Hakan Çalhanoglu speaks up in a memorable interview

by Niklas Wildhagen

The German TV-Show Das Aktuelle Sportstudio has been on the air since 1963. In the beginning, the minds behind the concept tried whatever they saw fit, producing some of the ...

2. Bundesliga Match Day 10 Wrap: The second quarter of the season begins

by Randall Hauk

<insert my usual gripes about how much I do not like international breaks here> Okay! That sorted . . . The second division returned to action Friday night, much to ...

Bundesliga 2 team of the week: Matchday 10

by Ben McKenna

Ingolstadt continue to their march at top of the table but a resurgent Fortuna Dusseldorf remain hot on their heels. Nurnburg’s recent good form also continued with an impressive win ...


Hapless Bremen hit for six in stunning Bayern display

by Rick Joshua

After a busy international break it would be back to domestic Bundesliga ...

Five Thoughts on Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke Debut

by Tim Snoddon

Champions League winning manager Roberto DI Matteo had a successful week 8 ...

Milivoje Novaković: Rebirth in Japan

by Miran Zore

It is not much to see nowadays. Bežigrad Stadium, once the proud ...


Team of the week – Match Day 8

by Niklas Wildhagen

Bayern are just cruising at the moment. In their latest match the Bavarians barely moved out of second gear, but nevertheless they managed to destroy Werder Bremen 6-0. Gladbach continue their good run of form and next week’s match between the Foals and Pep Guardiola’s team is a mouth-watering prospect. On the other hand side there […]

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Hamburger SV 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Gisdol’s side make it 8 unbeaten

by Ryan O'Grady

After the international hiatus both Hoffenheim and Hamburg were hoping to build on their respective victories claimed before the break, Hoffenheim beat Schalke 04 whilst Hamburg pulled up a major upset gaining their first win of the season away to Dortmund. Hoffenheim were the last of the 4 undefeated sides to play this weekend knowing that […]

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Preview: Monday’s Fortuna Düsseldorf-FC St. Pauli Clash

by Linus Vedmar

Fortuna Düsseldorf is looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven games when they host FC St. Pauli at the Esprit Arena on Monday. The hosts are currently fourth in the zweite Bundesliga, even though they experienced a slow start to the season. Oliver Reck’s side began the campaign by drawing against Eintracht Braunschweig and […]

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More Exciting News for American Bundesliga Fans !!!

by Gerry Wittmann

How about this for the perfect weekend for a Bayern Munich fan and their guest…. subscribers to the free Bayern newsletter have a chance of winning a weekend trip (November 21-23) to the Allianz Arena not only for the Bavarians’ match with Hoffenheim, but also the opportunity to meet the FCB players, tour the club’s […]

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FC Nürnberg 1-0 RB Leipzig: Der Club firmly back on track

by Ryan O'Grady

Nürnberg look to be finally getting out of their terrible early season form after having taken seven of nine points from their last three games, thanks to Friday night’s 1-o victory over the visiting RB Leipzig. Alessandro Schöpf secured victory for der Club with a fine finish of some quick counter-attacking by his side. There was even […]

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Time for Klopp and Dortmund to prove their worth

by David Morris

If you take a look at the betting markets every time a top club sacks their manager, there is one name you can guarantee will be among the favourites to take over. Jurgen Klopp has been building his reputation over the past five or so years, combining his excellent managerial abilities with his enigmatic and […]

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The Auteur of Säbener Straße: A Book Review of Perarnau’s Pep Confidential

by Travis Timmons

“At 3.30am he bids the party goers goodnight and walks off with Valentina asleep, curled up in his arms like a baby.” Thus ends Pep’s first year as coach of Bayern Munich: during the wee morning hours with his young daughter asleep in his arms. Intimate scenes such as this one fill Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep […]

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Contest – Win a copy of Martí Perarnau’s book Pep Confidential

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The Bundesliga Fanatic, in collaboration with Back Press Publishing, is giving away three copies of the new book Pep Confidential by Martí Perarnau. To become eligible to win one of those copies all you need to do is to answer our question and send the answer to contest@bundesligafanatic.com. All correct answers that have been sent to us […]

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Obstacles on Germany’s Road to Euro 2016: Are there grounds for panic?

by Rick Joshua

This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. When the draw was made for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, nobody would be questioning Germany’s dominance. Even before their World Cup triumph in Brazil, their place in France would be more or less guaranteed. There would be little to fear in three opening matches against Scotland, Poland and […]

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Borussia Dortmund: Finally Some Good News

by Gerry Wittmann

It’s been a trying start to the Bundesliga season for Jürgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund.  The normally high-flying Schwarzgelben, though doing well in Champions League and Pokal play, have been grounded thus far in league action, riddled with player injuries. Dortmund are mired in the bottom half of the Bundesliga table, on seven points, with only two league […]

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