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Football

‘Robin Hood’ Klopp aims to bother Bayern
Agencies
Berlin, July 08, 2013
First Published: 00:20 IST(8/7/2013)
Last Updated: 00:24 IST(8/7/2013)

Coach Jurgen Klopp has said described Borussia Dortmund as Bundesliga’s ‘Robin Hood’, up against Bayern Munich.

Klopp used the analogy of Dortmund playing the role of heroic mythical English outlaw Robin Hood role in their battle with Bayern, in the role of his powerful nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.

“We have a bow and arrow and if we aim accurately, we can hit our target,” said Klopp. “It feels like Bayern have a bazooka and the possibility that they will hit their targets has clearly grown, but nevertheless, Robin Hood had some success."

Klopp said, based on current form, the Bundesliga title would not be taken from Bayern next season, “but that has never stopped us in the last few years from at least trying”.

Sepp for Palestine
Tulkarem (West Bank): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised to help the Palestinian national team. Blatter is visiting several sites in the West Bank during his second trip to the Palestinian territories.

The visit comes after FIFA’s Congress called on Blatter to improve the state of the game in Palestine last month.

Members of the Palestinian national team are often unable to play in games because of travel restrictions between the West Bank and Gaza. Blatter says he will assist the Palestinians "where he can.”

‘Players depressed’
London: Hundreds of footballers could be suffering from depression, according to players' union boss Clarke Carlisle.

Professional Footballers' Association chairman Carlisle, who retired from playing at the end of last season, has spoken of his own problems and revealed he tried to commit suicide when he was starting out in the game.

He is convinced the problem is widespread and has produced a documentary on suicide and depression among footballers, he explained to the Mail on Sunday newspaper.


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