The view from Germany

Quo vadis, Werder?

May 4, 2013
By Uli Hesse
I wasn't there, but I'm sure I would have seen plenty of smug smiles and heard a lot of backslapping at the headquarters of the DFL, the German Football League, in June, when the Bundesliga fixture list was created.

"That's a beauty," somebody would have said and pointed at matchday 32. "Early May. Nice weather, not too hot, not too chilly." Another DFL employee probably added: "Two days after Labour Day. Many people will have a long weekend." A third must have chimed in: "We can even ...

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