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Matchday 34: Five Talking Points

by Eskender Tamrat

Bayern Munich collected their second consecutive league title in the final matchday of the season, while Hamburger SV can still maintain their ever-present Bundesliga status beyond this miserable season, as another week passed with all the bottom three clubs failing to grasp a point, meaning Mirko Slomka’s side booked their place in the relegation playoffs. […]

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Thomas Tuchel, Huub Stevens Step Down after Season Finales

by Gerry Wittmann

At season’s end Saturday, it was confirmed that 1. FSV Mainz 05  Coach Thomas Tuchel and VfB Stuttgart headman Huub Stevens will not return to their clubs for the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign.  Tuchel led small-budget Mainz to a Europa League play-in berth with the club’s seventh place finish in the Bundesliga table this season, while […]

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Checklist – Who is going down?

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s crunch time in the Bundesliga. Six match days are left and a number of heavy weights are still not out of the battle against relegation: Werder Bremen were in the Champions League as recently as the 09/10 season, HSV are the only team which has been in Germany’s top flight since it came into […]

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Schalke Beat Inter Milan in the 1997 UEFA Cup Final

by Cristian Nyari

In our first part, we followed Schalke’s on their journey to the UEFA Cup final.  Here we experience the destination, a clash with Italian giants Inter Milan, a clash that would go down in the history books. There they were.  Their first European final.  After decades worth of struggle, beleaguered expectations, relegation, scandals, Schalke was […]

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Schalke’s Incredible Journey to the 1997 UEFA Cup Final

by Cristian Nyari

Few clubs in Germany have the tradition and history Schalke do. They were one of German football’s first great sides and one of the most successful in the first half of the 20th century. Since though, the club has struggled to live up to that history and remained continuously in search of that storied past. […]

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FC Schalke 04: Bluer than Blue after Bayern Blowout

by Gerry Wittmann

It was just totally unfair.  Saturday’s late fixture on MatchDay 21 of the Bundesliga season featured a high-stepping Bayern München squad hosting the bluer-than-blue Schalke club led by Jens Keller.  A seeming mismatch of epic proportions.  And a mismatch it was, as the Bavarians pasted the slumping Royal Blues 4-0 at the Allianz. Everything has been […]

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Hinrunde Review: Schalke’s Fall From Grace

by Jody Strauch

It is a bitter winter break in Gelsenkirchen for a team that gave its fans such high hopes with the best season start in 41 years. And if you look at just the numbers, it’s hard to understand where FC Schalke 04 went so wrong. The Royal Blues were 6-2-1 in their first 9 games […]

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Schalke Dismiss Huub Stevens

by Gerry Wittmann

FC Schalke 04 have dismissed Coach Huub Stevens, coming to the decision Sunday morning following the club’s 3-1 loss at home to SC Freiburg Saturday.  Schalke youth team coach Jens Keller will guide the Royal Blues in their Tuesday Pokal matchup with Mainz 05. Stevens, 59, was a player in his native Netherlands with Fortuna […]

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Schalke 1 – 1 Borussia Mönchengladbach – Ineffective Schalke gift the Foals a point

by Niklas Wildhagen

Borussia Mönchengladbach haven’t won an away match in Gelsenkirchen since Udo Lattek coached Schalke in 1992. Today’s wasteful performance by the Royal Blues almost changed that. Schalke were going into this match only having won one of their last five matches in the Bundesliga. Out of the last ten matches between the two sides 9 of […]

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Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 0 Schalke – Werkself remain Undefeated at Home

by Gerry Wittmann

With Bayern Munich dropping points earlier in the day in the Bavarian derby to Nurnberg in a 1-1 draw, Huub Steven’s Schalke club had a great opportunity to move up on the runaway Bundesliga leaders in Leverkusen Saturday.  Instead, it was the home side who took all three points, remaining unbeaten at home this season […]

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