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The Bundesliga XI (Round 6)

Eilhoff (Arminia Bielefeld) Eight saves had Arminia within seconds of their first road win in 13 months, but poor marking cost Arminia a chance to break this jinx. Nonetheless, they came away from a trip to Frankfurt with points after being outplayed and out-shot. Porcello (Karlsruhe) Scored one goal and […]

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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The most exciting weekend to date in the English Premier League season saw the league leaders drawn back to the pack when Chelsea was upended at Anfield. Meanwhile, Manchester United was up to their old tricks, Arsenal’s struggles continued, while Bolton and Newcastle captured imaginations. On this edition of the […]

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