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Author Archives: Dylan Thomas

L’Equipe Names Joachim Loew Coach Of The Year

Posted on by Dylan Thomas

German national team coach Joachim Loew has been awarded the Coach of the Year award by L’Equipe magazine in France. Joachim Loew guided a German side without many of their star players to the World Cup semi-final, and pulled off … Continue reading

Friday’s Bundesliga Preview: Hannover Host Stuttgart

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One of the Bundesliga’s most exciting features is the uncertainty of it all. Anyone can beat anyone, and that’s why teams like Hoffenheim a couple of years ago and Mainz now can rise to such great heights. Hannover 96 is … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Champions League Review: Viva La Franck!

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Bayern Munich were always going to be expected to beat FC Basel, especially at home, and they did just that. Thomas Kraft started in goal for the home side and he was called to action on a number of occasions … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich Host FC Basel

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Louis van Gaal’s Bayern Munich are set to host an FC Basel side that, with a win, could qualify for the round of sixteen. Die Roten booked their place in the next round of Europe’s elite club competition weeks ago, … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Champions League Review: Schalke Finish Top, Werder Out In Style

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With top spot on the line for Schalke, a win was imperative in Portugal against a Benfica side who have looked far from their best in the Champions League. Elsewhere, Werder Bremen were playing for pride in front of their … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Champions League Preview: Schalke For First, Bremen For Pride

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The Champions League continues this week with the Bundesliga’s representatives finishing their groups and either heading into the round of sixteen or out of the competition altogether. Tuesday night features Felix Magath’s Schalke, who will travel to Benfica for three … Continue reading

Kuba Wins Polish Player Of The Year

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Borussia Dortmund’s Jakub Blaszczykowski has won Polish Player of the Year after turning in some impressive performances at both club and international level. In the 09/10 season, Kuba, as he is known for short, scored four league goals and contributed … Continue reading

Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Go Ten Points Clear

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Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side have looked unstoppable lately, and they had the chance this Sunday to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to ten points. Meanwhile, their main title rivals Bayer Leverkusen, will have been … Continue reading

Sunday’s Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Dortmund Look To Further Extend Lead

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Mainz slipped up on Saturday afternoon against Eintracht Frankfurt, which gives Borussia Dortmund the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table to an enormous ten points. To say they’re running away with it wouldn’t be far … Continue reading

Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Schalke Shock Bayern, Frankfurt Sink Mainz

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While the goals haven’t been flowing yet in this round, there have been some surprise results and a lot of great drama. With the league leaders not playing until tomorrow, the pressure was on some of the Bundesliga’s title hopefuls … Continue reading

Saturday’s Bundesliga Preview: Schalke Host Bayern Munich

Posted on by Dylan Thomas

Round fifteen of the Bundesliga kicked off in unspectacular fashion on Friday night with St. Pauli beating Kaiserslautern by one (own-goal) to nil. Hopefully Saturday’s games, though, should be full of action. Werder Bremen hosts Wolfsburg, and Bayern Munich travels … Continue reading

Friday’s Bundesliga Review: Kaiserslautern Slip At St. Pauli

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It’s just disappointing all around really. One goal, and an own-goal, to decide what should have been a game packed with action. Kaiserslautern have been on such high form that anyone would have easily bet money on them smashing a … Continue reading

Europa League Review: Borussia Dortmund Stay In After Home Win

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Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League form has been nowhere near as good as their domestic form, and that’s probably because they’ve had to prioritize their league fixtures over their Europa League ones. They’ve looked uninterested in their Europa League duties up … Continue reading

The Weakest Excuse In The World: Van Gaal Blames The Pitch For Away Form

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It’s just so lame. “We don’t win away because other Bundesliga clubs don’t take care of their pitches.” I mean come on. Many of the Bundesliga’s top clubs play a similar kind of attacking football, and they’ve been able to … Continue reading

Friday’s Bundesliga Preview: Promoted Sides St. Pauli And Kaiserslautern Clash

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You’d think this would be a relegation six-pointer for both of these sides, but Kaiserslautern have looked a notch above a side destined for the 2. Bundesliga this season. Their hosts, however, could be in some trouble without three points … Continue reading

Europa League Review: Stuttgart And Leverkusen Into Next Round

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While these two sides are at polar opposites of the Bundesliga table, they’ve both managed to qualify top of their groups for the next round of the Europa League. Stuttgart had a tough match away to Young Boys of Switzerland, … Continue reading

Ballack’s Back: Can He Lead Leverkusen To The Title?

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Michael Ballack’s return to the Bundesliga has so far been nothing to write home about. The midfield general has been plagued by injury, and he’s rarely had a chance to showcase the phenomenal talent we all remember him for. Finally, … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Announce Profits For 09/10 Season

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I’m not the best with numbers, but it’s not hard to see when a club is in financial turmoil. Portsmouth and Leeds are two prime examples, while Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have shown the world what it means … Continue reading