Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lewis Holtby – Germany’s Most Versatile Footballer

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Tottenham Hotspur supporters should be brimming with excitement after it was announced that Schalke’s Lewis Holtby will join the club at the end of the summer. In Holtby, Spurs will get a tremendously versatile and engaged player.  His fitness and workrate along with his technical qualities and creativity have allowed him to play a multitude of roles and positions successfully so far in […]

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Japanese Players in the Bundesliga: Mid-season Report

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This season, there have been nine Japanese players active in the Hinrunde, the largest contingent in the league’s history, with more Japanese players on the way, as Shimizu S-Pulse forward Genki Omae has signed with Fortuna Düsseldorf and 19 year-old Ken Matsubara is trialing with F95 . And, despite the outstanding Shinji Kagawa leaving for the Premier League this summer, Japanese […]

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Lewis Holtby joins Tottenham Hotspur and Jan Kirchhoff moves to Bayern Munich

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Last week both Schalke’s Lewis Holtby and Mainz’s Jan Kirchhoff confirmed that neither will seek to renew their contracts at the end of the season, inevitably leading to a range of stories and rumors linking them with moves to several clubs.  A little less than a week later both put all those rumors to bed by officially declaring for their […]

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