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Fan Corner: Why Should You Watch the Bundesliga?

by Brook Genene

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 […]

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St. Pauli Focusing on Point Collection in Relegation Struggle

by Linus Vedmar

It’s busy days for FC St. Pauli! The famous Hamburg club has failed big-time to live up to expectations in the 2. Bundesliga and currently fights for its survival in the second tier. The idea some fans had prior to the first match day was that the club would be fighting for promotion alongside league […]

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Spiralling Towards the Bottom – Breaking Down Hannover’s Breakdown

by Ansgar Löcke

This season’s fixture list nicely cuts Hannover’s Rückrunde in three parts: The first six games against beatable opposition, March with little chances of grabbing a point, the final eight games against the rest. So at the end of this first part, it’s time to take a look back and peek ahead. Oh dear… well, we […]

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The Origins of Football in Germany

by Aidan Curran

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 […]

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Eintracht Frankfurt and the not given penalties

by Niklas Wildhagen

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 […]

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Werder Bremen- The Green Dream Continues

by Mathew Burt

And the award for the Jekyll and Hyde team of the season goes to…..Werder Bremen. A nightmare Hinrunde saw the Grün-Weißen go nine games without registering a win leaving them in a relegation fight. A dream start to the Rückrunde has seen them notch up four consecutive wins and they now find themselves pushing towards […]

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Bundesliga Fans Worldwide: Here’s Your Chance to Show your BuLi Love

by Gerry Wittmann

Bundesliga fans from all across the world will now have their chance to show and share their love for their favorite league and club(s) by way of the German ARD network via the WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk). The ARD Sportchau will be featuring an upcoming program on the Bundesliga’s international ambition and have approached the Fanatic for help. […]

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Paderborn to be wild

by Niklas Wildhagen

Andre Breitenreiter’s team may not be in form right now, the club may only have the smallest stadium in the league, but at least one Paderborn fan is dedicated like few others. Jürgen Patzer has turned his apartment into a temple of SCP love with every possible piece of memorabilia imaginable. Even his the spice rack reminds visitors […]

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The Incredible Lightness of Now Being… a Bundesliga Fanatic

by Gerry Wittmann

Being a fanatic, a fan, a supporter of a sporting club entails the duality of lightness and heaviness.  The heaviness occurs, for example, in being a suffering supporter of a club that seems too often clueless in its decision-making ie perhaps like a certain North German red-shorted side or a Swabian club from the South. […]

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Five Years On: A Personal Reflection on the Legacy of Robert Enke

by Kai Dambach

The middle of November has plenty of meaning to Germans. The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, and plenty of important birthdays on November 10. Martin Luther, the guy who told the Catholic Church they’re not right in the head and formed Protestantism, Friedrich von Schiller, the composer of the EU’s anthem “Ode to Joy” […]

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