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What to Expect From the Bundesliga This Season

As the first of the traditional big leagues is set to kick off, the world will be watching with a renewed interest at the happenings in Germany’s Bundesliga. After the league suffered heavily during the 2000’s, the Bundesliga has regained its reputation as one of the world’s best. After Germany’s painful […]

Bundesliga Matchday 12 by the Numbers

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 three are currently in the relegation zone. Coincidence? Probably not […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Carling Offer Fans More Personal Cup Final

So the countdown to this years Carling Cup Final enters the final week of tension as Tottenham fans nervously await Sundays final, whilst Manchester United’s supporters will be as calm as anything. This year though, Carling have decided to give up 32 minutes of digital perimeter board advertising to allow supporters to create […]

EPL Talk Matchday #9 Review Show

Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna dive into the following subjects: Balloons at the Stadium of Light Tom Hicks and George Gillett versus Elliot Short Thomas Rosicky’s health and how it has turned Arsenal into title contenders Chelsea looking disjointed Emile Heskey’s future A derby weekend in the Northwest The Premier […]

Harry Redknapp Building From The Back At QPR

Queens Park Rangers struggles in this season’s Premier League are well documented. Despite having an expensive squad with several glittering names, the London club have been rooted at the foot of the league table for almost the entire season. Taking over from Mark Hughes with the aim of keeping QPR […]

Farewell 2007, Hello 2008

Two thousand and seven has been a very eventful year for the Premier League and its clubs. Foreign takeovers, a high profile manager arrested, plenty of sackings, sublime goals and the closest title race in recent memory. Plus, most importantly of all, the amount of TV coverage of the league […]

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