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Chewing gum in the Bundesliga

by Niklas Wildhagen

Chewing gum has been used by used for over 3,000 years and it comes in all shapes and forms these days. Every now and then the public is warned about the possible unpleasant side effects the overuse may have, but despite all the migraine warnings which have been issued over the years chewing gum has […]

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Germany Must Win the World Cup or Else…

by Cristian Nyari

As part of their 2014 World Cup coverage, KICKTV presents the “The Ultimate Group G Preview – The Group of Death,” a 15-part video series in which former U.S. International and 2006 World Cup veteran Jimmy Conrad travels to all the nations in Group G for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Germany, Portugal, […]

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Tactics Corner – Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

by Cristian Nyari

Manchester United surprised Pep Guardiola and Bayern in the first leg to earn a draw to take back to Munich. After their 65-match unbeaten run was abruptly ended by Augsburg over the weekend, Bayern will look to rectify their small slump and reach the semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons while United will […]

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Fair play, Aaron Hunt

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s the 75th minute of the match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Werder Bremen. The Green and Whites are on their way forward on a counter attack trying to build on their 2-0 lead. In the end it is Aaron Hunt who gets into the penalty area on the way through on goal. In the […]

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VIDEO – 12 Steps to Glory: Bayer Leverkusen’s Remarkable 1988 Uefa Cup Win

by Cristian Nyari

When Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final they had not only made history but left a lasting impression on the football world.   Unknown to many, though, Bayer Leverkusen had pulled off a similar, almost unbelievable, feat nearly two decades earlier. Bayer Leverkusen barely made […]

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A crime against humanity or pure genius? – Player tribute songs

by Niklas Wildhagen

The German sports program Sportclub, shown on the TV-station NDR, took it upon itself to create a song about HSV’s new star striker Pierre Michel Lasogga set to the melody of the Mexican folk song La Bamba. Their effort was posted on YouTube today and has been watched more than 7,500 times. Get your bets […]

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3. Liga Review Week 14

by Aleix Gwilliam

Betting on this week’s 3. Liga matchday will have probably ended in tears for anyone who did so and picked their selections through logic. The favourites lost or didn’t win, the underdogs won, streaks were broken and, all in all, there are still nine teams in the promotion chase and the relegation spots are wide […]

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A brief history of the “Phantomtor” in German football

by Niklas Wildhagen

Wherever one turned on Saturday and Sunday, Stefan Kießling’s phantom goal was still on everybody lips and the hottest discussion topic of the day. However, Kießling’s phantom goal is far from the only case in Germany football which has caused controversy. The most similar case in point is probably Thomas Helmer’s goal from the match […]

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Hannover makes own goal history against Borussia Mönchengladbach

by Cristian Nyari

A Bundesliga comedy… Hannover travel to Mönchengladbach on matchday 2 of the 2013/14 season in the hopes of their second win in a row following their 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg on the league’s opening weekend last week. The tie between these two teams still conjures up one of the strangest matches in league history.  When […]

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The Five Biggest DFB Pokal Upsets

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s once again that time of year when Germany’s finest clubs travel to face lower tier opposition to compete in the first round of the DFB Pokal. Most of those games end in convincing wins for the teams playing in the Bundesliga, however, there have been a few exceptions over the years. The Bundesliga Fanatic […]

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