History of the Bundesliga Club FC Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga has a rich history of clubs and no other Bundesliga Club is so known world wide for their level of play, their history of championships, and their influence in the game of football in Germany and abroad, FC Bayern Munich is a team the symbolizes the strength of German football, but also the resilience of the German people and a positive sense of pride that Bavarians and Germans can feel good about when people worldwide chant its name, where its logo, its colors, or watch its games, whether loved or hated, they continue to be respected for their history and the players they have raised and given to the game of football. The clubs early beginnings date back to the year 1900 when members of a club called Münchner TurnVerein 1879 became bothered by other members of the sport clubs lack of respect for the game of football and their unwillingness to acknowledge it as the main sport of the club. After these former members left Münchner TurnVerein 1879 they formed their own club called Bayern and from there they eventually in 1906 entered into a union with Münchner Sport Club. Red became adopted as one of the club colors after this Union, along with the clubs traditional blue and white bavarian colors, because the color red was the color of their partner, today this red that has become a part of the club and is a large part of the clubs identity and image today, and one of its official colors along with its blue and white colors which symbolize Bavaria its home region. FC Bayern München’s first title as champions of the Bavarian League occurred in 1909 while they were still part of Münchner Sport Club , later on in 1919 they had dissolved their union with Münchner Sport Club (MSC) over disputes regarding the direction the club, and formed a new union with Turn- und Sportverein 1890 Jahn München, which lasted 5 years until they dissolved that union with Turn- und Sportverein 1890 Jahn München in 1923, to become their own independent club, and the club we know today as FC Bayern München. They then found themselves playing against teams which at the time where higher ranked and that dominated the league in Bavaria notably 1. FC. Nuremburg, SpVgg Fürth, and the local Munich rival club Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860, (TSV 1860 Munich). They had to build their way up to show that they could compete with already existing clubs that were well established. They won the 1932 National German Championship the clubs first against Eintracht Frankfurt with a score of 2-0 led by coach Richard “Little Dombi” Kohn. Things were looking up for the new FC Bayern München club. All hope for development came to an abrupt end with the rise of the Nazi party in 1933 which in turn led to some rather unfortunate changes for the club as the Nazis who came into government and had a strong presence in Bavaria, brought upon their extremely backward and obscure racial policies to Germany. These policies were mainly targeted at the Jewish people, who the Nazis blamed for Germany’s economic woes, and who they saw as a threat to their view of an Aryan Germany free from foreign influences, later these policies also targeted others they deemed inferior like Romani gypsies and Slavs such as Poles, and Czechs, as well as others they simply didn’t like due to other issues religious, political, or otherwise, such as Jehovah Witness’, socialists, communists, anarchists, liberals, social outcasts, intellectuals, anti-nazi students and teachers, anti-Nazi clergy, certain artists, homosexuals and lesbians, freemasons, and anyone who openly opposed the regime or didn’t fit their Aryan mold. For the many Jews especially, as well as some of those of Romani Gypsy or Slavic descent or from Slavic countries who had played or were playing for German clubs, they were forced to flee Germany draining talent from teams, this problem hit the FC Bayern München team head on in particular because both its President and its coach Richard “Little Dombi” Kohn were Jews. The Nazis ruined the future of development in the era for the FC Bayern München club as the President and coach fled Germany to escape the racial bigotry and abuse at the hands of the Nazis ,and the club because of its connections to Jewish people was essentially regulated to amateur status. After the defeat of Nazi government and liberation of Europe by the Allies Forces in 1945, and the occupation of US, British, and French allied forces and restoration of democracy in Western Germany and the region of Bavaria the FC Bayern München club was able to come back again and play after the war had taken its toll on the club, the region, the country, the continent, and the world. With the war over, and the Nazis defeated and purged from government, and the crimes of the country acknowledged and confronted head on, the German people were looking to heal and rebuild, with their country divided into a capitalist democratic West Germany formed from the American, British, and French zones of occupation and a communist East Germany formed from the Russian zone of occupation, Germans became divided into two countries. With this change in the political landscape people turned inward but looked outward to the world for support, and in Bavaria, FC Bayern München became a source of pride and hope for people to feel good about being German, and to contribute positively to the world around them. FC Bayern became a member of Oberliga Süd after the wars end and rebuilding period. The next few years were tough on the club they struggled and had to make changes, but that changed in 1965. In their first season back in the Bundesliga they finished third but also they had won the German cup which put them into the European Cup Winners’Cup against Rangers they beat the Scottish Rangers club. They eventually came under the direction of the of a new coach a Croatian man named Branko Zebec, who helped bring them to into a more disciplined style of football play. He brought on a new era for the club following the success of his play Bayern. In 1966 the club had the German National team star Franz Beckenbauer on their team at the time he was only 20 years old. The 1970’s marked a new era for the club as well during this time they moved into a new home the Olympic Stadium which the club played in until they moved into their present home the Allianz Arena. The 1980s lead to more changes for the club and by the modern era of the 90’s and 2000’s FC Bayern München has become a star club with great players such as Phillip Lahm, Mario Gomez, Mario Mandžukić, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Thomas Müller. Many of their starters are on the German National Team. The club has come a long with from its early years to achieve glory in the Bundesliga.

