Hannover’s relegation could signal the end of Zieler and other’s time in Lower Saxony

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Despite clawing back in their match Saturday at Ingolstadt to earn a 2-2 draw, the comeback win for Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday confirms what many have felt for much of the Hinrunde — Hannover 96 have been relegated. The side was never far from the bottom of the table following the 1st round draw against Darmstadt when they were 9th. However, […]

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The Best and Worst of Bundesliga Fandom on Display

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Events from match day 26 put things into perspective for many a Bundesliga fan. During Sunday night’s fixture between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FSV Mainz 05, two fans in separate incidents suffered heart attacks. A 79-year-old pensioner on the Südtribüne didn’t make it, whilst the other fan was rushed to the hospital to receive further treatment. The way the fans reacted to […]

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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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