With the World Cup Finals just around the corner, it will soon be time for us to gear our ears for yet another tournament anthem specially made to encourage and drive Jogi’s Jungs to success. With it being Brazil, my
No, this is isn’t a piece about a dodgy-sounding New York law firm. Nor is it about a potential plan to get rid of the Winterpause and play Bundesliga matches through snowy months. No, it’s Trikot-time again, and the imminent
When the young and progressive German team did so well and performed beyond all expectations in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the talk would be all about going that one step further winning the Euros in 2012.
Eight competitive matches. Four draws. Four defeats. You can work out the rest, but I’ll say it anyway: zero wins. A record that defies all description, and more so after the defeat in the Euro 2012 semi-final, all logic. Even
I am guessing someone somewhere had a look at my recent comments – or those of Franz Beckenbauer or Felix Magath, perhaps – on the subject of the singing of Nationalhymne by the German players.
The subject would be broached in the wake of the semi-final defeat at Euro 2012, and would continue to rumble through the summer as former footballers, coaches and politicians found themselves with something to say. The singing of the Nationalhymne,
Charlton Heston? Russell Crowe? Michael Palin? No, a certain Lukas Podolski – who looks set to win his hundredth international cap against Denmark in Lviv on Sunday – becoming the seventh player to reach the mark for the Nationalmannschaft.
Finally – after months of anticipation – the new green away kit has been revealed by the DFB. Sporting the DFB Adler in black on a white disc surmounted by three championship stars in subtle green thread, the new incarnation
Here’s a little bit of trivia for you: who is the only Nationaltrainer to have been awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz – the Federal Cross of Merit – for something other than his work with the Nationalmannschaft? Answer: Jupp Derwall, who received
With the Nationalmannschaft now safely in the mix for next year’s feast of football in Poland and the Ukraine, and I have now switched into another gear in the hope of having a number of key sections of this site
Azerbaijan, oder. No sketchy report tonight – all of Germany’s home games are being aired on ESPN, so I will be watching the game live and providing my own biased journalistic take on proceedings as they happen. Sort of like