Category Archives: Editorial

Mainz and the Secret of their Success- Christian Heidel

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They call it the “Mainz-way” and it works. For the past six seasons, moderately sized 1.FSV Mainz 05 have held their own in the Bundesliga and provided an excellent model as to how to run a football club. There is a philosophy behind the club and they won’t compromise their principles. But philosophy and principles can only take you so […]

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What does England’s plundering of the Bundesliga mean for the future?

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Liverpool’s €41 million signing of Roberto Firmino has certainly grabbed the headlines this week as the Brazilian’s move set a new record for a transfer fee paid to a German club. The accountants at Hoffenheim will be pleased, but does the financial clout of the English Premier League pose serious consequences for the Bundesliga? The sale of Firmino to Liverpool […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach Player by Player Review, Part Two

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Despite the defence being arguably the most obvious strong point of their season, Borussia Mönchengladbach have also impressed in attacking positions this season, thanks to a number of top class goals, exciting attacking play, and sweeping counter-attacks characterising their playing style throughout the season – exciting both fans and neutrals alike. As such, part two of the Bundesliga Fanatic’s player by player […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach: The awakening of a sleeping giant

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As the dust settles on the 2014-2015 Bundesliga season we can look back at what has been one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory and take stock of all that has happened – Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich steamrolling their way to a 3rd successive league title, Vfl Wolfsburgs emergence as a genuine force, Borussia Dortmund’s inexplicable 1st half […]

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Bundesliga Goal of the Season

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The curtain has come down on yet another intriguing Bundesliga season and despite Bayern Munich running away with the title, the German top flight remains one of the most attractive leagues in world football. A total of 843 goals were banged in across the season, but which one was the best? It’s a question certain to provoke fierce debate and […]

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Defining moment of the season – SC Freiburg

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After six straight years of Bundesliga football, the Breisgau Brazilians have gotten relegated for the fourth time in their club’s history. After the longest Bundesliga run in the club’s history, the officials around Christian Streich are now facing the task of shipping off 9 to 11 players whilst trying to sign new exciting players and bring forward a few more […]

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TSV 1860 München – the story of a full-fledged decline

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When football fans think about glorious footballing moments and the city of Munich simultaneously, their minds will invariably draft to Bayern München. However, die Roten‘s cross town rivals, TSV 1860 München, won a Bundesliga championship before the team from the Säbener Strasse and even managed to get to the European Cup winners Cup final before Bayern were even promoted to the Bundesliga. Given […]

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Song of the Unsung Midfielders: Pirmin Schwegler

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“Song of the Unsung Midfielders” is a series celebrating, well, midfielders who are unsung in the Bundesliga. The Fußballers who labor in a semi-anonymous state, orchestrating the dance between coordination and chaos that is football. I have a weakness for these players, as they toil away in large heat-map territories through the heart of the pitch. This series will celebrate their work […]

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