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Late Ya Konan curler saves Hannover a point and Korkut’s job

by Ansgar Löcke

Didier Ya Konan became the hero for Hannover 96 this afternoon when his left-footed curler from the edge of the box found the top left corner in the 82nd minute to make it 2-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt. Though Hannover dropped to 15th spot in the table, everyone was quick to look at the positives from the […]

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Does German Football Culture Need a Manifesto?

by Travis Timmons

I immediately thought about German football culture as I read my way through David Goldblatt and the Football Action Network’s (FAN) bombshell, “This is Our Game,” manifesto published in Sunday’s Guardian. While Goldblatt diagnoses the domestic game’s ills in England, I couldn’t help but wonder to what extent the “This is Our Game” manifesto is applicable to German […]

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Herrmann brace helps Borussia to dominant win

by Conor Garratt

A vintage performance at Borussia-Park on Sunday evening ensured that Borussia Mönchengladbach go into next weekend’s clash with Bayern with a comfortable five point gap on fifth-placed Schalke. A brace by Patrick Herrmann – thanks to two of the simplest finishes in his career for Gladbach  – set die Fohlen on their way to three points […]

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It’s Müller at the double as Bayern dispatch scrappy Hannover

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern closed in on a record-extending twenty-fifth Bundesliga title with a functional and at times scrappy victory against mid-table Hannover at the HDI Arena, coming back from one goal down to register a safe if not exactly spectacular 3-1 victory with a brace from Thomas Müller. Pep Guardiola made just three changes to eleven […]

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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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Match Preview: 1. FC Köln – Hannover 96

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

1. FC Köln and Hannover 96 head into match day 22 as the top two clubs of the bottom half of the table, but with just four points separating tenth place from 17th, Saturday’s late match could start with both looking up from much nearer the relegation zone than either would have hoped to see […]

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Five reasons for SC Paderborn’s win against Hannover 96

by Niklas Wildhagen

At the start of the season the fans of the Bundesliga were surprised by how well SC Paderborn managed to adapt to first tier football. André Breitenreiter’s team could churn out results against much bigger opponents almost on a regular basis, despite SCP having the lowest wage budget in the entire league. One wouldn’t believe […]

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Ugly win begins 2nd half for Schalke

by Tim Snoddon

In the opening game after winter break, Schalke pulled off a 1-0 victory at home against Hannover in a game that saw the Royal Blues have the ball only 37% of the time, play in a counterattacking position for much of the second half, and even be down to ten men for the last five minutes. […]

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Home again – Didier Ya Konan returns to Hannover 96

by Ansgar Löcke

In a surprise move Hannover 96 have re-signed Ivorian striker Didier Ya Konan. The 30-year-old attacker, who had left the Bundesliga side for Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad last summer, has signed a contract till the summer with an option to add another year. “This is a great feeling. I’m coming home. God knows my path and […]

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Bundesliga Hinrunde Report Card – Part II

by Niklas Wildhagen

We continue our run down of the sides in the Bundesliga by taking a closer look at the sides in mid-table. 12th – 1. FSV Mainz State of affairs: The Thomas Tuchel era ended with last season, meaning Christian Heidel needed a new coach, so Mainz settled on Kaspar Hjulmand, a Danish coach who had been […]

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