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Old December 8 2010, 09:13 AM   #3133
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Roger Wilco wrote: View Post
What a strange season this year, eh? Bayern nowhere, Bremen nowhere, Schalke nowhere, Stuttgart, HSV, Wolfsburg nowhere; and BVB really looks like the favourite to take the title now - who'd have thought that before the start?...
I don't think anyone could have predicted that. It's so odd.

I did think Schalke overachieved last season, but basically fighting relegation for half a season?

Stuttgart is just the usual though. For three seasons now, they struggle first half of the season and then go on a tear. Will be interesting to see if they continue that (almost-)tradition.

Bayern without Robben struggling is also no surprise to anyone who's seen them last season, but struggling this much?

And Dortmund is just awesome. I'm not exactly a Dortmund fan, but I appreciate a good side and they're playing really well and with such a young team! I think in their last game the second oldest in the starting eleven was 26, youngest average age ever for a Dortmund.
They were basically broke a couple years ago, had to focus on young talent and it paid off very well for them. Of course, averaging 80,000 at home does mean they get regular income.

I like Jürgen Klopp as well. Here's a nice "interview" with after their 4-0 away win in Hanover:

I haven't given up hope in the Bundesliga, I mean we were 16 points behind third place last season with 14 matches left to play and still got there, but that was quite unusual as well.
Harrn se dat Oos bloß dootkregen.
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