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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. 

Bundesliga ueber alles at Euro 2008

June 12, 2008

Ribery sits

The Bundesliga gets a bad rap at times. German clubs have for the most part failed to reach the latter stages of the Champions League in recent years, matches can sometimes seem to move in slow-motion and the officiating can be uneven or even downright scandalous (see Hoyzer, Robert).

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.

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.

Simak sees (tomato) red

March 20, 2008

Simak walks from the pitchThere are of course many ways to get sent off, but Jan Simak may be the first player to earn a red card for giving a referee the “Doppel Tomaten auf den Augen” (Two tomatoes on the eyes) gesture.