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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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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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A Look Back at Philipp Lahm’s National Team Career and his impact on German football

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

What better time to end one’s international career than with a World Cup. When Germany captain Philipp Lahm lifted the World Cup trophy in Brazil after the 1-0 win against Argentina no one knew it would be his last game for the team. After 10 years, 113 caps and several team and individual honors, Lahm […]

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What can Gladbach’s fans expect from Thorgan Hazard?

by Luke Harvey

With all footballing eyes currently fixed on the World Cup in Brazil, it can be easy for transfers to fly under the radar. One transfer that definitely won’t have been missed by Belgian fans is Thorgan Hazard’s latest loan move – this time to Germany and the Bundesliga’s Borussia Mönchengladbach. Many football folks were surprised when Thorgan […]

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Mathew Leckie, FC Ingolstadt’s unlikely World Cup transfer steal

by Chase Ruttig

Just a week ago Australian Mathew Leckie’s transfer to FC Ingolstadt was just another flash in the 2.Bundesliga summer transfer window, a FSV Frankfurt player that while getting a high number of caps in his 2012/13 campaign hardly made headlines as a second division player moving from one mid-table club to another one by heading […]

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Thomas Müller, der Raumdeuter, like a Spider, Scuttling Hither and Thither

by Rick Joshua

Think of those large house spiders you might occasionally see scuttling across your floor, usually during a warm summer evening. Just a blur of almost abnormally long, skinny legs, moving erratically and always managing to evade you as you try to corner it. Looking at this gangly arachnid you cannot understand how or why such […]

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Thomas Müller – The Bridge Between the Old and the New Germany

by Bernie Reeves

It is apt that he has statistically the most common name you can find in Germany, because when it comes to football, nobody in the current national team is more German than Thomas Müller. The Bavarian scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 mauling of Portugal on day five of the World Cup to put Joachim […]

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