Tag Archives: Dieter Hecking

We need to talk about Kevin

by David Morris

With nearly a third of the season complete, there have been two major plots to the Bundesliga campaign. At the top of the table,, we have been left asking whether any side can match Bayern Munich, who after 11 games, are sitting pretty and remain undefeated. The other major story has come at the other end […]

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

by Niklas Wildhagen

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 […]

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Picking up the Scent – Wolfsburg close in on the Pack Leaders

by Adrian Sertl

 The end of the Hinrunde came at a terrible time for VfL Wolfsburg as they ended the first half of the current Bundesliga season on a streak of 9 matches unbeaten, the best run of its kind in the league for any team not named Bayern München.  This incredible run of form saw Die Wölfe […]

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FC Nürnberg’s Downward Spiral: A Statistical View

by Adrian Sertl

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 […]

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Luiz Gustavo shines as Wolfsburg rout Schalke

by Cristian Nyari

It was anything but an ordinary win for Wolfsburg.  Their 4-0 win against Schalke on matchday 2 is their biggest in the league in over three years.  The last time they scored four unanswered goals was back in April of 2010 against Hoffenheim. It was also the first time in five years that they’ve won […]

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Christian Clemens – Taking His Talents to the Bundesliga?

by Randall Hauk

The 3:0 loss suffered by 1. FC Köln at the hands of FC Kaiserslautern last Friday has had more repercussions than just removing Köln from their place among the top three less than a week after achieving the position for the first time all season. As much as fans of the Effzeh would likely prefer […]

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Exclusive Interview – Wolfsburg’s Marcel Schäfer “We are on the right track”

by Cristian Nyari

It’s been an up and down campaign for VfL Wolfsburg to say the least.  They finished the first half of the season seven points off a relegation spot and only Greuther Fürth have currently collected less points at home than them.  All the while, they have reached the semifinals of the German Cup where a […]

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Hinrunde Review – Will the real FC Nürnberg please stand up?

by Adrian Sertl

A look back at FC Nürnberg’s Hinrunde does not paint Der Club in the most flattering light. The Franconians currently sit 14th in the league table with a 5-5-7 record after the first 17 matches, which included a 6 match winless streak, and the club was unceremoniously ousted from the DFB Pokal in the 1st […]

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Hinrunde Review: Dawn of a New Era in Wolfsburg

by Gerry Wittmann

And so it begins.  A new era dawns in Wolfsburg. The transition of the one-man rule of Felix Magath at VfL Wolfsburg is now finished, as former Werder Bremen Sporting Director Klaus Allofs was hired in November and Dieter Hecking was brought in over winter break from 1. FC Nürnberg to run the club on the […]

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Dieter Hecking appointed Wolfsburg manager

by Josh Ilan

VfL Wolfsburg have announced the appointment of 1 FC Nürnberg coach Dieter Hecking as team manager.  Hecking, 48, had coached Der Club since December, 2009, amassing a 42-23-47 record.  The native of Castrop-Rauxel, in the Ruhr Valley area, began his coaching career in 2000 with SC Verl following a 17 year playing career, and also managed VfB Lübeck, […]

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