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FC Bayern’s Arabian Adventure – Strictly Business

by Adrian Sertl

FC Bayern are back in Munich after returning earlier this week from their winter training camp in Qatar, only they appear to have brought a little extra baggage with them on the return flight. The club is facing significant backlash following a decision to go ahead with a (sponsor organized) friendly in Saudi Arabia against […]

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Bundesliga Hinrunde report card – Part III

by Niklas Wildhagen

In our last part of this series we take a closer look at how the top teams of the league have been doing during the Hinrunde. 6th – FC Augsburg State of affairs: Sporting director Stefan Reuter was once again on a mission to find cheap talent that good boost the quality of Weinzierl’s squad […]

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Mats Møller Dæhli – Another diamond in the rough for Freiburg?

by Mathew Burt

SC Freiburg trainer Christian Streich is looking for history to repeat itself as he prepares for the Bundesliga Rückrunde to get underway in a weeks’ time. Back in the 2011/12 season the Breisgau Brazilians sat bottom of the table going into the winter break, only to drag themselves to safety. Once again they find themselves […]

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Replacing a Weltmeister: Who’ll be Borussia’s next midfield star?

by Conor Garratt

Having helped young midfielder Christoph Kramer into a Bundesliga star, leading to a spot in Germany’s World Cup-winning squad, Borussia Mönchengladbach now faces a number of tough decisions over the next few months with regard to how they can replace their defensive midfielder whose style of play has been so influential in how the club’s success over the […]

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Werder Bremen: One Team, Four Keepers!

by Mathew Burt

The West End and Broadway hit ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ is an acclaimed comedic farce. It seems that Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen are keen on acting out their own version of said farce during the winter transfer window entitled ‘One Club, Four Keepers’. How else are fans of the Hanseaten supposed to make sense of […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent

by Niklas Wildhagen

The 2009/10 season was truly a smashing year for Werder Bremen, and Marko Marin in particular. With a last gasp sprint to the finish line, the Green and Whites managed to get past Bayer Leverkusen in the standings, securing the Bundesliga’s final Champions League place ahead of the 2010/11 season. The tiny technician, Marin, arrived at […]

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Does the Bundesliga TV deal need a re-think?

by Mathew Burt

Hamburger SV board member Joachim Hilke has reignited the debate over the way the Bundesliga TV money is divided by claiming that HSV deserve a larger slice of the pie due to the fact that they draw in a proportionately larger share of the TV audience. In an interview with the Hamburger Abendblatt the 47-year-old […]

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Zhang Xizhe- PR stunt or the real deal?

by Mathew Burt

It’s fair to say that the handful of Chinese players to have tried their luck in Europe have largely failed to make the grade. They generally arrive in a blaze of publicity and hype from the Far-East, labelled the biggest thing to come out of Asia’s superpower, before failing to make a real impact and […]

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Miroslav Klose- Why a return to Werder is unlikely

by Mathew Burt

It’s transfer window time and that means rumours are flying about like crazy. The latest one relating to Werder Bremen claims that Miroslav Klose is on the radar of the ‘Green-Whites’ and could be poised for a dramatic return to the Weser Stadion. Is this just transfer window speculation or could there be some truth […]

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Happy Birthday Udo Lattek

by Mathew Burt

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 […]

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