Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.
05 June 2012 07:15 PM
Joachim Löw’s new look Germany may be lauded for its youthful vigour and feared for its seemingly unstoppable production line, but few know the value of one or two stabilising, experienced individuals as well as he does.
21 May 2012 12:37 PM
When it came to the highest of high pressure situations, Bayern’s stars showed what separates them from the Bavarian heroes of old. They choked, missed their chances, and saw their dream explode in front of their very eyes.
18 May 2012 03:41 PM
Uli Hoeneß, it emerged this week, has spent 53,000 Euros on a box in the Allianz Arena for the workers at his family’s Nuremberg Bratwurst factory. A perfectly constructed act of Bavarian gallantry spoiled only by the Bayern President’s later admission to regret at having spent so much money.
16 May 2012 04:03 PM
The Bayern philosophy, according to Hoeneß is “sporting success and financial prosperity”. It is an admirable mantra.
11 May 2012 01:38 PM
There is some concern in Germany that Bayern do not become guilty of underestimating Chelsea ahead of this month’s Champions League Final. Those in West London should be equally wary of making the same mistake.
08 May 2012 03:06 PM
This was not Schweinsteiger, Özil, Khedira or Gómez. He was a 19 year old Austrian playing out of position in the biggest game of his life. This was David Alaba.
01 May 2012 11:34 AM
For most in Germany, the idea that Marin could become a key player in Chelsea’s much needed revival is as laughable as the idea that England could win Euro 2012.
24 April 2012 02:01 PM
The Real Madrid legend's arrival at Schalke was greeted, both in Spain and Germany, with at best scepticism and at worst derision.
19 April 2012 12:58 PM
Jupp Heynckes has had his fair share of unfair dismissals. His first spell at FC Bayern ended with dismissal for failing to win consecutive titles. Just under a decade later, Heynckes took Real Madrid to their first European Cup success in 32 years and was rewarded, once again, with the sack.
13 April 2012 12:47 PM
The excitement which has greeted Borussia Dortmund’s rise to power over the last two years reached its zenith this week, as Germany anticipated the deciding fixture in one of its most significant title races of the last two decades.
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