Thomas Müller and Pep Guardiola: Bayern’s Magisterial Tactical Advantage

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When comparing the world’s top footballers, they can be categorized into positions, abilities and styles. Fans and pundits alike are always eager to identify the world’s best number 10 or the world’s best traditional striker yet there are certain players who cannot fill these stock, archetypal player roles. Since his sudden rise to the limelight of world football in 2010, […]

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Thomas Müller To The Premier League? The Pros and Cons

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It seems it was only yesterday when the ‘silly season’ of the summer transfer window ended, but the countdown to the next period of transfer speculation, rumour-mongering, and downright made-up lies has begun. The summer saw the almost-unthinkable actually happen when Bastian Schweinsteiger ended a 14-year relationship with Bayern Munich and switched to Manchester United. The Red Devils also reportedly made a […]

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DFB Pokal Tuesday: Great Day for Munich Clubs, Not so Good for Frankfurt

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Tuesday’s eight DFB Pokal second round matches brought a few surprises, but the big story resulting from the Pokal action is that three Munich area clubs will be among the teams making up the Pokal’s third round of 16, as Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich and SpVgg Unterhaching were among the eight clubs advancing Tuesday.  Also advancing were first-division sides SV Darmstadt […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 9: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

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An international break can cause strange things to happen, and the Bundesliga certainly witnessed strange occurrences on its return this weekend. First of all there was Robert Lewandowski’s failure to score (can we label it a crisis yet?). There were wins on the same weekend for Hannover 96 and Stuttgart. And finally there was the horror of a goalless draw […]

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Bundesliga This and That: Random Thoughts on our Favorite League MatchDay 9

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The resumption of Bundesliga play on MatchDay 9 following the international break saw a shortage of goals scored (only 19 over the weekend) but a good deal of controversy.  The seven clubs in European competition overall fared quite well during week 9 going into another round of group stage European play this coming week while the Bundesliga’s two bottom-feeders rose […]

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Bayern Munich Roll Past Borussia Dortmund Sunday

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Bayern Munich turned the much-hyped Der Klassiker match with unbeaten Borussia Dortmund Sunday into simply a Bayern Klassiker, as the Bavarians defeated visiting BvB by a 5-1 margin at the Allianz Arena, and in doing so built their lead in the Bundesliga table to seven points over the runnerup BvB and eight points over their Ruhr Valley counterparts, Schalke, going into the […]

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A Good Start for Bundesliga Clubs in Europe

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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday marked the beginning of group stage play in both the Champions League and Europa League, and the seven Bundesliga clubs overall responded well.  In the Champions League, only Borussia Mönchengladbach stumbled as Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg found victory.  In the Europa League, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke nailed opening day wins, while, after a very […]

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Germany 3-1 Poland- Player Ratings

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Germany gained revenge over Poland with a 3-1 win in Frankfurt to take over at the top of European Championship qualifying Group D. The hosts raced into a two-goal lead with some incisive, attacking football, only for Robert Lewandowski to cut the arrears before the interval. Joachim Löw’s side though managed to refind their feet in the second 45 minutes […]

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