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Website Football As Football Merging NFL And Soccer Closer Together

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 rather ingeniously found a way to fuse both sports and […]

Magath Looks Up As Schalke Slump Comes To An End

Schalke ended a five-match losing streak on Wednesday evening after they pulled off a last-minute win away to Freiburg. Few could see, after so many disappointing defeats, how Magath’s side would be able to pick themselves up with morale seemingly in the dumps throughout the squad. Despite that, Felix Magath’s […]

Bundesliga Matchday 23 by the Numbers

3 – Likely number of German top goalscorers over the past 10 years by season’s end. With Ibisevic’s injury cementing his tally at 18, it seems likely that Patrick Helmes (17), Mario Gomez or Grafite (14 each) will end up with title of Torschützenkönig. BUT if Grafite were to win, […]

Week 6 by the Numbers

0 – Number of wins by Frankfurt, the last remaining winless team 5 – Total number of shots by Gladbach in their 0-1 defeat to Hamburg 7 – Goals scored by Patrick Helmes this season, that’s equal to or more than 8 teams (Hertha, Köln, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Bochum, Cottbus, Frankfurt, […]

Week Five by the Numbers

1 – Number of weeks Hamburg spent at the top of the table 2 – Number of 0-0 draws after five weeks 5 – Clean sheets, tied (alongside week 4) for the most in one week 8 – Minutes it took sub Jonas Kamper to score in Bielefeld’s 2-0 win […]

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 […]

Opening Day Fixtures for 2008/2009 Bundesliga Season

The fixtures for the opening day of the 2008/2009 Bundesliga season have been announced. All of these matches will be played on Saturday, August 16: FC Bayern v Hamburg Schalke v Hannover Wolfsburg v Cologne Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin Karlsruhe v Bochum Energie Cottbus […]

Season Finale

The 45th season of the Bundesliga has come to an end with comparatively little drama or theatrics. Bayern all but guaranteed itself the title with a busy summer in the transfer market, spending 70 million Euros on Luca Toni (the league’s top scorer), Franck Ribery (world class playmaker) and the […]

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I'm On Setanta Sports Adding New Character To Show

This Saturday (February 16, 2008), one of the hottest TV shows in the world of soccer will feature a new addition. The show is “I’m On Setanta Sports” starring the Jose Mourinho puppet. As of this Saturday, though, you can expect to see another character on screen next to The […]

EPL Yanks

Blackburn Rovers 2 – 1 Wigan Athletic Brad Friedel played the first half for Rovers, but a groin injury forced him to sit out the second half. With the international break looming, Blackburn is hopeful that Friedel will not miss any additional time with the injury. West Ham United 0 […]

Man City To Launch New Home Shirt With Rock Concert

Manchester City are scheduled to announce on Friday a one-of-a-kind concert to coincide with the launch of their new home football kit for the 2009-2010 season, according to an insider. The event will be organized in conjunction with Umbro and is entitled “Live From City.” The concert will feature headliner […]

Premiership Preview–10. West Ham

I think it would come as a surprise to many to know that West Ham, not Middlesbrough, not Aston Villa, not any of the promoted clubs, had the highest average of English players in their starting lineups (6.61/11) in the 2007-2008 Premiership season. That surprise symbolizes a commonly-held feeling towards […]

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