Bundesliga Thread


#1906

I was running a school trip to Berlin this week and visited the Olympic Stadium where Hertha Berlin play. It’s got to be the stadium most deserving of a better team in the whole of Europe, absolutely incredible to behold, even when empty.


#1907

Blimey, that is a great stadium!


#1908

Am I correct in thinking it held the 2006 world cup final?


#1909

Yeah, and the Champions League final a lot more recently.


#1910

They did loads of cool as fuck lead in shots through the gap into the stadium during that World Cup. :slight_smile:


#1911

Schalke-Mainz today.
Schalke up at HT.
Schalke win it 2-0 in the end.


#1912

Dortmund and Leipzig up at HT.


#1913

Jadon Sancho made his debut for Dortmund.

Who gave a 0-2 lead away.


#1914

Great! Dortmund are worse than Arsenal. Bottlers.


#1915

Bayern still 0-0 at HT against Hamburg :cech:
1-0 FT for Bayern. They are top now.


#1916

http://www.espnfc.com/hertha-berlin/story/3240746/salomon-kalou-on-hertha-berlin-taking-a-knee-for-me-racism-is-like-terrorism

Really like this from Kalou and Hertha.

Enjoyed the comments from the Arsenal legend.


#1917

The original message has been distorted into an anti trump protest. Think the people who started knelling after the the President further inflamed and in turn publicized the issue are weak willed individuals who got swept up in a popular resistance movement against a almost universally disliked President.

Hertha Berlin players weren’t interesting in taking a knee when the original protest started over a year ago or when the fatal shooting incidents, which motivated the protest initally, happened. It’s PR pure and simple that doesn’t really do anything or anybody

Not sure why Germans generally feel the need to show how Liberal and progressive they are, it’s probably motivated by some kind post WW2 guilt


#1918

Savage. But true.

Nobody would be kneeling apart from kaepernick if trump hadn’t said that stuff.

It always felt a bit weak to me everyone jumping on the bandwagon, but if it helps bring about change I can’t be angry about it.

Hopefully the original message comes back though, that this is about black people getting killed and not trump.


#1919

As always you do not resolve issues by creating drama.


#1920

The DFB Pokal second round is taking place this week. Ingolstadt, Dortmund, Mainz, Eintracht, Gladbach, Leverkusen, Paderborn, Schalke, Cologne, Stuttgart, Nurnberg and Wolfsburg are already qualified.
Bayern playing against Leipzig atm. 0-0 at HT.


#1921

Jesus, he’s really stressed about his impending move to Liverpool isn’t he?


#1922

Image him in the Premier League :arteta:. 10 red per season.


#1923

Bayern down!
1-1 Thiago.
ET for Bayern.


#1924

5 mins until PENALTIES.


#1925

Let’s buy Leipzig keeper. He is a wall.