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Archives: Borussia Dortmund

The Set: Hamburg 4 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

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Hamburg shook off their early season funk and tore apart Dortmund at the Nordbank Arena. It was the 4th straight victory for the Dinosaurs at home against BVB. A series of early goals seemed to settle the match by the … Continue reading

The Set: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Köln

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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

An Interview with Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger

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It’s funny that on the day I finished Rafael Honigstein’s book, the great Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger returned my questions for an interview that Rafael had helped facilitate. The last chapter of the book, which is very pensive and earnest, incorporates with … Continue reading

Bundesliga Attendance Figures Dominate Europe

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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

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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

Wolfsburg Finish Off Miracle Season!

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Congratulations Wolfsburg, Champions of the Bundesliga! Wolfsburg’s magical triangle all scored as the Wolves beat a deflated Werder Bremen 5-1 at home. Their home form was paramount in their unlikely title run as they took an incredible 49 points out … Continue reading

Bundesliga Final Day Preview

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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

Score One For the Bundesliga!

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Have goals ever been so important? With two games remaining, points are only marginally more important than goal difference in the hunt for survival, Europe and even the Meisterschaft. Wolfsburg silenced the critics and showed their professionalism by keeping their … Continue reading

Breaking Bundesliga News: Hummels Looks Out For the Season.

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Bild is reporting that Mats Hummels has sustained another in a long line of ankle injuries. Having just returned to training following the healing of tears in the inner and outer bands on his ankle, he left training due to … Continue reading

Money League: Bayern 4th and closing fast!

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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

Bundesliga Transfer News: Well Played Kaiser

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(Photo credit:LENNART PREISS/AFP/Getty Images) With increased speculation and apparent player maneuverings, Bayern Munich have found themselves amidst an odd news cycle about losing Franck Ribery. Today, Franz Beckenbauer made a shrewd move and announced that their talismanic playmaker could leave … Continue reading

The Set: FC Bayern 1-1 Borussa Dortmund

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Bayern Munich moved into second after a well-deserved home victory over Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund scored early when Nelson Valdez slipped behind Demichelis and Tomas Hajnal’s precision pass turned the Argentine defender too quickly, resulting in him falling and leaving Valdez … Continue reading

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

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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

The Set: BVB v. Schalke 04

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1. Assholes Anonymous Hi my name is Rafinha and I am an asshole. For a team that has some very likeable and fair-minded players in Neuer, Kuranyi and Westermann, there seems to be a need to offset it with a … Continue reading