Bavarian Football Works, a blog about my favorite German soccer team, Bayern Munich. It is one of SB Nation’s 311 blogs. SB Nation is the fastest-growing online community for sports.
This “fan-centric network’ was founded by a group of native journalists who pride themselves in creating grassroots blogs about sports.
They cover all major sports
There are many sports, including football, hockey, basketball and soccer. To bring more attention to the kings and sisters of Europe, I decided to concentrate on Bavarian Football Works to engage with fellow Bayern fans.
The homepage of BFW contains lots of information about FC Bayern, as well as match reports for FCB Frauen (the women’s soccer team in Munich) and FCB II (the reserve squad). All information, from Champions League previews, results and game threads to player training and injury reports to youth group analyses, is found on one page.
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You can also find videos from SB Nation’s other blogs. There are trending stories about other clubs and articles about club tactics, players and coaching. BFW also offers two unique forums for fans to discuss, analyze, bavarian football works debate and share links. Anyone can start a thread on their Fan posts page to discuss any Bayern-related topic. There are already topics for Super Cup reactions, Summer Transfer Window thoughts and even “An Explanation Of The Stars Above Bayern’s Crest”. This last piece, written by SCS100, addresses the question of stars Tennis Shorts being added to soccer clubs’ emblems.
Many Bayern fans expect a fifth star on the 2014 version of their jerseys, as a result of Bayern winning its fifth European Cup/Champions League title.
Ryan Cowper, another interesting article, examines Gerd Müller’s record-setting feat with 68 goals for Die Mannschaft. Miroslav Klose’s equaling [and soon to be passing] this record and the future German goal scoring.
Cowper mentions for the first time that Gerd Müller scored 68 goals in just 62 international appearances. This gives him a 1.1 G90, which is a goal per 90 minutes. This feat is unlikely to be equaled, comparable to Ted Williams’.406 batting average, Jerry Rices 22 touchdowns in 12 matches, and Alan Shearers 260 goals during the EPL.
Miroslav Klose tied Muller’s mark last Friday. This inevitably led to some statistical comparisons. Klose, with a line of 0.73 G90 is well-known for his performance on the big stage. Klose’s highest G90s were in matches that took place before and during the Euro/World Cups. This makes bavarian football works him a worthy candidate for being one of the most prolific scorers in German history.
Cowper’s analysis can be seen as a classic example in excessive extrapolation. However, it could also mean that “we could already have been watching the next great German goal-scoring legend at work for our national team.”