Category Archives: Fan Corner

The Bundesliga’s Underrated XI


It’s a fact of modern football that many fans are exposed mostly to big clubs and only get up-to-date with the minnows when those minnows face daunting tasks against the giants. To illustrate the point, though some might say Wolfsburg hardly counts as a “minnow” these days, we look to the season restart. Dieter Hecking’s side were flying high in the Hinrunde, […]

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“It means nothing to me… Oh, Vienna”. Memories of FC Bayern v FC Porto, 1987


Ahead of FC Bayern München’s impending Champions’ League quarter-final against FC Porto, Rick Joshua provides his own memories of a match that still remains burned in the collective psyche of all FC Bayern fans who were around to experience it at the time. May 27th 1987. The Praterstadion, Vienna, and the European Cup final against first-time finalists FC Porto. A […]

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Fan Corner: Why Should You Watch the Bundesliga?


Who doesn’t think their league is the best in the world, Right? But beyond self-flattery, you need to offer reasons for why your league is the best. So, I’ll ask this question about my favorite league, the Bundesliga: what makes it so special compared with other league? What are its unique attributes? Here is my attempt to answer these questions as a Bundesliga […]

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The Origins of Football in Germany


As Phillip Lahm raises the 2014 World Cup triumphantly above his ahead in the Maracanã Stadium on July 13th, a nation relishes and digests one undeniable fact: Germany are champions of the world. Nobody will forget Andre Schurrle’s left-wing cross into the Argentinian penalty box, and the perfect chest control of Mario Götze. Then, for that split second, as every football […]

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Eintracht Frankfurt and the not given penalties


The Eagles are currently safely positioned in mid-table and their fans can be happy about the fact that Thomas Schaaf’s team are playing some of the most entertaining football in the Bundesliga so far this season. However, the coach and other officials at the club have at times been rather critical of the performance of the referees in the league. So […]

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