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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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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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SC Paderborn catches criticism for increased ticket prices

by Niklas Wildhagen

Fans of the newly promoted side have to dish out more than any other fans in the Bundesliga for their season tickets; however, disabled fans have especially victimized by the East-Westphalian club’s pricing policy – these fans’ ticket prices have tripled since the club was promoted to the Bundesliga. Four points after two matches. Players […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Exclusive: Exciting News for American Fans of the Bundesliga

by Gerry Wittmann

At last, at last, the 2014/2015 Bundesliga season is underway !!!  What we fans all over the world have been waiting for — actual matches from the most interesting and fan-friendly football league in the world, with new additions like Xabi Alonso and old friends such as Shinji Kagawa returning to the league. Alas, for […]

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Welcome Back Shinji, Hello Xabi and Mehdi

by Gerry Wittmann

Bundesliga clubs continue to gear up for the long season, as Borussia Dortmund have announced that they have signed midfielder Shinji Kagawa to a four-year contract on a transfer from Manchester United.  On Friday, Bayern Munich announced the signing of veteran Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid just two days following the club’s announcement of the addition of […]

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The ALS ice bucket challenges reaches the fanatic

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has swept the internet as celebrities, footballers, and users of social media have accepted the challenge and posted videos of the dowsing. Yesterday one of our own, editor in chief Niklas Wildhagen, was challenged by Talking Fussball Extra producer Jon Hartley to take icy challenge. We at the fanatic are […]

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Fans protest against RB Leipzig

by Niklas Wildhagen

RB Leipzig have entered the Bundesliga 2 with a bang, managing to secure 7 points from their first three matches in addition to a famous win over Bundesliga side SC Paderborn in the first round of the DFB Pokal. However, those who have followed the close up shots from the fan blocks on match day […]

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Five players who want to leave

by Niklas Wildhagen

The teams in the Bundesliga have six more days to secure the players they want to be part of their squad until the winter break. However, several players are either considered dead wood by their clubs or want more playing time. Even though there hasn’t been an awful lot of movement on the transfer market […]

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Bundesliga News: Cherundolo Honored; Preseason Matches and Transfers

by Gerry Wittmann

Cherundolo Feted, Hannover Defeat Lazio American international Steve Cherundolo, who played his entire professional career for Hannover, was honored this weekend in a testimonial match featuring former Hannover players.  Cherundolo began his time with Hannover in 1999, and featured in 423 matches for the club up to his final match last December as injuries took […]

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