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    I see we haven't made this thread yet.

    Here's an article about Borussia Monchengladbach's third place and the importance of their defensive structure.
    http://www.thetacticsroom.com/articl...nsive-outliers


    Last season, Bayern won the league with 25 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats. There weren't really any other contenders, but Wolfsburg did look amazing after the winter break and with that form they can go neck-to-neck with Bayern this season.

    Claudio Pizarro left Bayern and they brought Douglas Costa as a forward option (will play in Ribery/Robben positions).

    Kehl finished his career at Borussia Dortmund. The club also brought Castro who will be their new leader in their midfield. Hummels is definately staying (will be the captain). Some players like Aubameyang, Bender and Gündogan could leave the club to fund another midfielder (rumours about Illarramendi).

    The biggest outgoing transfer is ex-Hoffenheims Firmino to Liverpool, which remains the biggest transfer of this summer. As some of you know, I raved about him for quite some time now, so let's see how he'll do in a different league. (Hoping for L'pool to sell Sterling and buy a great CF)
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    The best news must be the promotion of Darmstadt 98. The club was in the 4th division for 5 years ago and has climbed all the way without any rich sugar daddies or other financial support. This is their stadion:





    Stuttgart and HSV were both close to relegation but both of them had a couple of great matches in the end of the season. HSV played against Karlsruhe in the relegation play-offs in which the first game in Hamburg was a tie. The second match was crazy as Karlsruhe scored a goal with 12 minutes left of the match and therefore seemed to be promoted. However a freekick goal from Marcelo Diaz in the added time of the game resulted in extra time in which HSVs Nicolai Müller finally decided to show some of his capabilities by scoring one more goal for HSV. What I remember the most beside the goals was the way Holtby reacted at the sideline. He was subbed out in the 66 minute of the game but was visibly very nervous about the game and was walking around the sidelines for most of the time. It clearly meant a lot to him and I'm sure the fans are more than satisfied about his reaction.






    Jürgen Klopps exit, Union Berlins gesture to Köhler and the tragic death of Junior Malanda are some of the memories from last season. All of them are included in this video.





    I'm personally following German football a little bit and I think I will spend more time on especially Union Berlin this season as the club has being growing on me for a number of seasons now and as I simply just love the city of Berlin. Here is an English-speaking video about the club.



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    A German couple decided to create a football field in South Africa as a football academy and for school-related purposes. They are Union Berlin supporters and got inspired by the movement behind the club. This is from their website:

    There are no free-time activities in Lategansvlei, so the kids – inspired by the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – started playing barefoot on dangerous broken stone surfaces. As you can probably imagine, the Little Karoo desert is not a fertile ground for actual football pitches. So what do Unioner do when they don’t have a stadium? They build one!

    Inspired by how Union fans worked on their Alte Försterei (stadium), Dario and the locals started moving thousands of stones aside and levelled the ground to create a simple but safe gravel pitch. Just for fun, he called it Alte Försterei II and started telling tales of Köpenick. He received several small donations for this first step, most of them from his guests: football fans from Jena and Braunschweig, but also Unioner.

    Speaking of guests: the Urbanskis are actually doing quite well down there, they still breed ostriches, but the majority of their revenues come from tourists, most of them German speakers. When some of his Union friends stayed for a vacation earlier in the year, they were so thrilled about the Alte Försterei II that they wrote a piece for the match day programme at home. “Bunki” wrote about it in the Berliner Kurier newspaper and other local media followed. Around that time, Dario and his family had planned a quiet evening, watching an Union match on a tiny TV screen, when suddenly the phone wouldn’t stop ringing. The article started a big wave of donations that moved him to tears. He “couldn’t believe what our tiny pitch in the middle of nowhere had suddenly triggered”.
    Since then has a small stand been created, there have been renovations of a nearby house to make it into dressing rooms, different outdoor projects with building small walls of stones, fences ect. Here are a few videos of the projects.

    When the football field was created.


    The building of the nearby house.


    A recent video of the stand.


    Pictures from the whole process can be seen as well on their website: http://1fcunion-lategansvlei.weebly.com/news.html

    I'm posting this because I had a discussion with a few users here about there are more important things than football demonstrations and football in general. I agree as I said back then but I also said that football can be used as a tool to create positive things in this world. This is a great example made by fans of Union Berlin, Jena and Braunschweig which for me shows that grassroots football still exists and it isn't just about money and making expensive signings.

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    Bayern's team presentation is live on YouTube.

    In English... with 1080p quality.


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    the fuck is lang lang doing there?

    its a squad presentation not a concert for christ sake.

