Flat-Track Bully – Do Bayern Munich Suffer from a Big Match Phobia?


Pondering whether Bayern Munich is in danger of becoming a ‘flat-track bully.’ In cricket the phrase ‘flat-track bully’ is often used to describe a batsman who performs well on slow, flat pitches. Cricket? I hear your dismay, stay with me on this. In football we can use this term to describe a player or team that plays well against ‘lesser’ players or sides. Bayern often excel against weaker opposition. The Reds’ recent history is littered with drubbings where the record German champions have simply overpowered lesser sides. Also-rans Stuttgart, Düsseldorf […]

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Bundesliga Boasts Record Profits in Annual Report

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The Bundesliga’s annual report on the economic state of professional football in Germany was released by the League Association (DFL) in Frankfurt on Wednesday with great news all around, boasting record profits for the league and clubs.  With Bundesliga clubs impressing in Europe this season and the continued financial growth and sustainability throughout the country, German football’s stock continues to rise prominently. Record profits for the Bundesliga The DFL’s published report boasts record profits for both professional leagues and clubs.  For the first time, all 18 clubs in the Bundesliga […]

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