FOOTBALL is back in Europe, with the Bundesliga kicking off in empty stadiums and players acknowledging goals with a grin, a mannekin-like pose and not a hint of schadenfreude. Rout in the Ruhr The world’s biggest crowd-puller, Borussia Dortmund (average … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: The football lives of others
BORUSSIA Dortmund (BVB) may have posted solid revenues for 2018-19, but their net total (excluding transfers) of € 377 million is dwarfed by rivals Bayern Munich’s revenues for the same period of € 750 million. While BVB will be ranked … Continue reading Borussia Dortmund still chasing Bayern – on and off the pitch
BAYERN MUNICH recently reminded everyone they are a powerful club with substantial financial resources. Furthermore, by drawing 1-1 at RB Leipzig, they also stopped dead – for now – any talk of an imminent shift in the balance of power … Continue reading Bayern Munich – who will actually unseat them?
JUST when you thought that there might be a changing of the guard in Germany, after a prolonged period of Bayern Munich dominance, the Bavarians trounced title rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-0 to edge ahead of them by a single point … Continue reading Advantage Bayern
ACCORDING to UEFA, attendances in European football are at their highest since [their] records began. Certainly, in the UK, English football has not had as people going through the turnstiles since 1949, when the gates averaged 38,792 in the top … Continue reading Is European football really on the crest of a wave?
ANYONE who has become tired of the Bayern Munich monopoly in the Bundesliga over the past six years will find the resurgence of Borussia Dortmund somewhat heartwarming, particulary as the Bavarians have, in the past, made a habit of cherry-picking … Continue reading Club of the Month: Borussia Dortmund – back in contention