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01. Klinsmann took his first win with the Bavarian Giants in a match against Lippstadt. The score; 7-1. And his win came while pretty much using the second team as the majority of the first team just came back from holiday and only had a week of training. Which is probably not saying a whole lot considering that Lippstadt is an amateur team by comparison.

02. Mario Gomez will not be joining Bayern. In an effort to keep Podolski and give him a chance to shine under Klinsi, Gomez will not be coming to Bavaria anytime soon.

"Lukas has two years to go on his contract with us so there are no questions to be answered," Klinsmann told the club's official website. "I'll go to great lengths to make sure Lukas feels happy at Bayern.

03. Klinsmann is looking for his Captain. Those in the running include Mark van Bommel and Philipp Lahm. We all know where I stand on this one so I won't get into it again. ;)

04. Luca Toni has received some criticism for the way he played in the Euros. He has since said that he didn't play badly, maybe just had a spot of bad luck here and there. He had a goal that was disallowed that was, in actuality, a valid goal and he also scored the penalty that provided Italy the win over France. What else did Toni have to say? He would've liked to seen a Germany/Italy final, but at the end of the day, Spain deserved the trophy. Aw, how sweet of him. And how sadened was he by Italy's defeat in the Euro's? Well, sad enough that he considered retiring from International Football, but has since reconsidered.

'After the exit I considered whether I ought to retire. But it is my country, it is my team. I cannot and do not want to give that up. If (new Italy coach Marcello) Lippi wants me, I am available for the defence of the title in 2010.'

05. And last but definitely not least, Daniel van Buyten is very happy in Munich and even happier with the new training facilities that have become a part of the squads everyday life since Klinsmann came aboard. The renovations took place and Daniel will be staying. Two things that make him very happy.

"I wanted to know if the club still had need of my services, and I received a very positive answer. That did me a lot of good, because I feel very happy here," he revealed, "I get up every morning looking forward to training. More than ever before, thanks to the new performance centre."

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