Semi-Spontaneous Reaction: Marcel Risse Times Two

by Randall Hauk

The short-ish and sweet after 1. FC Köln’s 0-2 victory at Hamburger SV. What it Means Without question, getting a pair of goals and all three points in the first match of ...

Breisgau Bulletin: SC Freiburg 4 –Eintracht Frankfurt 1

by Adrian Sertl

Substitute striker Nils Petersen used a hat trick to give Freiburg all three points in their Saturday afternoon encounter with Eintracht Frankfurt. Marco Russ’ strike in the first minute of the ...

VfB Stuttgart: Same Team, Same Result

by Court Wilson

I don’t know how often Sporting Directors sit with the coaches and team on the bench during a match, but new director Robin Dutt apparently wanted to witness the train-wreck ...

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1. FC Köln at Rückrunde Start: Modest Goals and Big Dreams

by Randall Hauk

“Fifteenth place.” Certainly not “at least fifteenth so we have a chance ...

Neuer? Robben Deserved Our Ballon d’Or Love

by Travis Timmons

Seven Bundesliga players made the first cut for the 2014 Ballon d’Or ...

Mainz Welcomes the ‘Chilean Zlatan’

by Mathew Burt

It’s hard to decide whether it’s a compliment to be labelled the ...

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Bayer Leverkusen-Borussia Dortmund Preview: A Crucial Kickoff for Both

by Chase Ruttig

At the start of the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign, few pundits or supporters would have predicted anything other than both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund competing to chase FC Bayern as usual in the Champions League places come the winterpause. That didn’t come close to happening as the well documented struggles of BvB have brought a […]

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Asian Cup Final: The Leverkusen Connection- Son vs Kruse

by Mathew Burt

On Saturday morning the Bayer Leverkusen squad will be waking up and turning their attentions to their evening match at home to Borussia Dortmund, which kicks off the ‘Werkself’s Bundesliga Rückrunde. 10,000 miles away in Sydney though, two of the squad will have their eyes focused on a quite different match- the 2015 Asian Cup […]

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Jannik Vestergaard – Werder Bremen’s Great Dane

by Mathew Burt

At 1.99m Werder Bremen’s new defensive signing Jannik Vestergaard certainly looks the part when it comes to being a centre-back. Werder fans will now be hoping the 22-year-old can help plug the leaky defence that saw the ‘Green-Whites’ concede 39 goals in the Hinrunde and finish 16th at the halfway stage. Vestergaard has signed from […]

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Mario Gomez: Rejuvenated at Fiorentina?

by Chase Ruttig

For much of the current Serie A campaign, the headlines regarding former FC Bayern superstar striker Mario Gomez have spoken of a player who has lost his form and was but a shell of his former self as injuries hounded the former German international. Many in Italy were simply giving up hope when it came to […]

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Home again – Didier Ya Konan returns to Hannover 96

by Ansgar Löcke

In a surprise move Hannover 96 have re-signed Ivorian striker Didier Ya Konan. The 30-year-old attacker, who had left the Bundesliga side for Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad last summer, has signed a contract till the summer with an option to add another year. “This is a great feeling. I’m coming home. God knows my path and […]

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SC Freiburg’s Football Factory

by Mathew Burt

It’s the first game of the 2012 Rückrunde and bottom side SC Freiburg are facing FC Augsburg at home and neither side have found a way to score as the clock ticks down to 90 minutes. Trainer Christian Streich decides on a final throw of the dice and sends on eighteen year old academy graduate […]

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SC Paderborn: Hinrunde review and looking ahead

by Eskender Tamrat

For anyone who’s interested in “David vs. Goliath” clashes from this current Bundesliga season, nothing came close to the debutant SC Paderborn’s (SCP) trip to the Allianz Arena on Matchday five. Pre-season predictions marked out the newly-promoted side as pushovers each matchday, while it wouldn’t have been easy to find someone who thought that Bayern’s utter dominance would be halted […]

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Völler: “They’re Simply Worlds Apart” – Is Bayern’s dominance bad for the Bundesliga?

by Conor Garratt

The past few years have been among the best in recent memory for fans of Bayern München. With a treble in 2013, the most sought after coach in the world running sessions at Säbener Straße, and a number of World Champions alongside a smattering of the game’s biggest names, there’s very little to complain about, […]

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Taking a look at Hoffenheim’s Winter Break: Johannesburg and More

by Ryan O'Grady

When autumn turns to winter, many of the birds of the Northern Hemisphere head south to warmer climes. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim followed suit, heading to South Africa for winter training. As part of the “Bundesliga World Tour extravaganza” that saw all 18 clubs travel during the break, Hoffenheim spent ten days in Johannesburg. Before they departed, […]

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Checking in with Eintract Frankfurt heading into the Rückrunde

by Eskender Tamrat

Once Thomas Schaaf ended his one-year hiatus from football to become the new manager of Eintracht Frankfurt, there was little doubt that Commerzbank Arena would become the place to see goals this season. The Eagles have carved out a reputation as the league’s free-scoring side, while also being too generous on the other end of the pitch. As […]

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