When Grêmio Beat Those Germans


The early 1980s were a fun time for football: Merseyside was ruling English soccer, the Basque country was winning La Liga, and the top league in the world was Serie A. Also there were great German clubs, aided by players coming from the First Division in England. Brazilian clubs were also turning out great players by the dozen, like they’ve always […]

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From big talent to garbage man – The story of Kevin Pannewitz


He was once touted as one of the emerging midfield talents in Germany. As a 16-year-old in 2008 Kevin Pannewitz made the jump from Tennis Borussia Berlin’s youth team to Hansa Rostock. His talents as midfielder were soon discovered, and the midfielder was given his Regionalliga Nord (fourth tier) debut on match day 8 of the 2009/10 season. The same […]

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10 Bundesliga Doppelgängers – Part II


They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment. First up Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus. The darling of […]

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HSV: The Never Ending Story of Frustration Continues

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HSV once again sack their coach, but what now? The Red Shorts dire performance in Saturday’s 6-2 loss to table toppers Dortmund was the last straw for Hamburger SV Sporting Director Oliver Kreuzer and executive Carl-Edgar Jarchow, who dismissed Coach Thorsten Fink Tuesday. Fink’s sacking seemed increasingly likely over the last weeks, as the problems were mounting for the team that […]

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Wolfsburg’s Legendary 5-1 Win Over Bayern Munich


Wolfsburg aim to be the first team in 2013 to beat Bayern Munich when they host the league leaders on matchday 22.  It will be no easy feat though considering the fact that Bayern have dropped points only once on the road so far this season (1-1 vs. Nürnberg in the Hinrunde). No team in league history has collected as […]

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Interview: Dieter Hoeness


Dieter Hoeness has spent most of his time of late in the shadow of his older brother Uli. The public hasn’t seen or heard much from the former Wolfsburg, Hertha and Stuttgart manager after Felix Magath wanted to create his new, improved and successful version of VfL Wolfsburg without Hoeness.  Bild interviewed the former Bundesliga manager, here is our translation […]

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Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-4 VfL Wolfsburg: Wolves Respond after Magath’s Departure

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On a Bundesliga MatchDay 9 Saturday that saw Mainz impress in a 3-0 win over hapless Hoffenheim and both Schalke and Borussia Dortmund build on their huge wins midweek in the Champions League, perhaps the most important win was earned by a struggling VfL Wolfsburg club,  Forty eight hours following the departure of Coach Felix Magath, the Wolfsburg squad threw […]

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