Back In The Saddle- Thomas Schaaf And The Hannover Rescue Mission

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Hannover 96 have today appointed veteran coach Thomas Schaaf as successor to the recently resigned Michael Frontzeck.  The former Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt trainer has quite the task on his hands. A rather dismal Hinrunde saw the Niedersachsen side finish second from bottom and led to the resignation of Frontzeck with the trainer expressing his belief that he had […]

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Hannover Add Iver Fossum and Hotaru Yamaguchi for 2016

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Hannover 96 have announced the signings of Norwegian midfielder Iver Fossum and Japanese international Hotaru Yamaguchi to help the struggling club during the 2nd half of the season and beyond.  Hannover will start the Ruckrunde in 17th place, only a point above last-place Hoffenheim, prompting 96ers Coach Michael Frontzeck to resign a few days ago.   Fossum, 19, has played […]

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Thoughts on Bundesliga MatchDay 11

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Football, particularly in Germany, is an unpredictable game, and MatchDay 11 surely proved that.  It was inevitable that Bayern Munich would drop points, as they did Friday, but not in a scoreless draw that featured such bonafide goalscorers as Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Die Adler’s Alex Meier.  Despite being overwhelmingly outplayed Saturday by FC Augsburg early on, […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 9: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

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An international break can cause strange things to happen, and the Bundesliga certainly witnessed strange occurrences on its return this weekend. First of all there was Robert Lewandowski’s failure to score (can we label it a crisis yet?). There were wins on the same weekend for Hannover 96 and Stuttgart. And finally there was the horror of a goalless draw […]

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2015-2016 Season Preview: Hannover 96

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Hannover 96 Nickname: Die Roten Founded: April 12th 1896 Ground: Niedersachsenstadion (HDI-Arena) Colours: black-white-green / red Rivals: Eintracht Braunschweig 2014-15 Finishes: Bundesliga: 13. DFB Pokal: 2nd round (0:2 defeat to VfR Aalen) UEFA Champions/Europa League (if applicable): Top Goal Scorer: Lars Stindl (10 goals) “60-second dossier” Number of Matches won by 2 or more goals: 3 Number of Matches won […]

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