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What’s in a name? Bundesliga stadiums making big money

by Conor Garratt

With Commerzbank’s current sponsorship deal with Eintracht Frankfurt over naming rights for their home ground since 1963 – formerly known as the Waldstadion – expiring at the end of the season, the practise of clubs selling parts of their identity – such as the name of their home ground – has become an important discussion […]

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Bayern in seventh heaven as Roma are torn apart in their own arena

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern would head to Rome for what would be billed as arguably the toughest match of the season so far, against an AS Roma side that had won its last five matches at the Stadio Olimpico. The visiting fans would be ecstatic when Arjen Robben netted the opener inside the first ten minutes, but […]

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Pep’s admiration for world chess champions Magnus Carlsen

by Niklas Wildhagen

Franz Beckenbauer famously said that “Football isn’t chess”; however, these days the word Rasenschach is to be found in many German dictionaries. Translated word-by-word, the expression could be broken down into lawn chess, but – before you start thinking about chess pieces standing in a park being moved around by old geezers – the actually meaning of the phrase […]

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Hakan Çalhanoglu speaks up in a memorable interview

by Niklas Wildhagen

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 […]

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Hapless Bremen hit for six in stunning Bayern display

by Rick Joshua

After a busy international break it would be back to domestic Bundesliga action, and in front of a packed Allianz Arena FC Bayern would turn out a sparkling performance against old foes Werder Bremen. Ahead of the upcoming journey to Rome and what will arguably be the toughest game of the season so far, table-proppers […]

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Borussia Dortmund: Finally Some Good News

by Gerry Wittmann

It’s been a trying start to the Bundesliga season for Jürgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund.  The normally high-flying Schwarzgelben, though doing well in Champions League and Pokal play, have been grounded thus far in league action, riddled with player injuries. Dortmund are mired in the bottom half of the Bundesliga table, on seven points, with only two league […]

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Gareth Bale and 10 other superstars who nearly signed for a Bundesliga club

by Niklas Wildhagen

“What could have been?” is a question many Hamburg fans are asking themselves. Their club has never managed to get back to their successful ways of the 1980’s and has been going from crisis to crisis over the last few years. On Saturday. it was revealed that Die Rothosen missed out on the chance to sign […]

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Bundesliga Quiz – #3 Edition

by Niklas Wildhagen

Have you been following all the Bundesliga news closely lately? Put your knowledge to the test in an all new quiz.

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FIFA 15 – How does the Bundesliga compare to other leagues?

by Muhammad Mustafa Tousif

There are two kinds of football lovers: those who follow the real game and those who actually love football’s virtual format, like football video games. As the years have passed, the virtual format has redefined its image and become more realistic and up to date than ever. The most popular of all the football video […]

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Roberto Di Matteo – A Good Manager, a Great Man

by David Morris

Roberto Di Matteo is very much one of football’s managerial curiosities. The Swiss-born former Italian international went from managing English League One side MK Dons to a Champions League winner with Chelsea in under four years. And yet no sooner had he won the trophy Roman Abramovich had been craving for nearly a decade, he […]

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