Saturday, June 9, 2012

Below the first three finished Eintracht Frankfurt with 42 points and the best scoring record of the season – 86 goals. Frankfurt was still keeping their place among the best, still having plenty of great players, and still failing to become real winner. Their good years were not finished yet – unlike Schalke 04, Eintracht was evidently trying to maintain strong squad. Grabowski was getting old, but the team was still fit and shapely. Holzenbein scored a plenty.

Eintracht is worth mentioning for something quite different than their football: weird change of fashion started around 1975 and now was coming to full bloom. Idiotic kits, introduced at first in England and now rapidly crossing the English Chanel. Here is one example... what happened to the traditional red and black stripes?

Frankfurt were not even the biggest offenders – Hamburger SV played in pink and blue. Nothing against the pink, but... like Frankfurt, Hamburg departed from their traditional colours. Good enough for 6th place. Call me stubborn, but I didn't like and don't like such kits.