Ligapokal

Bayern Munich

Daily Dose: October 20th, 2008.

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Stuff to read while you receive sexual favors from a car wash vacuum...... People helping people in Doncaster. (Guardian) The cruelty of the Prem woodwork. (The Beautiful Game) The bright hopes of Fenerbahce have dimmed quickly. (ESPN) The Tottenham plummet began in July. (The Spoiler) New Bayern, same as the old Bayern.

Ten Football Stories To Make You Go Hmm

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Here are the top 10 football-related stories today that caught my eye: Newcastle's Tony Jimenez In UAE To Find Club Buyer (Arabian Business) The Return Of The Ligapokal (Bundesliga Talk) La Liga Team Of The Week: Numancia (La Liga Talk) How The Donovan Deal to Bayern Munich Could Have Killed MLS (Major League Soccer Talk) Goal Of The Week In [.

Winter Break

The Sync: The Return of the Ligapokal

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Last year the winter break lasted six long agonizing weeks. This year it will be seven. The break has been controversial for some time as even the Kaiser has called for the abandonment of this "luxury". It is too long a layoff for the players and fans. Meanwhile, this year the Ligapokal was [...]

Coming soon: More Sunshine and less Rain

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In the figurative sense, as in: good news. In reality it's actually less sunshine and more snow. And If you factor in global warming, it would be less sunshine and more rain. But that's OK. The bosses of all 36 Bundesliga clubs have met and decided that the winter break is too long and needs shortening; [.

The Rest

The Community Shield, and Other Curtain-Raising Football Matches

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It's Chelsea vs Man United in the FA Community Shield this Sunday. Or the Charity Shield as I still insist on calling it, even though I know better. For those unfamiliar, the Community Shield is the season curtain-raiser in England, pitting the previous season's Premier League champions against the previous season's FA Cup winners.

No Ligapokal for Old Men

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Earlier this year the Ligapokal was cancelled due to fixture congestion in the aftermath of Euro '08, but was expected to return bigger and better. Understandable, if unfortunate. Now according to kicker the old men at the DFL* have already cancelled the 2009 edition of the competition. The reasoning behind the move?