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Where have Hannover 96 gone wrong?

by Niklas Wildhagen

Hannover’s 3-0 loss against Eintracht Braunschweig was a bitter pill to swallow for Tayfun Korkut and Hannover 96. The 96′ers are now only 2 points above the drop zone and their form of late has left a lot to be desired. Five points from the last 10 games and a goal difference of -14 from […]

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Checklist – Who is going down?

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s crunch time in the Bundesliga. Six match days are left and a number of heavy weights are still not out of the battle against relegation: Werder Bremen were in the Champions League as recently as the 09/10 season, HSV are the only team which has been in Germany’s top flight since it came into […]

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Hannover’s American Hero, Steve Cherundolo, Announces His Retirement

by Gerry Wittmann

At a Wednesday press conference, long-time Hannover right back Steve Cherundolo, 36, announced his retirement as an active footballer following a series of knee injuries that have limited him to only two appearances during the current season.  The native of Rockford, Illinois, who grew up in San Diego, retires with the all-time record for Bundesliga […]

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New signing – Hannover’s František Rajtoral

by Chris Boothroyd

Schalke fans may remember the name of František Rajtoral. At the end of a lung-bursting run in the final moments of a Europa League fixture in Gelsenkirchen, the ball ricocheted into the path of the full-back. After the first-leg in Plzeň ended level at 1-1, a game which truly signalled the ascension of Vladimír Darida by […]

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Bundesliga Transfers: Guardado, de Jong, Jones, Kvist on the Move

by Gerry Wittmann

As the January transfer window pushes to a close on Friday night, a flurry of activity has occurred in German football. Rumors of a move for former Schalke man and German international Lewis Holtby from Tottenham and one of Schalke youngster Julian Draxler to Arsenal are have yet to materialize into actual transfers with a […]

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Bundesliga News: Kuba and Johnson Injured, plus Recent Signings

by Gerry Wittmann

Kuba Out for the Season Polish international Jakub “Kuba”Blaszczykowski will miss the remainder of Borussia Dortmund’s 2013/2014 campaign after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee Saturday in BvB’s match against FC Augsburg.  The popular winger, 28, will undergo surgery in the coming days and will not be able to participate in […]

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Tayfun Korkut – The big question mark

by Niklas Wildhagen

Hannover’s new coach is an unknown quantity for most followers of the Bundesliga. What can the 96’ers fans expect from their new coach? ”Taifun who?” was the headline Hannover’s local paper HAZ chose to to go with after Tayfun Korkut had been appointed as the reds new head coach. The tabloids chose to focus on […]

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Bundesliga News: Rudnevs Loaned to Hannover and more

by Gerry Wittmann

Hamburg Loan out Rudnevs, Beister Injured Hamburger SV striker Artjoms Rudnevs has been loaned to Hannover 96 for the remainder of the season.  The Latvian international had a breakout year last season, scoring 12 times in 34 league matches for HSV, but has only featured in six Bundesliga contests this season, and only found the […]

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Bundesliga News: Sidney Sam to Schalke Next Summer and other Transfers

by Gerry Wittmann

Sam to Schalke in the Summer  Bayer 04 Leverkusen midfielder Sidney Sam will be leaving Die Werkself for FC Schalke 04 this summer, as rumored earlier.  The 25 year-old will have a four-year contract with the Royal Blues after finishing this season with Leverkusen.  Earlier he turned down a contract extension offer from Leverkusen.  His […]

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Tayfun Korkut Handed Hannover Coaching Reins

by Gerry Wittmann

Hannover 96 have announced that Stuttgart native Tayfun Korkut, 39, has been appointed as coach of the 96ers following Friday’s dismissal of Mirko Slomka.  Korkut received a contract running through June 30, 2016 with the north German club that currently sits 13th in the Bundelsiga table after a disappointing Hinrunde. Korkut’s most recent managerial role […]

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