GOTP country special: Austria

THERE’S NOTHING Game of the People enjoys more than a foray into central Europe. And Austria, once one of the cradles of the game, is a particular favourite location for editorial staff at GOTP Towers. We’ve produced various articles on Austrian football. Here is our first GOTP Special – Austria Austria’s Wunderteam – the godfathers of football’s soul Apart from a spell in the late 1970s when Hans Krankl was one of Europe’s most prolific strikers, Austrian football has spent many years in the shadows, despite being joint hosts of Euro 2008. It was during the football-fest of 2008 that … Continue reading GOTP country special: Austria

Viennese whirl: The first man

We’ve all seen the movie, starring Orson Welles and featuring that hypnotic tune, The Harry Lime theme by Anton Karas. Vienna is renowned for its association with Carol Reed’s film, The Third Man, so much so that it is constantly on show in a Viennese cinema. Of course, those more concerned with recent events will link the Austrian capital with Ultravox and that outstanding electro-pop song from the 80s, Vienna, again a landmark of its kind. But never mind The Third Man, the first man of Viennese football was Matthias Sindelar, who was the star of Das Wunderteam of the … Continue reading Viennese whirl: The first man