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Pep Guardiola battling perception at Bayern Munich

espnfc.com — Football managers think in terms of problems, solutions and results. You might get the odd philosophical musings and talk of "visions" thrown in for a bit of added mystique but, with the possible exception of Johan Cruyff, who has been able to convince half the world that his beautiful Netherlands were the "real" winners of the 1974 World Cup, even the most dogmatic of coaches are only employing tactics as a means to an end.
Jul 23, 2015

RT @ESPNFC: Guardiola faces a pivotal season at Bayern Munich given his reputation, writes @honigstein: es.pn/1InRiEM pic.twitter.com/eFhXsYjVpE

Bayern reasons for selling Schweinsteiger to Man United

espnfc.com — Up until the last minute, the idea that Bastian Schweinsteiger could leave Bayern Munich appeared so hard to fathom that even well-positioned observers refused to believe it. "I bet he stays," a senior football reporter from Bild who has his ear very close to the ground at Sabener Strasse tweeted on Friday morning.

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s exit robs Munich of a Bavarian football god

theguardian.com — This is not the end, only a temporary separation - that was the self-consoling message coming out of Säbener Strasse after Bastian Schweinsteiger's "personal Schwexit from the Bavarian currency union to pound sterling" (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Bastian Schweinsteiger's future at Bayern to be settled soon

espnfc.com — It's not easy being Bastian Schweinsteiger these days: everywhere he turns, he receives unsolicited advice. The latest football expert to offer his opinion on the Germany captain's club future is Felix Magath. The former Bayern Munich coach said in his column for ran.de on Wednesday that Schweinsteiger should move to Manchester United to "develop his personality" and find "a different environment and new impulse" ahead of Euro 2016.

Borussia Dortmund

espnfc.com — There's a widely held perception that the Bundesliga's appeal has been severely diminished by Bayern Munich's dominance over the past three years. One newspaper, who fundamentally misunderstood the minimal impact of financial Fair Play rules on a division that neither wants nor allows club takeovers by rich owners, even went as far as blaming UEFA president Michel Platini on the "ruination" of the league.

From Germany to Brazil (via England): which country has the best talent coming through?

theguardian.com — A rich seam of attacking players but not so hot at the back. Sound familiar? The most successful nation in Fifa's World Youth Championship having won the competition a record six times, Argentina usually lead the way in development and the future looks pretty rosy with Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala waiting to step into the shoes of Lionel Messi and co.
Jun 11, 2015

RT @guardian_sport: Special report: which country has the best young football talent coming through? gu.com/p/49ka3/stw pic.twitter.com/YxxZ8oir9j

Jun 11, 2015

The France team here looks amazing. Kondogbia, Pogba & Tolisso in midfield (compared to Will Hughes, Barkley and Ox) gu.com/p/49ka3/stw

Jun 11, 2015

RT @m_christenson: The France team here looks amazing. Kondogbia, Pogba & Tolisso in midfield (compared to Will Hughes, Barkley and Ox) htt…

Jun 11, 2015

In fact, the whole France team looks incredibly good. Zouma and Varane at the back - Fekir, Ntep and Martial up front gu.com/p/49ka3/stw#im…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @m_christenson: In fact, the whole France team looks incredibly good. Zouma and Varane at the back - Fekir, Ntep and Martial up front gu.com/p/49ka3/stw#im…

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No fairytale ending for Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp

espnfc.com — It was, Jurgen Klopp had said, "one of the best football stories I know." But the story in question, his seven-year stint at Borussia Dortmund, came with a rather down-beat end. The manager's epochal reign petered out in hapless, futile efforts to turn a 3-1 deficit around after the break and resulted in BVB's second DFB Cup final defeat in as many years.

Jürgen Klopp plans super-cool German Cup final for Borussia Dortmund farewell

theguardian.com — On Saturday night in Berlin, Jürgen Klopp's reign as Borussia Dortmund manager will come to a close where it effectively began, a little over seven years ago. Klopp was working as a TV pundit for the state broadcaster ZDF at the 2008 DFB Pokal final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the German capital.

Bundesliga Best XI of the 2014-15 season

espnfc.com — At the end of a season which saw Bayern Munich win a third successive title, Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach claim Champions League places and Borussia Dortmund rally after a dreadful start, we asked Raf Honigstein to come up with his 2014-15 Best XI.

Augsburg’s qualification for the Europa League - a very German fairytale

theguardian.com — It can't have been easy counting, especially after 2,900 litres of free beer had been dispensed to the crowd. Estimates in the end ranged from 4,000 to 7,000 attendees, but it was impossible to put a number on the delirious joy with which the FC Augsburg supporters and the team celebrated the unlikeliest Bundesliga success story in many years at the city's central square.
May 25, 2015

RT @guardian_sport: Augsburg’s qualification for the Europa League – a very German fairytale | Words @honigstein gu.com/p/497th/stw pic.twitter.com/32nCyapBJD

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Aug 04, 2015

@felixwagner86 achte in Zeitlupe 2 darauf, in welche Richtung der Ball sich um sich selbst dreht. Vollspann: weniger Spin

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