Thoughts on an Entertaining Bundesliga Re-Start: MatchDay 18 Fixtures

Frankfurt's fans celebrate forward Alexander Meier who has been presented with the trophy as Bundesliga's top-scorer after the German first division Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on May 23, 2015. Meier finished as the Bundesliga's top-scorer this season on Saturday -- despite missing the last seven games with injury. The burly 32-year-old finished with 19 goals in 26 games despite sitting out the last six weeks of the season with a knee injury which required surgery. AFP PHOTO / TORSTEN SILZ

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Oh my, the Bundesliga launched the second half of the 2015/2016 season following winterpause at full throttle.  While the month-long winter break may seem almost too long a time to bear, absent German fussball, I enjoy the time to re-charge and relax, focus on other interests like American presidential politics (where nonsense trumps reason continually), watching the NBA and deciding if “Exile on Main […]

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Go on! Give us a job!

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They have plenty in common- Bundesliga experience, international caps, a hunger to still play at the top level, oh, and the fact they are all currently unemployed and looking for a club. Back in the 80’s there was a classic British TV drama based around the unemployment affecting Liverpool and a classic scene involved Yosser Hughes striding onto a building […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent

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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 the Weserstadion at the start […]

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Robben leaves it late as Bayern snatch the points against plucky Mainz

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The winter break could not have come any sooner for injury-ravaged FC Bayern, but despite having ten players out through injury or illness and four youngsters on the bench they would complete an excellent Hinrunde with a hard-fought 2-1 win against an energetic FSV Mainz 05. With the game all set to finish one apiece, Arjen Robben would score right […]

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Bundesliga News: Transfers, Signings and Rumors

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Bayern Munich:  Pizarro Stays, van Buyten Leaves  Bayern Munich announced that Claudio Pizarro, the all-time leader in Bundesliga scoring among foreign players, will be back with the double-champions for the upcoming season, while fellow Bayern veteran, central defender Daniel van Buyten, has announced that he will not continue with the club following the expiration of his contract this summer. Pizarro, […]

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