Category Archives: Bundesliga

Mainz and the Secret of their Success- Christian Heidel

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They call it the “Mainz-way” and it works. For the past six seasons, moderately sized 1.FSV Mainz 05 have held their own in the Bundesliga and provided an excellent model as to how to run a football club. There is a philosophy behind the club and they won’t compromise their principles. But philosophy and principles can only take you so […]

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What does England’s plundering of the Bundesliga mean for the future?

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Liverpool’s €41 million signing of Roberto Firmino has certainly grabbed the headlines this week as the Brazilian’s move set a new record for a transfer fee paid to a German club. The accountants at Hoffenheim will be pleased, but does the financial clout of the English Premier League pose serious consequences for the Bundesliga? The sale of Firmino to Liverpool […]

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Bundesliga 2015/2016 Schedule Released

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The DFL today released the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 2015/2016 season schedules. The Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday, August 14, with champions Bayern Munich hosting Hamburger SV.  The opening weekend also includes a tasty matchup of the two Borussias, as Dortmund host Mönchengladbach in Thomas Tuchel’s debut as the Dortmund trainer. The two promoted teams will be hoping to get […]

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From Booze to Condoms and Heavy Metal: a Brief history of Bundesliga Shirt Sponsors

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The decision of third division Erzgebirge Aue to eschew a shirt sponsor and use their own fans as the visual on the front of their shirts next season has become a talking point recently. Kumpelverein – weil wir anders sind (because we’re different) goes against the grain of clubs selling out to big business so that brands and companies can […]

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10 Bundesliga Doppelgängers – Part II

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They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment. First up Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus. The darling of […]

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Ten Bundesliga Doppelgängers

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They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment. First up we have Hannover 96 president Martin Kind. Aside […]

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Upcoming test matches

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The Sommerpause is always a tough time for a Bundesliga fan, and whilst some might be thankful for the Women’s World Cup taking place right now, others are checking their football gambling options at Carbon Sportsbook. However, despite the summer break taking place right now there is some good news. Several Bundesliga sides have started to post details of their upcoming test matches […]

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Bundesliga in Numbers: 2014-15 Attendance

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Unless you are a native fan of the Bundesliga, odds are that among the earliest things you heard about Germany’s top football league had something to do with the rabid fan support clubs enjoy there. The final attendance numbers for the 2014-15 Bundesliga season certainly continue to bolster the Bundesliga’s reputation for driving fans to attend matches through a combination […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2014/15: 5-1

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Need to catch up on the countdown? Review our earlier selections 25-21, 20-16, 15-11 and 10-6 by clicking the links.  The countdown of our choices for top 25 players of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season ends with a top five that’s hard to beat.  Two of our picks missed the end of the season with injury, but were so outstanding when healthy that they graded out among […]

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