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How German football rose from the ashes of 1998 to become the best in the world

theguardian.com — Dietrich Weise lives in Heilbronn, in former US Army barracks that have been converted into a modern housing estate. "The best thing about my apartment is that there's no one above me," he says. "I can't stand it when somebody throws parties above me late at night. This way, I have peace.

Transfer window: how did clubs in Spain, Germany, France and Italy fare?

theguardian.com — When the Spanish league published its list of completed transfers not long after its midnight deadline on Monday, David de Gea's name was not on it but plenty of others were.
Sep 01, 2015

Transfer window: how did clubs in Spain, Germany, France and Italy fare? gu.com/p/4c2v7/stw

Bayern Munich show they don’t need defenders to end Leverkusen’s good start

theguardian.com — Scarcity and high value usually go together, like Manchester United and inflated transfer fees for Jorge Mendes clients. In the Bundesliga however, Bayern Munich's unrelenting stranglehold on the competition in recent years has turned this particular economic principle on its head.
Aug 31, 2015

RT @guardian_sport: Bayern Munich don’t need defenders to end Leverkusen’s good start | @honigstein gu.com/p/4cxg8/stw (Pic: Corbis) pic.twitter.com/dC5o8avoaQ

Sep 01, 2015

Look ma: no centre-backs! Pep's dream fulfilled v Leverkusen. Guardian column: theguardian.com/football/blog/… (with Bernat/Benatia typo fixed)

How Wolfsburg lost Kevin De Bruyne to Man City

espnfc.com — The most drawn-out saga of the summer might soon be over. Local paper Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday night that Kevin De Bruyne will be sold to Manchester City for €74 million, plus add-ons worth another €6m. Those figures would make it a new record for a Bundesliga player and one of the most expensive in the Premier League as well.

Dortmund look lean and mean as they forget the last Bundesliga season

theguardian.com — Chances spurned, shots mis-hit, final passes astray. The first half was playing out like countless other Borussia Dortmund league games in recent memory and anybody knowing anything at all about football knew what was coming next.
Aug 25, 2015

Dortmund look lean and mean as they forget the last Bundesliga season. bit.ly/1NGWpAp

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: De Bruyne To Lead Wolfsburg To Opening Victory

bet.unibet.co.uk — VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt Wolfsburg got the closest to Bayern last season but holding onto star man Kevin De Bruyne is vital if they are to get any nearer this time around. He's likely to play against Eintracht Frankfurt but goalkeeper and club captain Diego Benaglio along with André Schürrle are both unavailable.

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Bayern To Blitz Sorry Hamburg

bet.unibet.co.uk — Friday Bayern Munich v Hamburger SV The Bundesliga season hasn't even started and Hamburg, who just squeezed themselves to safety again in May, look set to tumble back into crisis mode. Bruno Labbadia's team were defeated by fourth division Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB-Pokal first round last weekend whilst a series of PR gaffes off the pitch have followed.

Bayern set to kick off Bundesliga by adding to Hamburg’s comedy of errors

theguardian.com — The Bundesliga traditionally starts with the champions taking on another top team at home on Friday night. But for the 53rd instalment of the competition, the bosses at Frankfurt HQ have come up with a radically different idea. They're sending Hamburg to Munich instead. It must be a practical joke of some sort.

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.
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Sep 05, 2015

RT @BBCSportshour: Ronald Reng & @honigstein on why German football fans are welcoming refugees. bbc.in/1OgGneF http://t.co/S2gd5R4…

Sep 04, 2015

@OlliK69 why would he? Driving up the prize for the buyer would be an idiotic thing to do for an agent

Sep 04, 2015

@grhumphrey @TransitionTHFC I hadn't seen either before they came. I have seen Son. He has, objectively, been lightweight.

Sep 04, 2015

@DanielJPermutt @TransitionTHFC I hadn't seen much of Modric pre-Spurs. But I've seen a lot of Son.

Sep 04, 2015

RT @uersfeld: Man United target Thomas Muller was subject of 'very high' offer - [but Kalle runs a club not a bank] espnfc.com/story/2595891/…

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