MON, 3PM ET
WBA2
MUFC2
TUES, 12PM ET
CSKA
MCFC
TUES, 2:45PM ET
CHE
MAR
TUES, 2:45PM ET
ROM
MUN
TUES, 2:45PM ET
BAR
AJA
TUES, 2:45PM ET
SCH
SPC

Author Archives: Mark

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Four

Posted on by Mark

Goals Total – 29 goals Season Total – 109 Season High – 33 (Week 3) Season Low – 18 (Week 2) Average/Game – 3.63 Season Average/Game – 3.11 Season High Average/Game – 3.67 (Week 3) Season Low Average/Game – 2.00 … Continue reading

Impossible is Nothing: Adidas’ Video for Kahn’s Farewell

Posted on by Mark

As you may know former longtime Germany and Bayern no. 1 Oliver Kahn had his testimonial exactly a week ago in Munich. The match, between Bayern and Germany, ended 1-1, but the score was less important than the man honored … Continue reading

Schalke’s Keeper Worries Grow: Schober Injured

Posted on by Mark

Schalke, currently sitting at the top of the Bundesliga, have surged ahead to the peak of another, less prestigious table – the goalkeeper injury table. First choice keeper Manuel Neuer has yet to make an appearance this season, having broken … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Three

Posted on by Mark

A belated welcome to the third edition of Bundesliga Statistics, covering matchday three. As you may have noticed this post has been a long time in the making. I have returned from my unannounced vacation, so have no fear, timely … Continue reading

AC Milan’s Oddo on a Season-long Loan to Bayern

Posted on by Mark

The unexpected bookend to yesterday’s surprising transfer of Marcell Jansen to Hamburg is Bayern’s acquisition of right back Massimo Oddo on a season-long loan from AC Milan. The 32-year old brings both international class and a warm body to shore … Continue reading

Marcell Jansen transfers from Bayern to Hamburg

Posted on by Mark

Defender Marcell Jansen has transfered from Bayern München to Hamburg today. The 22-year old played 73 games over 3 seasons for Borussia Mönchengladbach before switching to Bayern. Now after only a single year and 17 games in Bavaria he has … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Two

Posted on by Mark

Welcome back to Bundesliga Statistics for week two. Standing alone at the head of the table? Newly promoted TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with two wins from their first two games. Astounding stuff, but we’re here to talk numbers not newcomers. Last … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week 1

Posted on by Mark

If you’re anything like me, you love reveling in statistics. While in isolation, especially at the beginning of the Bundesliga season, they don’t reveal much. But as time goes on it should be possible to discern patterns between some of … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Labbadia at Bayer Leverkusen

Posted on by Mark

A look at Bayer Leverkusen’s Bruno Labbadia concludes our The New Gaffer: Introducing… series this week. So far we’ve examined, in order: the journeyman, the company man, the stranger and, er, Martin Jol. Labbadia is a mix between a poor … Continue reading

Hamburg Captain van der Vaart transfers to Real Madrid

Posted on by Mark

It’s finally official, Rafael van der Vaart the Netherlands midfielder and Hamburg’s captain is on his way to Real Madrid pending the results of a medical. The Bundesliga’s own version of the Ronaldo affair has come an end. Although the … Continue reading

Schalke Draw Atletico Madrid in CL 3rd Qualifying Round

Posted on by Mark

Yesterday was the draw for the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, the last hurdle before the group stages commence. There are plenty of interesting ties (Steve McClaren’s FC Twente vs. Arsenal topping the list), but in pure footballing … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Jol at Hamburg

Posted on by Mark

Fred Rutten isn’t the only new Dutch manager in the Bundesliga, as ex-Tottenham Martin Jol took over the reigns of Hamburg earlier this month. It’s been nearly 30 years since Jol’s last appearance in Germany. He made 9 appearances for … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Rutten at Schalke 04

Posted on by Mark

This week we make the short trip west on the A40 from Dortmund past Bochum to Gelsenkirchen, home to Schalke 04 and their new coach, Fred Rutten. Much like his new Ruhr rival, Jürgen Klopp, Rutten has been a one … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Klopp at Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Mark

Continuing our series introducing the Bundesliga’s newest gaffers is Jürgen Klopp now with Borussia Dortmund. For those of you at home wondering why Klopp was chosen to follow Klinsmann wonder no more. Was it to juxtapose the long-serving Klopp with … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Klinsmann at Bayern München

Posted on by Mark

July 1st saw the formal beginnings of five coaches’ tenures at the helms of Bundesliga clubs. Over the next several weeks every Thursday we’ll introduce these men to you. Our series of profiles begins with Bayern München’s Jürgen Klinsmann, striker … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Draw: Hertha Berlin to face FC Nistru Otaci

Posted on by Mark

Only one German club was involved in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round draw as Hertha Berlin drew FC Nistru Otaci. Last year Hamburg, this year Hertha… that’s right, we’re off to Moldova again! Last year Hamburg won 5-1 on … Continue reading

German (In)discipline: The Bundesliga’s Most Booked

Posted on by Mark

Football is not always a beautiful game; sometimes bookings are necessary. This season was no different in Germany, even if statistically player discipline was comparatively better than in the past several seasons. While goal scorers have the Torjägerkanone (awarded by … Continue reading