Tag Archives: Thomas Tuchel

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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Bayern München 3 – 1 Mainz – Bayern’s perfect start continues

by Cristian Nyari

Bayern’s 3-1 win over Mainz ensures they remain on course for one of their best ever starts to a Bundesliga season.  Manduzkic, Schweinsteiger and Kroos were on the scoreboard in a strong performance against a team they have struggled against in recent memory.  With 12 goals from their first three matches, Bayern have set a […]

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Mainz 0 – 1 Greuther Fürth – Mainz rue missed chances as Fürth record first ever Bundesliga win

by Aleix Gwilliam

It wasn’t a classic by any means but Greuther Fürth fans will remember this match forever. Die Kleeblätter won their first ever match in the Bundesliga after a fought-out 0-1 victory at Mainz thanks to a second-half Felix Klaus goal. Fürth were on the back foot for most of the game and Mainz will be […]

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Season Preview – 1. FSV Mainz 05 – Tuchel at a crossroads

by Cristian Nyari

Most people still fondly recall Mainz’s memorable season back in 2010/11 as Thomas Tuchel’s team whirled their way through the league with youthful exuberance and eye catching football culminating in their best ever Bundesliga finish.  Now, that’s both a bad and a good thing. It was an unforgettable and even historic season for the club and put […]

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NEWS: Luhukay leaves Augsburg, Tuchel extends contract, and more

by Niklas Wildhagen

There’ll be a bitter end to Augsburg’s glorious first season in the Bundesliga according to Sport Bild. Also, three players are leaving Stuttgart at the end of the season. Sport Bild writes today that Jos Luhukay is leaving Augsburg because of his strained relationship with Augsburg boss Walther Seinsch. The club has so far failed […]

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