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Lukas Podolski Nearing Arsenal Exit As Inter Milan Target The German Striker

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan, according to various reports emanating from Italy. The German international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season – but only two of those have been starts. Podolski has yet to feature […]

Bundesliga Attendance Figures Dominate Europe

RheinEnergieStadion I used the stats feature at ESPN Soccernet to calcluate the clubs with the best attendances. Out of the top 20 attendances in Europe, Germany had 9 clubs. This post is to equip you with a tool to help promote our great league. Because, while we are in a […]

Bundesliga Final Day Preview

9:30 ET Schalke 04 VS TSG Hoffenheim 9:30 ET Bayern Munich VS VfB Stuttgart 9:30 ET VfL Wolfsburg VS Werder Bremen 9:30 ET Arminia Bielefeld VS Hannover 96 9:30 ET Energie Cottbus VS Bayer Leverkusen 9:30 ET FC Cologne VS VfL Bochum 9:30 ET Karlsruhe VS Hertha Berlin 9:30 ET […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! (a look back at round 20 of the Bundesliga)

1. Hertha Berlin (2-1 home win against Bayern) Just think how good this team could be with half their starters back. Actually it probably wouldn’t be much better as those injuries haven’t been significant to their back line, and that is where the strength of the Old Lady lies. I […]

Bundesliga Scores and Notes

Hertha Berlin 2-1 Bayern Munich As we all expected, Hertha go top after a typical home victory over Bayern Munich. Not! Congratulations to all Hertha fans. It is time to start talking about this fairy tale rather than Hoffenheim. And Rafael Benitez shows that his ability to judge strikers might […]

Money League: Bayern 4th and closing fast!

Club Wealth Real Madrid €365.8m Manchester United €324.8m Barcelona €308.8m Bayern Munich €295.3m Chelsea €268.9m Arsenal €264.4m Liverpool €210.9m AC Milan €209.5m AS Roma €175.4m Inter Milan €172.9m Juventus €167.5m Olympique Lyon €155.7m Schalke 04 €148.4m Tottenham Hotspur €145m Hamburg SV €127.9m Olympique Marseille €126.8m Newcastle United €125.6m VfB Stuttgart […]

Strikers from former Yugoslavia thrive in Bundesliga

Talented strikers from the former Yugoslavia are a valuable commodity in the Bundesliga this season. A wave of Yugo-nostalgia has spread across the German league and is following a trend of Soviet Chic in Germany. Matchday 19 highlighted the dependence many Bundesliga squads have on their striking stalwarts from nations […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! (Bundesliga Week 12)

Edin Dzeko Against Cottbus 1. Bayer Leverkusen The subtitle to their season should be “how we got to the top with a crap defense”. They conceded goals by a misdirect from the wall on a free kick, allowing Tim Sebastian to waltz freely on another and letting 5’9 Iashvilli outjump […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! (International Break Edition)

Please click on picture to see all the caricatures of German footballers from Pit Hammanns Hamburg SV The Dinosaurs face Schalke in the most intriguing game of the weekend. They have lost three of the last four matches against the Royal Blues at Nordbank. Chances for this weekend’s game don’t […]

die Tabelle lügt nicht: Week 5 (Now w/ the Bundesliga XI)

Here’s this week’s Bundesliga XI. It is packed with Bayer 04, Hoffenheim and Werder players. It does include a special shoutout to the man who ended Energie’s goal drought, an under appreciated defender from Arminia and a goalkeeper who lost. 1. Schalke 04 Now 10 of their last 13 have […]

die Tabelle lügt nicht! (Bundesliga Week Four)

1. Hamburg SV HSV have just opened up a cemetary next to the Nordbank Arena. With Martin Jol leading the way, Hamburg top the table for the first time in nine years. Meanwhile, the big man’s old club are in last place in the EPL. Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur are […]

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Top Money Earners

After reading a thread here on the site, I did a bit of research to find information on the top paid players. No one on Arsenal’s squad makes an appearance until 60th place, where captain William Gallas pops up. No big surprise that last year’s Footballer of the Year, AC […]

Cristiano Ronaldo: What Were You Thinking?

In today’s Manchester derby, what was Cristiano Ronaldo thinking? After a cross had been floated into the box, Ronaldo jumped up but instead of heading it, he decided to knock down the ball with his two hands. Ronaldo indicated to everyone that he heard a whistle before the ball reached […]

Nike Launches Shoe Campaign Honoring Maldini

In the post-holiday season, Nike has upped its newest shoe campaign to honor one of the most decorated Italian soccer player ever and his international teams’ accomplishments. The Nike Tiempo 94 cleat is a re-release of the original 1994 shoe worn by Italian World Cup team members, but of course […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]