Manuel Veth (Editor in Chief, Founder)

10552385_10154404490280511_631542867561455543_nManuel is a PhD candidate at King’s College London, his topic is called: “Selling the People’s Game: Football’s transition from Communism to Capitalism in the Soviet Union and its Successor States”. As his topic suggests Manuel is fascinated with football’s connection to economics and politics in Eastern Europe. Originally from Munich, Germany, Manuel is a German-Canadian who has also lived and studied on the Canadian West Coast, and Amsterdam. Manuel has always been fascinated with the beautiful game in the Americas, a love that was reaffirmed on a recent trip to Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Manuel supports 1860 Munich and Borussia Dortmund. He also has an obsession with Canada’s Game, and is a big supporter of the Vancouver Canucks. You can follow Manuel on Twitter @homosovieticus

Thomas Farines (Chief Contributor, Founder)

10616172_10203757942168063_3792729342551254071_nThomas is an MA Student of Middle Eastern Politics at King’s College London and a member of the London based charity, Football Beyond Borders. His MA research is on the relationship between football and politics in Beirut. Thomas’ career led him to several opportunities in sports in general, having worked for the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace and in the football industry in London. Born in Toulouse, Thomas has lived most of his life between Florianopolis (Brazil), Toulouse and London, which helped him develop a number of language skills. Although Thomas supports Marseille since an early age, he is also a keen follower of the South American leagues. Follow Thomas on @thomasfarines