“Meine Bayern” is the name of the column by SPORT BILD reporter legend Raimund Hinko that deals with the German record champion. Hinko has accompanied the Munich team for decades.

Dear Jupp Heynckes,

stay calm and relaxed on the green wooden bench in front of the fishpond. Enjoy the golden autumn sun of the Schwalmtal, the scents from your garden, the song of the birds.

Bavaria will not perish. And don’t be angry that I overheard you and your shepherd dog Cando after four games of the Munichers without victory. That I still have a smile on my lips. It was amusing and allowed a deeper look than a look into a Wiesn measure at the Oktoberfest. Red Bus Bingo is offering enormous jackpot prices.

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Yupp:Cando, why are you wagging around me like that? You don’t even let me breathe anymore.

Cando:Don’t think I’m stupid. It’s October. A year ago you went to Munich to join the Bavarians. And you left me alone on the farm.

Yup:Easy blood, Cando. I won’t let you down.”

Cando (heartbreaking howling):I know what’s going on when you try to be angry on your mobile phone. If you say’ ‘Uli, slide down my hump.'”

Yupp:You hear me. I don’t give a shit what Uli Hoeneß wants. I blast everything away.

Cando (with teary eyes):Do you think a shepherd is stupid? I can see how you blossom when you talk to him. How you radiate. How you sprint to the phone when it rings.”

Yupp:Because I’m a polite guy.”

Cando:And because it hurts you if the Bavarians smear like that now. We win 3:0′, you said Saturday at noon. And you didn’t mean Borussia Mönchengladbach, your home club“.

Jupp:There’s a lot of heart and soul in it when you’ve been a coach at Bayern four times.”

Cando:Who is this Chames? Or Tschäjms? You almost burst into tears when you talk about him.

Yupp:You mean James. That’s one of the best in the world. An artist with a fragile soul. He gets a stomach ulcer when he beheads a gate in Schalke and then lands back on the bench. You have to stroke him, then he pays back with world class.

Cando:Stroking like me?

Yupp:Even more often. Day and night.

Cando:Then why doesn’t this Niko Kovac caress him?

Jupp:The Kovac is 27 years younger than me and still a good coach. But so far he has had little to do with Latinos. And he can’t speak Spanish either“.

Cando (howling again):Please don’t leave me because of James. I have an idea: Just adopt him“.

Yupp (in an unusually sharp tone):Still Cando! What is this all about? You’d be jealous, howl up and bite his tight calves.”

Cando (with wagging tail):This James doesn’t have to live with us, uh, live. You could travel to the games. As a player’s father“.

Yupp (smiling):And if Niko Kovac doesn’t put him up? I can’t freak out in front of everyone?”

Cando:No, I’ll jump down to the bench and bite the Kovac.”

Yupp:Would you really do that?

Cando:Of course. But I think that Franck Ribéry will beat me to it and bite Niko’s neck like Oliver Kahn once did in Dortmund Heiko Herrlich. That can happen if he changes it soon.” Jupp: “Oh, yeah.

Jupp:Oh God, Franck. It has always worked for me. Nevertheless, I am not afraid for Niko. In old age the bite strength decreases. Also with Ribéry”.

Heiko Herrlich Honours 

As a player 

Bayer Leverkusen
  • DFB-Pokal: 1992–93
Borussia Mönchengladbach 
  • DFB-Pokal: 1994–95
Borussia Dortmund 
  • Bundesliga: 1995–96, 200102
  • UEFA Champions League: 1996–97
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1997
  • UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 1997
  • UEFA Cup: Runner-up 2002

Individual 

  • Bundesliga Topscorer: 1995 (joint with Mario Basler)

As a coach 

Germany
  • FIFA Under-17 World Cup: Third place 2007

Individual 

  • Best Under 17 Coach: 2008

Iris Heynckes

The phone rings. At the same time the mobile phone

Cando (snarling):Now Uli is already calling stereo! If it goes on like this, I have to see a dog psychologist.

