Michael Rensing


Michael Rensing’s Yellow Nightmare

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Poor Michael Rensing. Alone, abandoned, faced with an onslaught of yellow players, bravely keeping the scoreline down to five. The only Cologne player who cared to show up on Saturday. Scenes from a goalkeeper's worst nightmare, or wet dream, depending on where you rate him on the Mad German Goalkeeperâ„¢ scale of one to ten.

Bayern's 'spine' is on the flanks

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Gabriele Marcotti of the Times writes about how Bayern's strength on their flanks is more critical for their team's success than their 'spine'-

I think I may have touched upon this before, but watching Bayern recently brought it all back. Footballspeak is filled with cliches and one of the absolute dumbest goes like this: "To win you need a strong spine.

Weekly Dose 03.09.09

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  • Could Ghanian striker Alex Asamoah be a highly ranked Nazi? (KickOff.com)
  • Another mystery of Mainz's victory over Bayern demystified. Their goalkeeper Heinz Müller is slightly supernatural. (FANartisch)
  • A map packed with information about the clubs of the current Bundesliga season.

Oliver Kahn

FC Cologne Preview

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And so Arsenal's pre-season continues tomorrow with with a pre-season match-up with FC Cologne (or Koln for the German speaking fans). Arsenal have been training in Germany and this game will single the end to "phase one' of their pre-season training.

Now the reason why Arsenal are playing a friendly versus Cologne is not evident as we have had virtually no dealing with the club in the past.

Oliver Kahn beurteilt Michael Rensing

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Michaels Lage nun ist ein Absturz ins Nichts das ist sehr bitter für ihn.

Oliver Kahn, ehemaliger Torwart der deutschen Nationalmannschaft und des FC Bayern München, spricht im Interview über Michael Rensing, der als Nachfolger von ihm beim FC Bayern München gescheitert ist.

Germany Says Goodbye to King Kahn

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In a slow match that looked exactly like the charity event it was, Germany's national team and Bayern Munich bid farewell to German soccer legend Oliver "King" Kahn on Tuesday night in Munich.
With Bayern trailing in the Bundesliga and Germany facing a pair of World Cup qualifiers next week, it was clear Oliver Kahn's goal for the night would be different from that of the other 21 players on the pitch.


Matchday 32: Cloud Nine And Seven

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English speaking BVB fans are on cloud nine. Their German speaking counterparts are on cloud seven. But maybe there's a way to bring the two together for the big party on May 14th. Roman Weidenfeller will volunteer as a translator. A 2-0 victory over Nuremberg clinched Dortmund's seventh German championship and the first title after nine years, thanks to Leverkusen doing, what Leverkusen does best.

Links 07.04.11

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  • The Independent proves prophetic qualities in its' pre-CL profile of attack minded Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick. (The Independent)
  • Leander Schaerlaeckens is less prophetic but all the more impressed by Ralf Rangnick's attack minded Schalke. (ESPN)
  • Zonal Marking is not too impressed by all the ludicrous defending going on between Inter and Schalke.

Strugglers Cologne stun champions Bayern

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MUNCIH, Germany — Bayern Munich's title aspirations suffered a major blow on Saturday as relegation-threatened Cologne hit back from 2-0 down to inflict a 3-2 defeat on the defending champions. Bayern were cruising after first-half goals by Germany striker Mario Gomez, his 16th in 19 league matches, and Turkey midfielder Hamit Altintop.

Bundesliga Splashes

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Well, the Business-Punchinellos in the Bundesliga management decided before that season that it would be a great idea to bring back the 1991 abrogated relegation play-off games, meaning that the 16th of the Bundesliga plays the 3rd of the 2nd Bundesliga in back-to-back matches. We now get treated with soccer-istical dainties such as Cottbus against Nuremberg.

Bundesliga Splashes

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Well, the Business-Punchinellos in the Bundesliga management decided before that season that it would be a great idea to bring back the 1991 abrogated relegation play-off games, meaning that the 16th of the Bundesliga plays the 3rd of the 2nd Bundesliga in back-to-back matches. We now get treated with soccer-istical dainties such as Cottbus against Nuremberg.

