Reuters Soccer Blog

Ribery’s uniquely beguiling talent

November 10, 2008

The question of whether such-and-such a player is the world’s best tends to generate more heat than light, and a great many superlatives directed at Cristiano Ronaldo.

We need a Hull or a Hoffenheim in the Champions League

November 4, 2008

It’s been a great season so far for people living above Germany’s white sausage equator, as fearless Hoffenheim and classy Bayer Leverkusen continue to make Bayern Munich look very ordinary, and very worried, indeed.

Media outbursts seldom have desired effect

October 28, 2008

It seems even the most experienced players can forget that criticising your coach in the media pretty much always backfires.

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…)

What’s not to love about Werder Bremen?

September 30, 2008

Ozil scores the winner

Werder Bremen’s Weserstadion is not the most comfortable place to watch football, with its slightly rickety feel, but it must be one of the most exciting.

When men were men and hairdressers were busy

September 25, 2008

Thomas Doll at the tennis

This one is too good to miss: Bild newspaper in Germany takes an affectionate look at the best Panini Bundersliga stickers down the years, and they’ve even translated the page into English. (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.

Messi takes a step closer to Beijing

July 30, 2008

Messi scoresBarcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi took a step closer to Beijing on Wednesday when FIFA ruled that clubs are obliged to release players aged 23 or under to play at the Olympics.

Diego the latest to be blocked from Games

July 16, 2008


Werder Bremen have dashed the Olympic hopes of Brazil playmaker Diego, telling the 23-year-old they will not release him and thus depriving the Games of perhaps one of the world’s most exciting young players