Monthly Archives: December 2012

Snapshot: Applause For The Brave Amateurs From Germany

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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 AS Monaco are certainly highlights […]

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FC Augsburg Appoint Reuter as Sporting Director

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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 win and six draws in […]

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

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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 these players and their availability at the […]

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The Future That Favre Built

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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 just the solitary point behind […]

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Thomas Eichin replaces Klaus Allofs As Sporting Director At Werder Bremen

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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 a football club but Köln’s […]

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It Takes Two: Nürnberg Hire Duo to Replace Hecking

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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 introduce Wiesinger and Reutershahn at […]

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Dieter Hecking appointed Wolfsburg manager

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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, Alemannia Aachen and Hannover before […]

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Hinrunde Wonder Teams of Recent Years

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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 skilled in general as the […]

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