Football fans across the world finally have a reason to smile because the Bundesliga will be back in action starting Saturday March 16. Things though will not be conducted as usual since a lot of precautions have been kept in place to follow the guidelines given by medics. This willnot hinder soccer fans not to be glued to their televisions to watch their favorite teams in action, the most exciting early kick off game will be between two great rivals Borrusia Dortmund and Schalke 04. Emotions are expected to run high during this game as it is a derby and these are two great clubs not only in Bundesliga but even globally.
The bad news though is that supporters in Germany will not have the opportunity to watch these matches live in stadiums as that is prohibited. Players are supposed to follow strict guidelines like social distancing, movement is limited and players and staff are not allowed to move out of their designated hotels. There is no comprise to breaking these rules, Union Berlin coach for instance was suspended from their game with Bayern Munich for breaking these rules. Another concerning issue is the fitness of players, remember football is a game where fitness is optimum and players follow strict diet and physical exercise. Now that soccer has been suspended for almost three months this will be a concern because some might have broken this rule and considering movement was limited. Fans are likely to experience players performance decline but this is expected to improve as games and training continue.
Remembering Celtic legend Jock Stein famous quote, "All eyes are on Bundesliga and what fans can expect when Swansea return to our lives". He quotes that football die-hards will be following the Bundesliga closely and the team he supports that is Swansea should learn and plan for what to expect when football returns in the Championship. Jock Stein is not for the idea of games played behind closed doors as it is believed, "football without fans is nothing". This might not be the case right now because people just want a way to have a taste of it even if it is at home.
Ultra groups of supporters across Europe are against the matches being played behind closed doors and want them suspended. All this is due to the high numbers of Bundesliga game attendances which surpasses any other league in the world, they feel they are a part of the team morale and wining is highly dependent on them. It also because some teams are facing relegation battles and their support could offer a strong support. Even with all this resistance the wait is over, majority of soccer fans have welcome that the Bundesliga will be back on the screens.
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