Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Interview with Brentford’s Marcel Eger: record shopping, politics and FC St Pauli

German footballers have little obvious incentive to move to England. With such a strong domestic set up at home, those that leave are generally heading for the financial riches of the Premier League.

Eger had spent the past seven seasons with FC St Pauli and had become a popular player with their famous fans.

Given the cult status of St Pauli in European football, I was intrigued to find out how that translated to the players – who are essentially transient representatives of the club – and what tempted Eger to abandon life in his homeland for the third tier in England.

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