Bundesliga versus the NFL, Part Two: the players, their performances, and behaviors


Technological progress has effectively shrunk the sports world to the point where a person living in the Northwestern corner of the United States can reasonably follow German football closely enough to write about it for an English-reading audience that can be found as far away as southern Australia. The converse of this is, of course, that the sports leagues that are […]

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Bundesliga ready for possible testing of video replays


The following is a press release sent by the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) today. Some additional information appears following the press release. Together with DFB, DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga will be lodging an application with FIFA to participate in the pilot phase of the use of video replays provided that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approves this at its next […]

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A Look Back at Schalke’s Win over Wolfsburg Saturday


There’s nothing overly romantic about describing Schalke’s 3-0 home victory against Wolfsburg as their best performance since their 4-3 victory over Real Madrid nearly a year ago. It was a clinical performance that saw goals from club veteran Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, summer signing Johannes Geis and winter signing Alessandro Schopf, who indeed scored within minutes of his first game at the Veltins […]

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Tactical Analyis: Bayer Leverkusen 0 – 0 FC Bayern


FC Bayern Bayern started with an asymmetrical shape. Joshua Kimmich and Holger Badstuber, the central defenders, were flanked by the dynamic Philip Lahm and David Alaba, respectively on the right and left. Lahm’s role was different to Alaba’s role. In most of Bayern’s very first-phase of build-up, Alaba was slightly deeper, staying in the first-line. Along with the progression, if […]

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Hertha Berlin – Borussia Dortmund Match Recap


Intro: The grandfather of my girlfriend found the right words after the match Hertha BSC Berlin against Borussia Dortmund without goals. “A football afternoon to throw away“. Yes it was, if you like goals. No it was not, if you like tactics. Hertha BSC Berlin against Borussia Dortmund ended in a draw and a famous visitor in Olympiastadion Berlin – […]

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Could the rise of the Chinese Super League spell trouble for the Bundesliga?


The Chinese Super League has made news all over the footballing world for spending €136 Million in the January transfer window just closed, more than any other league. Even China’s League One, the Asian nation’s second tier of football, spent more money on transfers in the last window (€43 million) than Bundesliga clubs collectively spent (€36 million). This financial muscle […]

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