German League: Bayern’s domination sparks ‘boring Bundesliga’ debate.

Aug 18, 2015

They recently paid off the loan on their

Allianz Arena stadium decades ahead of schedule and posted a record

528.7 million-euro turnover for the 2013/14 season, with a profit of

16.5 million euros. “We have to get to the point where we

subsidise the smaller clubs, by a redistribution of the television

money, for example,” suggested Vogts. Ex-Germany coach Berti Vogts sparked debate about

how to loosen Bayern’s iron grip on the German title by suggesting

they should receive less of the league’s television revenue. “I don’t look at the top-scorer table and I

honestly think the trophy will go to someone from Bayern,” he said.

Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. They have dropped only six points from a possible 51 so far and

post heavy wins in Germany’s top tier with monotonous regularity.

None of the chasing pack of Wolfsburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Bayer

Leverkusen or Schalke look realistically capable of closing the gap

while last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund are languishing in

the relegation places. And Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol

reached the same conclusion before his side were duly dispatched 4-0 in

Munich. But Klopp accurately predicted the Bundesliga would mirror

Scotland, where Celtic have won the last three league titles after

rivals Rangers dropped out of the top flight after the club’s

liquidation in 2012. “Anyone who just wants to be successful has only one

avenue to go down: you have to be a Bayern fan,” said Klopp,

tongue-in-cheek. And if we have to bleed now, so the money is redistributed,

that’s just nonsense!” he snapped. Just before

Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 in the 2013 Champions League final, the German

media questioned whether the Bundesliga was following the Spanish

league, where two clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, traditionally

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Media Inc. Bayern are one of the

world’s richest clubs. Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have brushed off

their domestic rivals with ease and are poised to become the first team

to go through a Bundesliga campaign unbeaten on their way to what would

be a third consecutive title. “Bayern will lose at home sooner or later, but when you

lose four, five or six-nil in Munich, that’s normal,” he

mused. “But I think from the

start of next season, we’ll see that the comparison to Spain

doesn’t fit, it’s more like Scotland.” Even the

league’s top scorer, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alexander Meier,

expects the trophy for the most goals this season to eventually end up

in Munich. Having won the 2011 and 2012 German league titles, then finished

runners-up to Bayern in the last two seasons, Dortmund now peer up at

Guardiola’s Munich from near the foot of the table. Having seen his

top players playmaker Mario Goetze and striker Robert Lewandowski join

Bayern in the last two seasons, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said any

German football fan looking for a consistently successful team has only

one choice. Sky

currently pay 628 million euros ($768m) to televise Bundesliga games in

Germany and the cash is divided up on a percentage basis with the most

going to the league winner. “Bayern Munich are in a different league, I think we

can all agree on that,” said Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl after

Bayern thrashed his team 4-0 at home.

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Munich: Bayern Munich will start 2015 with a record 11-point lead

in the Bundesliga, sparking debate over how to stop Germany’s top

flight becoming boring. They set more records in Friday’s 2-1

comeback win at Mainz having conceded just four goals since August and

their points lead at the season’s halfway stage is also a league

best. Klopp predicted the current league situation back in

April 2013, two months before Guardiola’s arrival. “It’s nice that people put us in the same

boat as Bayern,” said Klopp in April 2013, with Dortmund second in

the table, but trailing Bayern by 20 points. But the mere suggestion left

ex-Bayern midfielder and Germany international Paul Breitner fuming.

“We (Bayern) can’t do anything about the inability of the

other clubs. ‘Bayern in a different league’ German

teams seem to play Bayern in more hope than expectation of claiming

league points. ( ).

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