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    Bundesliga and all things German.....

    What it says on the tin.

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    Pound for pound best league in the world in my opinion.

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    Dortmund v Dresden - 26.10.11 - German Cup

    A crowd of 73,000 including 10,000 from Dresden. Dresden fans went apeshit, had fights with the cops, a fair few arrests - and so much flares and smoke that the referee had to interrupt proceedings a few times to let the smoke clear. Match came very close to being abandoned. Dortmund won 2-0.

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    http://www.stern.de/sport/fussball/r...h-1743681.html

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    Great stuff from Dresden, their support is brilliant home and away.

    http://www.ultras-tifo.net/photo-new...-25102011.html
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    Eintracht Frankfurt - 1.FC Kaiserslautern marred by loads of trouble as well.

    Apparently one fan fighting for his life after being pushed in front of an oncoming train at the nearby station by opposing 'fans'.

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    Dresden fans are animals the only place Frankfurt fans fear.

    Was at Eintracht Frankfurt and Duisburg last weekend- Eintracht comfortably won 3-0 great goals and great football- 38,000 people in attendance for a 2nd division match at 1 o'clock on a freezin Sunday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holland Hoop View Post
    Eintracht Frankfurt - 1.FC Kaiserslautern marred by loads of trouble as well.

    Apparently one fan fighting for his life after being pushed in front of an oncoming train at the nearby station by opposing 'fans'.
    Not surprised they hate each other- Eintracht fans spent most of the 2nd half singing about Lautern.... hope that fan makes it. Annoyed that I couldn't see it... wasn't decided until the 119th minute!
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    Pound for pound best league in the world in my opinion.
    I do try and catch the highlight show on espn but the commentating is fucking horrendous, does the football a massive disservice, thank god for mute

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    From a footballing point of view, the 2010/11 season fell short of expectations at Bayern. In the circumstances, following a season without silverware, the club remains in outstandingly robust financial health, as finance director Karl Hopfner told the members attending this year’s Annual General Meeting on Friday. In the reporting year from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, Bayern fell short of the records set in 2009-10, but both the FC Bayern group and the professional football operation posted a profit, meaning the club is in the black for the 19th year in a row. “The consolidated turnover for FC Bayern München AG was €328.5 million,” Hopfner informed the approximately 3,200 members gathered at the AUDI Dome. “This result has been achieved despite the difficulty of the circumstances. I would remind you that we enjoyed no major sporting success last year, and on top of that, we have the financial and Euro crisis. Despite all this, we have once again generated a profit.“ Furthermore, the club has “more than fulfilled” the requirements laid down by UEFA’s Financial Fairplay scheme.

    “I’m justified in describing the financial side of our club as exemplary,” commented chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, expressing great satisfaction with the company’s business performance in the last fiscal year. Hopfner noted that FCB is “in excellent commercial shape” for the future, and declared himself “confident“ of another positive financial performance next year, provided the team performs successfully on the field of play. FC Bayern München e.V., the members’ club and ultimate parent of the professional football company, is also in rude good health, as senior vive-president Dr. Fritz Scherer reported. “Commercially speaking, we’re a very healthy club,” commented Scherer. Club president Uli Hoeneß also announced further new records, as club membership has risen to 171,445 (up from 162,187 last year) with a total of 2,950 officially affiliated fan clubs (2009-10: 2,764) boasting 204,322 members (2009-10: 192,160). “These are unbelievable numbers, and we’re very proud of them,” the President said.

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    Bizarre story today from Germany. The referee for the game between Cologne and Mainz never turned up for the game. Upon investigation, he was found in his hotel room with his wrists slit. He was rushed to hospital and the game was called off because a substitute referee couldn't be found at short notice.


    Edit: It was a close thing but the referee survived and is out of danger.
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    The referee - Babak Rafati - was regarded by the players as the worst referee in the Bundesliga, and wasn't a great favourite of the fans either. Apparently he simply couldn't stand the pressure of too much criticism, which involved fairly mad stuff, including pretty serious mobbing on the likes of Facebook and Twitter. He had a fair amount of alcohol on board when he slit his wrists. He wasn't just acting the bollocks, it was a calculated attempt to end his life. He was saved by the linesmen for the game, who were first on the scene. He's fine now, but his referring days are certainly over. In real life, he works in a bank.


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    Puali made the short journey east to Rostock saturday. One of the lads was at it and said it was an "interesting" atmosphere!

    Check how much stuff was chucked on the pitch. 3-1 to Pauli who are now 4th three points behind leaders Eintracht Frankfurt.

    http://www.mopo.de/fc-st--pauli,5067040,11170918.html



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    Union Berlin is selling bonds to finance redevelopment of their stadium, great campaign




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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Hoop View Post
    Puali made the short journey east to Rostock saturday. One of the lads was at it and said it was an "interesting" atmosphere!

