Five Talking Points from Matchday 2

by Tim Snoddon

This past weekend’s action was overshadowed by transfer news, in particular, Xabi Alonso signing for Bayern Munich for a tidy £5 million. As well, there was the return of Shinji ...

Transfer Deadline Day recap

by Aleix Gwilliam

With the transfer window now shut at midnight, it has been quite an interesting deadline day for clubs in the Bundesliga. Despite the fact that the Bundesliga is not one ...

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Toni Kroos among the Galacticos

by Chalkontheboots

When the opportunity arises to sign a player of the calibre of Toni Kroos for around £20million, it’s not really a difficult decision to make. And when you’re the President ...

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Greuther Fürth 3 St. Pauli 0. Poor performance all round from Die Freibeuter der Liga

by Ryan O'Grady

Two goals in two minutes from Kacper Przbyłko and Zsolt Korcsmár in the ...

Are Bayern’s recent transfers a mistake?

by Aleix Gwilliam

The news came up on Thursday morning like a flash: Xabi Alonso ...

Welcome Back Shinji, Hello Xabi and Mehdi

by Gerry Wittmann

Bundesliga clubs continue to gear up for the long season, as Borussia ...

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Bochum Moves into Tie for First Following Sunday Win at Braunschweig

by Court Wilson

New forward Simon Terodde’s header in the 77th minute gave VfL Bochum the lead for good Sunday, as they were able to hold on to a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig and now sit atop the 2. Bundesliga standings in first place based on goal differential. Terodde, acquired from FC Union Berlin during the summer, […]

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Bayer Leverkusen 4 Hertha Berlin 2: Werkself come back twice in six-goal thriller

by Aleix Gwilliam

Bayer Leverkusen recorded their second victory of the season and moved up to the top spot in the Bundesliga after a hard-earned 4-2 victory against Hertha Berlin in a match they had to come from behind on two occasions. Goals by Jedvaj, Spahić, Brandt and Bellarabi, all in the second half, were enough to see Roger […]

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FC Augsburg 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Klopp’s Side Survive Late Scare

by Ryan O'Grady

Two early goals from Reus and Sokratis as well as a tap in from new boy Adrián Ramos were just enough for Borussia Dortmund to see plucky FC Augsburg off. In a seemingly comfortable position with 10 minutes to go with the score at 3-0 to BVB, two late goals from the home side brought […]

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Paderborn’s Süleyman Koc – The story of a second chance

by Niklas Wildhagen

When Süleyman Koc was taken off the pitch by his coach Andre Breitenreiter in the 81st minute of the match against Mainz Sunday, hethe ovation of the Benteler-Arena rang in his ears. The 25-year-old had just debuted in the Bundesliga, as one of Paderborn’s most creative players going forward. Germany’s biggest football magazine, kicker, rewarded […]

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3. Liga Review Weeks 5 & 6

by Aleix Gwilliam

Two “English Weeks˝ within the first six matchdays of the new 3. Liga season and we already have every team with at least one victory and one defeat. Stuttgarter Kickers moved to the top of the table with two wins while their city neighbours Stuttgart II stay rooted to the bottom with two defeats. Wehen Wiesbaden, […]

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Season Preview 2014-2015 : Eintracht Frankfurt

by Eskender Tamrat

Nickname: Die Adler (The Eagles) Founded: March 8, 1899 Club colors: Red and black Primary Rivals: FSV Frankfurt, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Kickers Offenbach, 1. FSV Mainz Fan Friendship: Oldham Athletic, Atalanta Bergamo, Wacker Innsbruck Trophies: German Championship (1): 1959 DFB-Pokal (4): 1973-74, 1974-75, 1980-81, 1987-88 UEFA Cup (1): 1979-80 Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena (formerly: Waldstadion, inaugurated 1925). 51,500 capacity. […]

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What the Premier League Needs to Learn from the Bundesliga

by John Fisher

In the last part of this series about finances in German football, we will take a look at what the Premier League can learn about its own successes and failures and whether it should take any inspiration from how the Bundesliga and its incumbent teams are organised and governed. While acknowledging that there are many […]

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The ALS ice bucket challenges reaches the fanatic

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has swept the internet as celebrities, footballers, and users of social media have accepted the challenge and posted videos of the dowsing. Yesterday one of our own, editor in chief Niklas Wildhagen, was challenged by Talking Fussball Extra producer Jon Hartley to take icy challenge. We at the fanatic are […]

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Fans protest against RB Leipzig

by Niklas Wildhagen

RB Leipzig have entered the Bundesliga 2 with a bang, managing to secure 7 points from their first three matches in addition to a famous win over Bundesliga side SC Paderborn in the first round of the DFB Pokal. However, those who have followed the close up shots from the fan blocks on match day […]

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Eight Talking Points from Match Day 1

by Tim Snoddon

The Bundesliga is back for a new season and there was already plenty to talk about after the first round of matches. Bayern München unsurprisingly started the season off with a tricky victory against Wolfsburg while Borussia Dortmund disappointed after losing at home to a promising Leverkusen side. Meanwhile, SC Paderborn recorded their first ever […]

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