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Jurgen Klopp's rise from Bundesliga 2. to one of the most-wanted managers

espn.co.uk — The following is an excerpt from Raphael Honigstein's new book, Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. In it, the clock is turned back more than a decade to look at the rise of a little-known manager named Jurgen Klopp. Bild feted 'Kloppo' as the 'Harry Potter' of German football.
Oct 07, 2015

RT @ESPNUK: Jurgen Klopp's rise to one of the most-wanted managers - from 'Das Reboot' by @honigstein es.pn/1PiwlMR pic.twitter.com/IQcN119dzY

Jürgen Klopp just the man to pump up the Anfield volume for Liverpool

theguardian.com — What will Jürgen Klopp make of his description as "the love child of Jeremy Corbyn" by one UK paper this week? It's hard to contemplate. Klopp being Klopp, however, he may just play along with the joke and cheekily rehash an old speech for his inaugural address as the new Liverpool leader, scheduled for some time at the end of next week.

Bayern Munich’s dominance is the only constant in a Bundesliga stuck on shuffle

theguardian.com — Don't reach for your glasses, do not adjust your monitor, no need to check the calendar. It might be vaguely funny, along the lines of last month's Dutch Youtube spoof in which one guy infiltrated the Schalke training session and yet, it's not a prank: Hertha BSC, yes Hertha BSC are in fourth place!
Oct 05, 2015

RT @guardian_sport: Bayern Munich’s dominance is the only constant in a Bundesliga stuck on shuffle gu.com/p/4d2pf/stw By @honigstein

Robert Lewandowski exclusive interview credits Bayern revamp

espnfc.com — The call comes early on Sunday morning. Very early, if you consider that Robert Lewandowski had earned himself a visit to Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival the night before thanks to two goals in Bayern Munich's 3-0 away win at Mainz. "He's allowed to go with his wife," Pep Guardiola had told reporters at the Coface-Arena with a smile.

Roger Schmidt’s high-pressing Bayer Leverkusen have sights set on Barça

theguardian.com — Roger Schmidt is only three years older than Luis Enrique, his opposite number in the dug-out when Bayer Leverkusen take on Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night. But in terms of their managerial background, they could not be much further apart.
Sep 29, 2015

The high press shouldn't be a surprise. | Roger Schmidt’s high-pressing Bayer Leverkusen have sights set on Barça gu.com/p/4cnt3/stw

Hamburg and Schalke face each other ready to forget recent misery

theguardian.com — Footballing stereotypes, positive and negative, are cherished possessions that nobody wants to part with, even if they're long out of date like 1980s Mad magazines, five-a-side trophies and Third Reich stamps from granddad Heinrich (don't ask) quietly gathering dust in the loft.

VW Volkswagen emissions scandal could impact German football

espnfc.com — The ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal could have consequences for German football, with the car manufacturer's former CEO Martin Winterkorn -- who resigned on Wednesday -- regarded as one of the game's biggest sponsors. The scandal over falsified U.S.
Sep 24, 2015

RT @uersfeld: Volkswagen emissions scandal could impact German football sponsorship [Winterkorn loved football!] espnfc.com/story/2626867/…

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller reap rewards

espnfc.com — Robert Lewandowski's five-goals-in-nine-minutes exploits against Wolfsburg had supporters and journalists asking a 40-year-old question: Will the Polish striker, who currently has eight Bundesliga goals after six games, break Gerd Muller's historic record of 40 league goals, set in 1971-72?
Sep 24, 2015

. @ESPNFC piece on Bayern Munich becoming Lewandowski's (and Müller's) team this season: espnfc.com/german-bundesl…

Borussia Mönchengladbach plunged into darkness after Lucien Favre walks out

theguardian.com — Max Eberl got the call at 7.20am on Sunday morning, while talking his dog Hunter for a walk. Lucien Favre's agent was on the line, and the news came as the biggest shock of the season: The manager wanted to resign with immediate effect, Eberl was told.

Eintracht’s Mr Extraordinary gives Frankfurt hope of reviving the glory days

theguardian.com — What do you say if you've just scored a hat-trick on your comeback after knee surgery and a five-month injury break, and 51,500 people are shouting your name in rhythmic intervals, proclaiming you as their deity?
Sep 14, 2015

RT @guardian: Eintracht’s Mr Extraordinary gives Frankfurt hope of reviving the glory days | Raphael Honigstein trib.al/HnOzIDM via @guardian_sport

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Oct 07, 2015

@rossaaaanderson ah ok. so they must be hidden talents who are neither talents anymore nor in fact hidden. that is tough, agreed.

Oct 07, 2015

@rossaaaanderson I don't understand your point. you said they are no hidden gems. there obviously are.

Oct 07, 2015

@rossaaaanderson why? look at Porto, Udinese, Southampton. they're bringing in great players every single year.

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