Category Archives: Interviews

Hakan Çalhanoglu speaks up in a memorable interview

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The German TV-Show Das Aktuelle Sportstudio has been on the air since 1963. In the beginning, the minds behind the concept tried whatever they saw fit, producing some of the most memorable moments in the history of German sports journalism. Over the years, however, the program has drifted into a feel good show more concerned with presenting its guests in […]

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

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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 reveal that the player has […]

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Hans-Joachim Watzke:”We are not on the same level as Bayern”

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Before the big game between Dortmund and Bayern BVB’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke gave his outlook on the contest between the two sides in an interview to Ruhrnachrichten. The guys from Ruhrnachrichten.de were nice enough to allow us to translate some extracts of the interview. The whole interview in German can be found here. Looking at the table, it’s a clash […]

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Interview – Mario Götze on his return to the national team

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It’s been nearly seven months since Mario Götze last made an appearance for the national team.  Bayern Munich’s big summer signing has been working hard to recover from an injury he picked up towards the end of last season that also ruled him out of the Champions League final.  Now Götze is finally rounding into full fitness and was recently […]

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An Insider’s View of DFB Pokal Sunday: FV Illertissen – Eintracht Frankfurt

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One of Sunday’s interesting DFB Pokal first round matches features FV Illertissen, amateur champions of Bavaria, hosting Eintracht Frankfurt, a club that bounced back from demotion two seasons ago to a surprising Europa League finish last season. In their Bundesliga return,  Armin Veh’s Eagles finished only four points short of the Bundesliga’s last Champions League berth.   Illertissen, a club […]

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Adam Szalai to Schalke, “It is up to me to seize the opportunity”

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After much speculations and rumors of a move abroad, one of the Bundesliga’s most sought after strikers, Adam Szalai, completed his move to Schalke this week.  The 25-year-old Hungarian underwent his medical in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday following a reported transfer of eight million Euros from Mainz. Szalai is Schalke’s third signing after Felipe Santana and Christian Clemens and will add […]

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Exclusive Interview with Toni Padilla (Part II)

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Here is the second part of the two-part Bundesliga Fanatic exclusive interview with Catalan journalist Toni Padilla, who will be talking to us about the Bayern-Barça tie, Guardiola and Arjen Robben among many other things.  Part I Toni Padilla, Catalan journalist who is chief sports editor for Catalan newspaper ARA and co-editor of the excellent Spanish football magazine Panenka, talked to […]

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