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After being in Munich and going to the game, I have grown a lot of respect for their fans. Even though we were MASSIVELY outnumbered, I never once felt threatened or anything. They were all pretty much friendly, shaking our hands and having their pictures taken with us.

This was all before the game, after it I didn't really see any as we stayed back in the stadium for ages to soak up the celebrations. There were more of them than us in the stadium too, and many of them were sitting in our end. But overall were very friendly and seemed like a good bunch of fans.

We had some friendly banter on a train too where there was only a few of us and hundreds of them, but after the singing we'd laugh and joke. I think any other set of fans/ foreigners I'd feel quite threatened or exposable. Not here, so I have a lot of respect for them.

Did anyone else feel the same? Or did some people run into different types?

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This isn't the first time i have seen someone say good things about German football fans . They seem to just want to enjoy the football unlike the everywhere else where you would see fans going crazy and start fights just because their team couldn't win a match.

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The fact that we were on the train, massively outnumbered and both sets of fans sung our hearts out, yet they gave us high-fives and were laughing and joking with us says it all. If it was Liverpool fans for example, it wouldn't have been so friendly. And if we played an Italian team I would've seen their fans being more threatening.

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After being in Munich and going to the game, I have grown a lot of respect for their fans. Even though we were MASSIVELY outnumbered, I never once felt threatened or anything. They were all pretty much friendly, shaking our hands and having their pictures taken with us.

This was all before the game, after it I didn't really see any as we stayed back in the stadium for ages to soak up the celebrations. There were more of them than us in the stadium too, and many of them were sitting in our end. But overall were very friendly and seemed like a good bunch of fans.

We had some friendly banter on a train too where there was only a few of us and hundreds of them, but after the singing we'd laugh and joke. I think any other set of fans/ foreigners I'd feel quite threatened or exposable. Not here, so I have a lot of respect for them.

Did anyone else feel the same? Or did some people run into different types?

Agree with every word. The friendliness and good humour we encountered was phenomenal. I've lived in Munich (in the 80s) and speak German, so it was not a surprise, but if they'd come to the Bridge for a CL final (mmm, that's likely) and nicked it on pens I can't think their fans would have had much in the way of goodwill coming their way as they walked along Fulham Rd or sat on a tube train outnumbered 50 to one by Chelsea fans. Last night was a devastating loss for them, and if they'd won the city would have had an all-night party to remember for decades, so they must have been pig-sick, but we encountered no bad feeling at all.

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The only drawback to the final for me was that Bayern had to suffer. One of the few big clubs I genuinely respect and their fans reputation is flawless. Zippy is a testament to that. Then they've got genuinely great players in Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Neuer, Robben, Muller - a core not unlike our own, still seeking that moment of European glory. I hope they find it one day. Great club imo and great fans. The atmosphere in Munich looked absolutely incredible.

Their upper management may not love us but I'm too happy to give a sh*t.

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I echo Castiel's comments. Bayern have a fantastic group of players and would've been worthy champs had they held out. As much as I was - and remain - euphoric over the win, seeing the look on Schweinsteiger and Gomez's faces as our guys hoisted the trophy was tough viewing. I hope they someday get the chance to taste victory in the Champions League Final just as we did.

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Respect to that man as well. I couldn't believe it when he stepped up to take a f**king penalty after saving one of ours. That is a set of cast iron bollocks, especially amongst so many Germans losing their nerve. He also looks like a Bond villain.

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I have the up most respect to the Bayern fans in fact most German football fans, never seen trouble all the times I have been to Dortmund. Always they always welcome you and there is always a bit of banter. great bunch of fans

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The thing I disliked about the whole experience was that there was no segregation inside the stadium at all. Although there were way more of them than us, they were downstairs with us and in the stadium too. I didn't like that as its a neutral final, however there wasnt any trouble really and I respect that.

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I would agree on the whole, there were a few idiots like there was/is for Chelsea, I noticed it seems to be the lads, (late teens early twenties I would have thought)

Even for me the chants of 5 German bombers in the air got boring, but so did the few heil Hitlers I heard from them,

however on the whole I would say they were a pretty sound bunch, I had quite a few very keen to make conversation whcih was cool, some good beer recomendations etc... thought was a nice touch.

I was amazed by their confidence, blimey they were sure it was theirs ! made the vistory even sweeter :smile:

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How times have changed - can you imagine this thread if we were back in the 70's!

Certainly has BB :smile: ...., and that Stadium was pretty amazing too... would have been corrugated tin roof !

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Certainly has BB :smile: ...., and that Stadium was pretty amazing too... would have been corrugated tin roof !

Not in Munichs Olympic Stadium it wouldn't have been. :biggrin: But that was very much the exception to the rule :wink:

That Bayern Munich Stadiums looks awesome.

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I agree with the OP. We got on the wrong train and were giving it loads when one of the German fans pointed out politely that we were on the train to the wrong stadium!

All the train rides were tremendous fun with rival fans trading banter. In the town afterwards I never once felt threatened in any way. And fair play to the girls serving the beer. It was like a scene from Carry On Drinking!

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Back from Munich last night and have to agree with most of the sentiment here .... we never had one bad word said to us on the whole trip, apart from one asshole who was generally walking down the road from the Odeonsplattz after game saying F**K Chelsea to everyone... he got knocked out by a geezer who was about 60 ... was hilarious to see .... even on train in there was around 10 Chelsea to about 500 singing dancing Bayern fans and not a word was said to us ... in the small town where we stayed got loads of congrats on the sunday especially from an 1860 fan who we had met on the friday night and had been kicked out of 2 of his locals after the game ...all in all a good trip but the hang around the hauptbanhof after game till 4:00am was a drag ....

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I have trouble imagining any internet thread taking place in the 70's BB!

:laugh2:

If PC's were around back then, the chat on the football sites would have been awesome! We'd have had blow by blow reports of every punch-up, and a full league table for every mob's performance (I know there was a league table kept back then, but it was never very accurate) :wink:

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I have a video of a few of us on the train, we were massively outnumbered by them but we sung about them and to them. They just sung back to us and laughed along with us, and shook our hands and gave us high-fives. I thought they were awesome, and they loved us. They always wanted photos with us!

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