Tag Archives: Thomas Tuchel

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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What has happened to Mainz?

by Alex Chaffer

After looking to be heading towards a European spot before the winter break, 1. FSV Mainz have become one of the most inconsistent team in the Bundesliga and have slipped to tenth in the League with two matches remaining, winning just once since January. Coach Thomas Tuchel’s Mainz ended the Hinrunde on a high note, […]

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Niki Zimling – Mainz’s new midfield dynamo

by Martin Krag

The January transfer market was deemed to be yet another quiet one for Mainz 05 but in the last week of the window the team made a couple of moves. In a matter of hours defensive midfielder Eugen Polanski was sold to Hoffenheim for €3.000.000 whilst Niki Zimling came from Club Brügge for at least […]

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Hinrunde Review: Mainz Moving in the Right Direction

by Josh Ilan

“Mainz clearly have a very good coach who has brought the team consistency using a systematic approach, and he has made his mark,” were the words of former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn. He was spot on. Under Thomas Tuchel, FSV Mainz 05 have gone from provincial relegation contenders; to a side that chases European football. His […]

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Hinrunde Wonder Teams of Recent Years

by Aleix Gwilliam

Many people who don’t watch the Bundesliga always ask the same question: why do you watch the Bundesliga when you could watch the great football played in La Liga or the exciting football of the Premier League? Of course, it’s a matter of tastes. Yes, perhaps the players in the Bundesliga aren’t as technical and […]

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German-American Shawn Parker Glows in first Mainz Start

by Gerry Wittmann

FSV  Mainz 05 striker Shawn Parker (#31), earning his first senior squad start Tuesday at Eintracht Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena, sparkled in his starting XI  senior squad debut, assisting teammate Andreas Ivanschitz on his opening goal and scoring his own 42nd minute goal.  Parker’s strike proved to be the game-winner as his Mainz squad scored a […]

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