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Champions League Draw: Bundesliga Clubs And Their Chances Of Progression Into The Knockout Rounds

Today’s Champions League group stage draw will pit Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen and Schalke against some of Europe’s most successful clubs. Bayern will face Serie A runners-up Roma, as well as FC Basel of Switzerland and CFR Cluj of Romania. Werder Bremen will take on Champions League holders […]

The Set: The 7 Best Transfers of the Summer (so far)

I tend to get too excited about the young kids, when they move. I will often over-value the transfers of the the Zuculini, Sven Bender and Lewis Holtby’s of the footballing world. I will see Ralf Fahrmann’s move to Eintracht as the bargain of the century. But youth takes time […]

German Youth Success Reflects Positively On Bundesliga

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, and that while the Serie A begins a period of […]

The Silly Season (€54.5 million! What Recession)

Armin Veh was announced as Wolfsburg’s new manager after their title celebrations. The ex-Stuttgart manager will now try and replicate his 2008 Champions League form. It should be easier with the imminent loss of Dzeko and Misimovic. Mario Gomez became the most expensive player in Bundesliga history, swapping Stuttgart red […]

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 […]

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The ESPN Empire Strikes Back

On English language websites yesterday the big news surrounding ESPN is about the network acquiring Setanta’s package to air Premier League matches in the UK. But perhaps bigger news was made stateside as ESPN returned to showing regular European league football for the first time since losing La Liga rights […]

Setanta Sports North America: For Sale?

The US and Irish assets of Setanta Sports could be sold to raise financing to bail out Setanta UK, according to The Guardian newspaper. Setanta UK is desperately trying to raise money between now and Monday to make a £30m payment it owes to the Premier League. As a result, […]

Interview with Andrew Shue

This week’s episode of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast features an interview with Andrew Shue, the former Melrose Place actor and star of the new movie, Gracie. Shue is interviewed by Major League Soccer Talk host Kartik Krishnaiyer. They discuss Shue’s son who is a Manchester United supporter, as well […]

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