FC Bayern Munich Archives ⋆ An Old International

The Causa Volkswagen

The affair Volkswagen find themselves in could have consequences for the Bundesliga as the car manufacturer is involved in many ways with Germany’s Number 1 sport. Volkswagen have cheated and were caught. This is a good thing. However, it is the tax payer who will carry the burden, as usual while the managers will have…

Franz Beckenbauer

A post about Franz Beckenbauer who celebrates his 70. birthday today. He is more than The Kaiser or the epitome of the sweeper. No worries, it’s not a eulogy. German Football post-1945 is linked with one person in particular: Franz Beckenbauer. Like no other player and personality has he shaped the game in Germany. He…

Then came M

When the European Cup saw its first all-German encounter in October 1973, it was a meeting on a level playing field. Football fans either side of the ‘Iron Curtain’ rejoiced as the two best teams from East and West were to meet in a competitive environment for the first time. It was a tie to…

Bundesliga 50: the first years

The 1960s saw Germany rise to power in international football again. The success in 1954 has been a one off but from the late 1960s Germany was an established force in international football and the rewards paid off in European Cups as well as triumph in the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup…

Finale Dahoam turned into Nightmare at home

The Champions League Final 2012 saw Chelsea as rather surprising winner as it went to penalties which is no particular strength of English clubs. However, they managed to beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a game many predicted the Germans would not only dominate but also easily win. They dominated certainly but a…

Youth of Today vs. The Old Guard

The Champions League Final is Europe’s biggest football match. The teams fighting for the ultimate price this year could not have a more different culture. On one side Bayern with a rejuvenated side against Chelsea’s old guard led by John Terry, who will miss the final due to suspension for a red card in the…

The 12th man or PR gone wrong

Bayern Munich, the best team in Germany have scored a rare own goal last week when they announced to present a new striker, ‘a real bomb’, a player who can ‘always play’, at ‘Barcelona or Manchester.’ Fans of the club were told that the presentation would be broadcast via an Internet channel and had to…

European Round Up

Juventus Turin, Borussia Dortmund,