Soccer is the number one sport in Germany. This page contains some
material on my favourite team, Borussia Mönchengladbach, as well
as a few analysis I did on some special topics of the highest
professional soccer league in Germany, the 1. Bundesliga.
This club is my home town team and also some of the most successfull
teams in the history of professional soccer in Germany. The club
has won five national championships in the 1970's, as well as some
other important titles, but unfortunately hasn't had much success in
recent years. In the summer of 1999 we finished dead last in the
1. Bundesliga and therefore, after 34 consecutive years in this elite
division, had to step down to the second division, the 2. Bundesliga.
After two years in the second division, the club managed to get
back to the highest level, clinching 2nd place in the 2000/2001 season.
They played quite a good season in 2001/2002, staying relatively safe
from the danger of going down again.
In the last few years, they basically treaded water, staying in the
lower half of the standings. Even after moving to their beautiful new
stadium at Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee in 2004/05 no improvement
on the field could be seen. They barely avoided being relegated again.
Let's hope for a better future!
After holding a season ticket for several years, because of a lack of
time I'll attend only part of this season's home games. How will the
Fohlen do without my support ?!? ;-)
The club has an official web site.
I also strongly recommend to very nice fan pages, namely
Some analysis on the 1. Bundesliga
As you may have seen at my
Red Sox section, I'm a diehard baseball fan and consider myself a
'stathead'. Therefore I decided to adapt some of the statistical concepts
used for MLB and apply them to the german soccer league. Some
preliminary results are:
Auswirkungen der 3-Punkte-Regel auf die
Unentschiedenquote in der 1. Fußball-Bundesliga (in german
language, updated with standings from 2004/2005 season)
Last modified: Mon Feb 14 16:56:34 CET 2011