# Story of our Glory

## Story of X's Glory

Let us tell you the Story of our Glory.$$[\cdots (0)]$$
We started according to the new Year. Manual on 'How to Win'.$$[\cdots (1)]$$
Everybody started exclaiming "X"$$[\cdots (2)]$$
All began to mull over the Possibilities.$$[\cdots (3)]$$
We started cruising towards our Destination.$$[\cdots (4)]$$
We did the Maths.$$[\cdots (5)]]$$
And registered a historical Win in the Semi-Final.$$[\cdots (6)]$$
We had the fiercest Swans-Tiger, who was the best in Defence.$$[\cdots (7)]$$
We were not going to Mess it this Time.$$[\cdots (8)]$$
We knew we were surely going to Win.$$[\cdots (9)]$$
We had all the Low we needed.$$[\cdots (10)]$$
We came so close.$$[\cdots (11)]$$
Finally, we gotz it.$$[\cdots (12)]]$$

## Question:

What does this story remind you of?
Identify X and the Destination.

## Note:

• Hints will be provided as and when deemed necessary.

## Hints:

$$(1)$$ Notice that the first letter of all nouns is in capital.

$$(2)$$ One for all and all for one.

$$(3)$$ Every line is valuable.

We can identify

X as Germany National Football Team (Die Mannschaft), the Destination is the 2014 FIFA World Cup title.

## Dodgy Puns:

(1) new Year = Neuer and Manual = Manuel, so Manuel Neuer.

(2) exc(laim)ing = Lahm, so Phillip Lahm

(3) mull over = Müller, so Thomas Müller.

(4) cruising = Kroos, so Toni Kroos.

(5) Maths = Mats , so Mats Hummmels.

(6) Swans-Tiger = Schweinsteiger , best in = Bastian , so Bastian Schweinsteiger.

(7) semi = Sami , so Sami Khedira.

(8) Mess it= Mesut, so Mesut Özil.

(9) surely = Schürrle, so André Schürrle.

(10) Low = Löw, so Joachim Löw.

(11) close = Klose, so Miroslav Klose.

(12) gotz = Götze, so Mario Götze.

Incidentally, my home country suffered quite a tragic loss at that semi-final :(

## Hints explained:

(1) All of the nouns are capitalized because that happens when you write in German.

(2) This hints towards unity and teamspirit, essential characteristics of a team.

(3) Every line contains the name of some player disguised by a pun.

• I thought Mess as Messi was a cooler solution because you don't want to mess it up :P
– ffao
Mar 30, 2016 at 5:55
• No idea for the semi-final line, I'll have to defer that to the experts
– ffao
Mar 30, 2016 at 6:18
• I decided to give you the answer for the semi-final. Mar 30, 2016 at 6:40