    Check how much stuff was chucked on the pitch. 3-1 to Pauli who are now 4th three points behind leaders Eintracht Frankfurt.

    http://www.mopo.de/fc-st--pauli,5067040,11170918.html



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    I have to make that trip some day! This is there ultras marching to the ground the last time they played there
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    http://www.irishexaminer.ie/breaking...on-529796.html

    German ref diagnosed with depression

    Friday, November 25, 2011 - 12:52 PM

    German referee Babak Rafati has confirmed that he is suffering from depression and that is what prompted him to attempt suicide last weekend.

    The Hanover-based referee was found by his assistant officials in the bath tub of his hotel room covered in blood only hours before Cologne’s Bundesliga fixture with Mainz last weekend.

    He was rushed to hospital, and was discharged a few days ago.

    He is now receiving psychological care and has requested, in a statement made by his solicitor Dr Sven Menke, to be left in “peace and quiet”.

    “Together with his partner and his family, he has decided to inform the public of his reasons (for attempting to take his life),” read the statement, which has been published by Germany’s Bild newspaper.

    “Mr Rafati has been diagnosed in recent days by doctors with a form of depression.

    “The symptoms first appeared, according to his recollection, around one and a half years ago and they have since grown in intensity.

    “Mr Rafati felt a growing pressure to perform combined with the media pressure together with the constant fear of making mistakes, and this was leading to an ever-increasing burden.

    “This burden was even making daily routine problems seem insurmountable and he no longer felt able to cope.

    “Mr Rafati has decided to go public with the illness and to face up to it. He has checked in for professional treatment to receive therapy for the causes.”

    The length of the treatment, as with any case of depression, is unforeseeable, but the 41-year-old does hope to return “to normal life” as soon as possible.

    And that also means he would like to get back into refereeing.

    “Babak Rafati would like to referee again at the end of this therapy,” continued the statement.

    “He is therefore requesting the peace and quiet which he now needs for his healing process.”





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    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini intends to speak to Bayern Munich chief executive about his persistent sniping at the English club tomorrow. Rummenigge has been outspoken in his criticism of City and their rapid, expensively-funded ascent through the ranks of European football. The Germany legend has now said City, who recently announced annual losses of £194.9million, should be excluded from European competition if they do not conform to UEFA's new Financial Fair Play rules. Mancini says he is bemused by Rummenigge's attacks and will raise the issue if he sees him at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow.

    Mancini said: "I don't understand Rummenigge's behaviour against Manchester City. For six months he talks against us every time for Financial Fair Play and he continues to say he hopes Napoli go through to the second stage. I don't know what's different with us. I think Manchester City are working for this FFP for the next two years. But I don't understand what happening with Rummenigge. Tomorrow I will ask him."

    Mancini believes it is unfair to single out City, even though their progress in the three years since Sheikh Mansour bought the club has been remarkable. "I think every team is worried about Manchester City because Manchester City in the future could become one of the top clubs in the world. But you don't want to see that every time an important man like Rummenigge who is the Bayern Munich chief executive and a representative of a top club in the world, every time he says things against us. Because there are other teams in Europe that have a problem with Financial Fair Play, not only Manchester City."

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    FFP was brought in so that well-run, profitable clubs are rewarded for their diligence. English clubs have to comply sooner or later.

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    http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...s-2966543.html

    Fans stump up for 'ghost game' tickets



    Saturday December 17 2011



    German club Hansa Rostock are selling tickets to a game that no one will be allowed in to see.
    Rostock have sold over 2,400 'ghost tickets' for a game against Dynamo Dresden tomorrow that will be played behind closed doors because of a stadium ban following rioting at a home game in November. "We want to limit the financial damage to the club," said manager Stefan Beinlich.


    Irish Independent




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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Hoop View Post
    http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...s-2966543.html

    Fans stump up for 'ghost game' tickets



    Saturday December 17 2011



    German club Hansa Rostock are selling tickets to a game that no one will be allowed in to see.
    Rostock have sold over 2,400 'ghost tickets' for a game against Dynamo Dresden tomorrow that will be played behind closed doors because of a stadium ban following rioting at a home game in November. "We want to limit the financial damage to the club," said manager Stefan Beinlich.


    Irish Independent




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    Can see the Bitters cash in on that idea. Money for not letting anyone in the ground. Right up their street.
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    A really nice guy. But hopelessly naive.


    Hitler's Favourite Actor Dies Aged 108

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    Have a look at this for indoor winter fun -

    http://www.firstpost.com/topic/place...VI-2913-1.html

    Some Lubeck hools joined their HSV mates to steal some flags at the Schweinske Cup indoor tournament.From the looks tof this clip they may have started it but some St. Pauli fans finished it, particulrly the guy in the pony tail !

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