“Victory for FC Barcelona over Osasuna”

” January 28, 2013, Barcelona, Spain, Camp Nou, Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona went on to a stunning 5-1 victory against Osasuna at home. Lionel Messi made a total of four goals in the game, Barca stands comfortably now, after coming off their victory against Malaga. The team maintains a strong image not rattled by their loss against Real Sociedad The first goal of the game was set up 10-11 minutes into the game when Xavi passed off the ball to Messi who put it in for the goal. Loe put a goal in for Osasuna at 23 minutes but it did little to rattle the FC Barcelona team or fans who were confident in their offensive against Osasuna, during the penalty Messi strode up and put away the resulting penalty, Pedro scored another goal for FC Barcelona further knocking out any hope for Osasuna. Upon scoring their goals and the commanding lead against Messi then scored again 3 times in the game to bring the game in a commanding FC Barcelona lead, although Loe scored to put a 1 on the board for Osasuna earlier on in the game, Osasuna could do nothing against the strength of the FC Barcelona club and the footwork of Lionel Messi. Many other FC Barcelona players had opportunity to make goals during the game but it was clear Lionel Messi came out on fire to bring Osasuna to its knees, with the victory in place FC Barcelona was able to rest some of its players and simply wait for their ensured victory against Osasuna. The game was a a great day for Lionel Messi who was recently a practice before rested due to complication with pain. Lionel Messi was able to prove his true strength and his ability to command the lead for FC Barcelona against a weaker and less organized Osasuana squad. FC Barcelona’s superior play and their level of talent was simply no match for this opponent, so they were able to come away with a strong victory against their opponent Osasuna who could not match their level of play, nor the footwork of Lionel Messi. FC Barcelona stood tall against the lesser team. Now with their draw against Real Madrid they will go on to face Valencia and hopefully they can come out with the same level of play they showed against the Osasuna club they defeated on January 28th, at home, it will be interesting to see, but either way FC Barcelona is standing strong.

“FC Barcelona vs Osasuna”

Tonight Sunday January 27th 7:00 pm at Camp Nou FC Barcelona will face Osasuna for a match. FC Barcelona stands confident to come out with a win against their competition. Messi although missing practice on Friday and was substituted in the 82nd minute of his game due to a preventative measure against injury during the Copa del Rey win over Malaga. But according to FC Barcelona he will play tonights game and is expected to come out strong against Osasuna as the reason for taking Messi out of play was nothing serious enough to warrant over conconcern about him missing any game time tonight but rather due to a adductor in his right leg causing him problems. FC Barcelona is favored over Osasuna and for good reason but anything can happen in football, Barcelonas last match was close and the opposition was able to score some goals on FC Barcelona but in the end FC Barcelona pulled out with a win. The game is expected to be a winner for FC Barcelona not only due to Messi’s outstanding playing bit also the Clubs overall performance compared to Osasunas who are ranked much lower than the highly ranked FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona will be going into it strong and playing at home in front of their home fans will only push them harder to score a lot. This game should be a nice little game for FC Barcelona and a chance for many of its players to get some playing time and for its team leaders to score a lot. This is a game the that will be easily in FC Barcelona’s favor but that doesn’t mean they should let their guard down it means they will have a lot more opportunity to score on their opponents and play their reserve players.

