Category Archives: Editorial

Bundesliga Week 2: Analysis of Borussia Mönchengladbach


Well, here we are again. Another week, another loss for Borussia Mönchengladbach, and a whole raft more of reasons not to be cheerful for fans of the Fohlenelf. Mainly, that is, if you look only at the result of a match or, even worse, at the table after two matchdays. Yes, Borussia are rooted bottom, and yes, they’ve lost twice […]

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A matter of the heart – Niklas Brandt’s return to the football pitch


It was the 110th minute of a proper Pokal fight between 1. FC Magdeburg and Bayer Leverkusen. The second round match on October 29th 2014 had seen the Regionalliga side surprising the Bundesliga team by being well-organised and rather effective going forward. Defensive midfielder Niklas Brandt had taken a run from the mid-circle of the pitch and up towards the […]

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Bundesliga This and That: Random Thoughts on our Favorite League — Opener Edition

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Bundesliga MatchDay 1 weekend of the 2015/2016 is come and gone.  And what a weekend it was. For those of us who have been mostly starved for Bundesliga on TV in the years since many satellite/cable companies dropped GolTV, it was simply a joy-filled relief to see our league on TV again.  And we saw some interesting action. Bayern Munich opened the […]

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Bundesliga This and That: Random Thoughts on our Favorite League, Pokal Edition


This hasn’t exactly been a Bundesliga week.  It’s been a Pokal week. A week before the first division of German football kicks off, the DFB (Deutsche Fussball Liga) administers the first round of the DFB Pokal, Germany’s FA Cup.  The 36 professional clubs (Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs), along with the 3.Liga clubs (not including the reserve sides competing in the third […]

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