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Bundesliga Matchday 29: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

by David Morris

In this column last week I wrote of how there is rarely a dull moment where the Bundesliga is concerned. This week though, Germany’s top flight has outdone itself. On Wednesday the football world was left shocked by the timing, if not necessarily the announcement of Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund deciding to go their […]

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BVB Bulletin: Dining on Paderborn, Picking up Tuchel

by Travis Timmons

What a week for Borussia Dortmund. After Jürgen Klopp’s announcement on Wednesday that he’s stepping down, the season’s narrative only lengthened this week as BVB beat relegation-threatened SC Paderborn 3:0 at home, then announced the hiring of Thomas Tuchel as the new head coach. BVB 3-0 Paderborn: Was Anything Else Possible? Football, errr Sport itself, is […]

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Last roll of the dice – Can Bruno Labbadia save HSV from relegation?

by Niklas Wildhagen

Once again, it’s been a tumultuous season for HSV – from start to finish. During the summer, the club had seemingly found its confidence again. The introduction of the “HSV Plus” concept was meant to change the club from being a sleeping giant with structural issues to becoming once again a team that could finish higher […]

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Kaspar Hjulmand – The next coach to get sacked

by Niklas Wildhagen

Both kicker and Bild report today that Mainz have decided to give their Danish coach Kaspar Hjulmand the boot tomorrow. After a difficult start to the season, which saw Mainz getting eliminated in the first round of both the DFB Pokal and the Europa League, Hjulmand and the team went on a unbeaten run of […]

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Thomas Tuchel’s Modern Tactics

by Lee Scott

Editor’s note: this piece, written by Lee Scott, first appeared in These Football Times in December 2013. With the author’s permission, we reprint it. If you don’t read These Football Times, you’re missing out. TFT‘s team regularly puts out original content covering the wide world of football. Give them a read; add them to RSS feed. […]

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Thomas Tuchel’s Mainz: a Retrospective

by Adrian Sertl

With all of the press surrounding the World Cup that kicks off in Brazil this week, it bears repeating that Thomas Tuchel is currently unemployed as a football manager (well sort of, more on that later).  At the conclusion of the season, Tuchel, for reasons that are still unclear, resigned from his post as first […]

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Europa League: FSV Mainz learns it will host first leg of qualification round tie

by Randall Hauk

The first competitive match for new FSV Mainz 05 coach Kasper Hjulmand has a date and locale, thanks to Friday’s Europa League draw for the third round of qualifiers, though there are still two possible visitors for the July 31 match that gets things started for last year’s seventh-place finisher. Greek side Asteras Tripolis FC […]

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Matchday 34: Five Talking Points

by Eskender Tamrat

Bayern Munich collected their second consecutive league title in the final matchday of the season, while Hamburger SV can still maintain their ever-present Bundesliga status beyond this miserable season, as another week passed with all the bottom three clubs failing to grasp a point, meaning Mirko Slomka’s side booked their place in the relegation playoffs. […]

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Thomas Tuchel, Huub Stevens Step Down after Season Finales

by Gerry Wittmann

At season’s end Saturday, it was confirmed that 1. FSV Mainz 05  Coach Thomas Tuchel and VfB Stuttgart headman Huub Stevens will not return to their clubs for the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign.  Tuchel led small-budget Mainz to a Europa League play-in berth with the club’s seventh place finish in the Bundesliga table this season, while […]

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Remember the Bruchweg Boys? – Mainz are facing Bayern. Again

by Niklas Wildhagen

Thomas Tuchel tries once again to upset the Bavarians. One can’t help, but think about that marvellous match from three years ago between Bayern and Mainz whenever this particular fixture appears on the schedule. Most Mainz fans probably remember their team’s 2-1 away win against Bayern München in 2010 like it was yesterday: Sami Allagui’s […]

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