Archive | January 8, 2013

Hinrunde Review: Schalke’s Fall From Grace

by Jody Strauch

It is a bitter winter break in Gelsenkirchen for a team that gave its fans such high hopes with the best season start in 41 years. And if you look at just the numbers, it’s hard to understand where FC Schalke 04 went so wrong. The Royal Blues were 6-2-1 in their first 9 games […]

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Hinrunde Review: Augsburg’s Battle Against the Drop

by Ben Loder

Before we analyze Augsburg’s Hinrunde, let’s rewind 12 months to when Jos Luhukay’s side were second-bottom of the Bundesliga and second-lowest goalscorers in the league. As his successor, Markus Weinzierl, takes a look at the current table, he sees his team sitting second from bottom in the standings, with the second-fewest goals scored in the […]

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Bayern 2013, Arsene, Prince Poldi and Pep

by Mark Lovell

Happy New Year readers and @LovellLowdown followers. The extensive Bundesliga winter break has allowed for everyman and his twitter dog to pen a piece extolling the virtues of Bayern Munich. Hopefully you will have had your fill of these and allow me the opportunity to vent some alternative angles. Loyal Lowdowners will not need reminding that I […]

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