My time and energy is dedicated to writing and broadcasting. A University of St Andrews and University of Goettingen alumnus, I now cover football, economic affairs and historical topics for a variety of media outlets, with bylines in The Times, The Spectator, Der Spiegel, Die ZEIT, Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, 11 Freunde, and on BBC.com, ESPN.com and TheRinger.com. I once was a foreign correspondent for the German Press Agency, a broadcast journalist for German television, a football columnist for a Japanese magazine, a pundit on BBC, a ringside photographer in London, a scatterbrained student in Istanbul, an overworked researcher in Parisian archives, a guide in Indian metropolises, a city councillor at 19, and a few other things. My academic and journalistic articles have been published in various languages including English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and Japanese. Unfortunately, I only speak some of them.