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Chewing gum in the Bundesliga

by Niklas Wildhagen

Chewing gum has been used by used for over 3,000 years and it comes in all shapes and forms these days. Every now and then the public is warned about the possible unpleasant side effects the overuse may have, but despite all the migraine warnings which have been issued over the years chewing gum has […]

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Champions League Preview – Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

by Alex Chaffer

Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19th Feb-11th Mar) It’s been the same old story for Bayern this season, extending their unbeaten league run to 46 games and losing just once in the group stages. Bayern will be hoping to go past Arsenal just like they did last year, but it certainly won’t get any easier for […]

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Germany end World Cup qualifying campaign with 8-goal thriller

by Cristian Nyari

Joachim Löw’s Germany finished one of their best ever qualifying campaigns with a highly entertaining 5-3 win against Sweden in Stockholm.  Germany finish as group winners, unbeaten in their ten games and with the best offense in UEFA qualifying.  Andre Schürrle was the standout player on the day, scoring a 19-minute hatrick.  Also on the […]

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Germany are heading to Brazil after 3-0 win against Ireland

by Cristian Nyari

Germany officially sealed their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil next year following a dominant 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland.  Goals from Sami Khedira, Andre Schürrle and Mesut Özil sealed the three points necessary to top the group and continue their unbeaten qualifying campaign.  With the goal of qualification reached, coach […]

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Germany and Löw build on confidence with one eye on Brazil

by Cristian Nyari

This week was all about improved performances and consistency for Joachim Löw and Germany.  In the direct spotlight was Germany’s much-maligned defense which Löw and the players promised to improve ahead of their two World Cup qualifiers.  And they did. They finished the international break with an impressive 3-0 win against the Faroe Islands to […]

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Klose ties Gerd Müller, Lahm reaches 100 caps and Germany one step closer to Brazil

by Cristian Nyari

Germany’s 3-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Austria was all about milestones.  Captain Philipp Lahm became only the 11th player to reach 100 caps for the national team while Miroslav Klose finally equalled a record most thought was unreachable, tying the great Gerd Müller as Germany’s all time top goalscorer. Meanwhile, coach Joachim […]

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Performance Analysis – What Arsenal fans can expect of Mesut Özil

by Cristian Nyari

Transfer deadline day may have been hijacked by Gareth’s Bale high profile move to Real Madrid but the biggest surprise of all came when the Spanish giants offloaded star playmaker Mesut Özil to Arsenal.  Özil’s 50 million Euro move to the Emirates makes him the most expensive German footballer of all time and may well […]

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Bundesliga News: Last Minute Deals as Transfer Window Ends

by Gerry Wittmann

As the final moments of the summer transfer window comes to a close, Bundesliga clubs are still making moves to improve their teams or shed salaries of surplus talents.  Players familiar to German football fans such as Makoto Hasebe, Patrick Helmes, Serdar Tasci, Karim Haggui and others are packing their bags, making new living arrangements […]

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The Germans are Coming

by quazi zulquarnain

In typical fashion, the Germans spoiled the party. Come May 25, 2013, the English Football Association was due to celebrate a hundred and fifty years of incompetence, sorry existence, with the crowning glory of the second Champions League final in Wembley in three years. Football was coming home and with an English team defending their […]

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Mesut, 17 – The Discovery of a Once in a Lifetime Talent

by Cristian Nyari

Renowned filmmaker Aljoscha Pause has covered various hot-button issues in football and made award-winning films. In 2006 he attended a youth football tournament featuring some of the biggest clubs from around the world to document some of the promising young crop of players.  What was initially planned as a feature on young talent in Germany […]

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