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Chairman's Christmas message

Happy holidays, Bayern fans!

Season’s greetings to all our members, friends and fans,

The year 2009 is slowly but surely drawing to a close – and I’d say without hesitation it’s been an eventful year at the club, with many highs and lows.

I’m sure we’ve all thoroughly enjoyed the last few weeks, as our team has re-established itself in the leading group in the Bundesliga with a series of vital victories. At the midpoint of the season, we are third in the standings and just two points off leaders Bayer Leverkusen, an extremely promising position for the second half of the campaign. We finished as runners-up last season, so my wish for 2010 is that we’ll go one better and win the league, celebrating that triumph with our loyal fans as we lift the trophy on the Town Hall balcony in Munich.

In the Champions League, our team produced a phenomenal performance in Turin against Italy’s most successful club Juventus, winning 4-1 and deservedly sealing a place in the first knockout round. It was a magical night, crowned by an achievement which had looked all but impossible just a few weeks previously.