Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and the Business Judgment Rule in a Transfer Window

What an approriate post in the run-up to tonight’s Champions League clashes between Arsenal/Dortmund and Chelsea/Schalke: If you were a supporter and/or shareholder (which may or may not be the same thing) of Borussia Dortmund, could you hold the club’s management responsible for not having transferred Robert Lewandowski to Bayern for a hefty fee this season, rather than letting him join the arch-rivals for free next summer? If you though that Bayern München spending EUR 37,000,000 to sign Mario Goetze was madness, would that argument have legs in a court room?  Continue reading

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Don’t Mention the War – On England, Germany and Football

Occasionally on this blog, we mention football (and here and here). And occasionally, we mention Monthy Python. The old English cliches about German krauts, however, appear to be fading away, thanks to a strange combination of politics and football. Just imagine what The Sun’s headlines ahead of tomorrow’s Bayern – Dortmund final at Wembley would have been back in the 1990s. Continue reading

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