Bundesliga Splashes

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Well, the Business-Punchinellos in the Bundesliga management decided before that season that it would be a great idea to bring back the 1991 abrogated relegation play-off games, meaning that the 16th of the Bundesliga plays the 3rd of the 2nd Bundesliga in back-to-back matches. We now get treated with soccer-istical dainties such as Cottbus against Nuremberg.

Bundesbag Week 26: Doing a Brazilian one

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The Wolfsburg v Bayern game was always going to be a classic. However, none who sat down to watch the game could have anticipated what was to follow. The home sides 5-1 victory was an act of deconstruction topped off by a moment of sporting genius.

Christian Geltner got things kicked off before Luca Toni equalised.

Weekly Dose 24.09.08

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The best of the worst Bundesliga "hair cuts". (BILD.de) Six goals and two assists in five Bundesliga matches = Hoffenheim's Vedad Ibisevic. (SoccerBlog.com) Olli Kahn: where has all the testosterone gone? (DW Ballspiel) Want to know more about how Stefan Effenberg mate poached Thomas Strunz's wife?

Weekly Dose 12.09.08

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Germany's worst football team is looking for sponsors. (Spiegel Online) Why take a new photo of Jens Lehmann, when an intern with a pirated copy of Photoshop does the trick for VfB Stuttgart? (The Local) Seven reasons why the Bundesliga is better than the English Premier League. (Bundesliga Talk) The grass is always greener.

Interview With Raphael Honigstein

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The new Bundesliga season is just days away, so Bundesliga Talk writers Mark Moll and Double Pivot decided to interview one of the preeminent writers and authors on the topic of German soccer, Raphael Honigstein. Many readers may know Honigstein best from his appearances on the Football Weekly Podcast by The Guardian.

Louis van Gaal

How Van Gaal rebuilt Bayern

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Louis van Gaal has guided the German club to the Champions League final and back to the top of the Bundesliga. A 3-1 win last week against Bochum, four days after beating Lyon 3-0 in the Champions League semifinals, means Bayern will reclaim the German league title.

Bundesbag Week 3: Bayern stripped bare

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Anybody who uses the phrase "Hat's off!" is my kind of fella. That's why I like Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel. Not only has he taken control of his squad with less than a week's notice prior to the start of the season following the dramatic dismissal of his predecessor, but when he masterminded his team's magnificent 2-1 victory over the mighty Bayern Munch at the weekend, he proudly uttered the words "Hats off to my team".

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Fünf gute Gründe warum Hans-Jörg Butt Nationaltorwart sein sollte

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Das wichtige WM Qualispiel gegen Russland steht vor der Tür und eines ist so sicher wie das Amen in der Kirche die unumgängliche Torhüterfrage. Alle reden sie von Adler, Enke, Wiese und Neuer. Aber was ist mit Hans-Jörg Butt, dem alten Haudegen, der sich zur Zeit einen Stammplatz bei den Bayern erkämpft hat und Michael Rensing ausgestochen hat?

Rensing – schon wieder degradiert

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2008 beendete Oliver Kahn seine Karriere. Die Nachfolge im Tor des FC Bayern wurde bereits zuvor dem damals hoffnungsvollen Talent Michael Rensing versprochen. Doch Michael Rensing schien mit dem Druck nicht wirklich klar zu kommen; und patzte immer wieder. Vor dem Spiel in der Champions-League gegen den FC Barcelona degradierte ihn dann sein damaliger Trainer zur Nummer Zwei – und der vorherige Ersatztorhüter Hans-Jörg Butt durfte das Tor der Bayern hüten.

Interview with Mani Honigstein of Footbo

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I had a long conversation with Mani Honigstein, who is the brains behind the football social networking site Footbo. An avid Bayern Munich fan, I talked to him about the summer transfers and his views on the season ahead for the Bavarian giants.

