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Bundesliga Preseason: Spotlight on Dortmund, Gladbach, Freiburg and Hannover

by Gerry Wittmann

Upbeat Mood at Borussia Dortmund This summer, as seems every summer, Dortmund Coach Jurgen Klopp will have to find a way to replace a key member of last season’s roster.  This year, striker Robert Lewandowski is the departed star, following in the line of Mario Gotze, Shinji Kagawa and Nuri Sahin who left after obtaining […]

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Bundesliga News: Hannover Signs Joselu and other Transfer News

by Gerry Wittmann

While most Bundesliga fans are focused on the injuries that will keep stars Marco Reus and Franck Ribery from competing in the World Cup next week, Bundesliga clubs continue to build their squads for the upcoming season.  With 1. FC  Nürnberg relegated, clubs are swooping for their players, with Stuttgart and Eintracht Frankfurt both signing […]

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by Mark Harrington

This is my first season of attending the Bundesliga. I did get hooked watching Dortmund last year in the Champions League and my first game this season was at the Westfalionstadion; however, as much as I enjoyed going there, I felt that I wanted to experience the football culture with a smaller club. I opted […]

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Gary Kagelmacher:’It’d be a great challenge for me to play in Germany’

by Niklas Wildhagen

The summer transfer window is getting closer, and most of the teams in the Bundesliga are planning their squads ahead of next season. AS Monaco central defender Gary Kagelmacher, currently on loan at FC Valenciennes of France’s top flight, has already been linked with a move to Hannover 96 by Neue Presse. The Bundesliga Fanatic can […]

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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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