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Tag Archives: Franck Ribéry

Transfer Updates: Who May Be Coming To Or Leaving The EPL Next Season

Posted on by John Boschini

The World Cup will dominate the world’s football focus this summer but that doesn’t mean the usual wheeling and dealing of the transfer market won’t be in full force. Last summer saw the high profile departure of Christiano Ronaldo to … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Games To Watch: Madrid-Milan and Bayern-Bordeaux

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

There were plenty of upsets yesterday, could we see more today? On paper Manchester United, who have struggled as of late, could be expected to slip against CSKA after a long trip to Moscow but CSKA has not been performing … Continue reading

Interview with Mani Honigstein of Footbo

Posted on by Double Pivot

I had a long conversation with Mani Honigstein, who is the brains behind the football social networking site Footbo. An avid Bayern Munich fan, I talked to him about the summer transfers and his views on the season ahead for … 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

Manchester United Change Transfer Policy

Posted on by Paul Bestall

The Guardian today has a very interesting article regarding Manchester United’s owners changing the clubs transfer policy to concentrate on signing players under 26. It seems that the Glazer family want the club to only sign players that they can … Continue reading

Manchester United: Summer Transfer Targets

Posted on by David Schiavone

With the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo adding £80 million to Sir Alex Ferguson’s usual £25-30 million yearly budget. A summer spending spree is surely on the cards. Looking at the side, it would appear to me a winger and some … Continue reading

Manchester United Finally Decide To Sell Ronaldo

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So its official, Manchester United’s board have accepted a world record shattering bid of £80 million this morning from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t face another summer of every news outlet boring … 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

The Bundesliga XI 2009

Posted on by Double Pivot

Goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny (Hertha Berlin) Make no mistake about it, Berlin’s rise from bottom half side to title contenders was based on defense. They were a hard side to break down and on the off-chance that a team did, there … Continue reading

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

Posted on by Double Pivot

It has been an interesting week in rumors. First the managers! Hoffenheim will say goodbye to Ralf Rangnick because he wants to spend money this summer. They will then say hello to Jurgen Klinsmann, who is the epitome of frugality. … Continue reading

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

Posted on by Double Pivot

Here is this week’s round up of transfer rumors. Of course the big news has been about Klinsmann’s replacement. Wenger is probably off the table after Rummenigge’s pleasant comments about the Arsenal manager, but the list of manager’s linked is … Continue reading

How Bayern Can Beat Barca

Posted on by Double Pivot

Following this weekend’s drubbing at the hands of Wolfsburg, Bayern come into the hardest tie of the quarter finals of the Champion’s League on a low. Can they overcome the humiliation at the VW to get a result at Camp … 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

Bundesliga Transfer News: Well Played Kaiser

Posted on by Double Pivot

(Photo credit:LENNART PREISS/AFP/Getty Images) With increased speculation and apparent player maneuverings, Bayern Munich have found themselves amidst an odd news cycle about losing Franck Ribery. Today, Franz Beckenbauer made a shrewd move and announced that their talismanic playmaker could leave … Continue reading

The Set: FC Bayern 1-1 Borussa Dortmund

Posted on by Double Pivot

Bayern Munich moved into second after a well-deserved home victory over Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund scored early when Nelson Valdez slipped behind Demichelis and Tomas Hajnal’s precision pass turned the Argentine defender too quickly, resulting in him falling and leaving Valdez … Continue reading

Bundesliga Matchday 12 by the Numbers

Posted on by Mark

1-2-3 – Current ranking of Bochum, Cottbus, and Bielefeld on the “Anti-Fair-Play Table.” Here Bochum has a commanding lead thanks to their 33(!) yellows in 12 games. This trio tops another table as well, but this one’s about “Anti-Results.” All … Continue reading

The Sync: Bayern 1-1 Lyon

Posted on by Double Pivot

Blue days at the Allianz Bate and Bayern had the same idea in the second halves of their respective matches. Hold on for a home draw. However unlike Bate, Bayern Munich happened to be one of the 10 richest clubs … Continue reading

The Bundesliga XI

Posted on by Double Pivot

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. Schober (S04) … Continue reading