Archive | January 18, 2013

Hinrunde Review – Will the real FC Nürnberg please stand up?

by Adrian Sertl

A look back at FC Nürnberg’s Hinrunde does not paint Der Club in the most flattering light. The Franconians currently sit 14th in the league table with a 5-5-7 record after the first 17 matches, which included a 6 match winless streak, and the club was unceremoniously ousted from the DFB Pokal in the 1st […]

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Hinrunde Review: Klopp’s Men Come of Age in Europe But Fall Behind Bayern

by Jonathan Lines

Even at the time, before Jürgen Klopp or anyone on the payroll at Borussia Dortmund had but an inkling of the great story that was to follow, it had felt like a defining goal. Three minutes from full-time, Gündogan, not for the first time this season, had found a pocket of space in the final […]

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Schalke 5-4 Hannover: Bundesliga Returns with Instant Classic

by Cristian Nyari

The long winter break in Germany is finally over and the second half of the 2012/13 Bundesliga campaign kicked off in the most incredible way imaginable. After a relatively quiet and defensively sound first half, the game exploded into life after the break with 8 goals between Schalke and Hannover.  The exciting back and forth […]

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The Pep Guardiola Signing: A Coup for the Entire Bundesliga

by Josh Ilan

In his four-year spell at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, Pep Guardiola became one of the best managers of his generation, if not of all-time. He was the leader and creator of one of the greatest teams ever created. Under him, they won 14 out of a possible 18 trophies, and employed a style that […]

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Hinrunde Review: Stuttgart Onboard and Ready to Roll in 2013

by Florian Tiemann

There seems to exist a law of football, dooming VfB Stuttgart to a sloppy start to the beginning of each season. During the last couple of years, supporters of the Swabian club have built a lot of hope during the summer, only to be disappointed very soon. Mockers like to say that Stuttgart’s season always starts […]

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