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Archives: SV Werder Bremen

The Uefa Coefficient Breakdown

Posted on by Double Pivot

Is this the year where the Bundesliga gains a fourth spot? It could well be. Below is a table of the current UEFA Coefficient compared to how it stands if the season were to end today. At the end of … Continue reading

National-team coach Joachim Löw rejects Torsten Frings for the upcoming World Cup

Posted on by Florian Kolling

There were many signs in the past few months, which showed the upcoming ending of Torsten Frings career in the national team. Now after a conversation with national-team coach Joachim Löw, the national-team career of the defensive midfielder of Werder … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … 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

An Interview with Derek Rae

Posted on by Double Pivot

Derek Rae of ESPN was kind enough to speak to me at length about Germany and German football. If you have access to ESPN/ESPN International, you may be accustomed to Rae’s commentary for the Champions League, La Liga or even … 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

The Silly Season (€54.5 million! What Recession)

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … 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: UEFA Cup Final

Posted on by Double Pivot

For us fans of German football it was a sad night, but for us football fans, it wasn’t. The Ukraine won their first European title with a team that earned it’s victory. And they were an attractive team to watch … Continue reading

Bremen and HSV Prove Why the UEFA Cup is Better to Watch than UCL

Posted on by Double Pivot

While yesterday’s antics by Chelsea and the drama in dying minutes get all the coverage, today’s semi-final matchup between Werder Bremen and Hamburg provided significantly more bang for the buck, and a real game to boot. And while there were … Continue reading

Werder and Hamburg Both Win 3-1

Posted on by Double Pivot

Werder Bremen went a long way to securing a spot in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Udinese tonight. Two brilliant goals by Diego and a third by Pizarro were enough to see off the … Continue reading

European Draw For Bundesliga Clubs

Posted on by Double Pivot

In the Champion’s League, Bayern Munich drew Barcelona in the most intriguing clash of the quarter finals. The former champions of the competition will square off April 8th at Camp Nou and April 14th at the Allianz. The winner will … Continue reading

Hamburg and Werder Give Bundesliga Two In The Final Eight

Posted on by Double Pivot

A stunning come back from a two goal deficit saw Hamburg join Werder Bremen in the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup. Going to Istanbul, having already conceded a precious road goal, Hamburg had to score a goal against Galatasaray. … Continue reading

How Hertha Will Win Their First Bundesliga Title

Posted on by Double Pivot

We are all wondering about the possibility of Hertha providing a surprise winner to one of Europe’s premier leagues. With 10 games to go, it becomes feasible that we can map it out and give a best guess as to … Continue reading

Could Cinderella Ruin The Bundesliga’s Ball?

Posted on by Double Pivot

With Hamburg’s win today over Energie Cottbus, the Dinosaurs join Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in a three way log jam in second place behind surprise front runners Hertha Berlin. All four are four points behind the pace with upstarts Hoffenheim … Continue reading

Bayern Ousted as Bayer Join Werder, HSV and Mainz in the Semis

Posted on by Double Pivot

Finally Dusseldorf has come good for visiting dignitaries Bayer Leverkusen. After a poor run of form in the league at the LTU, the Werkself took apart Bayern Munich 4-2 in their temporary home to gain passage to the final four … Continue reading

A Good Week in Europe for the Bundesliga

Posted on by Double Pivot

It was a pretty good week for the Bundesliga in European competitions. Let’s start with the disappointing. Wolfsburg followed a 2-0 road loss with a 1-3 loss at the VW to PSG of France. While PSG has been a self-imploding … Continue reading