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Bundesliga Fan Corner: MatchDay Three – Dirty, Strange and Entertaining

by Archie Rhind-Tutt

A dirty weekend in Germany with passion high on the agenda may give you the wrong impression of what happened in the Bundesliga, but – honestly – some officials couldn’t contain themselves, determined to paint the Matchday red with a record eight dismissals handed out across the weekend. For the football sadist, a dream.  For […]

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Labbadia’s and Stuttgart’s Way Forward

by Ben Loder

VfB Stuttgart’s decision to extend the contract of coach Bruno Labbadia until 2015 after a run of three straight defeats (now four) seemed to be met with, at best, resigned acceptance by fans of the Schwaben. And that despite the man from Darmstadt achieving a Hinrunde points total that VfB haven’t bettered since the title-winning […]

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Hinrunde Review: Stuttgart Onboard and Ready to Roll in 2013

by Florian Tiemann

There seems to exist a law of football, dooming VfB Stuttgart to a sloppy start to the beginning of each season. During the last couple of years, supporters of the Swabian club have built a lot of hope during the summer, only to be disappointed very soon. Mockers like to say that Stuttgart’s season always starts […]

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Profile – William Kvist – One of football’s great outliers

by Martin Krag

“Der Däne ist jeden Cent wert” wrote Bild.de in 2011 when they named William Kvist the best buy of the season in the Bundesliga. The Danish midfielder was bought from FC Copenhagen by VfB Stuttgart for around €3.5 million and has since established himself as one of the first names on Bruno Labbadia’s team sheet. […]

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Bayern München 6 – 1 Stuttgart – Heynckes’ Team Again Dominant

by Gerry Wittmann

VfB Stuttgart have been dominated by Bayern München in the last two seasons, and that pattern continued Sunday at the Allianz Arena as the rampant Bavarians crushed the visitors 6-1.  The win in the Southern derby places Bayern Munich atop the Bundesliga table following the completion of MatchDay 2 with a +8 goal differential as the […]

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News: Stuttgart Advance to Europa League Group Stage

by Gerry Wittmann

A second leg 1-1 final score between Dinamo Moscow and VfB Stuttgart at the Arena Khimki Tuesday evening was enough to see Stuttgart advance in the Europa League tournament, as they won on aggregate 1-3.  All three Stuttgart goals in the two legs were scored by former Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibišević. Dinamo Moscow came into the match […]

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Season Preview – VfB Stuttgart – There will be Goals

by Gerry Wittmann

There will be goals.  VfB Stuttgart finished fourth in the Bundesliga in goalscoring last season and fourth the season before.  Attacking talents such as Vedad Ibisevic (57 career Bundesliga league goals), Cacau (86), Martin Harnik (27), Tamas Hajnal (17), Cristian Gentner (22), plus recent Bundesliga newcomers such as Shinji Okazaki (9 league goals in 38 […]

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Stuttgart 4 – 1 Werder Bremen – Stuttgart dent Bremen’s Europa League hopes

by Aditya Balaram

Werder Bremen’s dreams of qualifying for the Europa League have gradually disappeared over the course of the Rückrunde. Having managed just two wins since Januray, Thomas Schaaf’s side has barely maintained a top six position, but allowed the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Schalke to slip out of their grasp. Thanks to the inconsistency of Bayer Leverkusen and […]

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Stuttgart Now Worthy of Europe

by Gerry Wittmann

I’ll admit, I root for VfB Stuttgart. I also root for many other Bundesliga teams, because as an American, I’m not regionally or traditionally tied to any one team. If being a Bundesliga fan living outside of Germany can be frustrating at times, it can also contain the blessing of freedom to choose which club […]

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Bundesliga 2011/2012: Which Coaches have Excelled?

by Gerry Wittmann

Whether they are referred to as managers, head coaches, trainers or even the director tecnico (en español), the man pacing the sidelines during matches while exhorting his players during practices between games is hired to be fired.  Every season, coaches are fired with regularity — this season alone there have been nine coaching changes among […]

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