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When nightmares turn to sweet dreams

As a fan, you’d rather not even think about the 2012 Champions League final in Munich. “It was brutal,” shuddered Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, contemplating the shootout defeat to Chelsea on 19 May last year. But for the Bayern players, the bitter loss has been the ultimate source of their current success, said the club chairman in […]

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The Germans are coming!

Guest Post by Cathal  – 17 year old Irishman, best known as ‘The FM Guru’ on Youtube, and Twitter @TheFMGuru — German teams in Europe this season can feel very optimistic indeed. The prospect of an all-German final in the Champions League has left many wondering whether or not this is the beginning of a golden […]

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Dante confident about Bayern Munich’s chances against Barcelona

…Dante’s team had just won the Bundesliga title with six games to spare but celebrations were disappointingly muted. With the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus three days away, the club had decided this was not the time for festivities. Ritual Bavarian “beer showers” and the donning of naff T-shirts were ruled out. However, Dante, […]

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Real Madrid usurp Manchester United as richest club in the world

Read Madrid have usurped Manchester United as the richest football club on the planet for the first time since Forbes magazine began their rankings in 2004. The Red Devils have sat at the top of the list for nine years in a row but Jose Mourinho’s men are now worth $135 million more (€103m) at […]

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Should the Bundesliga be worried about suffering ‘a Spanish situation’?

– it’s all coming together in one big, German dream this spring. For years, the Bundesliga had learned to feel happy about its largely unnoticed lot, like some provincial, discreet industrial tycoon. It had convinced itself that it didn’t need the praise of outsiders, that there was nothing to prove to the wider world. But now that […]

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I don’t need Guardiola’s advice – Heynckes

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes said he will not ask former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola for advice ahead of their Champions League semi-final with the Spanish giants. Guardiola will take over from Heynckes at the German champions next season, having led Barcelona to 14 trophies in four seasons before taking time out and signing for […]

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The Team to be Drawn Against – Are Barca Now the Underdogs?

Barcelona Coach Tito Vilanova (since July 2012) Winners 4 Last five years (most recent last): SF – W – SF – W – SF Astonishingly, the team everyone has feared for the last five years may be the one to be drawn against. Barcelona started with eight of the all-conquering Spanish XI against Paris Saint-Germain but still trailed […]

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Is the Champions League now Bayern’s to lose?

There was a palpable feeling of inevitability as Mario Mandzukic slotted home Bayern Munich’s killer first away goal against Juventus on Wednesday night. They had simply been the best team on the night just as they were eight days earlier at the Allianz Arena, proving worthy 2-0 winners in both legs. And if the oft-used […]

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Jupp Heynckes tightens the screw on his Bayern Munich machine

Jupp Heynckes was not happy. The Bayern Munich manager had seen something he found unacceptable. Weisse Socken. White socks. Unbelievable. Had he not told the entire squad to wear black socks for this particular training session in Qatar? And yet there were Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos in white socks. “We have a joint goal we are working […]

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Guardiola to Munich – Pep decides Bayern is the place to be

So, after confirming a few weeks ago that he would return to coaching in the summer, and then seemingly implying that he would pick an English Premier League club, Pep’s future has been revealed. As confirmed by the club themselves, Guardiola will join German giants Bayern Munich this summer on a deal that will keep […]

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