Sports & Politics

Style PASS looks back on a crazy year

"Annus horribilis", the Queen once said about a year full of marital quarrels and other scandals of her relatives. Compared to the challenges of 2020, this classification seems harmless.

Twilight of the gods

Wotan's spear is broken, the sign of his power gone. Richard Wagner has described this, in his smoky way, but at least as a metaphor that seems timelessly valid.

The questions were asked by Eckhard Britsch

Nothing but fine words

Cohesion in the Corona Crisis? In the spring, everyone wanted to show a little more solidarity, but now the industry leaders in professional german soccer are calling for "business as usual". What is at stake? About money, about a lot of money. The German Football League (DFL) will be able to distribute 4.4 billion euros from television marketing, spread over four years, among the 36 professional clubs. The smaller clubs, who are particularly dependent on it, would like a little more of the cake, while the big ones do not want to give anything away and want to keep the current - in the opinion of many experts unfair - distribution key. Style PASS spoke with Helen Breit, the first chairperson and spokesperson of the fan association "Unsere Kurve".

Large flap, low power

Spirit and appreciation

The big sayings occur regularly, or on your feet. Oliver Bierhoff, team manager of the national german team, has been quite brisk these days. He has diagnosed a "wrong tonality" in dealing with our parade kickers and called for a "return to a positive spirit in the public view of the DFB eleven". What justifies this noble self-image? A painstaking victory over the Ukraine, which was clearly overestimated in terms of the result, since they had several shots at the post on their credit side? Or even the embarrassing, catastrophic performance in Spain? Six goals against, none of their own. In 1931 they lost to Austria by a similar amount.