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The peculiar case of Lothar Kobluhn’s ‘Torjägerkanone’

by Niklas Wildhagen

Lothar Kobluhn – his name reads like the odd one out if one takes a closer look at the list of the Bundesliga’s top scorers during the 70s. Bayern’s Gerd Müller, Jupp Heynckes from Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04′s Klaus Fischer and 1. FC Köln’s Dieter Müller were the great strikers of that decade; however amongst […]

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5 Talking Points from Matchday 31

by Eskender Tamrat

Bayern Munich returned to familiar territory with their first win in four league matches to kept Eintracht Braunschweig at the wrong end of the table, while Dortmund guaranteed their place in next season’s Champions League group stage after beating Thomas Tuchel’s Mainz squad in an entertaining encounter in matchday 31 Bundesliga action. Relegation zone sides […]

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The eternal Miro – The story of an unlikely career

by Niklas Wildhagen

One can’t help but be impressed if one takes a closer look at Miroslav Klose’s stats. The 35-year-old has scored 121 goals in 307 Bundesliga appearances, he has gotten on the score sheet a total of 68 times during his 131 matches for the national team and after moving to Italy at the age of […]

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Chewing gum in the Bundesliga

by Niklas Wildhagen

Chewing gum has been used by used for over 3,000 years and it comes in all shapes and forms these days. Every now and then the public is warned about the possible unpleasant side effects the overuse may have, but despite all the migraine warnings which have been issued over the years chewing gum has […]

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Thomas Broich – The forgotten talent

by Ahmed Yussuf

A recent weekend saw a son of Bavaria walk onto a football pitch as a champion, receiving a respectful guard of honour from opposition players. His club side were back atop the mountain, playing the league’s best football, well above the rest. . But hold on a minute . . . this isn’t Philipp Lahm, […]

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5 potential successors to Armin Veh at Eintracht Frankfurt

by Vlado Angelkovski

Last month Armin Veh regretfully announced his decision to step down as manager of Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of the season. It was news that many Eintracht fans (myself included) were dreading but, in a way, saw coming a fair way back. Veh has become frustrated with the lack of money he has been […]

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5 Talking Points from Matchday 30

by Eskender Tamrat

With the season drawing to the closing stages, the race to grasp the spots that entitle teams to European participation next season and the fight to avoid relegation heats up at either end of the table. Nonetheless, the headline story of the matchday remained at the top of the standings, as Bayern München continued their […]

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5 Talking Points from Matchday 29

by Eskender Tamrat

Another managerial sacking, a twist in the battle of avoiding relegation as well as in the race to make it into Europe next season were highlights of this week’s Bundesliga fare, but there was one thing in particular unique about the weekend matches, as Bayern München finally saw their 53 league game unbeaten run comes […]

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Where have Hannover 96 gone wrong?

by Niklas Wildhagen

Hannover’s 3-0 loss against Eintracht Braunschweig was a bitter pill to swallow for Tayfun Korkut and Hannover 96. The 96′ers are now only 2 points above the drop zone and their form of late has left a lot to be desired. Five points from the last 10 games and a goal difference of -14 from […]

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Checklist – Who is going down?

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s crunch time in the Bundesliga. Six match days are left and a number of heavy weights are still not out of the battle against relegation: Werder Bremen were in the Champions League as recently as the 09/10 season, HSV are the only team which has been in Germany’s top flight since it came into […]

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