Manchester Football Writing Festival: Bundesliga – Das Reboot Calendar

2 September 2015 - 2 September 2015

Manchester Football Writing Festival

Manchester Football Writing Festival

BBC Sport's Caroline Barker hosts an evening at the National Football Museum with two of German football's most eloquent writers. Ronald Reng and The Guardian's Rafael Honigstiencome together for an exploration of where things went right for the Bundesliga.

Expect conversation to explore elements of the game from grassroots, to fan culture and ownership, to how the rise of the Bundesliga has helped reinvigorate 'Der Nationalmannschaft'.

Ronald Reng is the author of The Keeper Of Dreams (Sports Book Of The Year 2004) and A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke, which won William Hill Sports Book Of The Year in 2011. His new book, Match Days: The Hidden Story of the Bundesliga is a look at the rise of the league through the eyes of one man who has been player, manager, scout and coach over 50 years.

Raphael Honigstein is a regular contributor to The Guardian, ESPN and Sky Sports amongst others. His books include Englischer Fussball: A German View of Our Beautiful Game and new title Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered The World.

To book tickets for this event, or find out more about the full festival programme, including events here, at Waterstones Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral, visit

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