Archive | January 14, 2013

Hinrunde Review SC Freiburg: The Breisgau Brazilians Streich Back

by Nebbia Lee

The 2012/2013 season didn’t start quite as the Breisgauers planned: several key players picked up injuries right before the season began. The first 1/3 of the Hinrunde was a bit shaky as a result; the Breisgau Brazilians won only one game in their first six rounds and there were glitches here and there. But, after […]

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Patrick Ebert – Revival in Purple and White

by Aleix Gwilliam

In 2009, Germany’s U-21 side won the European Championships by thrashing England 4-0 in the final. That team included players such like Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil, all of which have gone on to have great careers either in the Bundesliga or abroad. Like in all national […]

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Hinrunde Review: Trouble Ahead for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

by Andrew Smith

With half of the season over, TSG Hoffenheim is certainly not in a position they would have wanted to be once the season began. Sitting in the relegation playoff spot with 12 points and just 3 wins and 3 draws from their 17 games, Hoffenheim sit 7 points adrift from safety and have glaring weaknesses […]

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Hinrunde Review: Eintracht, Like A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes

by Holger Ruhl

So, just what has been going on so far this season out in the forest in the South of Frankfurt?  With enough time at hand during this miserable winter break, you think one would have sufficient time to come to terms with and reflect on the team’s performances during those first 17 matchdays. Not a […]

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Snapshot: The Flying Knife

by Niklas Wildhagen

A knife thrown by a fan from Essen’s legendary Westkurve allegedly narrowly missed German international goalkeeper Sepp Maier. The match on Febuary 13th, 1971 between Rot Weiss Essen and Bayern München has gone down in the history books as a match to remember. After conceding the first goal of the match after 8 minutes, courtesy […]

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