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The ALS ice bucket challenges reaches the fanatic

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has swept the internet as celebrities, footballers, and users of social media have accepted the challenge and posted videos of the dowsing. Yesterday one of our own, editor in chief Niklas Wildhagen, was challenged by Talking Fussball Extra producer Jon Hartley to take icy challenge. We at the fanatic are […]

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Fans protest against RB Leipzig

by Niklas Wildhagen

RB Leipzig have entered the Bundesliga 2 with a bang, managing to secure 7 points from their first three matches in addition to a famous win over Bundesliga side SC Paderborn in the first round of the DFB Pokal. However, those who have followed the close up shots from the fan blocks on match day […]

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Five players who want to leave

by Niklas Wildhagen

The teams in the Bundesliga have six more days to secure the players they want to be part of their squad until the winter break. However, several players are either considered dead wood by their clubs or want more playing time. Even though there hasn’t been an awful lot of movement on the transfer market […]

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Bundesliga News: Cherundolo Honored; Preseason Matches and Transfers

by Gerry Wittmann

Cherundolo Feted, Hannover Defeat Lazio American international Steve Cherundolo, who played his entire professional career for Hannover, was honored this weekend in a testimonial match featuring former Hannover players.  Cherundolo began his time with Hannover in 1999, and featured in 423 matches for the club up to his final match last December as injuries took […]

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Bundesliga News: No to Kurányi; Leverkusen and Frankfurt Make Additions

by Linus Vedmar

VfB Stuggart won’t sign Kevin Kurányi, according to the clubs director of sport Fredi Bobic. The player himself has in the past hinted at a possible Stuttgart comeback, but such a move now looks unlikely. However, two clubs that are doing some business with only a few weeks left until the start of the Bundesliga […]

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Bundesliga News: Bayern to Sign Pepe Reina and other news

by Gerry Wittmann

Bayern American Tour Ends, Club Will Sign Pepe Reina Bayern Munich ended a successful tour of the United States on a bit of a sour note, losing 2-1 to the MLS All-Star squad Wednesday in Portland.  Excellent performances from newcomer Robert Lewandowski, who hit a dazzling goal to give Bayern the first half-lead, along with […]

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BundesligaNews: Kehl Steps Down, Perišić Hurt, Rüdiger No Go, Valdez is Coming

by Linus Vedmar

Sebastian Kehl’s tenure as Borussia Dortmund captain has come to an end. The 34-year-old will now spend his last season as an active footballer as a mentor to the clubs new skipper. Also, Ivan Perišić has broken his shoulder and is out of action for the Bundesliga start, and Antonio Rüdiger has now confirmed he is staying […]

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Bundesliga Preseason Spotlight: Wolfsburg, Eintracht, Hoffenheim and Hertha

by Gerry Wittmann

VfL Wolfsburg:  Will Injuries Undermine Expectations? Wolfsburg’s Swiss training camp ended Friday, with the club travelling to Hamburg to participate in the Telekom Cup. Dieter Hecking’s club played only one test match while in Switzerland, defeating Austrian Bundesliga side SCR Altach 3-1, with goals from Max Arnold, the ageless Ivica Olić and Naldo. Under the leadership of […]

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Bundesliga Preseason: Spotlight on Dortmund, Gladbach, Freiburg and Hannover

by Gerry Wittmann

Upbeat Mood at Borussia Dortmund This summer, as seems every summer, Dortmund Coach Jurgen Klopp will have to find a way to replace a key member of last season’s roster.  This year, striker Robert Lewandowski is the departed star, following in the line of Mario Gotze, Shinji Kagawa and Nuri Sahin who left after obtaining […]

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Preseason Bundesliga News

by Gerry Wittmann

Big Year Ahead for Schalke? Schalke finished third in the Bundesliga table last year, earning Champions League play once again.  The club looks to have improved their attack for Coach Jens Keller with the summer signings of Leverkusen’s Sidney Sam and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting from Mainz, while also inking former Leverkusen keeper Fabian Giefer from Fortuna […]

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