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The Bundesliga XI

While this is expected to become a weekly column, I have decided to hand out the first Weekly XI based on the cumulative efforts of the first three weeks.  I will use a 3-4-3 formation for my picks. GK: Mathias Schober (Schalke 04) – The veteran backup has taken over […]

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1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! I say that, bucking all trends, and knowing full well […]

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New NBC Sports Video Promotes EPL Coverage [VIDEO]

NBC Sports has released a new 30 second spot to promote its coverage of the Premier League on US television beginning this August. This is the third promo spot NBC Sports has released thus far. The other two being “Every,” featuring the song “Vindaloo” by Fat Les. The second was […]


You may not be aware that Deutsche Welle has really ramped up their coverage of the Bundesliga in Ballspiel this season. I had often wondered why they didn’t have particularly strong coverage, but things are changing and you should definitely bookmark their site. I am particularly enjoying Sean Sinco’s blog. […]

The Ultimate World 5-a-side Team

Inspired by the FA Umbro Fives competition (with a final at Wembley), I’ve picked the ultimate 5-a-side team. The only criteria is that the players must be currently active, regardless of which league they are playing in. Have a look through my selection below, and then share your own in […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]