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How the pros pass the time in the air

Postby FCBayernNews » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:15 pm

What do professional footballers do to while away the hours on board a plane to a long-distance away fixture? That's easy: they do exactly what a 'normal' long-haul passenger would do, trying to make time in the air (or on the road) pass as comfortably as possible.

"When I'm on a plane, I don't want anything too taxing," reported Philipp Lahm in conversation with fcbayern.de. The Germany international was reading a book entitled Ronnie. "It's about snooker world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan," explained Lahm, revealing he had recently finished the autobiography penned by record-holding Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Background distraction

Lahm is not always to be found with a book in his hands. "If you're travelling to a match, you're normally very focused beforehand - and after it, you're normally shattered. You don't want to chew things over or think too hard, you just want something to wash over you," so Lahm.testDVDs are by far the most popular background medium on the FCB plane. Almost all the stars carry a portable player in their hand luggage, and a good number use the devices on board. Others simply put on some music and attempt to catch a few zzz's, an option favoured by around half the players on the flight to Jeddah.

Varied reading matter

Beforehand, most will have extracted the sports section from the newspapers handed out pre-flight and studied the latest form and results. Weekly journals kicker and Sportbild are another popular choice. General manager Uli Hoeneß usually favours a major German national broadsheet, making sure he is up to date with the latest from the worlds of politics and business.

Ace defender Lucio is known to study the bible when in the air, and not just reaching for holy scripture when the flight turns bumpy due to turbulence. And at the end of the day, Philipp Lahm and Co are as pleased as any normal passenger once the plane has safely touched down and the captain gives permission to disembark.
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