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Bundesliga 2014/2015 Final MatchDay: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche


It teased, it twisted, it turned, but now the regular Bundesliga season is over. What a campaign it has been. It was always going to be difficult for the final day to live up to the high expectations that the league had set for itself, especially beginning on the heels of Germany’s World Cup triumph, but it did go some […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 32: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche


Serie A – three relegation spots, three decided. The Premier League – three relegation spots, two decided. Ligue 1 – three relegation spots, two decided. La Liga – three relegation spots, one decided. The Bundesliga – two automatic relegation spots and one play-off spot, none decided. Simply put, the fight for survival in the Bundesliga is completely unpredictable, and at […]

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2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings: Matchday 31


We are back with the 2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings – the post-Match Day 31 edition. Since our last edition, the Foals remain #1 as Bayern try to weather ungodly injuries, winning the title, and clinging on for dear life in the Champions League. Leverkusen surge on and past die Roten, while Paderborn make – perhaps – one last climb this season. Finally, […]

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Does German Football Culture Need a Manifesto?


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 fußball culture as well. Although […]

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Herrmann brace helps Borussia to dominant win


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 and their sixth consecutive home […]

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


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 that has started against Eintracht […]

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