Is Hamburg’s offense really that bad?

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Entering the 15/16 season, predictions and previews had HSV in the 13-16th range, just above the one and done sides Ingolstadt and Darmstadt (double whoops). So, while the two second division sides have taken the league by surprise, Hamburger SV are right on schedule at the international break, sitting in 12th position in the Bundesliga with 31 points after 27 games. The more alarming […]

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Hamburger SV – Season Review

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For the second season running for Hamburger SV, their Volksparkstadion’s famous clock – the so-called “Bundesliga clock” – the clock that indicates that HSV are the only Bundesliga club that has never been relegated –was in real danger of resetting, and this season the danger didn’t disappear by MatchDay 34. In a campaign mostly remembered for the lack of goals and […]

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Bundesliga 2014/2015 Final MatchDay: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

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It teased, it twisted, it turned, but now the regular Bundesliga season is over. What a campaign it has been. It was always going to be difficult for the final day to live up to the high expectations that the league had set for itself, especially beginning on the heels of Germany’s World Cup triumph, but it did go some […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 31: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

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Just when you think you have an idea of where matters in the Bundesliga are heading, the league takes your thoughts and shoves them straight back down your throat. Bayern winning the title aside, this season has been as gloriously unpredictable as ever before. With the weeks and games passing by at a frantic pace there is no let up […]

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Gute Woche / Schlechte Woche: Matchday 30

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It’s time to check those sweepstakes. Anyone who predicted Bayern Munich would win the Bundesliga with four games to spare – you are the winners. The Bavarian’s win against Hertha Berlin, coupled with Wolfsburg’s loss to Borussia Monchengladbach means that Bayern now have an unassailable lead at the top of the table. Truthfully, it has been a long time coming, […]

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Last roll of the dice – Can Bruno Labbadia save HSV from relegation?

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Once again, it’s been a tumultuous season for HSV – from start to finish. During the summer, the club had seemingly found its confidence again. The introduction of the “HSV Plus” concept was meant to change the club from being a sleeping giant with structural issues to becoming once again a team that could finish higher up the table. Additionally, Dietmar […]

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

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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 Ibrahima Traoré, a nightmare. The […]

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