Always very, very bilious: Matthias Sammer
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In German football, sooner or later people will talk about Matthias Sammer, it's that time again.
He could, maybe, possibly, succeed Oliver Bierhoff in the national team, you've probably heard the latest rumour.
For me, Matthias Sammer is the man of »biliousness«.
Ten years ago, when he was sporting director in Munich, he scolded after the final whistle that the team hadn't been "bilious" enough.
Bayern had just won for the ninth time in a row.
I would like to know if Matthias Sammer introduced this word to German football.
I rarely hear this word in everyday life, our editorial system underlines it in red, but it has a permanent place on football pitches, across all leagues.
Jahn Regensburg wants to go "bilious and greedy" into the game against Karlsruhe.
A Paderborn player sums it up self-critically: "It was a bit lacking in biliousness."
An HSV official demands: "We have to keep our temper." The coach of FC Pipinsried, who got into trouble in the Regionalliga Bayern, states: "Only if we finally show a certain degree of temper and intensity on the pitch again , let's get out of the deep valley again.« The biliousness also has its appearance at the World Cup.
The Australians were "tough, consistent and sometimes bilious," praised the trade magazine "Kicker."
I looked up what this word actually means in the dictionary and came across an example sentence that really leaves no questions unanswered: "Due to improper gutting, the turkey was
and inedible." Okay, Mr. Sammer, take over.
That sounds downright delicious.