The view from Germany

Crisis? What crisis?

March 9, 2013
By Uli Hesse
"Until now, English football was only going through an identity crisis," I said, shamelessly stealing a line from Michael Cox. "Now it also has a results crisis."

I looked up, probably wearing a smug expression, happy that after close to two hours of incoherent ramblings and a good deal of clueless stammering I'd finally delivered what is known in the biz as a soundbite.

Ruud Gullit stared back somewhat expectantly. Ottmar Hitzfeld smiled a benevolent smile but said nothing, ...

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