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Author Archives: Double Pivot

Interview with Rodrigo Lombello of Gol TV

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Rodrigo Lombello is the COO of our favorite network in America GolTV. I sat down for an interview with the congenial Palmeiras supporter to talk about GolTV’s recent renewal of their Bundesliga package for the next three year. (his answers … Continue reading

The Silly Season (€54.5 million! What Recession)

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Armin Veh was announced as Wolfsburg’s new manager after their title celebrations. The ex-Stuttgart manager will now try and replicate his 2008 Champions League form. It should be easier with the imminent loss of Dzeko and Misimovic. Mario Gomez became … Continue reading

The Bundesliga XI 2009

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Goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny (Hertha Berlin) Make no mistake about it, Berlin’s rise from bottom half side to title contenders was based on defense. They were a hard side to break down and on the off-chance that a team did, there … Continue reading

Wolfsburg Finish Off Miracle Season!

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Congratulations Wolfsburg, Champions of the Bundesliga! Wolfsburg’s magical triangle all scored as the Wolves beat a deflated Werder Bremen 5-1 at home. Their home form was paramount in their unlikely title run as they took an incredible 49 points out … Continue reading

Bundesliga Final Day Preview

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9:30 ET Schalke 04 VS TSG Hoffenheim 9:30 ET Bayern Munich VS VfB Stuttgart 9:30 ET VfL Wolfsburg VS Werder Bremen 9:30 ET Arminia Bielefeld VS Hannover 96 9:30 ET Energie Cottbus VS Bayer Leverkusen 9:30 ET FC Cologne VS … Continue reading

The Set: UEFA Cup Final

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For us fans of German football it was a sad night, but for us football fans, it wasn’t. The Ukraine won their first European title with a team that earned it’s victory. And they were an attractive team to watch … Continue reading

Score One For the Bundesliga!

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Have goals ever been so important? With two games remaining, points are only marginally more important than goal difference in the hunt for survival, Europe and even the Meisterschaft. Wolfsburg silenced the critics and showed their professionalism by keeping their … Continue reading

Next Season’s Bundesliga Kits

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See the full picture here! Football Shirt Culture has released a photo of next season strips for the current Bundesliga sides. What do people think? I am loving Dortmund’s shirts for next season. My favorite strip might be Hertha’s third … Continue reading

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Bremen and HSV Prove Why the UEFA Cup is Better to Watch than UCL

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While yesterday’s antics by Chelsea and the drama in dying minutes get all the coverage, today’s semi-final matchup between Werder Bremen and Hamburg provided significantly more bang for the buck, and a real game to boot. And while there were … Continue reading

The Manager Merry-Go-Round Begins: First Stop Wolfsburg

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Wolfsburg has issued an official statement saying that Felix Magath will leave the club on June 30th of this year. Magath is bound for Schalke as has been rumored all week, although we still await confirmation from the Gelsenkirchen side. … Continue reading

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

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It has been an interesting week in rumors. First the managers! Hoffenheim will say goodbye to Ralf Rangnick because he wants to spend money this summer. They will then say hello to Jurgen Klinsmann, who is the epitome of frugality. … Continue reading

Bundesliga: One Month to Sort This!

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We have a month to go to decide the title. But whereas Hoffenheim, Hamburg and Hertha faltered under the pressure of being league leaders, we find that Wolfsburg’s biggest strength is having no “H” in their name. After a loss … Continue reading

Inept 1st Half and Enke’s 2nd Half May Doom Bochum to the Zweite

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Look out! Bochum is in real trouble. With 4 games and 12 points to play for in this campaign, they sit just 3 points ahead of Arminia Bielefeld with a dwindling +5 goal difference. Undoubtedly Marcel Koller saw tonight’s fixture … Continue reading

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

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Here is this week’s round up of transfer rumors. Of course the big news has been about Klinsmann’s replacement. Wenger is probably off the table after Rummenigge’s pleasant comments about the Arsenal manager, but the list of manager’s linked is … Continue reading

Rummenigge Should Step Down After Comments About Arsenal’s Wenger

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Some of my fellow Lillywhites at Tottenham have some very rude comments about Arsene Wenger. There is one song that ends in “Wenger is a [explicative] pedophile”. I hate it. It lacks class or common decency. But football supporters aren’t … Continue reading

In Retrospect, Bayern’s Performance Wasn’t as Embarassing as Chelsea’s

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Yes, the first half of Bayern’s match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou was embarrassing for the Bavarians. Sure it could have been worse had Barca not taken their foot off the gas in the second half of that game. … Continue reading

ESPN’s New Bundesliga Correspondent’s Nervous First Week?

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Salma Mitha has joined the ESPN Soccernet podcast this week as their Bundesliga correspondent. While it is understandable that the great Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger wouldn’t have time to spend on a podcast, I do feel that it was a positive sign … Continue reading

The Set: Why My Spending Habits Didn’t Doom Wolves

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I did not cost the Wolves the title this weekend. I didn’t! Sure, this was the weekend that I finally bought my first German car. When I say German, I don’t mean that it has a German name, I mean … Continue reading