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Does German Football Culture Need a Manifesto?

by Travis Timmons

I immediately thought about German football culture as I read my way through David Goldblatt and the Football Action Network’s (FAN) bombshell, “This is Our Game,” manifesto published in Sunday’s Guardian. While Goldblatt diagnoses the domestic game’s ills in England, I couldn’t help but wonder to what extent the “This is Our Game” manifesto is applicable to German […]

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Insipid Bayern ridden roughshod by well-drilled Foals

by Rick Joshua

This week’s report was always going to be a little different, with my being in the south stand of the Allianz Arena in Munich to watch FC Bayern live in what was arguably a modern revival of the age-old Klassiker of the 1970s against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Sadly, for Bayern fans the game wouldn’t quite match […]

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Lahm Returns as Bayern Dispatches Combative Bremen

by Rick Joshua

Fresh from their 7-0 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Bayern returned to Bundesliga action against 1980s and early 1990s rival Werder Bremen and registered an easy 4-0 win, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a much-needed confidence-boosting brace. Slight knocks to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry meant that coach Pep Guardiola already had to make two changes […]

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2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings: Match Day 24

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

We are back with the 2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings – the post-Match Day 24 edition. Since our last edition, Bayern have been Bayern – dolling out the “Bayern treatment” and being all “mia san mia” along the way – Werder are hanging in there, BVB are zooming upwards and onwards, Eintracht and Hoffenheim are in midtable […]

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Unforgettable Goal Celebrations: Bundesliga Style

by Mathew Burt

Now I cannot profess to know what it feels like to score a Bundesliga goal in front of passionate set of home fans, but I can’t imagine my first reaction would be ‘let’s go and grab that goat’, but that is just the reaction of 1.FC Köln’s Anthony Ujah after he fired home his side’s […]

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It’s Müller at the double as Bayern dispatch scrappy Hannover

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern closed in on a record-extending twenty-fifth Bundesliga title with a functional and at times scrappy victory against mid-table Hannover at the HDI Arena, coming back from one goal down to register a safe if not exactly spectacular 3-1 victory with a brace from Thomas Müller. Pep Guardiola made just three changes to eleven […]

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Geissböcke have their horns trimmed by birthday boys Bayern

by Rick Joshua

27th February 2015 marked the 115th anniversary of the foundation of FC Bayern, and the Red Dragons London gathered in force for what would turn into a memorable birthday party. The evening ended with the presentation of a special “Allianz Arena” cake and a club history quiz, but the main meal – a Friday evening […]

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Qatarstrophe – Streich slams FIFA bosses

by Niklas Wildhagen

Freiburg coach Christian Streich has gotten famous over the years for his outbursts on the sidelines and his hilarious press conferences. The way he has handled the press over the years has grown so popular, the local paper Badische Zeitung has even decided to put videos of entire press conferences online. Within all the marvelous […]

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Van der Vaart’s drawn out goodbye – The story of a disappointing end

by Niklas Wildhagen

He should have been one of the last missing pieces of the puzzle when Hamburger SV purchased him back in 2012. Rafael van der Vaart was the long-lost son of the HSV fans and he finally made a return to the Imtech Arena on the last day of the transfer window during the 2012/13 season. The […]

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Stats review – Who are the most frequent goal scorers in the Bundesliga?

by Niklas Wildhagen

The Bundesliga has provided its fans with some high scoring matches after the league’s return from the winter. Two Dutchmen have made headlines for their prolific form in front of goal after Germany’s top flight kicked back into action. Bayern’s Arjen Robben seems unstoppable at the moment, having scored a staggering 10 goals in his […]

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