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Archives: 1. FC Köln

Magath v. Bayern

Posted on by Double Pivot

So perhaps this is where we should be. Two giants of German football locking horns for the title. Bayern Munich have won 5 of the last 9 championships. Magath has won 3 of the last 5, is responsible for 2 … Continue reading

The Set: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Köln

Posted on by Double Pivot

I missed the first round of games on family vacation. While I still have the Gladbach-Bochum game on DVR to watch for fun, my first game of the season, albeit delayed, was Dortmund’s 1-0 victory at home over Köln. It … Continue reading

Bundesliga Attendance Figures Dominate Europe

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

Bundesliga Rumor Mill

Posted on by Double Pivot

Christophe Daum pulled off the biggest surprise of the early silly season, by quitting Cologne to return to Turkey via Fenerbahce. I would love to hear Jan’s input on this, but my take is that it could be a sucker … Continue reading

Bundesliga Final Day Preview

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

The Set: Cologne 1-1 Arminia Bielefeld

Posted on by Double Pivot

Cologne dominated much of the game at home against Arminia Bielefeld, but in the end, couldn’t break down the central-half pairing of Herzig and Andre Mijatovic with Dennis Eilhoff in goal. With over 60% of possession and 16 shots on … Continue reading

The Set: Bayern Munich 1-2 Cologne

Posted on by Double Pivot

I doubt many people expected Cologne’s visit to Allianz to produce one of the best games of the weekend, but Christophe Daum and his scrappy side went to Munich (with only one win in their last 15 visits) and shocked … Continue reading

Bundesliga Scores and Notes

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

Money League: Bayern 4th and closing fast!

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

Strikers from former Yugoslavia thrive in Bundesliga

Posted on by Joe Westhead

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 … Continue reading

The Sync: Köln 1-0 Schalke 04

Posted on by Double Pivot

Schalke has a superb record against Köln, but manager Christopher Daum has only ever lost twice in seventeen matches against them in the Bundesliga. That form continued today as Köln walked away deserved 1-0 winners against the league leaders. Indeed, … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Double Pivot

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. … 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