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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


No confessions from the shopaholic

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Schalke’s fans do not even care about their club’s poor performance so far this season, all their anger is angled towards Felix Magath’s transfer policy. The iron man himself brushes the off the criticism of his policies, and calls himself a good business man.

Felix Magath adresses his players during a training session.

“Insane”, “madness”, or words to those extend have been uttered by many Schalke fans after what happened on January 31st. “Magath should confess that he is in over his head with all the different roles he has taken at the club”, a Schalke fan wrote on a fan forum. Magath doesn’t think that he has made any mistakes whatsoever. “It is financially wise to buy these players”, Magath told Bild. Not admitting any wrong doing, Magath scared many Schalke fans by saying:”I think that the players we have brought in will strengthen the squad and give us the quality that we needed for the last matches of the season.” Read the rest of this entry

Bundesliga wrap up for the 19th match day

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Did you miss any of this weekend’s Bundesliga action. Don’t despair, I will from now on give a quick summation of every match day on this blog. So, let’s dive right into it. Read the rest of this entry