Bargain Bundesliga Buys During the Summer Transfer Window

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Don’t worry David Dickinson your title as the ‘Bargain Hunter’ isn’t in question, however, there has been some shrewd business conducted in the Bundesliga this summer. These are my top five so far as we head in to August. Julian Baumgartlinger – Mainz to Bayer Leverkusen (€4m) After five seasons at the Coface Arena, Bayer activated the truly ludicrous €4m […]

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The Dino Awakens: Have New Summer Signings Brought HSV back?


Hamburger SV are one of the Bundesliga’s most prestigious clubs, having won six Bundesliga titles and three German Cups.  Der Dino have certainly fallen from grace, and the glory days of Uwe Seeler’s HSV teams or the golden 70s and 80s squads with Felix Magath (yes, he was an outstanding player, before he became an insufferable head coach) and coach Ernst Happel […]

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And Lo, the Prodigal Götze Returns


Mario Götze became the original sin iIn the decade plus of immense success following Borussia Dortmund’s near bankrupcy disaster in 2004. For BVB, Götze’s transfer ushered in the current angst about seller-club status to the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and the Manchester clubs. How did this happen? Let’s go back a few years and recreate the thrill of those heady days. […]

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National Team Star Jonas Hector will Transfer to . . .


Let’s just say that football-Twitter can an obnoxious place to be at any given time. In the giant football-less hole that is the summer break (Yes, MLS, I know you’re playing soccer-football all summer. Calm down!), however, it gets mega-obnoxious. “Silly Season” hardly covers it. Between the proliferation of blogs and the power of search engines, every rumor that is muttered anywhere […]

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