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The Bundesliga ‘Where are they Now’ Post V-2

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Roberto Firmino (Liverpool FC, EPL) The 23 year-old Brazilian has not had a fairy-tale start to his Liverpool career thus far.   On Saturday, unlike many of the matchdays he experienced while at Hoffenheim, Firmino was unable to get on the scoresheet as Liverpool lost to West Ham United 3-0, with Firmino contributing just two shots, neither of which was on target.  The […]

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Bundesliga injuries by numbers

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The German football magazine 11 Freunde has taken it upon itself to research how badly all the teams in the Bundesliga have been hit by injury over the last four years. Some of the answers found in their research may be surprising to many Bundesliga fans. The table over Bundesliga injuries from the last four years reveals that Borussia Mönchengladbach […]

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A matter of the heart – Niklas Brandt’s return to the football pitch

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It was the 110th minute of a proper Pokal fight between 1. FC Magdeburg and Bayer Leverkusen. The second round match on October 29th 2014 had seen the Regionalliga side surprising the Bundesliga team by being well-organised and rather effective going forward. Defensive midfielder Niklas Brandt had taken a run from the mid-circle of the pitch and up towards the […]

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No bull – St. Pauli won’t show RB Leipzig’s crest on their homepage

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It’s not a secret that St. Pauli and RB Leipzig have different philosophies when it comes to how a football club should be run. Whilst the buccaneers allow their fans to participate in the decisions that are made about the club’s future, RB are mostly regarded by most football fans in Germany as a promotion tool for Austrian soda. According to […]

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Oscar Wendt extends Borussia stay until 2018

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Borussia Mönchengladbach and Swedish international fullback Oscar Wendt has put pen to paper on a new contract at Borussia-Park, extending his stay with die Fohlen until 2018. Arriving in Mönchengladbach in 2011 on a free transfer from Danish club Copenhagen, Wendt has since become a regular fixture of the club’s starting eleven – the famed Fohlenelf – and, especially in […]

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DFB Pokal 2nd round draw

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Tonight saw the drawing of the second round fixtures in this season DFB Pokal. Alpine skier Felix Neureuther had the honourable task of drawing the fixtures on German television. The skier is a die hard Bayern München fan and before the draw had started he stated that he wanted to see a derby between his team and their local arch […]

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Another episode at the Volksparkstadion – HSV selling shirts featuring Hertha BSC fans

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The sale of t-shirts with the best fan choreographies is common practice for many Bundesliga clubs. Instead of creating enthusiasm with such a fan-shop offering, Hamburger SV this week has instead once again shown their ability to unnecessarily create negative media attention, when it was revealed that the t-shirts the club had produced actually included an image of choreography produced by […]

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