Tag Archives: Mirko Slomka

Season Preview 2014-2015: Hamburger SV

by Tom Rowland

Hamburger SV Nicknames: HSV (Initials of the Club), Die Rothosen (The Red Shorts), Der Dinosaurier (The Dinosaur) Founded: 29 September 1887 Club colours: Blue, White, Black Primary Rivals: St Pauli, Werder Bremen, FC Bayern München Fan Friendship: Rangers, Hannover 96, Arminia Bielefeld Trophies: ·  Bundesliga Champion (3): 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83 ·  DFB Cup Winner (3): 1962-63, 1975-76, 1986-87 Stadium: […]

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HSV – The story of a downfall

by Niklas Wildhagen

These days, the eternal Bundesliga clock in the northwestern corner of Imtech Arena is ticking slowly, second by second and minute by minute, toward the 51 year mark. HSV remain the only German club to have been a continual part of the Bundesliga since the league was founded in 1963. However, through the entire 2013/14 […]

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Where have Hannover 96 gone wrong?

by Niklas Wildhagen

Hannover’s 3-0 loss against Eintracht Braunschweig was a bitter pill to swallow for Tayfun Korkut and Hannover 96. The 96′ers are now only 2 points above the drop zone and their form of late has left a lot to be desired. Five points from the last 10 games and a goal difference of -14 from […]

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Checklist – Who is going down?

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s crunch time in the Bundesliga. Six match days are left and a number of heavy weights are still not out of the battle against relegation: Werder Bremen were in the Champions League as recently as the 09/10 season, HSV are the only team which has been in Germany’s top flight since it came into […]

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News: HSV sack Bert van Marwijk

by Niklas Wildhagen

Bert van Marwijk’s 100th match in the Bundesliga was his last one in charge of HSV. Two howlers by Rene Adler and a lacklustre defence which was incapable of defending set pieces saw the Red Shorts lose 4-2 against rock bottom Eintracht Braunschweig today. HSV have started into the Rückrunde loosing all of their 4 matches, […]

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Tayfun Korkut – The big question mark

by Niklas Wildhagen

Hannover’s new coach is an unknown quantity for most followers of the Bundesliga. What can the 96’ers fans expect from their new coach? ”Taifun who?” was the headline Hannover’s local paper HAZ chose to to go with after Tayfun Korkut had been appointed as the reds new head coach. The tabloids chose to focus on […]

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Slomka Sacked! Hannover 96 to Find New Direction in New Year

by Randall Hauk

Hannover 96 announced Friday their decision to part ways with coach Mirko Slomka after nearly four years. “We have not made this decision lightly,” said Hannover 96 sporting director Dirk Dufner. And, despite recent struggles, it’s easy to understand why it would have been difficult to terminate the employment of the man who oversaw the […]

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Hannover come up short with Franca and 5 Other Botched Bundesliga Transfers

by Niklas Wildhagen

The Brazilian midfielder was presented by Hannover and Jörg Schmadkte as being 1.9 m tall and weighing 88 kilos. The sporting director may have been bang on about the weight. He was, however, wrong about the Brazilian’s height. Hannover coach Mirko Slomka found out rather quickly that he had been short by a couple of […]

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Schalke 5-4 Hannover: Bundesliga Returns with Instant Classic

by Cristian Nyari

The long winter break in Germany is finally over and the second half of the 2012/13 Bundesliga campaign kicked off in the most incredible way imaginable. After a relatively quiet and defensively sound first half, the game exploded into life after the break with 8 goals between Schalke and Hannover.  The exciting back and forth […]

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Hannover 96 – Mid Season Report

by Jonathan Harding

After their Europa League run last year, the hype surrounding Hannover 96 has done nothing but grow. Mirko Slomka has (finally) signed a new deal and the club are looking like another positive advert for the Bundesliga and its style of play. So far, this campaign has proved slightly more taxing but the Reds still […]

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