Yup:You know Cando, Uli just has to get rid of his grief. He has so many problems. All the national players who were in Russia at the World Cup fell into a hole. Not after the World Cup, but only now. The miller, the Hummels, the Boateng, the Süle. Even the newcomer wasn’t the newcomer any more. That’s normal. Only the Kimmich burns. That’s a super super boy.

Cando:Do you want to adopt them all?

Yupp:Then I can go right into the cabin.”

Cando:Admit it after all. You want to be back on the training ground with your 73 years instead of throwing sticks with me.”

Jupp:No Cando, all my bones hurt when I get out of bed“.

Cando:Then we have one thing in common. I don’t feel any better with my 13 dog years either.

Jupp:Then believe me that I won’t leave you. I invite the whole Bavarian team to our farm. That’s enough then.”

Cando (howling three times):I hang you on my leash so that you don’t run off with them to this hideous Munich.”

Suddenly the storm rings. Iris Heynckes, the woman of the house shouts:Yup, Uli is standing outside.”

Cando:Woof woof woof.

Iris Heynckes:He comes by to bring us sausages. And delicious bones for our good dog.

Cando:If only this isn’t a trap.”

Despite the catastrophic performance of the German national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann is convinced that he will win the title at the 2020 European Championship.

“The golden era is by no means over. But the generation that became world champion in Brazil in 2014 and the young team that won the Confed Cup in 2017 owe answers,” Klinsmann said in an interview with SPORT BILD: “The potential is there, but they have to show backbone. It will be interesting to observe until the European Championship 2020 how capable of suffering, self-critical and hungry the players are. In football terms, the generation has the potential to become European champions. Especially since there is no nation like Spain that controls world football between 2008 and 2012 with an exceptional team and players like Iniesta and Xavi – I don’t count world champion France among them either. In short: Now character strength is needed and not footballing talent. It was a catastrophe not to get beyond the preliminary round group at the World Cup in Russia”.

Klinsmann also takes his successor Joachim Löw to task: “I think it is important and right that Jogi is given the chance to correct his fatal retirement after leading us to the 2014 World Cup triumph. Regardless of his contract extension, which was made before the World Cup. But Jogi is now expected to correct things with pure success. That means: “Minimum to reach the semi-finals at the European Championships”. Check out Marathon Bet for more details.

European Championship

In addition, the world and European champion sees Germany’s image endangered after the Nazi marches in Chemnitz and AFD poll results of 20 percent. “This is very, very worrying. Here in the USA, too, the pictures are shown, and the big newspapers make this a theme. Because Germany lies in the heart of Europe – and has an unbelievable radiance worldwide. It stands for quality, seriousness, hard work, unbelievable willpower. Building up a country twice after two world wars, which is now the number one country in Europe, has created an unbelievable reputation in the world. That’s why we are an important link between Asia and North America in foreign policy terms.”

The EM 2024 could polish up the German image again. “That’s why it’s a huge stroke of luck for Germany to have received the 2024 European Championship and to set an example like at the 2006 World Cup. Germany, the country that stands for openness, multiculturalism, tolerance, cordiality and hospitality”, Klinsmann said: “The European Championship will be broadcast worldwide, millions of fans will come to Germany for the matches. Football can show that it connects people, as it did in 2006. Germany has shown itself to be more open-minded than ever”.

The HSV is third, has lost only two of nine league games and is back on track after the 2:1 in Darmstadt. So everything in one piece? That seems to be impossible in the Volkspark! Although the coaching discussion around Christian Titz (47) has now been weakened for the time being, the club is dealing with a number of other topics. SPORT BILD answers the most important questions!

Is the team strong enough for promotion?