Tell us a little about Footbo, and what you are trying to accomplish with it.

The Set: Bayern 2-5 Werder Bremen

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You call this a formation? Seven notes on Werder dismantlement of FC Bayern at the Allianz. 1. Stereotyping A defensive player usually makes an attack-minded coach and an attacking player usually makes a defense-minded coach. Granted, there are exceptions such as the Bruno Labbadia's of this world, but the general rule of thumb holds enough merit to [.

Bayern’s 2-5 Defeat to Bremen in Historical Perspective

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Having had the time to digest Bayern's 2-5 mauling by Bremen (no need to rehash things here, if you need a refresher check out the excellent post at Deutsche Welle's Ballspiel or the video highlights at 101 Great Goals), I wanted to know exactly how bad it was for the Bavarians. No matter what [...]

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Bundesliga Week 5: Goals that shook the World

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When Tim Borowski went to bed last Friday, he may have dreamed about scoring two goals for Bayern against his old team Werder Bremen the following day. If so, his dream did indeed come true as he scored a second half brace at the Allianz Arena. As long as we finish the story there, we can all rest assured that occasionally people's dreams do become reality and learn the true meaning of the Oktoberfest.

The Kinder, Gentler…Ollie Kahn

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I followed Bayern Munich's 5-2 humiliation by Werder Bremen last weekend with strangely mixed feelings.
On the one hand, like most fans here, I relished the spectacle of the arrogant Bavarian giants getting their clocks cleaned at home. On the other, I have young Bayern keeper Michael Rensing in my fantasy football team, and his bad day at the office brought back unpleasant memories from the late '70s of the Bristol Blue Devils being thrashed by the Damariscotta Lions 8-nil –- with yours truly in goal.

Big Defeat, Big News...Big Problems?

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Bayern Munich were humiliated 5-2 on Saturday by Werder Bremen as the Bundesliga champions suffered one of their worst home defeats.
Markus Rosenberg struck twice, with Naldo, teenage sensation Mesut Ozil and Claudio Pizarro also on target for Bremen en route to a 5-0 lead against a disastrous Munich back row.

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Der 11. Spieltag mit Klaus Allofs, Werder Bremen und Rensing als Baum

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Bolzplatzheld versucht den Fußball aus Sicht von Facebook und Twitter zu beleuchten, deckt investigativ Missstände im Fußball auf und versucht sie zu ändern, wird nach Bundesligaspieltagen im Schlafzimmer des Moderators aufgezeichnet, soll ausschließlich Spaß machen und ist so interaktiv, wie es andere sein wollen.

Cologne Had Nothing to Shout About

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Dieter Hecking had. Nuremberg won, played well and found their rhythm despite losing all their best players in the summer. Cologne lost, played badly and still haven't found their rhythm despite keeping all their best players.

All Quiet on the Western Front

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This week the Philadelphia Union attached way to much hoopla to the signing of a 15 year old who was already in their youth development system. Â Congratulations to Zach Pfeffer, who is the fourth youngest signing in MLS history. There is a small amount of newsworthiness in that Zach is the Union's first homegrown player, but, like any player this young, it remains to be seen if he amounts to anything.

Boss Sven-Goran Eriksson brings in two on trial at Leicester

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Leicester boss Sven Goran Eriksson looks likely to offer contracts to on trial winger Fabrice Pancrate and goalkeeper Michael Rensing.

Pancrate came to Leicester via free transfer from Newcastle and Rensing left Bayern Munich in the summer.

Eriksson spoke with Daily Mirror about the duo.

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?

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"BAYERN BACK AT THE BIG TABLE" screamed one of the more excitable but, after further investigation, shallow headlines after Munich's 1-0 Champions League win against Steaua Bucherest last night.
The bold type had it right. Bayern were back at the big table but what the heavy typesetting failed to add was that the manners of the team once they were seated were more reminiscient of lucky guests who'd been waiting for a cancellation all night only to find themselves amid a conversation which, at times, sailed over their heads.