Monthly Archives: July 2012

Training In the Forest

Alright, so here’s this video of Bayern’s training in the forest. I have to say that it makes me uncomfortable for some reason. I know it was a great opportunity for the fans, but I cannot even imagine how the players felt.

The Subtle Difference: Chapter II – Part I

Alright. So, I am continuing with the translation of Philipp’s book, and it is the first part of the second chapter. Just like with the previous chapter, I am going to translate this one in several parts. That being said, here we go… ____________________________________________________________________ CHAPTER II: Around the Fence to the Professionals A Junior in […]

Lahm In July: An Update

Can you feel the new season approaching? I have to be honest: I do not. With the Olympics going on, I am focused on those sporting events, hence I tend to forget that the Bundesliga is right around the corner. As many of you know, Philipp did not travel to China with the rest of […]

The Subtle Difference: Chapter I – Part V

Dear readers and lurkers, This is the final part of the first chapter. I hope you are liking the book so far. I am grateful to everyone who has left comments. I really appreciate them. With that being said, here we go! _____________________________________________________________________ This is insane: as I put on my tracksuit and sit down […]

The Subtle Difference: Chapter I – Part IV

Chapter I – Part I Chapter I – Part II Chapter I – Part III _______________________________________________________________ I’m playing at left-back, my direct opponent is Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano is even younger than me, a wunderkind from Portugal. What he can do with the ball is astonishing; in addition, his shot is strong, precise. He repeatedly switches […]

The Subtle Difference: Chapter I – Part III

Just in case you have missed the first two parts of this chapter, you can find them here: Chapter I – Part I Chapter II – Part II _____________________________________________________________ The VfB has a strong team. Felix Magath knows how he must put a team together. A compact defense: Aljaksandr Hleb as a fantastic individualist and […]

Philipp’s & Claudia’s Wedding Anniversary

Many things have been said, written, and sung about love. Yet, it still remains undefinable, ever-changing, and as mysterious as ever. Today is Philipp’s and Claudia’s 2nd anniversary. So, I hope that you will join me in wishing them all the best! The French writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, has said that “love does not consist […]