Welcome to the first issue of Halb Vier, a fanzine focussing on the joys of German football, be it the stadiums, the fans, the beer or the even the action on the pitch. Inspired by the resurgence of print based football magazines we felt that despite it’s popularity there was no one source that devoted itself solely to all things Germanic. It’s been a bit of a chore getting issue one out the door, but we’re finally here! We aim to publish 3-4 times per year and substantially increase the size of the contents over the next few issues. We’d welcome suggestions for articles for forthcoming issues or even better join us and write a piece.