Category Archives: Lists

The price is right! Who has the cheapest Bundesliga season tickets?

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The Bundesliga regularly tops the rankings of league attendances amongst Europe’s elite top flight divisions outperforming the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A in terms of numbers of spectators inside stadiums. The German top division is also famed for its fair ticket prices that allow fans to enjoy top quality football without being ripped off in the process. But […]

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David vs Goliath- The Biggest DFB Pokal First Round Giant Killings

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The DFB Pokal gets underway this weekend a week before the Bundesliga restart. All 18 top flight sides enter the first round desperate to avoid the embarrassment of an exit to a lower league club. The first round of the Cup however has a long history of banana skins for the Bundesliga elite and down the years a whole raft […]

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New Season Means New Start for these Eleven?

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While fans are wondering what’s been cooking with their Bundesliga clubs before the season start, teams are getting up to speed with their pre-season preparations. With the exception of those who represented their national team over the summer, players have returned to their clubs to get ready for the new campaign. In addition to the new boys arrived in the summer transfer […]

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Go on! Give us a job!

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They have plenty in common- Bundesliga experience, international caps, a hunger to still play at the top level, oh, and the fact they are all currently unemployed and looking for a club. Back in the 80’s there was a classic British TV drama based around the unemployment affecting Liverpool and a classic scene involved Yosser Hughes striding onto a building […]

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From Bundesliga to Premier League: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The English Premier League is once more flexing its financial muscle and buying up some of the Bundesliga’s best talent. Roberto Firmino led the way after his €41 million move to Liverpool, and Bastian Schweinsteiger has followed suit. The German top flight has also lost Kevin Wimmer, Joselu, Shinji Okazaki and Sebastian Prödl in recent weeks, while speculation is rife […]

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Werder Watch: Which young players will Viktor Skripnik promote next season?

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Werder Bremen’s decision to hand the reins to Viktor Skripnik last October proved a master-stroke as the former youth team trainer turned around a faltering season and led the Grün-Weißen to within a whisker of qualifying for Europe. The club do not have an endless transfer budget to strengthen their squad so it appears likely that alongside signings Anthony Ujah, […]

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From Booze to Condoms and Heavy Metal: a Brief history of Bundesliga Shirt Sponsors

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The decision of third division Erzgebirge Aue to eschew a shirt sponsor and use their own fans as the visual on the front of their shirts next season has become a talking point recently. Kumpelverein – weil wir anders sind (because we’re different) goes against the grain of clubs selling out to big business so that brands and companies can […]

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Ten Bundesliga Doppelgängers

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They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment. First up we have Hannover 96 president Martin Kind. Aside […]

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