die Tabelle lügt nicht!  (Bundesliga Week Four)
die Tabelle lügt nicht! (Bundesliga Week Four)

1. Hamburg SV HSV have just opened up a cemetary next to the Nordbank Arena. With Martin Jol leading the way, Hamburg top the table for the first time in nine years. Meanwhile, the big man’s old club are in last place in the EPL. Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur are […]

The Set: BVB v. Schalke 04
The Set: BVB v. Schalke 04

1. Assholes Anonymous Hi my name is Rafinha and I am an asshole. For a team that has some very likeable and fair-minded players in Neuer, Kuranyi and Westermann, there seems to be a need to offset it with a player like Rafinha. The sooner the fat Rafa from Liverpool […]

The Sync: The Return of the Ligapokal
The Sync: The Return of the Ligapokal

Last year the winter break lasted six long agonizing weeks. This year it will be seven. The break has been controversial for some time as even the Kaiser has called for the abandonment of this “luxury”. It is too long a layoff for the players and fans. Meanwhile, this year […]

The Bundesliga XI
The Bundesliga XI

While this is expected to become a weekly column, I have decided to hand out the first Weekly XI based on the cumulative efforts of the first three weeks.  I will use a 3-4-3 formation for my picks. Schober (S04) Westermann (S04) Subotic (BVB) Friedrich (HBS) Kuba (BVB) Marin (MON) […]

The Set: Seven Reasons the Bundesliga Is Better Than the EPL
The Set: Seven Reasons the Bundesliga Is Better Than the EPL

st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } 1. Parity Okay, let’s not kid ourselves.  Not any team can win the Bundesliga.  But since the inception of the EPL in 1991, four teams have won the title: United, Blackburn, Chelsea and Arsenal, but United has won 11 of those titles.  In that same span, five teams […]

The Sync: Borussia Mönchengladbach
The Sync: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Gladbach’s victory over the stalwart’s of the league, Werder Bremen, gave us a glimpse at a team that has been revitalized under Jos Luhukay and Christian Ziege, and could well be in for a bright future. The addition of Michael Bradley added another young international the next day. So what […]

Why Pick Lee?
Why Pick Lee?

Young-Pyo Lee has joined Dortmund after the club agreed to terms with Tottenham Hotspur for the South Korean fullback. Lee’s survival at Spurs this long has been something of a oddity for us Lilywhites as he had fallen behind Gareth Bale, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jamie O’Hara and Gilberto in Juande Ramos’ […]

Tactical Analysis: BVB
Tactical Analysis: BVB

I have just returned from my summer holidays, where I had a lovely respite from footie. However, here we are with the season two weeks deep and I am behind. But I am afforded the luxury of making my tactical analysis on two games rather than one, which can be […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview
die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! I say that, bucking all trends, and knowing full well […]

The Set: Best Transfers
The Set: Best Transfers

Undoubtedly, the minute I post this, Ronaldo will give up on Real Madrid and move to Hamburg, so forgive me for being premature. Let’s take a look, as the season begins, at the seven best signing so far this summer in the Bundesliga. Christian Fuchs (SV Mattersburg to Bochum) Austria […]