The Freiburg experiment: Concept football

June 21, 2007
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
When Volker Finke took over at SC Freiburg in 1991, the club had never finished higher than fifth in the 2nd Bundesliga and there seemed to be trouble ahead: the next two seasons would be mammoth affairs because, in the wake of reunification, the second division would first take up a lot of clubs from the East and then be cut down to its original size. Kicker magazine predicted problems: 'You can't miss a certain fear of the future at SC Freiburg,' it said. 'Having lost no less than eight players, ...

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