Tag: bayern

How Germany became an example to the world of football

In a culture that models itself on punctuality and efficiency, German football has been packed with teams that are organised, strong and physically fit. Following a complete shake-up, coaching methods and precedencies…

Louis van Gaal: a divisive success story

TO SOME, HE’S ONE OF THE BEST MANAGERS OF THE PAST TWO DECADES, willing to sacrifice style for substance and flair for formality. To others, he’s an unnerving disciplinarian, an expert at…

Bayern Munich, Kurt Landauer and a defiance of the Nazis

Stepping off the U6 line and out from within the Fröttmaning U-Bahn station, a short escalator ride deposits you at a pedestrian bridge. Suspended high above the rusted-out colored train tracks, a…