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Keep Calm, Hawk-Eye Is Here: Goal Line Technology Finally Arrives in the Bundesliga

by Travis Timmons

On Thursday, the DFL GmbH voted by a 15-3 margin – meeting the two-thirds majority requirement – to implement the Hawk-Eye video goal line technology. This approving vote by representatives from the top flight’s eighteen clubs follows on the heel’s of disproving vote in March by representatives from Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs. The technology will only be […]

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“Fussballgott” Schweinsteiger returns as Bayern hammer Hoffenheim

by Rick Joshua

After a frustrating week that had started with the injury to skipper Philipp Lahm, things would end on a bright note for FC Bayern against high-flying TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, with Bastian Schweinsteiger coming off the bench to warm the soul of every fan of Die Roten everywhere. It would be yet another comfortable victory, and […]

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FIFA, the German Judge, and other entanglements

by Niklas Wildhagen

It somehow looked like a scene from a mafia movie: the widow and children of the deceased walked ahead of her husband’s three business associates on a day in April 1987. The three men following Monika Dassler today are the makers and shakers in the sport’s world. That April day, Joao Havelange, Juan Antonio Samaranch […]

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Armin Veh Steps Down as Stuttgart’s Manager

by Gerry Wittmann

Armin Veh, 53, announced on Monday his resignation as manager of VfB Stuttgart.  The veteran manager, who coached Stuttgart to its last Bundesliga championship during the 2006/2007 season, took responsibility for Stuttgart’s poor start to the current season, a start that has garnered the Swabians only 9 points after 12 league matches.  The club is […]

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Medic! FC Bayern’s Injury Crisis and Guardiola’s Decisions

by Adrian Sertl

FC Bayern fans all across the world held their collective breaths when the news came down that team captain Philipp Lahm had injured himself in training earlier this week – they expected the worse but hoped for the best. The verdict, a broken ankle requiring surgery and a 3 month layoff. If there is any […]

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Getting tickets on the sheep – Four tickets for the match between Paderborn and Dortmund needed

by Niklas Wildhagen

Getting your hands on tickets for Paderborn matches used to be a lot easier back when the team was playing in the 2. Bundesliga. Last season, the Benteler Arena was visited by 10,998 spectators on average. Since the club from East-Westphalia has gained promotion, matches have usually been sold out. The upcoming tie against Borussia […]

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Bundesliga clubs still in the running for Martin Ødegaard’s signature

by Niklas Wildhagen

Dutch and Norwegian newspapers recently reported that Strømsgodset talent and midfield jewel Martin Ødegaard was set to sign a deal at Ajax Amsterdam. According to the German newspaper SportBild, this may not yet be the case and Bundesliga clubs can still hope to secure the 15-year-old’s signature. In an interview after the final match of […]

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It’s the Müller (and Neuer) show as Bayern put four past hapless Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

Having secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions’ League with a ruthlessly efficient 2-0 win over AS Roma in midweek, FC Bayern would return to domestic action with a journey up to Frankfurt to take on mid-table Eintracht. There would be little team-tweaking from coach Pep Guardiola with Thomas Müller returning for […]

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Europa League Round-up: Qualification Race and a Bendtner Brace

by Conor Garratt

The Europa League’s German representatives enjoyed another flawless week as both Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg marched closer to the brink of qualification; bar any massive mishaps against Zürich and Villarreal, die Fohlen are almost home and dry, with a very real chance of topping their group. Wolfsburg have had a slightly more difficult campaign, […]

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Classy Bayern book their place in knockout stage after easy win against Roma

by Rick Joshua

The meeting with AS Roma at the Allianz Arena was never going to be as spectacular as the record-breaking 7-1 triumph two weeks earlier at the Stadio Olimpico, but FC Bayern would book their place in the knockout stages two weeks early with a calm and measured performance that would only emphasise the gulf in […]

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