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    also, just to add, i think scarpini needs to be fired. he is the person responsible for inter channel and they're doing an outrageously poor job. keep him as our trademark commentator but he is so amateurish and mediocre when it comes to the rest. this is 2015 and we've just started using 480p. its ridiculous.

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    I agree with you man.

    I remember bringing this up in another thread a year ago. Despite his passion about Inter, the man clearly lacks the new generation's ideas whether on YouTube or the channel's programs. We used to get Inter's channel as a part of Al-Jazeera sport (beIN now) and the shows were really devoured from any soul.

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    seriously though, what is going on in that video right now?

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    damn... bayern are so professional about everything.

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    You mean Lang Lang? I think he's a Bayern supporter.


    Where's Kondogbiakills when you need him?

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    all those bayern fans in the stadium. id love to see the reactions on all their smug faces when zanetti, bergomi, and toldo hand them their asses.

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    "Inter Milan"

    Of course.

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    That YouTube chatbox is quite disgraceful.

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    That YouTube chat section is quite disgraceful.
    these people have to be some of the most mentally retarded people on the internet. the amount of islamaphobic bullshit is so disgusting. have some fucking respect. i honestly turned it off within five seconds of reading it.

    guess it isnt only inter fans that use youtube chat sections as a forum to go full retard...

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    Same for Muslims tbh.

    Why the fuck post "Allahu Akbar" in a Bayern training session?

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    christ, out of curiosity i read it for 2 minutes and now i seriously want to put a bullet through my head.

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    now some other dude is just posting "kurdistan kurdistan kurdistan" over and over again..
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    I have the same feeling about Bayern München as I have with Juventus. They call them self for the club of their country which I just can't stand. However you can only be fascinated by how their club is being run. The Germans are amazingly solid when it comes to almost all aspects and it will be interesting to see what they will do now when Schweinsteiger has been sold to Manchester United.

    Will they keep on giving the chance to their youngsters or had the succes on the field changed their mind about this; Will they use Højbjerg and/or Gaudino more now or will they do like this club by buying someone instead? I hope and think it will be the first choice and it is something I admire them for. They have realized that having a team with a couple of etablished players from their own academy will benefit them in the end. 1) A stronger German National Team means more interest for football in Germany. 2) Their youngsters in their academies truly believe they can get the chance to shine and by that are prepared for the day to come. 3) It is so much more fun to support a club with a solid academy as the clubs turns out to have a soul and not just a big wallet.

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    Its not only about their academy, they pursue and persevere with young german talent in general. neuer, gotze, boateng, weiser, kirchhoff, rode, kimmel.. and then they give chances to their kids like hojberg, gaudino, and in the past lahm, schweini, muller, badstuber, alaba. like you i dislike what they stand for as a club but i have a lot of respect for how they are run.

    inter warming up

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    Exactly. And the most important thing is the signal it sends to all other clubs that trusting your young players still can make you win championships. It seems like some people in Italy still today have the opposite idea to this but it seems like they are thankfully changing their mind.

    I think I have posted this article in here before about the youth projects they launched in Germany after their disastrous performance in the European Championship in 2000 but it is too good to just ignore. http://www.theguardian.com/football/...st-boom-talent

    I can't imagine that many Italian clubs would support this youth plan if it had happened in Italy which just shows the differences in philosophies and the trust in their FA's and society in general. Again are things just much better organized in Germany which the German clubs are benefiting a lot from too.

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    stream for inter vs bayern all stars: http://www.vipleague.sx/football/313...am-online.html

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    Grande Beppe!

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    Another thing they are doing well is their focus on the international supporters. The official youtube channel for their leagues are IMO the best out there. It is in English, funny and interesting. Then you have something like todays happening in Münich in English which makes it enjoyable for non-Germans too. Then you have FC Kölns official facebook account which is entirely in English just to mention an another good example. I think an important reason to why the English Premier League is that well-followed is because the English language is familiar to many people and it is therefore more easy to follow what is happening in and around the teams than what it is in Italy, France and Spain.

    And I still find it a bit strange that a club named Internazionale isn't more international-oriented in the way it communicates but who knows maybe Thohir and Bollingbroke have a plan...

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    agreed.

    on another note, you guys know the croatia national team manager, niko kovac, who has constantly been taking cheap shots at inter, and whose brother stayed with juve in B, is playing for bayern all stars in this game?

    Pupi with the armband

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    wait, kovac's brother who was in B is also playing?

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    His brother is more a Bayern München player in my eyes as I remember Niko Kovac mainly from his time in Hertha.

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    Ah I can see both of them were born in Germany which explains why they are that well-known there.

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