Tag Archives: Die Mannschaft

Die Mannschaft Movie

30 Oct

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Müller in a dirndl. Are we surprised? Continue reading

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World Cup Profiles – Group G: Germany

8 Jun

germanyAnother team that romped to the top of their group in qualifying, Germany is going to be a tough opponent in the Group of Death. Continue reading

Thomas Hitzlsperger Comes Out

8 Jan

{89A905CB-44DE-4155-96D1-3A893DD8CDD1}Thomas Hitzlsperger, who retired in September 2013 has revealed that he is gay. The 31 year old central midfielder played in the EPL (Aston Villa, West Ham, Everton), Serie A (Lazio), Bundesliga (Wolfsburg, Stuttgart) and League 2 (Chesterfield). He represented Germany at the U19 (as captain), U21 and senior levels.

His Germany teammate Lukas Podolski tweeted “”Brave and right decision. Respect, Thomas Hitzlsperger. His outing is a important sign in our time.” Many others including his former club, Aston Villa, have expressed their support.  I look forward to a day when this will no longer be such big news. I admire & wholeheartedly support Thomas’s decision to come forward. This has got to be a relief for him. I hope that many others will follow.

Thanks to watishista Tali for sending in the news.

– Lozil

Mesut & His Samba Predator LZ Boots

3 Jan


Mesut did a little piece for Adidas football on his Samba Predator LZ boots. While the video is in German, you can click the captions button to get an English translation.

– Lozil

The Daily Drool – Epic Bromance Month (Old Skool): Michael Ballack & Torsten Frings

30 Dec

3562695466Here’s an old skool but much loved bromance. Fringser and Balle (their pet names for each other) played together on Bayern Munich & Die Mannschaft, but even when they were opponents, they still sent a lot of love each other’s way. Both are now retired. Continue reading

Preparing For Copenhagen/RM & The World Cup

8 Dec
"ONE! Singular sensation, every little step he takes..."

“ONE! Singular sensation, every little step he takes…”

The team got right back to work after yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Olimpic de Xativa. Good to see that Gareth has recovered from his flu like symptoms to practice with Cris for Real Madrid’s production of A Chorus Line Tuesday’s Champion’s League match against Copenhagen. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Epic Bromance Month: Per Mertesacker & Mesut Ozil

5 Dec

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These two go back quite aways – they played together at Werder Bremen, with Die Mannschaft and now, at Arsenal. The towering Per loves to skmoosh itty Mesut with his huge hugs. Continue reading