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Jason wrote: 2 months ago Leverkusen smashed Munich at weekend, and are 5 points clear.

Kane must be wondering if he's jinxed if he ends up potless at Munich, after they've won 11 in a row before him joining!
Those living in Germany, what's the chance of Leverkusen actually doing it? I'm mindful of Dortmund last season who fucked it up on the last day of the season.
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I think Leverkusen will do it. They look like a very solid team led by a top coach. Shame Alonso will probably get poached by Liverpool next season.
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swampash wrote: 2 months ago I think Leverkusen will do it. They look like a very solid team led by a top coach. Shame Alonso will probably get poached by Liverpool next season.
It would be great if they did. The Bayern dominance needs ending. It's being used as an excuse for clubs and the league to welcome in private equity and wreck their 50+1 model.

Also I read that Bayern are keen on poaching Alonso. Would be a typical Bayern shithouse move tbf.
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Fuck the Glazers wrote: 2 months ago
swampash wrote: 2 months ago I think Leverkusen will do it. They look like a very solid team led by a top coach. Shame Alonso will probably get poached by Liverpool next season.
It would be great if they did. The Bayern dominance needs ending. It's being used as an excuse for clubs and the league to welcome in private equity and wreck their 50+1 model.

Also I read that Bayern are keen on poaching Alonso. Would be a typical Bayern shithouse move tbf.
Hardly. It's perfectly fine to make an offer and especially weaken your opponent. Nothing unethical there.
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Tuchel is very likely to get fired by Bayern but I suspect they will go for Sebastian Hoeneß rather than Alonso. He’s worked wonders this season at Stuttgart. Son of Dieter and nephew of Uli Hoeneß too.
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Yeah, as a Germany resident, I reckon Leverkusen can do it. Teams just can't live with their tactics + intensity. It's why I think Alonso will go on to greatness because his team seems complete after just over a season. Lots of coaches can get a team ticking quickly, but with that togetherness and intensity... reminds me of Klopp's Dortmund and of us in the 90s.

Tuchel is toast, aye. I'm with Swampy that it will probably be an inside job with Hoeneß coming in. Not sure Bayern could tempt Alonso anyway with Prem teams interested.
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Not sure if those outside of Germany are abridge of the situation, but there have been negotiations these last few weeks/months between the DFL (German Football League) and various private equity firms that would create a new company to manage image/marketing etc. It's been slowly whittled down to one firm (CVC) who pulled out yesterday, partly due to the massive fan protests over the last few weeks.

Fans have been peppering the pitch with tennis balls, getting games delayed by up to half an hour, promising to continue indefinitely if private equity comes in.

That's the only language these cunts understand. Ruin their product and they get so nervous there won't be a return on investment that it's not worth it.
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Felwin wrote: 1 month ago Not sure if those outside of Germany are abridge of the situation, but there have been negotiations these last few weeks/months between the DFL (German Football League) and various private equity firms that would create a new company to manage image/marketing etc. It's been slowly whittled down to one firm (CVC) who pulled out yesterday, partly due to the massive fan protests over the last few weeks.

Fans have been peppering the pitch with tennis balls, getting games delayed by up to half an hour, promising to continue indefinitely if private equity comes in.

That's the only language these cunts understand. Ruin their product and they get so nervous there won't be a return on investment that it's not worth it.
That's really good to hear that. I've seen bits here and there but didn't know the ins and outs. I know the worry was private equity would further commercialise the game and change football culture in Germany aka increase ticket prices, ban tifos except official ones, and ultimately challenge the 50+1 rule.

And I totally agree, it's the only language they under, like the direct action around the ESL. Ruining the product is necessary.

Despite all the money in the Prem, I think fans in Germany have a much better time supporting their clubs than we do. Cheaper, better atmospheres, and they still feel part of their clubs.
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Hmmm, not sure this adds up to getting rid of fan ownership. It's all about the German league needing investment in a subsidiary to build a modern broadcasting platform to capitalise on the broadcasting rights. Obviously it's about return on investment - private equity is not a charity - but I don't personally see it as the thin end of the wedge that will overturn German football. I suspect a lot of the protesters are slightly misinformed and are jumping on the general mood of dissatisfaction over here.
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Tüchel leaving Bayern at the end of the season.
Cue up Seb Hoeneß...
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