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Mats Møller Dæhli – Another diamond in the rough for Freiburg?

by Mathew Burt

SC Freiburg trainer Christian Streich is looking for history to repeat itself as he prepares for the Bundesliga Rückrunde to get underway in a weeks’ time. Back in the 2011/12 season the Breisgau Brazilians sat bottom of the table going into the winter break, only to drag themselves to safety. Once again they find themselves […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent

by Niklas Wildhagen

The 2009/10 season was truly a smashing year for Werder Bremen, and Marko Marin in particular. With a last gasp sprint to the finish line, the Green and Whites managed to get past Bayer Leverkusen in the standings, securing the Bundesliga’s final Champions League place ahead of the 2010/11 season. The tiny technician, Marin, arrived at […]

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Europe A-Høj: Can Ji and Højbjerg help Augsburg to European Qualification?

by Conor Garratt

It’s fast becoming a worn out turn of phrase as far as the Bundesliga goes, but as the Winterpause begins to melt away in favour of one of the most anticipated Rückrunden of recent years, it’s a phrase of increasing relevance; the future at Augsburg looks very bright indeed. With the loan signing of Pierre-Emile […]

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Daniel Engelbrecht – The kid’s got heart

by Niklas Wildhagen

The match between Stuttgarter Kickers and Wehen Wiesbaden has entered the first minute of over time. Both teams have fought a hard battle, reflected in the 1-1 scoreline. One last attack could decide the game. Kickers’ hugely talented 19-year-old midfielder, Besar Halimi, takes the ball into the opponent’s half one last time, and in the […]

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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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