Sunday, May 11, 2003


Pity Bayern's poor 'keeper Oliver Kahn. This from Saturday's Guardian Football Diary.

"Rapacious commercialism has claimed another victim. Oliver Kahn's Ferrari 360 Spider Modena F1, a snip at £100,000, has been banned from the Bayern Munich training ground because of the club's sponsorship deal with Audi. Players are expected to drive sponsored vehicles to and from all club activities, but the goalkeeper turned up to training this week in his Ferrari instead. "My wife needs the Audi because the pram for our baby doesn't fit into the Ferrari so I took the other car," he said . "Should I have taken a taxi?""

It's not too long ago when players used to travel to the game on the same bus (or tram) as the supporters. But, then that shows my age.

:: Posted by pete @ 20:57