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Racking up the miles for Werder Bremen and the Nordderby

by Werder Fan

My love affair with Werder Bremen began in September 2006 when I went to live in Bremen for a year as an ERASMUS student. The name Werder Bremen was familiar to me from watching Champions League football in the UK as a casual Man Utd fan, but I couldn’t have imagined the years to follow […]

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Bundesliga Starts at 40: An Englishman’s Journey through German Football. Part Four

by Jon Godfrey

For the penultimate leg of our trip, my brother and I would be travelling into vaguely familiar territory as we made our way to match 7 out of 8. We’d visited the Black Forest twice before during family holidays in the mid 1980s, when we’d stayed in the small village of Schönwald that’s located just […]

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Bundesliga Starts at 40: An Englishman’s Journey through German Football. Part Three

by Jon Godfrey

Having breathlessly navigated a run of three games in four days, my brother and I were firmly settled into our German adventure that hadn’t even reached the halfway point.  After the previous night’s winner-takes-all excitement, our appetite for knockout football had been further fueled, so after returning to our Heidelberg base we made a quick turnaround […]

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Bundesliga starts at 40: An Englishman’s journey through German football. Part Two

by Jon Godfrey

For our third annual trip to Germany, my brother and I would be zigzagging across the Southwest for a whistle stop schedule of eight games in ten days. We’d left no margin for error so had booked everything as far in advance as possible. My ticket procurement strategy involved trying to resolve everything by e-mail […]

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Bundesliga starts at 40: An Englishman’s journey through German football. Part One

by Jon Godfrey

“Why don’t you go off and watch some sport somewhere?” It was September 2011 and this advice was usually reserved for the days when my girlfriend wanted me out of the house.  However, on this occasion it was her inspired response to my twin brother and I wondering how best to avoid frittering away the […]

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Are Bayern and Dortmund Too Good?

by Maximilian Jones

Some figures in German football have recently suggested that the success of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund might be having a negative effect on the Bundesliga. It is fair to say that 2013 has been a good year for German football. Following Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich contesting the final of the UEFA Champions League […]

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Comparing Bayern Munich and Barcelona’s record-breaking Champions League runs

by Susie Schaaf

Yet another box is ticked for the mighty Rekordmeisters.  The list of Jupp Heynckes’ accomplishments with his 2012-13 incarnation of Bayern Munich is massive– not only are they the first German team to win the illustrious, elusive treble– but it was done in clinical, devastating style; taking down records left and right along the way. […]

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Out of my way, international break! It’s time for ‘Match Day 9 Getippt’

by Randall Hauk

Yes! Rather, JA! I, for one, could not be happier to return from the international break to some Bundesliga action. And, MAN, it was so long ago that I’ve completely forgotten just how poorly I did in my predictions for match day eight, so let’s just move along, shall we? No? Okay…so I picked four […]

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Bundesliga Fan Corner: MatchDay Six Reflections

by Gerry Wittmann

Bundesliga MatchDay Six saw Bayern climb into first place with a convincing win over Schalke, Dortmund stub their toes facing Nurnberg and Augsburg’s win streak come ended in Hannover.  Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen grabbed all three points in their contest, while Bayer Leverkusen roared back from their Tuesday humiliation at Old Trafford with a 4-0 victory […]

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Bundesliga Fan Corner: MatchDay Four Reflections

by Gerry Wittmann

The Bundesliga MatchDay Four revealed a lot of change among the clubs.  Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz 05 lost their 100% records, while Schalke, HSV and Stuttgart mined their first wins of the league campaign to tighten up the table. Eintracht Braunschweig continues to struggle in their return to first-division football, but Hannover 96 […]

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