Why Köln’s academy has been so successful in producing talent


While some casual fans wouldn’t know it, 1. FC Köln is one of the most historic clubs in the Bundesliga. Multiple league titles and second place finishes, World Cup and European Champions, DFB-Pokal triumph’s and some of the league’s best fans reside in the Rheinenergiestadion. While Köln haven’t had many trophies or moments of glory in recent times, they are certainly […]

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From Bundesliga to Premier League: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly


The English Premier League is once more flexing its financial muscle and buying up some of the Bundesliga’s best talent. Roberto Firmino led the way after his €41 million move to Liverpool, and Bastian Schweinsteiger has followed suit. The German top flight has also lost Kevin Wimmer, Joselu, Shinji Okazaki and Sebastian Prödl in recent weeks, while speculation is rife […]

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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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Germany’s performance against Ghana leaves Jogi Löw with plenty of work to do


The clock had already ticked past the 90-minute mark in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana, when Jogi Löw could no longer contain his frustration: visibly angry that his team gifted Ghana the chance to score the winning goal on the break just before the end of the match, the DFB coach kicked the Brazuca, which had rolled towards him, away […]

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Bayern KO Arsenal’s Champions League Hopes


Arsenal’s brave attempts to progress in the Champions League were in vain as a spirited performance was just not quite enough to beat reigning European Champions, Bayern Munich. Bayern asserted their dominance early as the first chance fell to the hosts. It was from midfield maestro, Bastian Schweinsteiger but his tame effort was easily saved by Fabianski. The away side […]

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