About Bayern exist among others opinion that with great financial power available to afford to attract talented players from competing teams transferring them with attractive offer, while weakening the opponent. Such a player is concerned it seems Robert Lewandowski, 20 goals striker of champions, Dortmund. Coach Jürgen Klopp was angry beyond measure, saying in “Sport-Bild” that this transfer can not be succeeded. At Borussia there are other problems, Kagawa keeping silent in terms of extending the contract.
A revalued currency…
As I informed, at the game Mainz – Koln, from a few weeks ago, a spectator threw a coin in the ground hitting in the eye on Lukas Podolski. The Disciplinary Board of the Federation reassessed the value of it to 40 000 euro! This is the fine that Mainz must to pay it for unsportsmanlike gesture.
Passing of Tim Wiese (Bremen) to Hoffenheim is still a rumor, but not totally unfounded. Another player from Bremen, Sebastian Prödl is about to transfer to Wolfsburg. Gentner (Stuttgart) is brought about Nuremberg and Didavi (Nuremberg) will return to the club “Swabians” who borrowed him. Also, Petersen (Bayern) will probably be borrowed at Nuremberg, Hamburg wants to provide services of Dutchman Dirk Kuyt from Liverpool.
Problems at Frankfurt
The success with promoting has not determined peace at Eintracht, on the contrary, the friction between coach Armin Veh and management have become acute. Veh has not yet extended contract, was unhappy with the financial plans. Such a budget of about 70 million for salaries leadership wants to allocate only 24 million for players, coach claiming to add at least 4 million, and the transfer of players wanted by him. “Eintracht should aim at higher goals than just maintaining in Bundesliga”, he said.
Fines over fines
German Federation sanctions violations unsportsmanlike. St.Pauli was fined with 15,000 euros following the clashes caused by “fans” at a tournament in room from January at Lübeck. Kaisersalutern will pay 12 000 euros, the supporters sparking fires at the matches in Stuttgart and Leverkusen. For a similar offense, Mainz was fined with 5000 euros, her fans blowing pyrotechnics at the game from Hoffenheim.