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Author Archives: Joe Ashmore

Bundesliga Style April Fools

Posted on by Joe Ashmore

If you thought that Pranks, Jokes and Shenanigans on April Fools Day are to be expected you are correct. Even the sometimes more reserved Germans participate in this day with fervor and the German Soccer press is no exception. Here … Continue reading

KSC Fans take a Walk on the Wild Side!

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As if KSC Fans did not have enough problems with the performance of their team on the pitch and staring relegation in the face they are also having problems outside of the Stadium. There was an incident in the Karlsruher … Continue reading

Should I stay or Should I go?

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The Situation at the top and who will be Meister and who will get the International spots is one to watch for sure. At the other end of the table the situation is just as close but there is little … Continue reading

Rhein Derby and Hip Hop for Hertha!

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74th Rhein Derby this Saturday in the Bundesliga: 1. FC Köln against Borussia Mönchengladbach. A Derby with great history and even better stories, most of the time Borussia came out ahead. 19 times Mönchengladbach has been able to win in … Continue reading

What to do about the Problem Fans?

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Consequences after the Riots in Hamburg: DFB President Zwanziger is considering Travel Bans on Fans, Rostock is not ruling out Court Actions against the instigators. The Police Union is warning that there may be fatalities soon and is demanding games … Continue reading

The Stretch Run

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                  The Bundesliga Season 2008/09, a few words come to mind: Exciting, Dramatic and Close. The first half had newly promoted Hoffenheim getting a fast start and ultimately claiming the Herbstmeister Title. … Continue reading

Quo Vadis Frankfurt?

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The fines have been handed out by the DFB, Eintracht Frankfurt was fined 40,000 Euros and Karlsruher SC was fined 15,000 Euros respectively for not adequately providing security for the Officials and the Players. While both Clubs grudgingly accepted the … Continue reading

Frankfurt on Fire

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  Frankfurt’s “Saboteurs”   Eintracht Frankfurt did not exactly bring Fireworks to the game in Karlsruhe this past weekend, at least not on the field. There were plenty of Fireworks in the visitors section of the Wildpark Stadion from the … Continue reading

Fan Activities Roundup

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I am currently working on another story so in the meantime I give you a few odds and ends about some of the things that Fans and Teams have done or are working on.    Borussia Dortmund Fan Projekt hosts … Continue reading

Ruhrpott Derby Observations

Posted on by Joe Ashmore

Have you ever wondered what makes a true Derby and how the emotions of the Fans are affected by the spectacle? After this weekend’s Ruhrpott Derby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund (1:1) some of the blogs have interesting takes … Continue reading

Rauball contra Zwanziger and what on Earth is a Kreisliga?

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Hamburg – League Boss Reinhard Rauball is distancing himself from DFB Boss Theo Zwanziger in the fight on possible monetary compensation for the Amateur Clubs and also criticized the cancellation of the Kreisligaspieltages on 1 March. “I cannot agree with … Continue reading

Bremen hope to make statement on and off the field

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  Werder Bremen Fans are planning the biggest Choreo Show ever for the UEFA Cup game against AC Milan. The millions in front of the TV and the sold out Weserstadium crowd will get the opportunity to see an impressive … Continue reading

Bundesliga: FC Bayern’s loss keeps the Title Race interesting

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For the first time since 2001 the younger Hoeneß won the Manager Derby against his brother. Hertha winning against Bayern was a good feeling made even better by being able to take over the Tabellenspitze. The last time Hertha was … Continue reading