Disparity between Premier League & Bundesliga exemplified by Hummels’ return to Dortmund

The return of Mats Hummels to Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park highlights the widening gap between those long regarded as Bundesliga elite and their Premier League counterparts. Television money and restrictive, although hardly egregious, ownership rules designed to ensure fans remain as such in the eyes of the clubs they support, and not assets from…

Bayern Munich face crucial summer of squad reconstruction

After rounding off a domestic double with a routine defeat of RB Leipzig Bayern Munich's dominance within Germany remains without question, as does the tangible lack of quality within the Bundesliga to mount a credible challenge to the Bavarian giant's hegemony. Being all-conquering does not necessarily equate to greatness, an epithet that could hardly be…

In terms of investment and forward planning Liverpool have become everything Bayern Munich are now not

There should be little surprise attached to Liverpool's nonchalant brushing aside of Bayern Munich. For several seasons now the Bavarian's have been on the wane; their ageing squad and inattention to adequately replacing departed stars and those soon to retire has been masked by a marked deterioration of quality in the Bundesliga. Putting six past…

Germany at the World Cup: A Poor Squad, A Noncompetitive Domestic League and An Out of Touch Head Coach

The unwritten rule suggesting that a Bayern Munich flushed with success and replete with ability is a veritable bellwether for the fortunes of Germany's national side appears, on the evidence of the early departure of Die Mannschaft from the 2018 World Cup, to have significant credence. Notwithstanding the annual cakewalk to the Bundesliga title Bayern…