Tag Archives: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

The “Hunter” saves Schalke from Maribor shock

by Rick Joshua

After their hugely creditable draw against group favourites Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their opening Champions’ League fixture, Schalke 04’s momentum would take a bit of a bump at the Veltins Arena against NK Maribor, the team seen by many as the group outsiders. The Slovenian champions had also come into the game with a […]

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Huntelaar continues to shine for Schalke

by Maximilian Jones

Schalke continued their march towards a Champions League place with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Hoffenheim to take them within a point of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was again the star of the show for Schalke, continuing his sensational return from injury by grabbing a hat-trick for the […]

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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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Contract Renewals Aplenty and right in time for the Holidays

by Cristian Nyari

For many football supporters the contract extension of some of their clubs’ best players is probably the best Christmas gift they could have hoped for and there were plenty of those all around the league this week.  The seemingly endless transfer saga over Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar may finally have come to an end while […]

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Schalke 2 – 2 Arsenal – Early Mistake Betrays Good Schalke Effort

by Gerry Wittmann

FC Schalke 04 came out of the gates energized in their second match against Arsenal Tuesday evening in Gelsenkirchen, but it was the Gunners who grabbed the first two goals as Schalke had to fight back for a 2-2 Champions League result.  The fixture leaves Schalke on top of the Group B standings with 8 […]

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Arsenal 0 – 2 Schalke – Strong away win for the Royal Blues

by Niklas Wildhagen

Huub Stevens’ team continues to impress away from home in the Champions League. Arsenal have been one of the strongest home sides in the Champions League over the last few years. The Gunners last defeat to a non Premier League side in the competition dates nine years back in time. Schalke on the other hand […]

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Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-2 Schalke 04: Fortuna concede first goals of their campaign but come back to snatch a draw

by Aleix Gwilliam

Fortuna Düsseldorf and Fabian Giefer might have lost their unbeaten record but they fought back for a point against a Schalke 04 team that looked certain for a victory at the ESPRITarena. Dani Schahin’s second half double cancelled out first-half goals by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Joël Matip to earn Norbert Meier’s men a draw that […]

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Der Kleeblätter-Kurier: 3. Class Reunion

by Rick Joshua

This would be a match with plenty of reunions. In addition to coach Mike Büskens – still seen as a legend at the Arena Auf Schalke – former Royal Blues man Gerald Asamoah would enter the fray for the last thirteen minutes against the side where he first made his name. Then there was new […]

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Season Preview – Schalke 04 – Transition or Success?

by Jody Strauch

FC Schalke 04 started last season with the departure of one very large star player and a question about who would be their No. 1 between the posts. They begin this season with the same dilemma. This year’s departure — Raul to Qatar — means someone will need to step up and make things happen […]

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Bundesliga Players at the 2012 EUROs – Part III – The Netherlands & Denmark

by Adrian Sertl

It almost seems inevitable that at every major tournament the draw ends up producing a group that everyone is hoping to avoid, the so called ‘Group of Death’. Euro 2012 is no exception with Group B. The inclusion of Germany in this group has ensured that the Bundesliga will be well represented at the tournament, but here we’ll […]

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