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
In a couple of hours’ time, Nationaltrainer Jogi Löw will announce his squad for the upcoming end of season two-match tour of the United States, which sees the team take on Ecuador in Boca Raton followed by an encounter with
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
In between the arguably less important matter of the international fixtures being played around Europe this week, a charity match was played in Frankfurt on Sunday 14th October between two sets of former players from Germany and Italy, billed as
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.
This week I was part of my company’s team for the Optajoe Football Quiz – the quizzing highlight of the year for the sports industry in the UK. My role: the team’s specialist on German football, of course.
Another autobiography, another round of controversy – this time from current skipper Philipp Lahm. Those of us who follow the German game closely will know that Lahm is an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful man who wears his heart on his sleeve
Statistically, Lothar Matthäus is one of the all-time greats. Holder of the most caps for any German international. Skipper of the winning 1990 World Cup side. The man with the most appearances at World Cup finals. The list goes on.