here’s the thing. kissing a badge SHOULD mean something and should be done only after playing few years at a club. pointing on the badge is different, u can have more than one club in your heart, i get that. but kissing a fucking badge at your fucking introduction is just a slap in the face of your old club and actually also a slap in the face of your new club. we must face the fact that 99% of the players these days are just a fucking fake when it comes to this. there are just few ppl i can take serious when it comes to kissing their club’s crest, one of them ist bastian schweinsteiger. (forgive my bias ok)
also bless isco:
- The Euro U-21 Championships winner appeared delighted with his new move, but he caused consternation when he refused to kiss the badge of his new employer. In lieu of his own lips, his brother kissed the crest on the new shirt.
- In a subsequent press conference, Isco explained his reticence by saying he wanted to “earn the right” to kiss the badge with his performances on the pitch.
a fucking men.
A lot of people have asked me to recommend them football blogs to follow and since I’m leaving today for Germany for one month, where I will have very limited access to the internet, I thought now’s a good time as ever. These people are not only bundesliga or german nt blogs, some of them don’t even have any interest in either. But they are all absolutely wonderful, and not only do they post original content, they are delightful to talk to, and bonus: they post hella beautiful selfies. So, without further ado, here are my favourite football blogs:
itsallaboutbayern invadersteve idk-football ianrushs iluvbayern iggymiquel ianklsdmbldr ichliebefutbol jurgenklopps jogiforthewin jackcork javiermartinezaginaga kingneuers klose kloseusteiger kroossss kingpoldi lukasbuttdolski louispodolskis
miroslavklose manuelfrickinneuer matshvmmels manu-and-cillessen matsshummelss matsyhummels mesozils mesuut miasanrich mk11thelegend negredos neuuer nutellaboys nationalmannschaft-dfb oliver-kahn ohmyfootballers philippslahms perfsteiger prinz10podozil podollski pppper parisedise philippslahm
I love this video.
Tagged by mandzeko.
"You always want to play for a bigger club when you’re young, and there’s no bigger club than FC Bayern München."
'Hermann, Hermann. We've always had two outstanding players, CBs.
But Badstuber is better. He’s the best player I’ve ever had.’
- Pep Guardiola [x]
Lukas Podolski in Zabrze 21.07.2014
Hermann Gerland remembers perfectly the conversation he had with his wife. In almost two decades as Bayern Munich’s youth coaching guru, Gerland - known as “Der Tiger” - has seen dozens of players come through, but this one stands out. The prodigy in question was 17. He was a small, slight boy. Gerland thought he had a potential world-beater on his hands, a once-in-a-generation talent, but nobody else quite saw it that way. "He had no chance in the first team," he said. "Nobody thought he would make it." The doubts played on Gerland’s mind. He could not make the others understand. He recalled, “My wife said that maybe I was wrong, that maybe if everybody said he was not good enough, then maybe…” He did not finish his sentence. Maybe, she meant, he just was not good enough. But Gerland was not willing to contemplate the possibility. "I told her that if he did not play for Bayern, I would throw in my licence and go and coach water polo," he said.It is a little more than 12 years since Gerland went to war for Lahm. Even Gerland must be surprised just how spectacularly he has been proven right. Lahm is captain of Bayern. He has led them to titles and to the Champions League. Few would debate he is the finest fullback in the world. You could even make a case that he might also be the best midfielder in the world, such as Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Lahm as the most intelligent player he has ever encountered.