The view from Germany

The winter break debate

December 15, 2012
By Uli Hesse
I attended my first Bundesliga game on January 29, 1977. I don't think it was particularly cold on that day and I can recall neither snow nor rain. What I do remember is that the pitch was in an awful state, muddy and bumpy - which wasn't really a surprise.

We were already three matchdays into the second half of the season, as the winter break had lasted just 35 days for most teams - in other words, exactly the same as this season, underlining the trend that we are slowly returning to ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations