Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hannover come up short with Franca and 5 Other Botched Bundesliga Transfers


The Brazilian midfielder was presented by Hannover and Jörg Schmadkte as being 1.9 m tall and weighing 88 kilos. The sporting director may have been bang on about the weight. He was, however, wrong about the Brazilian’s height. Hannover coach Mirko Slomka found out rather quickly that he had been short by a couple of inches the first time he […]

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Bundesliga Transfers: New Signings by Hannover, Stuttgart, Hoffenheim and more


Hannover 96 have announced the signing of Standard Liege and Belgiian international Sébastien Pocognoli, while Stuttgart have brought in Wolfsburg’s Felipe Lopes to shore up their defense, while Hoffenheim have signed David Abraham from Spanish side Getafe, while Marvin Compper looks for a new club after being demoted to the Hoffenheim reserve side.  Former Werder Bremen and Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre will […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast Episode 76: A little Pep Talk and Love, Lust and Desperation with the van der Vaarts


The boys are finally back from their winter hibernation  This time around Cris Nyari and Niklas Wildhagen are joined by journalist Mark Lovell to talk about all things match day 18 and the biggest news stories from the winter break. Segment 1: Did Schalke manage to create more breathing room for their newly instated coach Jens Keller with their spectacular 5-4 […]

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Bayern Munich’s Dante Receives First Brazilian Callup

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It has been announced that FC Bayern München center back Dante has finally been rewarded for his excellent performances over the last several years with his first national team callup for Brazil.  The Brazilian received his callup from recently appointed national team Coach Felipe Scolari, who led the Seleção to their last World Cup triumph in 2002.  The Brazilians will face England […]

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