May 19, 2011
A testament to how crazy this Bundesliga season has been was the final Saturday when I used every platform in my arsenal to keep track of 5 games concurrently. GolTV was showing the Dortmund - Frankfurt match. I had the ESPN3 feeds of Bayern Munich - Stuttgart and SC Freiburg - Bayer Leverkusen playing on my desktop and notebook, following Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim on my Android pad and the Moenchengladbach match on my phone. Exhausting.
May 13, 2011
"Routed", "thrashed", "manhandled", "crushed", "destroyed"... and my personal favorite... "slaughtered" were all words used to describe injury-ravaged St Pauli's loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday. The 1-8 scoreline, coupled with Hannover's defeat at Stuttgart 2-0, guarantees die Roten at least a Champions League play-in spot for next season. And with Bayer Leverkusen's draw at home with Hamburg (doing what Leverkusen does best), Munich are playing for second place, and direct Champions League qualification Saturday against die Schwaben.
May 1, 2011
It's a curious week when I'm in the position of having to support Schalke 04 against Manchester United on Wednesday, only to turn it around on Saturday when die Knappen came to the Allianz Arena. A quick bit of maths will show you where my head is at: Bayern Munich > Schalke 04 > Bayer Leverkusen > Manchester United > Inter Milan.