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Wishful thinking: This is what could stop Bayern from winning the salad bowl

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Bayern Munich are everybody’s favorite to win the German title this season. But, Bayern have been beaten in the championship race in the past. Here is what is important when battling against Bayern Munich for the championship.

This "lovely" trophy is up for grabs again in the 11/12 season of the Bundesliga.

All evidence is pointing towards a championship winning campaign for Bayern Munich. The team from Bavaria have usually taken the salad bowl home after the German national team have had the entire summer off in the recent past. Furthermore, the Bavarians are the biggest spenders in this transfer window, and have strengthened their side considerably with quality signings like Manuel Neuer, Nils Petersen and Rafinha. Some fans have even begun to embrace some of the silliest stats that are out there to convince themselves that Bayern won’t win the championship. Did you know that Heynckes is too old to win the championship somebody asked on Twitter. True, he’d be the oldest coach to win this title, but Heynckes isn’t a befuddled senior who pours red wine in his coffee cup while sitting half-naked on the bus. I’ll try to give you some decent stats and trends that could indicate that Bayern can be beaten to the championship. Read the rest of this entry

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March madness? The “new” kids are on the block

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Yes, you might have read tons of stuff about the trainer carrousel in the Bundesliga these past few days. But, let’s take a step back and see what the changes the clubs in the league have made will bring us.

One of the most astute questions that is asked by foreign relations experts is: “Why are you doing this, and what will you achieve by doing this?” In my book the board of any football club should ask themselves the same question, before bowing to public outcry and pressure before taking rash actions.

However, in the last few weeks a number of clubs have chosen the most drastic action a club can take, and fired their head coaches. Let’s run down the list, and see if all the sackings that have happened in the last few weeks were the right thing to do. Read the rest of this entry