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Marco Rojas starting to find his feet in Germany

by Janek Speight

This piece first appeared on The Roar, Australia’s leading sports opinion website where you can read vibrant takes on football, Aussie Rules football, cricket, rugby, and other sports.  Nestled in the heart of Bavaria, within the fork of the Rednitz and Pegnitz rivers, the tiny German town of Fürth stands proud and defiant in an age where […]

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Thomas Müller: the Awkward, Unorthodox, “Anti-Star”

by David Morris

Only the best in the world are afforded the honour of having a position named after them, or their manner of play. An example that immediately springs to mind is the ‘Makelele Role’, named after the former Chelsea and Real Madrid man, who dominated a game from his position in between the defence and midfield. […]

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Mainz and Pierre Bengtsson looks like a perfect match

by Nicolai Lisberg

As soon as the international break is over, Mainz is very likely to sign Swedish left back Pierre Bengtsson. The 26-year-old defender who plays for FC Copenhagen is a free agent when his contract with the Danish club expires on January the 1st and according to Swedish newspaper Expressen he has already agreed terms with […]

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We need to talk about Kevin

by David Morris

With nearly a third of the season complete, there have been two major plots to the Bundesliga campaign. At the top of the table,, we have been left asking whether any side can match Bayern Munich, who after 11 games, are sitting pretty and remain undefeated. The other major story has come at the other end […]

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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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The Rise of Christoph Kramer

by Luyang Syvanen

When Christoph Kramer’s name was included in Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil, plenty of eyebrows were raised. Understandably so, as he was not even selected for Germany’s initial 30-man provisional squad, having only been promoted later by Jogi Löw for tactical purposes. Much like the case of tennis player Goran […]

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Milivoje Novaković: Rebirth in Japan

by Miran Zore

It is not much to see nowadays. Bežigrad Stadium, once the proud home of Olimpija Ljubljana, Slovenia’s finest club in the former Yugoslavia’s football championship, and also a former home of the Slovenian national football team, is falling apart. The pitch is long gone, the stands were demolished and so were the floodlights. The cult […]

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Roberto Di Matteo – A Good Manager, a Great Man

by David Morris

Roberto Di Matteo is very much one of football’s managerial curiosities. The Swiss-born former Italian international went from managing English League One side MK Dons to a Champions League winner with Chelsea in under four years. And yet no sooner had he won the trophy Roman Abramovich had been craving for nearly a decade, he […]

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Home is where it all begins: Time for Holtby to settle down

by Luyang Syvanen

Once regarded as the future of German football and lauded as one of the best young prospects in Europe, having established himself as a standout player in the Bundesliga 2012/2013 season with FC Schalke, Lewis Holtby’s career seemed destined for success. However, since moving to the English Premier League in the hope of furthering his career, things have […]

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Ricardo Rodriguez and VfL Wolfsburg reach for the table top

by Eskender Tamrat

In a swift counterattack move, the hosts hit Werder Bremen when Kevin De Bruyne played a delightful ball to the path of the onrushing Ricardo Rodriguez. The Swiss international’s effort was a typical poacher’s strike, as he lobbed the stranded goalkeeper Raphael Wolf to put Wolfsburg ahead. Any striker would be proud of this finish, as […]

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