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Mainz Welcomes the ‘Chilean Zlatan’

by Mathew Burt

It’s hard to decide whether it’s a compliment to be labelled the ‘Chilean Zlatan’. If it’s because you share the incredibly talented footballing ability of Ibrahimović then it is, but if it’s down to an arrogant, non-conformist attitude like the Swede, then perhaps not so much. Which ‘Zlatan’ 1. FSV Mainz 05 have signed in […]

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Asian Cup Final: The Leverkusen Connection- Son vs Kruse

by Mathew Burt

On Saturday morning the Bayer Leverkusen squad will be waking up and turning their attentions to their evening match at home to Borussia Dortmund, which kicks off the ‘Werkself’s Bundesliga Rückrunde. 10,000 miles away in Sydney though, two of the squad will have their eyes focused on a quite different match- the 2015 Asian Cup […]

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Jannik Vestergaard – Werder Bremen’s Great Dane

by Mathew Burt

At 1.99m Werder Bremen’s new defensive signing Jannik Vestergaard certainly looks the part when it comes to being a centre-back. Werder fans will now be hoping the 22-year-old can help plug the leaky defence that saw the ‘Green-Whites’ concede 39 goals in the Hinrunde and finish 16th at the halfway stage. Vestergaard has signed from […]

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Home again – Didier Ya Konan returns to Hannover 96

by Ansgar Löcke

In a surprise move Hannover 96 have re-signed Ivorian striker Didier Ya Konan. The 30-year-old attacker, who had left the Bundesliga side for Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad last summer, has signed a contract till the summer with an option to add another year. “This is a great feeling. I’m coming home. God knows my path and […]

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SC Freiburg’s Football Factory

by Mathew Burt

It’s the first game of the 2012 Rückrunde and bottom side SC Freiburg are facing FC Augsburg at home and neither side have found a way to score as the clock ticks down to 90 minutes. Trainer Christian Streich decides on a final throw of the dice and sends on eighteen year old academy graduate […]

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FC Bayern’s Arabian Adventure – Strictly Business

by Adrian Sertl

FC Bayern are back in Munich after returning earlier this week from their winter training camp in Qatar, only they appear to have brought a little extra baggage with them on the return flight. The club is facing significant backlash following a decision to go ahead with a (sponsor organized) friendly in Saudi Arabia against […]

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Werder Bremen: One Team, Four Keepers!

by Mathew Burt

The West End and Broadway hit ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ is an acclaimed comedic farce. It seems that Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen are keen on acting out their own version of said farce during the winter transfer window entitled ‘One Club, Four Keepers’. How else are fans of the Hanseaten supposed to make sense of […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent

by Niklas Wildhagen

The 2009/10 season was truly a smashing year for Werder Bremen, and Marko Marin in particular. With a last gasp sprint to the finish line, the Green and Whites managed to get past Bayer Leverkusen in the standings, securing the Bundesliga’s final Champions League place ahead of the 2010/11 season. The tiny technician, Marin, arrived at […]

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Super Mario returns!

by Mathew Burt

After two years out of the limelight, Mario Basler has returned to football after being hired as team manager for Lokomotive Leipzig, who are languishing in the fifth tier of German football. The 46-year-old has been appointed by club president Heiko Spauke to work together with trainer Heiko Scholz as the club struggle under the […]

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Viva America! 1. FC Köln States its Case to Become America’s (German) Team

by Randall Hauk

FLO-REE-DAH CUP SEE-GAH! FLO-REE-DAH CUP SEE-GAH! FLO-REE-DAH CUP SEE-GAH!  EFF-ZEH KÖLLLLLLLLN! Sung to the tune of Twisted Sister’s “We’re not gonna take it,” the 1. FC Köln fans who had travelled to Jacksonville, Florida’s EverBank serenaded their conquering heroes in the wake of Saturday’s tournament clinching 3-2 victory over Fluminense of Brazil, making Köln the first-ever winner of the […]

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