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John Dillon is a senior editor at Bavarian Football Works. He served as its managing editor from January 2018 until October 2020. He joined the community as an ordinary commenter in November 2014. John speaks seven languages at varying degrees of proficiency, but is fluent in German and a lover of Bavarian dialect. He formerly lived in Munich, among other places across the globe. John works as a teacher and translator, when he is not playing like a big kid with his two boys.

Bayern Munich holds first talks with Choupo-Moting as Manchester United circles

Choupo-Moting wants a bigger role and a salary to match, but is Bayern willing to commit or could Manchester United make a better offer?

Giulia “Giuliana” Gwinn gracious toward German TV legend after on-air gaffe

TV legend Thomas Gottschalk unwittingly gave Germany and Bayern player Giulia Gwinn a new nickname, but Gwinn has no hard feelings.

Live soccer for the blind: Experiencing Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s matchday service for the visually impaired

You come to the stadium, club scarf in hand. You sing the club anthem, and soon the game kicks off. The only catch: you are blind. Here is how Bayer 04 Leverkusen makes the game visible to visually impaired fans.

Invited to crisis: Candid insights from Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s execs as Xabi Alonso rights the ship

The CEO and managing director of sport of Bayer Leverkusen candidly discussed the club’s crisis and their faith in Xabi Alonso with the press before their critical match against Union Berlin.

“No magic words”: Xabi Alonso explains how Bayer 04 Leverkusen beat Union Berlin 5:0 after a frustrating first half

Former Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso explained his halftime plan before Bayer 04 Leverkusen crushed league leader Union Berlin by scoring five goals in the second half.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen to play new MLS team St. Louis CITY SC in inaugural event

Some familiar faces involved in this, including former BVB keeper Roman Bürki.

Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka to miss RB Leipzig, out potentially weeks with ongoing knee pain

Bayern’s no. 8 has missed eight weeks on account of lingering tendon pain in his knee. His teammate Corentin Tolisso has flourished in his place in the meantime.

€1.8m in the black: Bayern Munich the only 2020/21 European league champ to turn a profit

While other European rivals at the top of their leagues suffered devastating losses, Bayern Munich managed to make a profit during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020/21

Report: Bayern Munich will not make further transfers in the winter window

Sky Sport’s Florian Plettenberg says that the Bayern bosses are confident that the current squad can get the job done, despite the current Coronavirus situation.

BFW Exclusive — European football as seen from Leverkusen: An interview with Bayer 04 CEO Fernando Carro

Bayer 04 Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro discusses the economic landscape of European football, the abortive European Super League, the Bundesliga, and how Bayer Leverkusen navigates this world while developing top talents.