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Who is floating my boat? Gomez or Klose

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Well, the headline of this article is somewhat misleading. I think. The reason for this somewhat silly title is the fact that I am sitting on a ferry which at this very moment is taking me from Hirtshals, Denmark, to beautiful Kristiansand in Norway.

And yes, sitting here in the restaurant of this ferry, I can observe human kind unfold themselves from their greedy side. Literally. The fat bloke two tables is so found of salmon, I’d be staggered if there were any fish left in the sea after we have docked. The lady I just met at the buffet had given up on wiping her face all together in pursuit of stuffing the maximum amount of food into herself as quickly as humanly possible. Hygiene is for the weak minded, those poor bastards who society has manipulated into think that getting your money’s worth at the buffet is in-polite, and disturbing for those who surround you. The kid in front of me is just putting a shrimp up his nose, to the delight of his Danish parents. A group of young men are getting their money’s worth by drinking as much beer as they humanly can. Good grievance to the man who has to drive them home… Read the rest of this entry

Thoughts about Ronald Reng’s Enke biography, part 2

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Continuing my thoughts about Robert Enke… The words of Theo Zwanziger at Enke’s funeral are still ringing in my ears: why on earth did Zwanziger bring up the issue of homosexual footballers at Enke’s memorial service?

Germany was grieving the death of Robert Enke. A man who wasn’t known for creating a lot of noise around him, like

Theo Zwanziger is popular in the gay community because of his commitment for gay rights.

Jens Lehmann or Oliver Kahn. A keeper’s keeper, as Robert Reng points out. Probably on his way to the World Cup in South Africa, he had committed suicide. DFB-president Theo Zwanziger had the hard task of trying to find the right words at Robert Enke’s memorial service in the AWD-arena. Zwanziger pointed out that German football had to do some soul searching, and had to ask itself some tough questions. Zwanziger thought that it was appropriate to bring up the issue of homosexuality in professional football.
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