Hi there!

My name is Randall Hauk, and I am publisher, editor-in-chief, and (for at least the interim) sole writer of 'planet effzeh.' 

While I have had the good fortune to cover the German national team and the Bundesliga at a professional level over the last few years, it has been my personal labor of love, American Geissbock, that stokes the flames of my burning passion for following the sport and wanting to share my love of it with the world.

Hence, I give to the English-speaking world: planet effzeh!

I must offer thanks to the effzeh fans with whom I've interacted online, the vast majority of whom welcomed me immediately into the effzeh family, helping foster my love of the most-glorious club in the world. The same must be said for those I had the opportunity to meet at Florida Cup 2015. The fans I met, as well as the club staff and a handful of players, were all grand, confirming that I had truly chosen wisely a permanent home for my football love.

But most importantly, I could never have done this without the support and encouragement of my family, especially my wife who supplies the organizational brains while also tolerating my indoctrination of our young sons into the red-and-white way of life.

once effzeh, forever effzeh!