|Uli Hesse Lichtenberger|
As by now you may have already known how big of a Klose worshiper i am. And so it happened during Euro 2008, i was surfing the internet on Germany's performances when i came across a article on Klose by Uli. So much was the elegance, beauty and the method of it being presented, all i can say is that i was an instant fan of him. I ended up reading each and every article that he had posted on the soccernet website (Read his archive here) . It was like he knew absolutely everything regarding German football and the stories he presented were all an extremely great read.
Being a regular reader of his magnificent articles since then , i was made aware of one of his books published in English. 'Tor!-The Story of German Football' . Ever since 2008 i have been trying to get my hands on it, however it took me 3 years until i could finally call my self a proud owner of what i would say , The Bible of German Football. It was my 21st Birthday while i came across the availability of the book on an Indian shopping website (Flipkart). Before this the only place i used to see the book available was on Amazon , and living in India , it would be a whole lot tough in getting it here considering the extra shipping charges to be levied on an unemployed student. Thanks to Flipkart it was finally made possible , with me placing an order on 1st may 2011 paying 643 Rupees back then. It took 14 days for its arrival, but was well packed and without any damage. Within a days time i had already finished reading it.
|My copy of UHL's book|
" Beautifully crafted...Demolishes myths with the cold-blooded efficiency of a literary Gerd Muller"
As of now i have written three articles on German football, all which have been greatly influenced by UHL's columns on Soccernet as well as his book. All i can do is be thankful to people like him through which i have i learned soo much, and still looking forward for more of his articles