HSV has the most expensive squad in second division history (28 million euros salary budget). But so far, coach Titz has not been able to find a balance between defensive and offensive. There is unanimity among the HSV officials: with this team, promotion is a must! Even though it was still said before the season that the club had considerably more money available for new players. A budget of at least five million euros was proclaimed for transfer fees, which then shrank to 1.7 million euros (for Narey von Fürth). The reason: HSV expected that Papadopoulos (26), a high-income earner, would be sold – which, however, burst due to his knee injury. Sport board member Ralf Becker (48) had a strong economy: Stuttgart-Leihe Orel Mangala (20) does not cost the relegated player a cent in loan fees, only an annual salary of around 400,000 euros. The deal with RB Salzburg is also good: The contract with South Korean national player Hee-chan Hwang (22) stipulates that the rental fee will be waived if he plays 20 league matches for HSV this season. Hwang has already reached six.

Hee-chan Hwang Honours 

Club 

Red Bull Salzburg
  • Austrian Bundesliga 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Austrian Cup: 2015–16, 2016–17

International

South Korea U23

  • Asian Games: 2018

Red Bull Salzburg

Why does Hamburg’s top scorer Lasogga hardly play?

With five goals, Pierre-Michel Lasogga (26) leads the internal scoring list. And yet he only managed 18 minutes in the last two games. Instead, Christian Titz now bets on Fiete Arp (18). His reasoning: Arp is better suited for the run-intensive game. Lasogga runs on average 9.8 km in one game, Arp 11.2. And: Lasogga’s top speed this season is 30.8 km/h, Arp comes to 32.9 km/h. The danger for Titz: Lasogga is popular within the team. If he continues to be a bench press, the mood in the cab should suffer.

Is there any money left from investor Klaus-Michael Kühne?

About three weeks ago there was a secret meeting between shareholder Kühne (81) and club boss Bernd Hoffmann (55). Hoffmann asked the investor not to interfere in the association’s affairs in public any more and at the same time made it clear to him that the times when HSV pumped him for money are over. Kühne himself recently said that he would prefer to sell his shares (20.57 percent). Hoffmann also tried to appease the billionaire with the meeting. One of his most important goals: To ensure a reasonable atmosphere for talks with Kühne. It was a first step.

Does Hoffmann now really make a profit as a permanent club boss?

Hoffmann had himself elected president in February, was thus automatically a member of the supervisory board, was then appointed interim boss by the supervisory board after the dismissal of Heribert Bruchhagen (70) – in order to be appointed as a permanent solution until 2021. Hoffmann’s salary: 500,000 euros per year. Just like before in his position as interim head. Born in Leverkusen, he waived his right to an increase in his salary. For comparison: predecessor Bruchhagen received around 650,000 euros, Dietmar Beiersdorfer (54) previously 1.8 million euros. During his first term as club boss (2007 to 2011), Hoffmann received 1.2 million euros. But the HSV would not be the HSV if Hoffmann’s current salary were not bizarre at the same time. Because: The top boss now earns less than the junior boss Bernhard Peters (58), who is expected to earn 600,000 euros a year in basic salary. However, he is on the verge of being expelled. Betfair Arcade is one of the worlds biggest and best online betting sites and choose from a massive selection of leading online slots and games.

Could HSV afford a second year in the 2nd league?

Good from HSV’s point of view: After this season, the Lasogga contract (3.4 million euros per year) will expire, as will the contracts of former coaches Markus Gisdol (49) and Bernd Hollerbach (48) and their assistants, who will cost the club a total of three million euros this season. Hollerbach, who sat on the bench for only seven games last season, even receives a bonus of 15,000 euros per HSV victory. The budget for the professional team would suffer little if they were not promoted. Savings are to be made in other areas, for example in the youth sector. This costs the second league clubs eight million euros annually. Bundesliga club Schalke, for example, pays only six million euros, Mainz four million. The reason for this sum: over the years, too many co-trainers and coaches have been hired who enjoy well-paid contracts.

What will happen with the main sponsor Emirates?

The contract with the Arab airline expires after this season. During the winter break, the first negotiations on further cooperation will take place. Provided: HSV has very good chances of regaining its ascent. The talks will include club manager Bernd Wehmeyer (66), who has excellent contacts in Dubai. The former HSV player, whose contract expires in 2019, has informed the club that he will be available for another year. Extension probable.