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Schalke vs. Maribor – EU regulations put ref in a pickle

by Niklas Wildhagen

Tonight’s match in the Champions League is a must win for the Royal Blues, as their opponents NK Maribor have been deemed the pushovers of Schalke’s Champions League group. However, ever since the German Technical Certification and Inspection Association(TÜV) released its report about the free kick spray used by referees all around Europe this game has […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic XI – players still looking for a new home

by Niklas Wildhagen

What happens if a team is struck by an injury crisis right now? The transfer window is closed, leaving clubs of the top three divisions little room to react to unforeseen losses to injury like the one Eintracht Frankfurt suffered when Kevin Trapp was injured in a match against Mainz. There is, however, one little […]

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Timo Hildbrand makes surprise return to the Bundesliga

by Jody Strauch

Former Schalke 04 goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand was picked up this week in a surprise move by Eintracht Frankfurt. SGE will be without the services of their number 1, Kevin Trapp, who will be out for several months after seriously injuring his ankle in the game against Mainz 05 on Tuesday. Trapp was to undergo surgery […]

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VfB Stuttgart Fires Sporting Director Fredi Bobic

by Randall Hauk

The VfB Stuttgart advisory board and president announced Wednesday a decision to part ways with Fredi Bobic with immediate effect. The announcement was made public less than an hour before kickoff of Stuttgart’s English week battle in Dortmund. Bobic had been working with VfB Stuttgart since the summer of 2010, taking charge of the sporting area […]

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Bundesliga news: Pep expects a tough fight and Mkhitaryan injured

by Linus Vedmar

Pep Guardiola is not expecting an easy win when his Bayern München side take on newly promoted SC Paderborn today. The visitors have yet to lose in the Bundesliga, and are top of the table ahead of the fixture. Another club who has gotten used to winning is Augsburg. After a slow start to the new […]

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83 meters – Moritz Stoppelkamp sets a new Bundesliga record

by Niklas Wildhagen

Match day 4 has provided us with plenty of entertainment so far. There was a 6 goal humdinger between Augsburg and Werder, HSV’s new coach Joe Zinnbauer started off with a goalless draw against Bayern München, but the talk of the town is all about Moritz Stoppelkamp’s goal against Hannover 96. The current Paderborn player, […]

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Surprise at HSV: Under 23 coach Josef Zinnbauer appointed head coach of the Red Shorts

by Niklas Wildhagen

After Mirko Slomka was sacked from his position at the club the media in Germany named several viable candidates to take over from the former Hannover and Schalke coach. Among the names were Bruno Labbadia, Huub Stevens, Thomas Doll, but mostly it was Thomas Tuchel’s name who was regarded to be HSV’s prime target for […]

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Kickers Offenbach U15 side breaks attendance world record

by Niklas Wildhagen

As mentioned on the last episode of the Aufstieg Podcast, the officials of Kickers Offenbach have been planning to make last Sunday’s U15 match a special occasion for the club and the players. On Sunday, 7,876 spectators witnessed Kickers Offenbach U15 1-1 draw against the U15 side of SV Wehen Wiesbaden. Never before in the […]

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HSV coach Slomka gets sacked after three match days

by Niklas Wildhagen

Mirko Slomka’s start to the season hasn’t been easy by any means. After an acceptable draw away to 1. FC Köln his team have lost the last two matches on the bounce by a goal difference of 0-5. The longest it has taken HSV to score a goal was 225 minutes before the season started, […]

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Bundesliga news – No contract extensions at HSV and the importance of Kagawa

by Linus Vedmar

Bayern München are trying to “weaken” or “unsettle” league rival Borussia Dortmund, according to BVB player Mats Hummels. The Germany international claims the Bundesliga champion did so recently when they revealed Marco Reus contractual situation. Also, West Ham could have signed Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibišević during the summer had the Bundesliga side not been eager to […]

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