Archive | December, 2012

Snapshot: Applause For The Brave Amateurs From Germany

by Niklas Wildhagen

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s first journey into European action earned them the respect of their professional opponents. German sides have throughout the existence of the European Cup Winner’s Cup been involved in a number of memorable matches: Fortuna Düsseldorf’s 4-3 loss to a legendary Barca side in the final of 1979 or Werder Bremen’s win over Arsene Wenger’s […]

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FC Augsburg Appoint Reuter as Sporting Director

by Gerry Wittmann

FC Augsburg recently announced the appointment of former German national team defender Stefan Reuter as Sporting Director of the club, replacing Jürgen Rollmann, whose short time in the role lasted less than three months.  The Bavarian club is buried deep in the relegation zone along with SpVgg Greuther Fürth, as each club only earned Hinrunde records of one […]

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Lewis Holtby and Jan Kirchhoff to leave their clubs at the end of the season

by Cristian Nyari

Today it was announced that Lewis Holtby will not extend his contract at Schalke and leave the club at the end of the season. Elsewhere, Jan Kirchhoff has reached a similar decision and chose to move on from Mainz in the coming summer.  A lot of speculation has surrounded the potential move of both of […]

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The Bundesliga’s Top 15 Summer Signings

by Niklas Wildhagen

The teams in the Bundesliga are taking a well-deserved rest after a very exciting Hinrunde. Some of the players who impressed us this season arrived at their new clubs during the summer. After some deliberation and hefty arguments we managed to come up with our top 15 summer signings. Take a look at the gallery […]

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The Future That Favre Built

by Younis Sultan

After reaching the dizzying heights of the Champions League last season, Gladbach started their Bundesliga campaign in nervy fashion this year, accruing just one win in their opening six Bundesliga games. Despite the bad start however Gladbach lie 8th in the Bundesliga going into the winter break level on points with Stuttgart and Schalke and […]

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Thomas Eichin replaces Klaus Allofs As Sporting Director At Werder Bremen

by Cristian Nyari

After a long search, Werder Bremen have finally found the man to replace long time sporting director Klaus Allofs who left for Wolfsburg in November in former Borussia Mönchengladbach and Nürnberg player Thomas Eichin. The 46 year old is not going into the job blind and has experience managing a team but surprisingly it isn’t […]

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It Takes Two: Nürnberg Hire Duo to Replace Hecking

by Gerry Wittmann

1. FC Nürnberg have announced that they will finish out the 2012/2013 season with the duo of former U-23 coach Michael Wiesinger and former assistant Armin Reutershahn leading the club on the sidelines, replacing Dieter Hecking, who left the club to coach VfL Wolfsburg last week.  Nürnberg, 14th in the Bundesliga table at winter break, will officially […]

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Milan Badelj: Hamburg’s deep-lying playmaker

by Niklas Wildhagen

Almost unnoticed by the media, the Croatian Milan Badelj has turned out to be one of Frank Arnesen’s best buys during his time at HSV. Rafael van der Vaart and the lovely Sylvie have grabbed the attention and the imagination of the press in Hamburg after the Dutchman’s return to the Red Shorts. The German […]

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Dieter Hecking appointed Wolfsburg manager

by Josh Ilan

VfL Wolfsburg have announced the appointment of 1 FC Nürnberg coach Dieter Hecking as team manager.  Hecking, 48, had coached Der Club since December, 2009, amassing a 42-23-47 record.  The native of Castrop-Rauxel, in the Ruhr Valley area, began his coaching career in 2000 with SC Verl following a 17 year playing career, and also managed VfB Lübeck, […]

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Hinrunde Wonder Teams of Recent Years

by Aleix Gwilliam

Many people who don’t watch the Bundesliga always ask the same question: why do you watch the Bundesliga when you could watch the great football played in La Liga or the exciting football of the Premier League? Of course, it’s a matter of tastes. Yes, perhaps the players in the Bundesliga aren’t as technical and […]

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