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Bayer 04 Classic Team defends FlexStrom Cup title

The Veterans did it again, just like in 2011 the Cup goes to Leverkusen.  The Werkself Squad was made up this year of the following players:

Daniel Galic, Sebastian Greif, Bernd Schneider, Boris Zivkovic, Marcus Feinbier, René Rydlewicz, Frank Germann, Jens Tschiedel, Carsten Baumann, Mario Tolkmitt, Markus Anfang and Mike Rietpietsch

The road to the final wasn’t easy, especially after losing the first match against Real Madrid clearly with 2:5.  But Schnix & Co got better as the tournament advanced and finished off with an astonishing 8:3 against Werder Bremen in the final.

Group A
Hertha BSC Berlin vs Werder Bremen 4:4
1. FC Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen 3:3
Hertha BSC Berlin vs 1. FC Union Berlin 4:3

1. Hertha BSC Berlin 4 Points (8:7 goals)
2. Werder Bremen 2 Points (7:7 goals)
3. 1. FC Union Berlin 1 Point (6:7 goals)

Group B
Bayer Leverkusen vs Real Madrid 2:5
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Mönchengladbach 4:2
Real Madrid vs Borussia Mönchengladbach 7:4

1. Real Madrid 6 Points (12:6 goals)
2. Bayer Leverkusen 3 Points (6:7 goals)
3. Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 Points (6:11 goals)

Semifinals
Real Madrid vs Werder Bremen 3:4
Hertha BSC Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen 2:5

Game for third place
Real Madrid vs Hertha BSC Berlin 3:5

Final
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen 3:8

MVP of the tournament: Dariusz Wosz (Hertha BSC Berlin)
Top goalscorer: Ruben de la Red (Real Madrid)

Enjoy the final including celebration below 😉

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First half

Second half + winner ceremony

FlexStrom Cup Winner 2012: Bayer Leverkusen

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The Neverkusen Podcast, a new project

It has been a plan for a quite while and we finally managed to spit out our first episode yesterday.

Looking forward to your comments on the new site:

Neverkusen-Podcast.tk

We will continue blogging here, as best as we can

Patrick1904, Tai_Leverkusen, Schnix04, ?

Blogging activity will resume again next week!

It has been problematic for me since the start of the season to find sufficient time and keep this blog updated as it deserves.

After a lot of reflection, I have decided to close down the Spanish side of this blog and the corresponding sections in the associated forum. 😦  With limited time available, it’s the only way to continue producing content.

Mundilev is still looking for contributors, so give me a shout-out if you interested in obtaining a contributor account + access to our internal contributor discussion board.

There are a lot of ideas currently being discussed behind the scene.  However, making them reality is not easy when you blogging/discussing Bayer and not Bayern.

But I am really happy to announce that Eric (@SchnixB04) will join us as writer.  Tai_Leverkusen made also his first steps with the review below on the performances of B04 players at their national teams.

Match Preview for Augsburg will be up on Wednesday/Thursday and then hopefully activity should resume as usual again.

Leverkusen segment on the Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast

I had the opportunity to discuss the season start of Bayer Leverkusen on the Fanatic Podcast.

It’s starts about in the middle of the podcast >> Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast

The leading Bundesliga blog can be found here>> Bundesliga Fanatic Blog 

As you may have noticed, the activity on Mundilev has decreased considerably.  Will try to improve that soon. 😉

Video: Bayer 04 Season Highlights 2010/11

A 15 minute review of last season, enjoy!

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New Leverkusen Blog: WerkselfStryder

WerkselfStryder a new English Blog on Bayer 04 went online last week, their articles are definitely worth a read. 😉

Here a spotlight on coach Robin Dutt: Link

Follow WerkselfStryder on Twitter and Facebook!

Sponsor situation / Arturo Vidal / First televised friendly / Bundesliga Schedule Fixture 1-7

The tender for the main and jersey sponsorship finalizes on Tuesday.  So far around 30-40 companies have submitted offers to succeed TelDaFax over the next 3 seasons.

According to a rumour spread by an auto-declared insider, the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group is favourite to win this tender.  Supposedly 7,5 million euros/per season are being offered, 1,5 million more than TelDaFax was paying us previously.  It’s unclear whether this would involve making publicity for both car brands of the group: Hyundai and Kia.  It’s all just speculation, don’t take it for granted. 😉

On a side note, a smaller sponsor: the Zillertal GmbH, who promotes the area where the Werkself is currently preparing the new season, has announced that they will not renew their sponsorship contract which was valued at 150.000 EUR/per season.

To what respects Arturo Vidal, the offers are increasing every day and the list of clubs interested is getting longer and longer (at the moment: Bayern Munich, Napoli, Juventus and Arsenal).  Our management continues to manifest that Bayern Munich has no chance in acquiring the Chilean this summer.  This attitude apart from driving offers to higher levels, has lead that other clubs outside of Germany show interest in the player.  The outcome will shape our future:

  • A sale to Bayern Munich: Will once again undermine that we are no more than a talent factory on which the Bundesliga giant feeds on.  Rudi Völler and Wolfgang Holzhäuser will lose credibility after months saying that he will not be sold to the Bavarians.
  • A sale to a foreign club: The management of Bayer 04 would keep it’s word and not grant Vidal’s wish to join his mentor Jupp Heynckes in Munich.  “Arturo, you can either take this financially attractive offer or fulfil your contract here.  We are not interested in strengthening Bayern this summer.”  The Werkelf would move away from its image of player’s haven.  In the past, the idea of most aspiring stars has been to grow in Leverkusen and then move to their dream club with relative ease and for a rather low amount.
  • Making Vidal fulfil his contract: A contract extension seems very unlikely.  Keeping the Chilean for another year and letting him go for free next summer, would show that Bayer 04 has big plans for this season and is not dependant on selling players whenever they reach a high market value.  Would it be wise? Difficult to say, on one hand we are more likely to repeat or play an even better season with Vidal on board, this will flush enough money to compensate for rejecting the idea of selling him.  On the other hand, looking at the available amount of alternatives for the defensive midfielder position, we could cash in nicely and try to improve the quality balance of our squad with the purchase of a decent centre-back.

Rumours are also going around of an alleged Bayern insider, who has been often but not always right in the past, that Vidal is moving to Munich for 15 +4 million euros in incentives.  I don’t think that this issue will be resolved before the end of the America Cup.

On Sunday Bayer will play it’s first televised friendly of this pre-season.  There should be a stream available to watch this match against Red Bull Salzburg.  More information in the chat tomorrow at kick-off (17:00, GMT+2)

The DFL has scheduled the first seven fixtures:

Fixture 1: Sunday 07/08/2011 @ 15:30: FSV Mainz 05 – Bayer04
Fixture 2: Sunday 14/08/2011 @ 17:30: Bayer04 – Werder Bremen
Fixture 3: Saturday 20/08/2011 @ 15:30: VfB Stuttgart – Bayer04
Fixture 4: Saturday 27/08/2011 @ 18:30: Bayer04 – Borussia Dortmund
Fixture 5: Friday 09/09/2011 @ 20:30: FC Augsburg – Bayer04
Fixture 6: Saturday 17/09/2011 @ 15:30: Bayer04 – 1. FC Cologne
Fixture 7: Saturday 24/09/2011 @18:30: Bayern Munich – Bayer04

Not an easy start into the season!!  In the Calendar you will find a full overview on what is happening over the next two months.

Click here to see all Bundesliga Fixtures.