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Surprise at HSV: Under 23 coach Josef Zinnbauer appointed head coach of the Red Shorts

by Niklas Wildhagen

After Mirko Slomka was sacked from his position at the club the media in Germany named several viable candidates to take over from the former Hannover and Schalke coach. Among the names were Bruno Labbadia, Huub Stevens, Thomas Doll, but mostly it was Thomas Tuchel’s name who was regarded to be HSV’s prime target for […]

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HSV coach Slomka gets sacked after three match days

by Niklas Wildhagen

Mirko Slomka’s start to the season hasn’t been easy by any means. After an acceptable draw away to 1. FC Köln his team have lost the last two matches on the bounce by a goal difference of 0-5. The longest it has taken HSV to score a goal was 225 minutes before the season started, […]

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Growing Pains (The Weight Of Expectation)

by Will Sharp

When a young footballer outgrows their youth academy and the time comes for them to impress on the senior stage one of a few things will inevitably happen. Whether the player is slowly transitioned into the squad, being afforded the odd substitute appearance, or is thrown straight in at the deep end – through necessity, […]

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SC Paderborn catches criticism for increased ticket prices

by Niklas Wildhagen

Fans of the newly promoted side have to dish out more than any other fans in the Bundesliga for their season tickets; however, disabled fans have especially victimized by the East-Westphalian club’s pricing policy – these fans’ ticket prices have tripled since the club was promoted to the Bundesliga. Four points after two matches. Players […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Contest: A Free Month’s Subscription to GolTV Stream

by Gerry Wittmann

The Bundesliga Fanatic is giving away THREE  month-long subscriptions to KlowdTV’s new service that includes a licensed, legal stream in the United States to GolTV content via desktop and mobile devices, along with a native Chromecast and AppleTV integration to allow you to watch Bundesliga on your TV with a simple click of a button   […]

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The story of Robin and Debtman

by Niklas Wildhagen

Sitting in the Weserstadion, one can’t help but feel that Werder Bremen’s fans do have an impressive support going for their team. I was there for the match against Hoffenheim, and it was lovely to see the way Davie Selke was applauded off the pitch despite not having had the best of matches. The attitude […]

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Circumventing “Second Team” Taboos: Six Bundesliga Options

by Will Sharp

Within the context of any form of entertainment it is intrinsic for us, as spectators, to direct our support towards one particular camp, to root for one distinct winner, whether this be the protagonist of a film or an athlete in a race. This is how any spectacle is made to be entertaining because by […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Exclusive: Exciting News for American Fans of the Bundesliga

by Gerry Wittmann

At last, at last, the 2014/2015 Bundesliga season is underway !!!  What we fans all over the world have been waiting for — actual matches from the most interesting and fan-friendly football league in the world, with new additions like Xabi Alonso and old friends such as Shinji Kagawa returning to the league. Alas, for […]

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Best XI Players to Bid A Summer Farewell to the Bundesliga

by Eskender Tamrat

The Bundesliga is back! Finally it’s time for football on the pitch to do the talking, as the summer transfer market closed on Monday midnight, with familiar faces Shinji Kagawa and Lewis Holtby marking their return to German football in the closing moments of the window, much to the jubilation of Bundesliga fans. But as […]

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Five Talking Points from Matchday 2

by Tim Snoddon

This past weekend’s action was overshadowed by transfer news, in particular, Xabi Alonso signing for Bayern Munich for a tidy £5 million. As well, there was the return of Shinji Kagawa to Dortmund, plus Bayern’s other big signing, Mehdi Benatia. On the field, we had the continued success of Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke holding strong against […]

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