Tag Archives: Dieter Hecking

2015-16 Season Preview: VfL Wolfsburg

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Full Club Name: VfL Wolfsburg Nickname: Die Wölfe Founded: 12 September 1945 Ground: Volkswagen Arena Colors: Green and White Rivals: Hannover 96 and Eintracht Braunschweig 2014-15 Finishes Bundesliga: Runners Up DFB Pokal: Champions Europa League: Quarterfinalists Top Goal Scorer: Bas Dost (20 goals in all competitions, 16 in Bundesliga) “60-second dossier” Number of Matches won by 2 or more goals: […]

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DFB Pokal Final: VfL Wolfsburg are Winners !!!


The DFB Pokal at a sold-out Olympiastadion in Berlin Saturday offered viewers a match featuring two clubs looking for a trophy to cap their seasons amidst great emotional motivation.  For Borussia Dortmund, a season of ups and downs saw them at least earn a Europa League play-in berth, but more importantly, it was the club’s final game with the irrepressible […]

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Is the Party Already over for VfL Wolfsburg?


Football can be cruel. As I’ve written before, success itself is sometimes ironic – something I’m well acquainted with as a Borussia Dortmund lover. Increasingly in modern football, success contains the seeds of its own demise, unless you’re Real Madrid, Barça, Bayern, Man U, or possibly Chelsea (it’s too soon to judge for Man City and PSG). For everybody else, the party […]

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Wolfsburg Advances to Europa League Quarterfinals


Thank you, Dieter Hecking. The knockout stages of this year’s European competitions have not been kind to Bundesliga clubs, and these last few weeks have been kind of a drag for boosters of Germany’s domestic league.  Only Bayern Munich will represent German football in the quarterfinals of Champions League play, as Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund were eliminated in the […]

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All’s Well in Wolfsburg


VfL Wolfsburg finished the Hinrunde in second place behind runaway leaders Bayern Munich, and have continued the season’s restart in fine fashion, capturing seven of a possible nine points early on.  Two stout wins against Bayern and Hoffenheim sandwiched a weaker Wolves’ effort away to Eintracht Frankfurt, a game in which Kevin De Bruyne’s late goal gave Wolfsburg a point, […]

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The Lohmühle in Lübeck – Flashes of the past and promises for the future


There are certain things that you hang on to for the rest of your life, simply because of the sentimental value to these possessions which signify who you were at a particular period during your life. My first Panini sticker album was one of those items, I think to myself while sitting in the bar right next to the Lohmühle looking straight […]

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FC Nürnberg’s Downward Spiral: A Statistical View


As 1.FC Nürnberg prepare for their Saturday afternoon clash away against Eintracht Frankfurt, there will be a new face patrolling the technical area for Der Club. Last week, co-trainers Michael Wiesinger and Armin Reutershahn were sacked following a crushing 5-0 home defeat at the hands of Hamburg.  The loss capped off a rather dismal 0-5-3 run to start the 2013-14 Bundesliga […]

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