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Author Archives: Dylan Thomas

Magath Has Some Explaining To Do After Kaiserslautern Drubbing

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Felix Magath’s side pulled off an impressive 3-0 win at home against Olympique Lyon in mid-week to secure their place in the Champions League round of sixteen. Finally, things were beginning to look up for the Konigsblauen. A weekend fixture … Continue reading

That’s One Mistake Too Many: Daniel van Buyten Is Done

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Daniel van Buyten and Martin Demichelis were never the most sturdy center-half pairing in the Bundesliga. More of than not, there have comical mix-ups that lead to a goals for the opposition, and things have only gotten worse with age. … Continue reading

It’s A Clear Red: Podolski Kicks Dzeko

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How Lukas Podolski only got a yellow card for this tackle on Dzeko is a mystery to me. I hope I’m wrong, but I think that means that because he was booked no retrospective action can be taken. He should … Continue reading

The Mark van Bommel Conundrum: Have Bayern Munich’s Fringe Players Frozen Him Out?

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After Mark van Bommel suffered a long-term injury during an international friendly match for Holland in early October, doubts about Bayern Munich’s chances of retaining their Bundesliga crown began to seriously grow. With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery already ruled … Continue reading

Goal Of The Week: Round Fourteen

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This weekend was filled with goals and I’ve had another tough time picking three candidates. Here are the three I came up with, sorted in no particular order. Comment below for your favourite! 1. FC Koln v VfL Wolfsburg: Cicero … Continue reading

Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Cicero Spares Wolfsburg’s Blushes

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Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg were both under pressure to pick up three points in their respective fixtures after their rivals all did the business on Saturday. Unfortunately, only Werder Bremen were able to grab the desired result, which leaves Wolfsburg … Continue reading

Sunday’s Bundesliga Preview: Bremen And Wolfsburg Must Win

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Saturday’s games saw the Bundesliga’s main title challengers all pick up positive results, which puts the pressure on Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg – who should be challenging for at least European football – to get positive results themselves. Let’s get … Continue reading

Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Dominate As Schalke Suffer

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Like I predicted in Saturday’s Bundesliga preview, round fourteen has so far been full of surprises and close encounters. What was most interesting, I think, is the beginning of a real split between sides who look set to establish themselves … Continue reading

Saturday’s Bundesliga Preview: Round Fourteen Promises Some Very Nervy Encounters

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After Mainz’s impressive 3-0 win over Nurnberg, the pressure is on the rest of the Bundesliga’s would-be title challengers to get positive results and keep pace with the leaders of the pack. Let’s get to the games. Bayern Munich v … Continue reading

Friday’s Bundesliga Review: Mainz And Schuerrle Thump Nurnberg

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Thomas Tuchel’s side look back to their best after a bit of a down period that saw them drop out of top spot in the Bundesliga table. Tonight, they put on a top performance against a Nurnberg side who hold … Continue reading

Champions League Review: Schalke Soar, Bremen Blitzed

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With Bayern Munich’s place in the round of sixteen booked despite their loss in Rome, the pressure was on the Bundesliga’s other two Champions League representatives to step up to the plate and deliver. Unfortunately, only one of those two … Continue reading

Champions League Review: Bayern Suffer Roman Riot

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Bayern Munich went into Rome knowing that their spot in the round of sixteen had already been booked. Still, they would have wanted to avoid what ended up happening at all costs. The visiting Germans held a two-goal lead at … Continue reading

Champions League Preview: Spurs Host Werder Bremen, Schalke Face Lyon

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Bayern Munich’s loss in Rome yesterday meant little in terms of their actual European ambitions, because qualification to the round of sixteen had already been sealed. The situation for the Bundesliga’s other two Champions League representatives is far different, though. … Continue reading

Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich Travel To Rome

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Louis van Gaal’s men will travel to The Eternal City to take on Roma in an epic European encounter. Bayern Munich will be less concerned with the result because their place in the round of sixteen has already been booked. … Continue reading

Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Wolfsburg, Stuttgart Fail Yet Again

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After Sunday’s results, the pressure was on Wolfsburg to pick up three points at St. Pauli to keep pace with the rest of the Bundesliga’s big boys. But, as has been the story for Wolfsburg this season, they failed to … Continue reading

Goal Of The Week: Round Thirteen

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There are so many candidates this week. I almost wanted to nominate all three of Raul’s goals against Werder Bremen, but that would have been a little bit unfair. Last week’s winner was Sergio Pinto, who scored an incredible long … Continue reading

Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Maintain Form, Bayern Stutter

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Saturday’s games were representative of how this Bundesliga has gone so far. Goals galore, shock results, and one clear leader of the pack in the form of Borussia Dortmund. Here are the results! Borussia Monchengladbach 2 – 3 Mainz Mainz … Continue reading

Marko Arnautovic’s Home Invaded During International Duty

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Werder Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic has been the subject of quite a bit of debate over the past few weeks. His arrogant, selfish actions have caused a bit of a stir around his club, and it’s possible that some mental … Continue reading