Ten Talking Points on the 2015/2016 Bundesliga Season Part 1

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The Bundesliga’s 2015/2016 season is just about over, with only the second legs of the two promotion/relegation playoffs yet to come, with Bayern Munich doing the double by winning the Pokal on penalties Saturday.  As always, it’s been another great Bundesliga season, but these first three of these ten narratives explain the special flavor of German football during 2015/2016 and how the league […]

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Marco Russ – First fighting relegation, then cancer

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There’s an awful lot at stake in tonight’s relegation play off match between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Nürnberg. However, only hours before kick off there’s another bit of news that once again shows why football isn’t the most important thing on the planet. Eintracht defender and captain Marco Russ has been diagnosed with cancer ahead of the match. Russ […]

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Jos Luhukay to Pilot Stuttgart Next Season, Sporting Director Dutt Fired

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Veteran coach Jos Luhukay has been signed by Stuttgart to lead the club on a two-year contract, while Sporting Director Robin Dutt has been given his walking papers.  After flirting with relegation the past two seasons, Stuttgart were demoted last weekend and will spend their first campaign outside Germany’s first division in 41 years next season. Luhukay, a former Dutch midfielder, […]

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Viktor Skripnik – Should he stay or should he go?

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When security forces at the Weserstadion opened the gates, there was no holding back from the fans’ side. They stormed onto the pitch and celebrated the fact that Werder is staying in the Bundesliga for another season. Even the Green-and-Whites’ coach Viktor Skripnik had shown an uncharacteristic outburst of emotion on the sideline as his squad managed to escape the relegation […]

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The Case for Joel Veltman Replacing Mats Hummels at BVB

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FC Bayern have struck again! Mats Hummels returning to his former club Bayern Munich and the Bavarians have agreed on a 35 million euro fee for the German International, making him the third player high profile player to move from Dortmund to Bayern in the space of four seasons. Although Borussia Dortmund are known for their ability replace their departing players quite […]

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