Comments on: Schalke get Ruhrpott Raul but Spain may have the last laugh http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/07/28/schalke-get-ruhrpott-raul-but-spain-may-have-the-last-laugh/ World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: WorldCupTV.org http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/07/28/schalke-get-ruhrpott-raul-but-spain-may-have-the-last-laugh/comment-page-1/#comment-355795 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:11:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=17336#comment-355795 English Premier League starts this weekend.All the Games will be streamed live at www.WorldCupTV.org 08:11

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By: dy158 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/07/28/schalke-get-ruhrpott-raul-but-spain-may-have-the-last-laugh/comment-page-1/#comment-355761 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:38:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=17336#comment-355761 To clarify previous comment just in case anyone misunderstands it, I was first exposed to English football since growing up and the World Cup four years ago in Germany eventually led me to follow the Bundesliga apart from the Premier League I have known for as long as I can remember. It can be kind of tough to try follow two football leagues at the same time, but I have managed to survive so far! :)

Even if I also keep an interest in the other major European leagues as well, including France’s Ligue 1 to some extent… 😉 Football is universal for starters, at least for me.

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By: dy158 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/07/28/schalke-get-ruhrpott-raul-but-spain-may-have-the-last-laugh/comment-page-1/#comment-355759 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:23:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=17336#comment-355759 I still remember the reaction in England from what I read after it was announced Ruud van Nistelrooy went to Hamburg from Real Madrid. The Bundesliga may be making strides, but the old prejudice about the league remains. That it is not ‘glam’ enough. After four years of the Bundesliga for me so far, the good vibes after Germany hosted the World Cup is there, apart from keeping costs under control (paraphrasing what you typed).

‘But I’d wait a few more weeks before declaring it boom time for the Bundesliga.’
Same here.

But then coming from someone like myself who is first being exposed to English football before the World Cup in Germany four years ago, the fact that Steve McClaren has become the first-ever Englishman on the Bundesliga dugout at Wolfsburg should be a starter, right? As in trying to generate more interest back in England. It has been a while, especially since back in the days when Kevin Keegan was at Hamburg. Not sure how Keegan’s time at Hamburg was seen back in England, as I was not even born yet. I only know Keegan was popular during his time at Hamburg given it was in Germany where the ‘Mighty Mouse’ nickname began.

Still, it’s kind of surreal for me to see Raul wearing a jersey that is not Real Madrid’s. But I have read that he is wearing the number seven shirt at Schalke. The same jersey number he had back at Real Madrid, right?

BTW, this is the Diana who was a regular during the Reuters’s World Cup coverage. :) Back when I signed up for this service for some reason, I ended up choosing the username which is the same for my twitter account.

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