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Archives: FC Schalke 04

Schalke face unenviable task of overturning 0-2 deficit against Real Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo understands his side is facing a difficult task trailing Real Madrid by two goals in their return leg of the Champions League Round of 16. The German side will be buoyed by the fact … Continue reading

Website Football As Football Merging NFL And Soccer Closer Together

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Many have often stated the difference between American Football and Soccer is rather profound with there being little evidence, at least on the pitch, to suggest that statement is untrue. However, a website by the name of Football as Football has … Continue reading

Bundesliga Gameweek 5 Preview: German Soccer Returns

Posted on by Jad
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After a long international break, the Bundesliga season returns this weekend with several enticing matches. As the season progresses, title favorites Bayern Munich has already lost ground to Borussia Dortmund.  The “Schwarzgelben” have won every one of their games so … Continue reading

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

Uli Chats About the Financial Crisis at Schalke

Posted on by Double Pivot

I was approached by a reader who wanted contact information for Uli Hesse-Litchtenberger. I have to apologize to that reader. I don’t feel comfortable either giving out such information or even asking the favor of the talent that has been … Continue reading

Interview with GOLTV’s Lindsey Dean

Posted on by Double Pivot

Lindsey Dean of GolTV was kind enough to speak with me about the Bundesliga.   Those of us in America will know Lindsey as the voice of Hallo Bundesliga, the league’s review show on GolTV.  Lindsey is originally from Maine and grew … Continue reading

German Youth Success Reflects Positively On Bundesliga

Posted on by Patrick Davey

With this weeks 4-0 drubbing of England u21s by the German u21s, Die Mannschaft completed a hat-trick of youth level European Championships (winning the u17, u19, and u21 tournaments). Such success indicates that the future of the Bundesliga is bright, … 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

Interview with Raphael Honigstein

Posted on by Double Pivot

Following a busy season, Raphael Honigstein of The Guardian and Footbo was kind enough to talk with me and address a few questions I had about the end of the season and the start to the silly season. Which player(s) … Continue reading

History of German Teams in the UEFA Cup

Posted on by Guest Author

Germany have been one of the most successful nations in the UEFA cup`s history, with German clubs having won six cups during the competitions history. The first German team to reach the final of the UEFA Cup were Borussia Mönchengladbach, … 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 Manager Merry-Go-Round Begins: First Stop Wolfsburg

Posted on by Double Pivot

Wolfsburg has issued an official statement saying that Felix Magath will leave the club on June 30th of this year. Magath is bound for Schalke as has been rumored all week, although we still await confirmation from the Gelsenkirchen side. … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis: Arminia 0-2 Schalke

Posted on by Double Pivot

Tonight Schalke started the post-Rutten era with a 2-0 win at the Schüco Arena against relegation threatened Arminia Bielefeld. The first half started the same way most games had during Rutten’s reign, dreadful and boring. In fact Arminia were the … Continue reading

The Sync: Mainz 1-0 Schalke

Posted on by Double Pivot

Mainz assured us of a lower division team in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal. This evening they they upset Schalke 04 at home in front of a sold out Bruchweg. Most of the game had been a domination of … 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