in the Bundesliga. We also paid a visit to Alemannia Aachen, a small but popular football club that once celebrated successes, but has since fallen hard. "Tivoli broke Alemannia's neck," said those involved. We also spoke with Stefan Lehmann, who was the capo of the ultras of Dynamo Dresden for seventeen years (“In the beginning, nobody took me seriously”), we completed the Deutsche Fußballroute North Rhine-Westphalia, went to visit Essen, we spoke with Erik Meijer and we explain how the friendship between FC Twente and Schalke 04 exactly originated. In short, a jam-packed issue, larded with photos by top photographers such as Marco Magielse, Dirk-Jan van Dijk and Reinaldo Coddou H.
Note from Stanchion:
This publication is entirely in Dutch, with no English translation available. However, there are more than enough photos and kits to satisfy any non-Dutch speaker!