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Episode 49 ’Bundesliga vs Premier, raining on Klopp’s parade and life at the Ashton’ with Switzerland A international, Bristol City Centre-back Timm Klose

June 26, 2022

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The 1.93m defender has notched up 350 matches at a professional level and scored 25 goals. The 34-year-old worked his way up through the BSC Old Boys youth system between 1993-2007.

He signed his first professional contract with Swiss top-tier club FC Thun in 2009.  In 2011 he signed a contract with then Bundesliga team 1. FC Nürnberg which he stayed with until 2013.  In 2013/14 he was signed by VFL Wolfsburg.

Klose was then hired by former BVB II coach Daniel Farke for Norwich City which he stayed with from 2016-2021. 

In 2020-21 Klose spent a season at FC Basel before being signed for EFL Championship side Bristol City who are known as 'The Robins' who have played their football at Ashdon Gate stadium since 1904. 

1.  Swiss football roots, was football always on the cards as a career? Youth career with Old Boys Basel. FC Basel under coach former Borussia Dortmund U23 and Germany player Thorsten Fink and first professional contract with FC Thun. 

2. Some great clubs and classic names for the clubs Old Boys, Grasshoppers, Young Boys, Xamax what makes the Swiss League unique? 

3. 'Der Club' 1. FC Nürnberg the 9-time Deutsche Meister with Ilkay Gundogan and Julian Schieber under coach Dieter Hecking an impressive 6th place finish in 2010-11 and a 5-1 Pokal win at the Alm. 

4.  Two seasons with VFL Wolfsburg and a second-place finish and that 2015 DFB Pokal win against BVB, the story of Klopp's last match at the Berlin Olympiastadion, playing alongside Kevin De Bruyne and Ivan Perisic. Who are Wolfsburg really and are fans too harsh on the club? 

5. Promotion and relegation at Norwich City's Carrow Road, a debut at Tottenham Hotspurs, first goal against Newcastle, that great black kit in 16/17,  the 6 'Kanarienvoegel' flatter in, that shocking purple away kit in 17/18 and something of a win over Reading. 

6. 2018/19 Campioni, the championship title and promotion to The Premier League, a 95th-minute winner at Ipswich, what was the special Farke factor? The 19-20 relegation battle and back to the promised land in 20-21. 

7. Ashdown Gate and Bristol City. Life with 'The Robins', former Watford and Leicester coach Nigel Pearson and what makes Bristol a top place to be. 

8. 'Die Nati' the U21 and Switzerland A team, the 2012 Olympics, 2014 qualifying matches against England at Wembley.

09. Social media and close. 

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