German politics and football – They’ve always been mixed together

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Keeping politics out of football has become an increasingly popular demand these days. It’s about the beautiful game, the passion for what is happening on the pitch and the individuals who are involved at the different clubs some people will tell you. And sometimes football might just be that. However, to believe that the football being played in the Bundesliga […]

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A week in racist football news – The Ungerman national team and Özil the muslim

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The German politician Alexander Gauland was at the end of a media shitstorm when he decided to state in an interview that many Germans wouldn’t like to live next door to Jerome Boateng. However, after the media had a field day at the cost of the Alternative for Germany(AfD) politician, the 75-year-old decided to offer an apology. Gauland stated that […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent

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The 2009/10 season was truly a smashing year for Werder Bremen, and Marko Marin in particular. With a last gasp sprint to the finish line, the Green and Whites managed to get past Bayer Leverkusen in the standings, securing the Bundesliga’s final Champions League place ahead of the 2010/11 season. The tiny technician, Marin, arrived at the Weserstadion at the start […]

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Obstacles on Germany’s Road to Euro 2016: Are there grounds for panic?

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This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. When the draw was made for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, nobody would be questioning Germany’s dominance. Even before their World Cup triumph in Brazil, their place in France would be more or less guaranteed. There would be little to fear in three opening matches against Scotland, Poland and the Republic of Ireland, and […]

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Poland v Germany: Match Analysis and Player Ratings

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This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. History would be made in Warsaw as the recently-crowned world Champions took on Poland in Warsaw, but not in the way anyone had expected. Lukas Podolski wouldn’t return to the land of his birth would score a hat-trick and take his international tally to fifty goals, debutant Karim Bellarabi wouldn’t crown a solid […]

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