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Bastian Schweinsteiger: Man Of Bronze


Before & after. Bastian Schweinsteiger on his debut in 2002 (l), and this season. Image via facebook.

Ten years ago today, Bastian Schweinsteiger made his Bundesliga debut in Bayern Munich’s game vs. Stuttgart.

Since that time he has picked up five league titles, five German Cups and two League Cups, but arguably the most important thing he has learned is that too much fake tan and Sun-In in one’s youth can lead to embarrassment when someone whips out the commemorative photos.

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The Weekend In Football: Blowing Hot & Cold

Bastian Schweinsteiger. Tights at the top of the Bundesliga. Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images.

With those long winter evenings closing in, what better way to pass the time than to snuggle up warm and entertain yourself with irrelevant facts from the weekend’s European football fixtures?

Actually, don’t think about that too much that. Just read the post. Ta.

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The Weekend In Football: Cattle Prods & Coconut Oil

Mou prefers a 21st Century twist to the old ‘carrot & stick’ motivation technique… Photoshopping by SideEye.

Is it possible that Jose Mourinho has engineered Real Madrid’s eight point deficit to Barcelona, just so he can overhaul it and get one over on Pep Guardiola?

At this stage, we’re not putting anything past him. Including the repeated use of bovine torture devices.

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The Weekend In Football: Anarchy In The UK & Beyond

Are you offended by this gesture? Please email your complaint to thefa@youarenotdoingagoodjobfightingracismandeveryonebutSirAlexcanseeit.co.ukĀ  Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe.

Only in football can the refusal to wear a t-shirt cause more of a furore than a fan running onto the pitch during a televised game and heroically smacking the unsuspecting opposition ‘keeper in the face.

Here’s our round-up of the European leagues, with a generous side of scorn and a hot, lemon scented towel.

You’ll need that.

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