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Is Thomas Tuchel Working His Magic Again At Mainz?

December 13, 2011

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“The first five months of this season have been a bit of a reality check for the fans of FSV Mainz who have taken time to settle in to their new surroundings at the Coface Arena. For long spells of the first half of this campaign, Mainz have been struggling at the foot of the […]

Has Huntelaar found his home?

December 5, 2011

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As time goes on, there is a large burden hanging over the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen with Schalke yet to clinch a Bundesliga title since 1963. It’s an enormous hurdle for one of the biggest clubs in Germany and whenever The Royal Blues look close to securing their historic league win, the pressure seems too […]

Babbel Working Wonders At The Berliners

December 5, 2011

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The capital of Germany has been starved of Bundesliga success for some time with most of the triumphs appearing in cities such as Munich, Bremen or Dortmund. In fact, it has been just over 70 years since a club from Berlin were crowned German champions, and it came in an era where the Blue & […]

Werkself On The Rise

December 5, 2011

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After last year’s second place finish in the Bundesliga, it was always going to be difficult for new coach Robin Dutt to maintain the high standards left by Jupp Heynckes. He departed Bayer Leverkusen for the greener pastures of FC Bayern Munich after a great run of success at Bayer, keeping them in the title […]

From Duds to Diamonds – The Favre Effect

November 22, 2011

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“In the middle of February this year, Die Fohlen were rooted at the bottom of the Bundesliga with a seven-point gap between them and safety, as Head coach Michael Frontzeck was deservedly shown the exit door by Sporting director Max Eberl. Frontzeck’s Borussia Mönchengladbach were on course to be relegated with just 16 points from 22 matches […]

FC Bayern – Dortmund Preview

November 17, 2011

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“All eyes will be on the Allianz Arena on Saturday night as the Bundesliga resumes following the last international break of the year. For some, it is the perfect cure to the lack of domestic club football over the past two weeks and it is certainly shaping up to be a cracker. Current German champions […]

Mike Hanke: The striker who doesn’t score goals.

November 9, 2011

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The improvements in Borussia Monchengladbach over the last six months have been quite remarkable under Swiss coach Lucien Favre. Favre took over from Michael Frontzeck in February with Gladbach stranded at the bottom of the Bundesliga but a 360-degree turn in form from Die Fohlen resulted in Favre’s men securing their position in the German […]