Why do I support Bayern Munich

Dani, sorry I answer like this, but tumblr messed up my message.

I don’t know where to start really. Everytime someone asks me why I love Bayern I can’t really find the words to describe it - I feel like it’s not enough, like I’m missing sth important in the process.

But let me try. Well, my love for Bayern is not new - I think it all started 10 years ago. I can’t really tell how it began, because it was just always there, you know? Like I always knew Bayern is my club and I shall support them no matter what. To be honest, it’s not easy to be a Bayern fan where I live, because almost no one likes them (but of course there are some passionate fans, just not that many). You have to defend them every single day, explaining how is that even possible to like them - but it makes my love for the club even stronger. I see things in them that other people don’t and I’m kinda proud of that. 

What I love the most is that they are so much more than just a club. They are a family. Coming to Saebener Strasse is like coming home. I can’t put it better in words that they did on fcbayern.de “We are family. Even after a career ends, our door is still open to all. We are united for life.” And these are not just empty words - we can easily see that on and off the pitch. The relationships between the players, between the management and the players - just everywhere.

Secondly, Bayern is a team that can’t be compared with the others. A team is not a group of people wanting to be stars and putting themselves above everyone else - a team is a group of people, who actually work togehter, as a collective, to shine as a whole. And that’s what Bayern is. They are one organism - when one of the elements is missing, the rest doesn’t work properly. But everything comes down onto the right track, eventually.

Thirdly, loyalty. Or the love for the club. Is there a club, anywhere else in the world, where the players are so faithfull to their club? Where they extend their contracts for many years, even if the team is not doing as good as it should? The answer is no. When you see a player like Bastian Schweinsteiger, standing in the middle of the stadium, and telling the supporters he’s staying, your heart breaks a little. But it’s a good kind of a break, because those are the moments people live for. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking. True. When you see Thomas Mueller saying that if Bayern offered him a ten-year contract, he would sign him immediately, you know that you can’t support any other club. And I;m not talking only about Thomas or Bastian. We should all bow down, as Bayern fans, in front of Philipp Lahm, who never says anything about leaving. And Mario, Arjen, Holger, Toni, Franck and everyone else, who can play anywhere else in the world, choose to play here. It’s amazing. 

There is a tough time now. But I believe - wholeheartedly - that they will stick together and make it through the storm. And we shall be stronger than ever.

Well, it turns out to be a novel, haha. I hope I gave you an answer. Sorry for my English.

xo, Joanna.

3 years ago on 9 April 2011 @ 12:29pm 12 notes
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  2. aphroditita said: This was lovely to read :)
  3. longtogo said: And the precious friendships between players of different nationalities.. e.g. Altintop & Ribery; Ribery & Van Buyten; Holger & Arjen, Tymo & Lahmy and etc.. :)
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