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Leagues: EPL

/ 5207 days ago

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

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 Real Madrid and Emmanuel Adebayor trading in the red of Arsenal for the blue of […]

AC Milan

/ 5388 days ago

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

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 well either. I am not expecting a feast of football from that match and the […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5504 days ago

An Interview with Derek Rae

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 Eredivisie; therefore, you might find that an interview of a football announcer who doesn't announce […]


/ 5514 days ago

Manchester United Change Transfer Policy

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 recoup transfer fees on later in their careers. Now maybe it's me, but I've yet […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5523 days ago

Interview with Raphael Honigstein

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) surprised you the most this season?  a) Misimovic. We knew he could play football, but […]

Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 5557 days ago

Bundesliga Rumor Mill: May 5, 2009

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. After all, he only forced Bayern to rebuild it's training facility. Meanwhile the possessors of […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5585 days ago

How Bayern Can Beat Barca

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 Nou against arguably the best team in Europe? Yes, they can. Here's how. First, they […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5625 days ago

A Good Week in Europe for the Bundesliga

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 team over the previous two campaigns, contending with relegation both seasons, this year they have […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5643 days ago

The Set: FC Bayern 1-1 Borussa Dortmund

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 through alone on the keeper. However, Dortmund spent too much time defending both the lead […]
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Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 5731 days ago

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 considering Anti-Fair-Play cellar dwellers Leverkusen […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5774 days ago

The Sync: Bayern 1-1 Lyon

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 in the world. Lyon visited the Allianz tonight and scraped by with a 1-1 draw […]