Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Death of the Dinosaur?

Click on the official Hamburg website, and a clock proudly counts the time, right down to the second, that ‘the Dinosaur’ has been in the Bundesliga. But the only team never to have been relegated from the German top tier … Continue reading

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The Favre Factor

There is a sketch in the British comedy programme ‘The Fast Show’ where a ‘sports journalist’ reads out the football results in which the team ‘Borussia Munchen Munchen Munchen Munchen Munchen Glad to be Bach’ secure a goalless draw. Cue … Continue reading

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Gloves and Gaffes

There is a touching scene at the end of every ice hockey game when the goalie is congratulated by all his teammates, regardless of the result. ‘Rightly so,’ you might say, ‘the man’s just spent 60 minutes having a piece … Continue reading

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Bayern make case for defense

It may be one of the oldest adages in football, but new Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes isn’t afraid to make it his rallying cry for the new season. “Attack wins you games, defense championships,” the veteran said ahead of … Continue reading

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