One of the hottest topics in German football today is the 50+1 rule. Long defining the German game, it has evoked a sense of pride among the fans, but as transfer fees for players continue to spiral completely out of control one needs to revisit whether the idea is still applicable to the modern game. Continue reading
Christian Falk is a leading sports journalist working with SPORT-BILD and reporting mainly about FC Bayern and Die Mannschaft. During his long career, Mr. Falk has interviewed a large number of people. This time, we turn the tables on him and make him the interviewee. Users of BayernForum.com have teamed up together to ask Mr. Falk a number of questions regarding his job and more. Continue reading
Over at our forum, we have two talented cooks in Dumbledore7 and #12. In order to mark the UEFA Champions League match against S.L. Benfica, our kitchen artists had one task: to produce a delicious dish inspired by Portuguese and German food. Take a read below and let us know who you think is the winner of round one of the Champions League Cook-Off! Continue reading
In this article, a comparison is made between the distinct total victorious clubs in their respective domestic league and UEFA competitions, across the top four leagues in Europe, during the last 50 years. The results are not quite what one would expect. Continue reading
On 22nd May 2010, several Italians did something they didn’t think they could ever do: support Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League Final 2010. The reason wasn’t because they suddenly fell in love with the black-and-blue stripes, but because a situation arose: the Bundesliga had become dangerously close to pipping the Serie A for the third place in the UEFA Country Ranking. Continue reading
Shortly after FC Bayern announced Toni Kroos’ departure to continental rivals Real Madrid last summer, it emerged that Xabi Alonso was to move in the opposite direction. The first impressions of Xabi Alonso were astounding. The midfield maestro himself must have been surprised about how rapidly and seamlessly he integrated into the team, breaking a few records along the way. For a moment, FC Bayern fans forgot Toni Kroos. For a moment, Xabi Alonso looked worth his weight in gold.
That is all in the past now. Fast forward to today and the Internet is awash with articles and social media comments about how Xabi Alonso is looking old and that he’s past it. So how does one exactly go from gold to old in the space of a few months?
He doesn’t. Continue reading