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You say you want a revolution…

October 20, 2008

Bayern relief

Bayern Munich thought they were getting instant Revolution when they hired Juergen Klinsmann but, with apologies for mixing up my rock references, at the moment it’s a case of “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss“. (more…)

Is Rensing good enough to replace Kahn at Bayern?

September 23, 2008

Rensing reaction

I’ve blogged before about the wealth of youngish goalkeeping talent in the Bundesliga, a list headed by Rene Adler at Bayer Leverkusen, Manuel Neuer at Schalke and Bayern Munich’s new number one Michael Rensing.

Are United and Bayern already under pressure?

August 18, 2008

Manchester United and Bayern Munich opened the defence of their respective league titles with draws, prompting worried looks among supporters.

Klinsmann to shake up Bayern

July 4, 2008

Juergen Klinsmann

Anyone who has any lingering doubts whether Juergen Klinsmann is determined to be an agent of change at Bayern Munich should have a word with the city’s photojournalists. 

Gattuso needs a new challenge, but where should he go?

May 6, 2008

Gennaro Gattuso

Italian players used to stick to their own league until relatively recently.

Then Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola wowed Chelsea and the floodgates opened with the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta and Luca Toni going abroad.

Domestic bliss for Real and Bayern, but what about Europe?

May 5, 2008

Hitzfeld gets soaked

Two giants of European football, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich wrapped up their respective league titles with plenty of room to spare this weekend.

A ‘Sofa-meister’ in Germany?

April 28, 2008

You’re going bald, son!

Bayern Munich could win the Bundesliga championship this weekend without even kicking a ball.

Problem students have the right answer for Bayern

April 21, 2008

Toni, Ribery raise arms in celebration

The German-language speaking skills of Italy’s Luca Toni and France’s Franck Ribery have suddenly become a bit of an obsession in the German media (I mentioned Toni’s one-word vocabulary last week).

If you’re only going to learn one word in German, make it ‘Tor!’

April 15, 2008

Toni scores

Luca Toni has evidently not learned much German in the eight months since he moved over the Alps a few hundred kilometres north of native Italy to the Bavarian capital of Munich.

Getafe get gutsy in gruelling game

April 11, 2008

Toni scores the winner

Despite seeing literally hundreds of games over the course of a season, there is the occasional match you know will stick with you forever and Thursday’s UEFA Cup quarter-final between Getafe and Bayern Munich was one of them.