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To Sebastian Kehl: an Ode

by Stian Aske

This is Sebastian Kehl’s final season in the Bundesliga. Back in January 2002, Kehl signed for Borussia Dortmund from SC Freiburg. Fast forward to the present day, Kehl has been with Dortmund for a staggering 13 consecutive years. In his first season (2001/2002) with die Schwarzgelben, Kehl played 15 matches. At that time, his teammates included the likes […]

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Flop to Phenomenon – How Franco Di Santo found a home at Werder Bremen

by David Morris

For outsiders to the Bundesliga and Werder Bremen there are two immediately striking features about goals for the home side at Weserstadion. The first is the sound of The Proclaimers’ ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ which greets Werder’s goals. The second is something that is becoming increasingly common, the sight of Franco Di Santo wheeling […]

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Van der Vaart’s drawn out goodbye – The story of a disappointing end

by Niklas Wildhagen

He should have been one of the last missing pieces of the puzzle when Hamburger SV purchased him back in 2012. Rafael van der Vaart was the long-lost son of the HSV fans and he finally made a return to the Imtech Arena on the last day of the transfer window during the 2012/13 season. The […]

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Bas Dost Starring in Role as Bundesliga’s Comeback Kid

by David Morris

It was shortly after scoring his fourth, and the game’s decisive goal, in Wolfsburg’s 5-4 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that Bas Dost let all his emotions out. Having netted the injury time winner, Dost ran off at speed, arms wide apart, roaring with delight. Only a couple of months beforehand, he had seemed […]

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Udo Lattek: The man who made me a Bayern fan

by Rick Joshua

I was first drawn to FC Bayern München in the spring of 1981, some three months shy of my tenth birthday. In the dark days long before the advent of cable and satellite television, my opportunities to watch the team in action had been few and far between, and although I would live through the […]

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Stuttgart shores up defense before deadline

by Court Wilson

With no time to spare before the transfer window closed, Stuttgart sporting director Robin Dutt added 30-year old Geoffroy Serey Die from Swiss Super League leading FC Basel in hopes that the new acquisition will stabilise their central defence and give the team a much needed spark to stave off relegation. Serey Die agreed to […]

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The Hidden Gem of (Ba)Bavaria – Augsburg’s Abdul Rahman Baba in the Spotlight

by Luyang Syvanen

As the second half of the Bundeslilga season begins, who   teams are hoping to kickstart their 2015 campaign with a fully fit and assembled squad. Particularly FC Augsburg, who has been the surprise package so far this season, and now sit in a tie for the 3rd spot in the table after beating Hoffenheim […]

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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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