THE BUNDESLIGA is primed for it’s second weekend of live action since returning from coronavirus suspension.English fans trying to decide which German team to adopt to satisfy their footy cravings can stop scratching their heads.5 Premier League fans will be cheering on Bundesliga sides this weekendAnd some Premier League supporters should find picking a Bundesliga club quite simple…Here at SunSport we’ve compiled this handy guide on who to follow – and tweet #adoptagerman to get involved on social media!BAYERN MUNICHLeague position: 1st Boss: Hansi FlickWhich Prem club would they be: MAN UTD. Biggest club in Germany and the one everyone else loves to hate.Why you should support them: Bayern have won seven titles in a row and a staggering 29 in total. Very rarely will you go home and kick the cat.BORUSSIA DORTMUNDLeague position: 2nd Boss: Lucien FavreWhich Prem club would they be: LIVERPOOL. Jurgen Klopp was boss, they sing You’ll Never Walk Alone…it’s a match made in heaven.Why you should support them: The Yellow Wall is the eighth wonder of the world. Capable of intimidating opponents and throwing confetti in perfect unison.RB LEIPZIGLeague position: 3rd Boss: Julian NagelsmannWhich Prem club would they be: MAN CITY. Gung-ho and wealthy. But City are liked by other fans, Leipzig are not.Why you should support them: They make Pep Guardiola look conservative. Three at the back, one vaguely defensive midfielder, everyone else bombs forward.5BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACHLeague position: 4th Boss: Marco RoseWhich Prem club would they be: ARSENAL. Big club, very successful in the 70s, can’t quite replicate their past glories.Why you should support them: Their sense of humour. When a Scottish pub called them ‘A German Team’ after giving up trying to spell their name, the club changed its Twitter tag to match.BAYER LEVERKUSENLeague position: 5th Boss: Peter BoszWhich Prem club would they be: CHELSEA. Exciting young talent, a regular top-four challenger and a mainstay in Europe.Why you should support them: The original works team. Gone from pharmaceutical XI to Champions League. Their Twitter account (@bayer04_en) is the best in Germany.SCHALKELeague position: 6th Boss: David WagnerWhich Prem club would they be: SPURS. Massive club, state-of-the-art stadium, haven’t won much recently.Why you should support them: Their ground is sponsored by a brewery and boasts a three-mile beer pipeline that pumps Pilsner to more than 100 bars.WOLFSBURGLeague position: 7th Boss: Oliver GlasnerWhich Prem club would they be: WOLVES. Clue is in the name. Both have plenty of bite and a European pedigree.Why you should support them: Backed by Volkswagen, who own the world’s biggest car plant next door, they are reliable, practical and capable of overtaking more illustrious models.5 Bayern are Germany’s biggest and most successful clubCredit: Getty Images – GettyFREIBURGLeague position: 8th Boss: Christian StreichWhich Prem club would they be: BURNLEY. Defying the odds season after season with team spirit and a cult figure as coach.Why you should support them: Their old-school stadium may not look much but the Black Forest background makes it the most picturesque in Germany. Shame they’re moving next season.HOFFENHEIMLeague position: 9th Boss: Alfred SchreuderWhich Prem club would they be: LEICESTER. Ruffled the feathers of the top-four hierarchy, albeit with significant investment.Why you should support them: If you play Football Manager, then they’re right up your street. Take a fifth division village side in 2000 to the Champions League…with the help of a lorry load of cash.COLOGNELeague position: 10th Boss: Markus GisdolWhich Prem club would they be: NEWCASTLE. Iconic stadium, crazy fanbase and a team capable of imploding at any minute.Why you should support them: Their mascot is a live goat called Hennes. Former striker Lukas Podolski loves the city so much he owns a kebab house there.UNION BERLINLeague position: 11th Boss: Urs FischerWhich Prem club would they be: SHEFF UTD. Promoted last May and the surprise package of this season’s Bundesliga.Why you should support them: What with the Cold War and a rivalry with the Stasi-backed BFC Dynamo, they haven’t had it easy. Their current stadium was actually rebuilt by their fans.5 Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall is one of the most iconic stands in EuropeCredit: Getty Images – GettyEINTRACHT FRANKFURTLeague position: 12th Boss: Adi HutterWhich Prem club would they be: EVERTON. Should be higher in the table but always more likely to win a cup than a title.Why you should support them: The president Peter Fischer is almost as passionate as the fans. Once accused of inciting a pyrotechnic show by proclaiming: “The stadium must burn today.”HERTHA BERLINLeague position: 13th Boss: Bruno LabbadiaWhich Prem club would they be: WEST HAM. Big-city team playing in an Olympic Stadium, often accused of under-achieving.Why you should support them: They are never ever boring. Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the club in February by announcing his resignation as manager in a Facebook post.AUGSBURGLeague position: 14th Boss: Heiko HerrlichWhich Prem club would they be: BRIGHTON/WATFORD. Established as a top-flight club but always with one eye over their shoulder.Why you should support them: Despite living in the shadow of Munich, they are still burning brightly in the Bundesliga…partly due to the psychedelic lights that adorn their stadium.5 Schalke are one of Germany’s best-supported clubsCredit: Getty Images – GettyMAINZLeague position: 15th Boss: Achim BeierlorzerWhich Prem club would they be: CRYSTAL PALACE. Likeable underdogs. The only difference is Mainz’s ground sits in a cornfield, Palace is a little more built up.Why you should support them: The club where Jurgen Klopp played and then cut his impressive teeth as a manager. Klopp won promotion to the top flight and is loved almost as much as their carnival season.FORTUNA DUSSELDORFLeague position: 16th Boss: Uwe RoslerWhich Prem club would they be: SOUTHAMPTON. Enjoyed their most successful spell in the 70s when they were winning domestic cup competitions.Why you should support them: One of the oldest clubs in Germany and the setting for TV’s Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Also the home of 80s band Kraftwerk, who based their hit The Model on the city’s fashion industry.WERDER BREMENLeague position: 17th Boss: Florian KohfeldtWhich Prem club would they be: ASTON VILLA. Countless trophies in the past. For a club of their size and stature, they should be nowhere near a relegation battle.Why you should support them: Every goal is greeted with an enthusiastic rendition of The Proclaimers’ 500 miles that puts most wedding parties to shame. 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The size of Bournemouth coupled with the survival chances of Norwich.Why you should support them: They need all the help they can get. Promoted last year as surprise runners-up and a real yo-yo club. They have been in five different divisions in six years.
The village of Kivalina is one of several Alaska locales threatened by eroding coastlines and rising sea levels. APRN file photo: Joaqlin Estus KNBAThe profile of the Denali Commission was elevated earlier this month, after President Obama announced during his visit to Alaska that the commission would coordinate the flow of resources to communities threatened by erosion, flooding and permafrost melt.Download AudioThe president also announced that the Denali Commission would receive $2 million to begin planning and coordination efforts.With the money in hand and needing to be allocated by September 30th, the Commission is trying to figure out its next steps. At a public meeting and teleconference on Tuesday, Bob Glascott with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggested that updating existing databases would be helpful, since the most recent information about communities threatened by erosion comes from 2009, and flood maps on file are often more than 40 years old.“Go out and talk to these communities, find out historically where the impacts have been, look at high water marks in these communities and survey them in – some sort of scope that would allow us to prioritize and figure out, if you have to make a list, and say ‘this is the number one community today with this snapshot’, and kind of go from there.”Commissioner Julie Kitka, President of the Alaska Federation of Natives, said the Denali Commission needs internal reforms before it can expand to fulfil its new role as the lead agency directing responses to climate change in Alaska. That includes reinstating a 5 percent cap on the administrative fee that the Denali Commission takes out of any incoming grant money.“Our number one thing that we could be doing better at the Denali Commission is keeping that cap and keeping accountability on that. When that exploded and increased on that, it really weakened our argument for having resources flow through the Denali Commission.”Kitka also argued for a greater decision-making role for commissioners.The next scheduled meeting of the Denali Commission is in November.