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Author Archives: Double Pivot

The Set: BVB v. Schalke 04

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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 … Continue reading

The Sync: The Return of the Ligapokal

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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 … Continue reading

How to Manage an International Dressing Room

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A funny take on the half-time talk. While English in origin, it works for any team in the Bundesliga. Enjoy!  

The Bundesliga XI

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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) … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

The Sync: Borussia Mönchengladbach

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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 … Continue reading

Why Pick Lee?

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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 … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis: BVB

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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 … Continue reading

die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

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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! … Continue reading

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The Set: Best Transfers

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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 … Continue reading