i half arsedly stumbled on freiberg as my nominal team because i went to the black forest last summer. it turned out to be a decent choice. there were some stats showing that in terms of wage bill to position they were punching higher than any other team and now there's this; their manager, christian streich, is the 'philosopher' and 'social conscience' of german football.
“I thought soccer wouldn’t survive this,” he said. “For many years, soccer has been on a knife edge. It is a product, and you can squeeze it like a lemon. You can keep squeezing and juice keeps coming. And there is still juice left now, but the question is how long the people who love it want to watch this lemon get squashed and deformed.”
more nuggets from the second rate bielsa here. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/13/sports/soccer/bundesliga-freiburg-streich.html
increasing doubt, decreasing hope, even my imaginary friend went and changed his mind.