The Freiburg experiment: 'We are Finke'

June 26, 2007
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
When, following the 1997 relegation, Volker Finke set about creating a new team from scratch yet again, he faced a problem he hadn't had in 1991. The typical Freiburg player - inconspicuous but clever, technically gifted and fast-learning - was now scouted by other teams as well. At one point in Moneyball, Paul DePodesta says: 'I hope they continue to believe that our way doesn't work. It buys us a few more years.' The years they had bought at Freiburg were slowly coming to an end. In 2001, Volker ...

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