“Victory for Bayern over lower ranked Greuther Furth”

This January 19th Saturdays game between Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and the lower ranked club Greuther Furth ended in a 2-0 win for Bayern Munich. Mario Mandzukic led the game scoring both goals against Greuther Furth at the Allianz Arena this Saturday.Marios first goal occured 26 minutes into the game after Müller passed it off to Mandzukic to make it 1-0 Bayern Munich. Mandzukic scored his second goal in the 61st minute of the game bringing the score to 2-0 Munich and leading the Munich team to a confident victory over their lesser ranked rivals. The weather was very cold and falling ice had worried many in the stands,many Bayern Munich fans expected a higher score considering how poorly ranked and without players they needed Greuther Furth was, but in the end Bayern Munich was able to have a good showing, and score on their opponent Greuther Furth this game was very entertaining from start to finish and plenty of Bayern Munich players got a chance to make a good showing. In the end Greuther Furth couldn’t score nor could they make any of push against a stronger and better skilled Bayern Munich squad.The game perfectly highlighted the divide between those Bundesliga teams that are in serious need of improvement and those that are doing well and that can make a smaller less prepared team a quick win for them. Greuther Furth although making many attempts just couldn’t break through Bayern Munichs defenses nor match their attacks. It was a game of one very good team with a wide range of experienced players against one poor team with very few players in the game. Suprisingly the game wasn’t any more higher scoring for the Bayern Munich side then the 2-0 score that it ended with, had Bayern Munich wanted to, they could have probably done even more damage against an already seemingly broken Greuther Furth side, had it gone that way. Bayern Munich had a total of 22 attempts vs only 5 for Greuther Furth. They also had a conversion rate of 9% vs Greuther Furth’s 0% conversion rate. All in all the game went exactly as expected albeit with a lower score than previously predicted by many who were awaiting the match. Greuther Furth lost possession often and committed many errors in game as well, while Bayern Munich played a well controlled and strong style of play. Bayern Munich were able to dominate Greuther Furth in almost every category, this win is good for Bayern Munich’s team and fans, for Greuther Furth is is a wake up call as to how much improvement they need in order to even have a chance against highly ranked Bundesliga clubs and avoid regulation.

“Bayern Munich vs. Greuther Furth”

This Saturday or Samstag if you prefer, January 19th at 2:30 pm, Bayern Munich will be taking on taking on Greuther Furth at home in the Allianz arena. Bayern Munich is projected to win the match and are favored to come out strong. The opposing Greuther Furth has never won a game against Bayern Munich and have currently been unable to win their previous games. Neuer, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Muller, and Gomez will be playing in this game and their combined talents along with the recent failures of Greuther Furth put a victory in the hands of Greuther Furth highly unlikely at the time being. Bayern Munich will be fielding some of the best of the Bundesliga and German National Team against a team with alot of problems and a falling record that currently is causing them problems in moving up in their division. Bayern Munich will be playing with a pratically full squad only one of their players Holger Badstuber will be out with a ligament injury. Greuther Furth will be without several players and there skipper Megrim Mavraj is currently suspended, another factor that leans in favor of highly ranked Bayern Munich coming out with a victory over Greuther Furth. Bayern Munich is currently being led by coach Jupp Heynckes who has in his history with the Bayern Munich football club already won two bundesliga titles and 3 cups with Bayern Munich football club.This match should be an easy victory for the the Bayern Munich football club, and considering how well they have been doing compared to their competition they shouldn’t have any problem beating their competition.It will be interesting to see how much Bayern Munich can score on their competition Greuther Furth on Saturday’s game at the Allianz Arena. It should be a good game in Bayern Munich’s favor and a chance for them to set up some strategy.

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The game this Saturday will be at Craven Cottage, Fulham will be playing at home against visiting Wigan. Predictions for the game are mostly going for the home side to win the match. For some background into the home team, Fulham is the oldest established team in London, so the fan base is going to be quite loyal , fanatical, and large as its history dates back to 1879 when it was founded as Fullham St. Andrew’s Church Sunday School team. Fulham made the 2010 Europa Final League but ultimately lost. As of recently Fulham is looking to make progress in the league, led by former footballer and manager the Dutch Martin Jol, they are putting out a solid roster, including Austrialian Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and Norwegian star Brede Hangeland who is their central defender and current team captain. Hangeland is noted for his calm nature and his ability of combining strength & shooting, with technique and good passing skills. Fulham is currently ranked 13th in the Premier League, they have a total of 24 points as of now. They will be facing Wigan Athletic who are currently ranked 18th in the league, as of now. Wigan Athletic is led by Spanish former Footballer and Manager Roberto Martinez, they also hope to make a way in the league. Wigan’s captain is the Scottish footballer Gary Caldwell, Caldwell he is the teams central defender, Wigan had a long career with Celtic FC before joining the Wigan squad he is also a part of the Scottish National Team representing them in the World Cup. The match up between Fulham and Wigan should be a good match, Hangeland’s skill vs. Caldwell’s experience. While both teams play one another it should be noted they are not major rivals so there is not a deep seated resentment on either side.