Heldt, Eberl, and Allofs: Bundesliga matches on Boxing Day an interesting idea

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The sporting directors of FC Schalke 04, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and VfL Wolfsburg spoke about the impending challenges of the new TV deal with German weekly paper Die Welt. The three entertain the idea that match scheduling is the right idea to create new revenue streams. All three are open to the idea of playing matches on Boxing Day to give the […]

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All’s Well in Wolfsburg

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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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A Look at the Downfall of Werder Bremen

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It is hard to believe that it was only eight-and-a-half years ago when Werder Bremen won a historic league and cup double, the first in their history. This was achieved under the tutelage of long-serving manager Thomas Schaaf, who is coming under increasing pressure after his beloved Werder’s lacklustre underachievement this season. With the vast majority of German clubs growing […]

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Werder Bremen: What Could Have Been and How They Get Back There

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In the early to late 00‘s and recently up until this summer Werder Bremen was a hot bed for top Bundesliga talent. Miroslav Klose, Per Mertesacker, Mesut Özil, Claudio Pizarro, Marco Marin and to a lesser extent players like Naldo and Hugo Almeida led Bremen to varied amounts of success in the past decade. Winning a Bundesliga title, two DFB-Pokal […]

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Kevin De Bruyne, Can Werder Keep Him? Can They Afford to Let Him Go Back?

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This season Werder Bremen has been nothing but mid-table, rising no higher than 7th, but never really being in the relegation discussion as they haven’t dropped below 13th so far. Many clubs would be pleased with this, but Bremen won the league as recently as the 2003-2004 season and have finished 2nd for the Meisterschale to Bayern Munich in both the […]

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Thomas Eichin replaces Klaus Allofs As Sporting Director At Werder Bremen

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After a long search, Werder Bremen have finally found the man to replace long time sporting director Klaus Allofs who left for Wolfsburg in November in former Borussia Mönchengladbach and Nürnberg player Thomas Eichin. The 46 year old is not going into the job blind and has experience managing a team but surprisingly it isn’t a football club but Köln’s […]

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