Category Archives: Bundesliga Classic

Bundesliga Rewind: 1994-95 DFB Pokal Finale

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Germany’s domestic season officially comes to an end tomorrow as Borussia Dortmund square off against VfL Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. In addition to the prestige that comes along with winning any silverware, for both sides there is a little extra motivation to lift the trophy. For Dortmund a victory on Saturday will not […]

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Udo Lattek: The man who made me a Bayern fan

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I was first drawn to FC Bayern München in the spring of 1981, some three months shy of my tenth birthday. In the dark days long before the advent of cable and satellite television, my opportunities to watch the team in action had been few and far between, and although I would live through the pain of the 1982 European […]

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Happy Birthday Udo Lattek

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With five games remaining in the 1999-2000 Bundesliga season Borussia Dortmund found themselves one point above the drop zone and in dire need of someone to rescue them from the unthinkable relegation with which they were threatened. Bernd Krauss was fired and the BVB leadership turned to a German legend to save them. Udo Lattek was (not literally) parachuted in […]

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ICYMI: Bundesliga YouTube Channel tosses Christmas bone to BVB & VfB fans

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Only four clubs have won the Bundesliga title since 2005. Of those four clubs, two of them — Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart — have spent most of the current season among the relegation candidates, while the others — Bayern and Wolfsburg — are comfortably cruising as the league’s current top two, respectively. As part of an advent calendar-style series […]

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Uli Hoeness and Pep Guardiola – A special relationship

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Describing Uli Hoeness, the person, is a difficult task, as author Juan Moreno notes in his excellent biography, Alles Auf Rot. Hoeness’ trial for tax evasion is certainly testimony to the fact of how much the perception of Bayern’s former president varies within the German public. On one side, there are those who protested outside the court, holding up signs stating Hoeness […]

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German football’s legends and reality

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In all areas of life, we’experience at some point the difference between what we perceive as reality and the actual truth. At times, we are ignorant or simply not all that interested in the matter; other times history has been re-written over the years and the perceived reality has been agreed upon by vast groups of people, while the actual truth […]

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Bundesliga Rewind: The 1970s: A Tale of Two Heavyweights

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On Sunday afternoon table topping FC Bayern München will travel to the north-west of Germany for a visit to Borussia Park to take on 2nd placed Borussia Mönchengladbach. The match marks the 93rd time the two will have met in a Bundesliga fixture, and the 100th competitive match played between the two. FC Bayern lead the all-time head to head […]

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Last match of the GDR – the story of a strange farewell

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On the evening of September 12th, Germany, the GDR, France, Great Britain, the US and the Soviet Union signed the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany. The two German countries were finally re-united, and what had been torn apart by the Second World War had come together almost 46 years later. That same night was also a significant […]

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