The eternal Miro – The story of an unlikely career

by Niklas Wildhagen

One can’t help but be impressed if one takes a closer look at Miroslav Klose’s stats. The 35-year-old has scored 121 goals in 307 Bundesliga appearances, he has gotten on ...

Stalwart Ivica Olić remains hungry with the Wolves

by Tom Rowland

He is a nightmare for any defender. Full of guile and tenacity, Ivica Olić is the epitome of a hard-working striker. For this reason, defenders know they’re in for a ...

2.Bundesliga Matchday 31 Preview: Your fast-like-the-Easter-bunny rundown

by Randall Hauk

It’s an early start to the matchday this week, with 2.Bundesliga kicking off Thursday morning. So, no time to dilly-dally. Hop to it, all rabbit-like! Thursday Energie Cottbus : FC St. Pauli ...

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Thomas Broich – The forgotten talent

by Ahmed Yussuf

A recent weekend saw a son of Bavaria walk onto a football ...

An Englishman’s English Week in Bavaria

by Jon Godfrey

Having just returned from our third successive pre-Christmas trip to Germany, my ...

Five potential successors to Armin Veh at Eintracht Frankfurt

by Vlado Angelkovski

Last month Armin Veh regretfully announced his decision to step down as ...

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Chewing gum in the Bundesliga

by Niklas Wildhagen

Chewing gum has been used by used for over 3,000 years and it comes in all shapes and forms these days. Every now and then the public is warned about the possible unpleasant side effects the overuse may have, but despite all the migraine warnings which have been issued over the years chewing gum has […]

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Is Samba fullback Wendell ready to waltz yet?

by Pål Ødegård

German clubs, and Bayer Leverkusen in particular, have a long tradition of acquiring Brazilians. The latter club has also been very successful in doing so. Lúcio, Zé Roberto, Paulo Sérgio, Juan, Jorginho, Renato Augusto, França and Emerson each played over 50 matches for Die Werkself, most of them have even featured in over 100 games. […]

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Bayern vs. Kaiserslautern – The underdog’s complaints

by Niklas Wildhagen

Tonight’s Pokal semifinal match between FC Bayern München and 1.FC Kaiserslautern is a classic, and this time around there are many factors worth examining. Bayern are currently trying to get out of the slump they have been facing in the league. Saturday’s comprehensible 3-0 beat down by Dortmund meant that Bayern haven’t won their last […]

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Germany Must Win the World Cup or Else…

by Cristian Nyari

As part of their 2014 World Cup coverage, KICKTV presents the “The Ultimate Group G Preview – The Group of Death,” a 15-part video series in which former U.S. International and 2006 World Cup veteran Jimmy Conrad travels to all the nations in Group G for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Germany, Portugal, […]

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2.Bundesliga Matchday 30 in Review: All the drama can be exhausting!

by Randall Hauk

The 2.Bundesliga did not let a scoreless draw in Bielefeld prevent a goal-rich weekend in Germany’s second tier, with a total of 30 goals scored across the eight other matches between Friday and Monday. Despite all the scoring, the only movement in 2.Bundesliga over the weekend happened among the middle 12 clubs in the table, […]

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Dortmund Shine Against Bayern and Other Matchday 30 Musings

by Jonathan Harding

It must have been quite a moment for Marco Reus on Saturday evening in Munich. His team triumphed in perhaps their most complete performance of the season to defeat recent title-winners Bayern Munich by three goals to nil. His footballing twin has already swapped yellow for red and with Robert Lewandowski following suit this summer, […]

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5 Talking Points from Matchday 30

by Eskender Tamrat

With the season drawing to the closing stages, the race to grasp the spots that entitle teams to European participation next season and the fight to avoid relegation heats up at either end of the table. Nonetheless, the headline story of the matchday remained at the top of the standings, as Bayern München continued their […]

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Team of the Week – Matchday 30

by Cristian Nyari

The German Clasico took center stage this weekend in the Bundesliga, albeit under milder circumstances. Still, that did not stop Borussia Dortmund from getting their biggest win in Munich since 1991 with an emphatic 3-0 victory, continuing Bayern’s mini slump in the league. Elsewhere Stuttgart picked up a vital point in the relegation battle at […]

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Champions League draw – Bayern München face Real Madrid

by Niklas Wildhagen

Football fans can look forward to a classic encounter after today’s Champions League draw in Nyon – Bayern München are once again playing against Real Madrid. Real’s wins over Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund have seen them reach the semi finals, whilst Bayern have gone to the round of the last 4 by defeating Arsenal […]

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Der Klassiker Is Back: Do You Care?

by Travis Timmons

Germany’s version of El Clasico is back this weekend as Borussia Dortmund visit Bayern Munich in round two of 2013-14′s Der Klassiker series. However, the best some of us can muster for this late season showdown is a yawn. Yawn. There’s just very little narrative intrigue to the heavyweight clash in this particular instance. Sure, it features Germany’s […]

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