The Bundesliga Schedules for the 2016/2017 Season and More

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The DFL released the 2016/2017 schedules today for the upcoming Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 seasons.  The Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday August 26 when Bayern Munich host Werder Bremen.  First division newcomers RB Leipzig will begin life at the top away at Hoffenheim while SC Freiburg mark their return to Germany’s top flight with their MatchDay One away fixture at Hertha Berlin.  Last […]

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The Worst XI of the Bundesliga Rückrunde – Part 3 – Midfielders

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In case you have been living under a rock and/or have not been following the transfer news, the Bundesliga has a ton of talent. More specifically, it is the midfield position where the German league is particularly stacked. There are elite defensive midfielders, like Bayern’s Xabi Alonso, Dortmund’s surprise of the season, the German Sergio Busquets, aka Julian Weigl, or […]

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German politics and football – They’ve always been mixed together

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Keeping politics out of football has become an increasingly popular demand these days. It’s about the beautiful game, the passion for what is happening on the pitch and the individuals who are involved at the different clubs some people will tell you. And sometimes football might just be that. However, to believe that the football being played in the Bundesliga […]

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DFL Announces Big Increase in New Bundesliga TV Domestic Deals

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The DFL (Deutsche Fussball Liga), the governing body of the 36 clubs comprising Germany’s top two professional divisions, announced the winners of the bidding for the domestic television rights for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches.  The winners, newcomer Eurosport and current licensee Sky Germany, will create revenues of over 4.64 billion euros for Germany’s top two divisions over the four-year contract, […]

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A week in racist football news – Ungerman chocolate and Boateng the unwanted neighbour

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The Kinder Schokoladenriegel is among Germany’s favourite chocolate treats. Usually, the candy bar is sold in packages featuring a kid that has remarkable similarities to Julian Nagelsmann, but the makers of the candy bar had decided to do something special ahead of the upcoming EUROs. Ferrero put childhood photos of eleven current German internationals on their boxes in order to […]

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Bundesliga quartet set for Germany debut against Slovakia

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Recent U-21 stars Joshua Kimmich, Julian Weigl and Julian Brandt are set to feature in Augsburg on Sunday, with Brandt’s Bayer 04 Leverkusen teammate Bernd Leno in line to make his debut in place of regular number one Manuel Neuer. Coach Joachim Löw chose Slovakia as Germany’s opponents in the belief that the impending European championship debutants play a similar […]

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The Worst XI of the Bundesliga Rückrunde – Part 1 – Goalkeepers

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Bayern were finally crowned champions after Dortmund’s chase ultimately fell short and thus the Bundesliga season has concluded. That only means the beginning of awards season, and pundits and websites have been churning out a steady stream of best of lists. Well, that’s all well and good, but instead of writing the 937th best of list that purports to be edgy – because […]

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