Florian Grillitsch – A bright spark in Werder’s dire season

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These days Werder Bremen are once again fighting against relegation, but there have been bright spots despite the survival battle for the club so far this season. First of all the Green and Whites are in the semi final of the DFB Pokal and second of all some of the players the team is banking on to help them in the future are starting to pull their weight. One of these players is the Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch. The 20-year-old is so far the best example of what the officials […]

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Bundesliga Weekend Wrap: He said what?

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The final whistle has blown, the heat of battle has just abated and the Bundesliga trainer is quickly thrust in front of a microphone to give his take on the action. Whether his side have won, lost or drawn, whether a controversial incident is still seething inside, he gives his reaction and we bring you the best of the Bundesliga trainer soundbites. Mainz 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach Martin Schmidt: “You always need a bit of luck, we always need to be on form and to cover a lot of ground. I […]

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Bundesliga Week 16 Wrap: He said what?

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The final whistle has blown, the heat of battle has just abated and the Bundesliga trainer is quickly thrust in front of a microphone to give his take on the action. Whether his side have won, lost or drawn, whether a controversial incident is still seething inside, he gives his reaction and we bring you the best of the Bundesliga trainer soundbites. Mainz 0-0 Stuttgart Martin Schmidt: “I completely changed our approach to the game. It was the difficult game we expected and we always had to be wary. In […]

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Bundesliga Weekend Wrap: He said what?

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The final whistle has blown, the heat of battle has just abated and the Bundesliga trainer is quickly thrust in front of a microphone to give his take on the action. Whether his side have won, lost or drawn, whether a controversial incident is still seething inside, he gives his reaction and we bring you the best of the Bundesliga trainer soundbites. 1FC Köln 1-1 FC Ingolstadt Peter Stöger: “I am happy, my team tried everything against tis well organised opponent to win the game. Sometimes there are games where […]

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Bundesliga Weekend 4 Wrap: He said what?

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The final whistle has blown, the heat of battle has just abated and the Bundesliga trainer is quickly thrust in front of a microphone to give his take on the action. Whether his side have won, lost or drawn, whether a controversial incident is still seething inside, he gives his reaction and we bring you the best of the Bundesliga trainer soundbites. Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-3 Hamburg Lucien Favre: “It’s a painful defeat, because we obviously really wanted to win the game. We’re lacking in self-confidence at the moment, so we […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 3 Weekend Wrap: He said what?

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The final whistle has blown, the heat of battle has just abated and the Bundesliga trainer is quickly thrust in front of a microphone to give his take on the action. Whether his side have won, lost or drawn, whether a controversial incident is still seething inside, he gives his reaction and we bring you the best of the Bundesliga trainer soundbites. Wolfsburg 3-0 Schalke Dieter Hecking: “It was a deserved win, although maybe the result was a goal too many! My team really deserved this success. Compared to last week, […]

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Bundesliga Weekend 2 Wrap: He said what?

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The final whistle has blown, the heat of battle has just abated and the Bundesliga trainer is quickly thrust in front of a microphone to give his take on the action. Whether his side have won, lost or drawn, whether a controversial incident is still seething inside, he gives his reaction and we bring you the best of the Bundesliga trainer soundbites. Hertha Berlin 1-1 Werder Bremen Pal Dardai: “At 1-0 we had the opportunity for 2-0. We didn’t take our chances and from nothing it was 1-1. In the […]

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Interview – The Wolfsburg Squad’s Grief Following Junior Malanda’s Death

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After scoring the first of his two goals in Wolfsburg’s 4-1 demolition of champions Bayern Munich, Kevin de Bruyne ripped off his black armband and raised it to the sky in a tribute to Junior Malanda, his former teammate and countryman. Malanda was killed in a car accident in January during the winter break; he was only 20. After the match, Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking dedicated the tremendous win to the deceased defender. “He was clearly looking down on us,” he said. “We wanted to remember him for how he […]

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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 the best possible light. These days, the show usually features one in depth interview with a footballer, and most of the time the players are happy to be on the […]

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Exclusive Interview: Dominik Stroh-Engel

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Two games into the season and Darmstadt sit comfortably in sixth position in the 2. Bundesliga, would be 1st had it not been for a late, late Ingolstadt equaliser last weekend. It was partly thanks to the goals of new striker Dominik Stroh-Engel which enabled the Lilies to earn an unlikely promotion and the 6 ft 6″ striker is back on target this season with a goal in each game. We caught up with Dominik a couple of weeks ago at the Darmstadt training ground and chatted with him about […]

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The Miracle of Bern: Interview with Horst Eckel

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Horst Eckel is one of the two last surviving members of the starting eleven for the 1954 World Cup winning West German squad. This moment, known as Das Wunder von Bern (the Miracle of Bern) in Germany, was arguably Germany’s greatest sporting moment. Without a national league, and less than a decade removed from the tragedies of World War II, this team managed to make the finals. In the pouring rain, Germany came back from two goals down after ten minutes to win 3-2 over the Golden Team of Hungary. […]

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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 been closely followed by Hertha BSC as well. The 26-year-old is relishing the prospect of playing in Germany, telling Bundesliga Fanatic: I heard about this in the past few weeks. […]

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