How is Kaiserslautern viewed in Germany? I know they've won some titles in the past and did the whole promotion to Bundesliga champs thing in one season with Ballack being there briefly before moving on.
I had never heard of them until Klose took the '02 WC by storm. Are they viewed as a big club? In recent times, it seems like they are a yo-yo club.
Small-town club with an inflated sense of entitlement and notoriously impertinent fans.
Truth be told, they used to be pretty big, probably one of the richest in tradition in German football, half the WC team of 1954 played for Kaiserlauterm, the Walter brothers among them. Being form a very small city, they've always been dependent on monies from the community and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. I think they're slowly coming to realize that they'll be unable to compete in the modern landscape.