Probably the best all-round online resource on German football, the excellent Bundesliga Fanatic site covers every aspect of the German game, from tactical reviews and match reports through to historical anecdotes and obscure stories from the past.
Since early 2012 I have been a contributor to this excellent blog, and have submitted articles covering a wide range of topics, from historical match reports involving the German national team through to historical pieces on past matches, player biographies and a tongue-in-cheek look at Bayern München’s white and fluorescent red away kit.
Here you will find all of my contributions, but be sure to check out the site and have a good look at the hundreds of excellent pieces from a collection of some of the best writers on the German game from around the globe. There is something for everyone, from the old-school traditionalist pre-Klinsmannite to the modern incarnation of the St. Pauli-loving Bundesliga hipster.
Another extract from my upcoming opus on my thirty-three years as a fan of FC Bayern München, this piece presents the story of the European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign of 1985, and the lengths to which I would go to follow the team – as well as the punishments I would endure. As you will see, being Bayern fan was not always about glorious trebles!
August 21, 2013
Kramer and the Kleeblätter: Four-for-Four in Fürth
After their traumatic debut season in the 1. Bundesliga, SpVgg Greuther Fürth are looking forward to a quick return, and have made the perfect start. Here’s a review of their first four matches as they get their 2. Bundesliga campaign under way.
Having been led to their ground-breaking treble by Jupp Heynckes, FC Bayern München now have everything to prove with new players and a new coach, Pep Guardiola. Can the former Barcelona boss take Bayern to more success, or might he end up tinkering a little too much?