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FC Schalke 04: Bluer than Blue after Bayern Blowout

by Gerry Wittmann

It was just totally unfair.  Saturday’s late fixture on MatchDay 21 of the Bundesliga season featured a high-stepping Bayern München squad hosting the bluer-than-blue Schalke club led by Jens Keller.  A seeming mismatch of epic proportions.  And a mismatch it was, as the Bavarians pasted the slumping Royal Blues 4-0 at the Allianz. Everything has been […]

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The Spanish Exodus to Germany and why the Bundesliga is doing everything right

by Aleix Gwilliam

With Javi Martínez’s impending 36-40m€ transfer from Athletic Bilbao to Bayern München, he will be the latest on a growing list of Spanish players to arrive in the Bundesliga in the last three years. Most famously, Raúl was the first when he arrived at Schalke from Real Madrid after being deemed surplus to requirements at […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2011/12 (15-11)

by Niklas Wildhagen

Next up on our countdown of the season’s best performers is a group of some of the most familiar and recognizable faces in the Bundesliga over the years.  It includes a football icon in his own right, a record breaking striker, a player with one of the great comeback stories this season, a local hero and one […]

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NEWS: Raul transfers to Al Sadd, Mandzukic to leave VfL Wolfsburg, and more

by Niklas Wildhagen

Schalke player Raul pens a lucrative one year deal, and shocking news from Volkswagen city. Raul has signed a one year deal at Qatarian side Al Sadd according to kicker. The Spaniard was a vital part of the Schalke team for the last two seasons, scoring 28 goals in 66 appearances, prior to his move […]

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Raúl: A Farewell to a Bundesliga Hero

by Gerry Wittmann

On Wednesday evening, the Spanish striker Raúl González Blanco will don the kit of FC Schalke 04 for the last time.  If one is allowed to constrict the definition of an era to only two years, the Raúl era in Schalke will be finished, as neither the player or club could come to agreement on terms for […]

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Schalke 4 – 0 Hertha Berlin – Raul’s farewell and Hertha inch closer to relegation

by Cristian Nyari

Raul got a fitting farewell in his last home match for the club after his side convincingly beat Hertha Berlin 4-0 in the sweltering Ruhr heat. Huntelaar scored two with Raul and Holtby rounding off a very one sided match.  The win guarantees Schalke third spot in the standings and automatic qualification to the Champions […]

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Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: History weighs heavy on marquee tie

by quazi zulquarnain

There will be no snarling strut from Stefan Effenberg, there will be no sublime skills from Raul Gonzalez, no sense of doomed brilliance from Mehmet Scholl, no wizardry from Luis Figo or even lung-bursting forays from Roberto Carlos. There will be no vicious elation from Mark van Bommel, nor will there be any tireless running […]

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20 Best Players of the 2011/12 Hinrunde – Part I (20 – 11)

by Cristian Nyari

Halfway through the season there is no shortage of talking points in the Bundesliga.  Not surprising of course considering this is the league that brings us Felix Magath and Uli Hoeness.  And where else will you find controversies involving stolen hotel shampoos and club enforced restrictions on nutella products anyways?  Of course, the attention belongs […]

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News Round Up: Transfer drama, Lahm’s prediction and Naldo’s return

by Niklas Wildhagen

A day before FC Bayern Munich are ready to take on FC Zürich in their Champions League qualifier everything seems to be rosy in the “FC Hollywood” camp.  It is actually Schalke that has actually dominated today’s headlines in the German sports media. Bayern Munich, Schalke 04 and Hannover 96 are all playing their first […]

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VfB Stuttgart vs Schalke 04 – Schalke’s bogey man strikes again

by Niklas Wildhagen

Stuttgart get off to a good start in the 11/12 season. Both Schalke and Stuttgart are considered to be amongst the teams that could snatch a finish in the European places at the end of the season. Going into the match Stuttgart had won 27 of their home matches against Schalke, making the West-Germans their […]

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