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Some Advice for Promoted SC Paderborn

by Linus Vedmar

Every football club in the world would love to run riot in the highest tier of their national football pyramid. It means exposure not only for your club, but also for your city, your colors, your badge and your culture. Moreover, it also (normally at least) brings a lot of new money to the clubs […]

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Andreas Biermann suicide highlights struggle with depression in football

by Niklas Wildhagen

On Saturday night Andreas Biermann’s current club Spandauer Kickers confirmed that the 33-year-old had committed suicide. The former Union Berlin, Tennis Borussia Berlin and FC St. Pauli defender had struggled with depression for an extended period of time. Biermann himself had confirmed in 2012 that he had attempted to take his own life on three […]

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News: Philipp Lahm retires from the national team

by Niklas Wildhagen

National team captain Philipp Lahm confirmed today that he’s retiring from the German national team. Lahm has played 113 matches and scored 5 goals during his 10 years wearing the jersey of Die Nationalmannschaft. The Bayern player made the decision ahead of the World Cup according to Germany news agency dpa. Lahm added that retiring […]

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Bayern Munich players continue to break records at the World Cup

by Niklas Wildhagen

Over the past couple of seasons, it has become a common sight to see Bayern München crush all the record books. At the start of the World Cup, the Bavarians had 14 players featuring in the World Cup, 7 of whom played for Germany. Over the course of the tournament, these players have made waves […]

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What can Gladbach’s fans expect from Thorgan Hazard?

by Luke Harvey

With all footballing eyes currently fixed on the World Cup in Brazil, it can be easy for transfers to fly under the radar. One transfer that definitely won’t have been missed by Belgian fans is Thorgan Hazard’s latest loan move – this time to Germany and the Bundesliga’s Borussia Mönchengladbach. Many football folks were surprised when Thorgan […]

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Bayern München sign Juan Bernat

by Linus Vedmar

Bayern München have signed left-back Juan Bernat from Spanish side Valencia CF. The 21-year-old is a Valencia-native and made his professional debut in 2011. Since then, Bernat has grown to become a well-integrated part of the Mestalla-side’s defense. The Bundesliga-champions are approximately paying 11 million Euros to secure Bernat’s services. Bernart has signed a deal […]

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Colombian national team parts the sea for Mondragon to become the oldest player at a World Cup

by Adrian Sertl

With his team up 3-1 after 85 minutes against Japan and a spot in the Round of 16 assured, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman made World Cup history.  With his final substitution, Pekerman took off goalkeeper, and team captain, David Ospina and replaced him with Faryd Mondragón.  At the age of 43 years and 3 days […]

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Bundesliga news: Perisic future at Wolfsburg uncertain and Hertha sign Heitinga

by Linus Vedmar

Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg) and Sven Bender (Dortmund) could both be on the way out of the Bundesliga in the immediate future. The Wolfsburg attacker has been linked with a transfer to Italy, while Bender is open to a Premier League-move. Meanwhile in the capital, Hertha Berlin has secured the services of 30-year-old defender John Heitinga […]

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Bundesliga Schedules Announced

by Gerry Wittmann

The schedule for upcoming 2014/2015 Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga schedules were announced today by the DFB. First division play will begin on the weekend of Friday, August 22 with champions Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola hosting VfL Wolfsburg.  Promoted club 1.FC Köln will host Hamburger SV that weekend as the Billy Goats return to top division play, […]

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The paradox of East German representation in the national team

by Niklas Wildhagen

We are frequently approached by our readers asking us questions relating to German football. Everything from the play-off model for fifth-tier sides to promotion matches, and even to the dating habits of particular football players has been asked. This morning, one such inquiry gave us reason for pause to reflect upon the development German football […]

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