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Favorable Draw for German Clubs in Europe

On Friday UEFA conducted the draws for the Champions League and Europa League play-off rounds.  In the Champions League, Vfb Stuttgart will be matched against FC Timisoara of Romania’s Liga 1.  Timisoara finished as runners-up in last year’s Romanian Championship, and boast the likes of Costa Rican international striker Winston […]

Bundesliga Matchday 8 by the Numbers

0 – The number in Frankfurt’s win column (still, and I’ll keep on mentioning this until Frankfurt take note and do something about it) 5 – Difference in points between 1st (Hamburg) and 11th (Bayern). 6 – Number of goalscorers Hamburg and Werder Bremen have in the top 12 (ie, […]

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 […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

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 […]

Big Concern For Bundesliga Fans On DISH Network

As of August 1, GolTV – the 24/7 soccer network – has been removed from DISH Network due to a contract dispute. According to GolTV, “this occurs despite efforts to continue GolTV’s availability to Dish customers.” DISH Network, in retort, inserted this message when you hit the INFO button where […]

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 […]

What to look for – Week 33

Relegation Crunch Time With two games remaining a total of six points is all that distinguishes the bottom five squads from one another. Three: Rostock, Duisburg, and Nürnberg technically inhabit the relegation zone with 27, 29, and 31 points respectively. Bielefeld (32 pts) and Cottbus (33) are flirting with danger, […]

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Should FIFA Use Live Video Review?

Yesterday, I considered the question of the name of our sport, football vs soccer. Today I jump on another question regarding the purity of the beautiful game: should we implement live video review? Please use the comment section to weigh in on this issue. If I ever got dragged to […]

Top 10 Sources for Intelligent Football Coverage

Depending on how long you’ve been following football, you’ve undoubtedly listened to, read or watched hundreds if not thousands of stories about the world’s game. But stop for a moment and think when was the last time one of those stories actually taught you something you didn’t already know about […]

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