Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal cancelled the club’s annual trip to Oktoberfest as he has been unhappy with the form of his players. The grumpy old sod.
For those who don’t know (I imagine most of you do) Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival. A celebration of all that is good about beer, and a Bavarian tradition held in Theirsienwiese near Munich’s centre. Around six million people attend every year, and the Bayern Munich squad will not be part of them this year. The miserable old Dutchman has decided he’d rather have them do extra training while he sits on his big arse, clogs off, eating some cheese.
Van Gaal has a reputation for being, shall we say, irritable. He tends to be rather blunt with reporters who he considers to be asking ‘stupid’ questions and has argued live on television with one such reporter. He also gets peeved when camera’s focus on him from a certain angle as he is very conscious of the shape of his nose (true that is).
Having looked at the Bundesliga table though perhaps he has reason to be angry. Bayern have won just two of their first seven games and lie twelfth in the table. Still, thing’s could be worse. He could be Roy Hodgson.
A 2-0 loss at the weekend to rivals Borussia Dortmund sealed the squad’s fate. No Oktoberfest, no day of boozing and team bonding. It could have been just what they needed to turn their form around, but who knows?
Bloody old man van Gaal. As the pub landlord says: “A cheer for the beer, all hail to the ale!” Al Murray for the next Bayern Munich manager.
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