Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bayern’s Breno Finds Career in Ashes

Bayern Munich were probably the most impressive team in the Champions League this week but as any pessimist will tell you, every silver lining has a cloud, or in the Bavarians’ case a roaring fire. Bayern outplayed Premier League moneybags … Continue reading

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Schalke fans find their own Darth Vader

Enraged Schalke supporters who gathered outside the players’ entrance before Sunday’s match against Bayern Munich were in for a shock. The blue-and-white clad army arrived early to let their former hero Manuel Neuer, now of Bayern, know exactly what they … Continue reading

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The Buying Game

Decisions in the transfer market can make or quite literally break clubs, and in the first game since the close of the transfer window, Bundesliga fans got a look at some of the new faces who will cause them untold … Continue reading

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Magath fights player power

Even when under pressure, coaches are loath to criticise their players in public. Players are under enough scrutiny from media and fans, so the thinking goes, that added pressure from the boss is counterproductive or even harmful.  German football was … Continue reading

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Lahm to the Slaughter

Germany is mourning the death of its greatest ever comedian. Bernhard Victor Christoph Carl von Bülow (thankfully, better known as Loriot) died last week aged 87, having been credited as the man who taught Germans how to laugh at themselves. … Continue reading

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