The view from Germany

Whatever happened to... ?

September 21, 2012
By Uli Hesse
Last Friday evening, I was doing some terribly important work and not really paying attention to the television, which was showing the second-division game between Bochum and 1860 Munich. But suddenly something somehow got through to my subconscious and I looked up.

"Halfar," the commentator had said. It was probably not the first time he'd done it during this game and it was in all likelihood not the first 1860 game I had seen in which the name was uttered. But for some reason it caught ...

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