This season's dark horses

October 8, 2003
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
Nine days ago, Stuttgart had a little training exercise officially known as a league match at 1860 Munich.

Yet again, coach Felix Magath pencilled in the 19-year-old Philipp Lahm as the left-back, despite the fact the kid is right-footed and was signed to be the stand-in for Andreas Hinkel on the right side.

It was just that Lahm was doing really well and that it would have been grossly unfair to keep him on the bench only because his natural position had already been filled, ...

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