Neuer: Dortmund are not unbeatable

first_imgBorussia Dortmund may have enjoyed a strong start to the 2018-19 season but Manuel Neuer has not ruled out Bayern Munich catching the Bundesliga leaders.Dortmund hold a six-point advantage at the top of the table having won 14 of their 18 matches, losing just once.In contrast, Bayern have struggled for consistency at times, enduring tough spells in September and November – the latter including a 3-2 defeat to Dortmund. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, the six-time defending champions are on a run of six successive wins either side of the mid-season break to keep the pressure on Lucien Favre’s leaders.And Neuer believes Bayern can still catch Dortmund as they prepare for their first home match of 2019 against Stuttgart on Sunday.#NeuerTheWall is back! #TSGFCB pic.twitter.com/4gElxGsur8— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 22, 2019″Dortmund are not unbeatable you know,” he told reporters at an Audi event.”I think we saw weaknesses in the first half of the season, they did not leave many points behind, but on one occasion or another it was very close.”Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge agrees with Neuer’s assessment given the quality head coach Niko Kovac has at his disposal.Despite Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Corentin Tolisso remaining on the injury list, the Croatian coach has managed his squad admirably to oversee a recent resurgence.”We are not the hunted but the hunter,” Rummenigge said. “Let’s just wait and see what happens.”Dortmund has a good team, but we have not got a bad one!”BVB are back in Bundesliga action themselves on Saturday, as they host Hannover 96 at Westfalenstadion.last_img read more

Micropubs Can Sell Brew to Take Home

first_imgMicrobrewery customers can now buy a bottle of their favorite local brew right from the bar. Changes to the Liquor Licensing Regulations, effective today, Jan. 29, allow beer made in-house to be sold from the pub instead of having to be purchased from an adjacent, segregated storefront. “It’s about convenience and making it easier for microbreweries to do business,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Mark Furey. “These businesses can now serve their customers and avoid some of the extra red tape that has been burdensome for them. At the same time, the change does not increase access to liquor beyond liquor store hours.” Beer will be sold in 1.8 litre to two-litre bottles, known as growlers. The sale for offsite consumption is not permitted after 10 p.m. Brewpubs and microbreweries can now sell their product within the premises as long as the patron leaves after purchasing the bottle. The bottle must be sealed. “This regulatory change will reduce unnecessary red tape and help Nova Scotia small businesses grow and prosper,” said Luc Erjavec, vice-president Atlantic, Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. “At the same time, it will help quench our customers’ thirst for high-quality, locally made products.” “This is an encouraging step toward reducing the regulatory burden for Nova Scotia’s small business community,” said Jennifer English, senior policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). “Small businesses consistently rank government regulations as a top concern, so any move to eliminate unnecessary red tape is a welcome one.” A deposit is required on each bottle to encourage reuse or recycling.last_img read more