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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 […]

Blog: Reus to the EPL?

November 9, 2011

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“The topic of young players from the Bundesliga could go on for weeks or months after I pinpointed five of the best uncapped youngsters in the country. But this week, it is a 22-year-old from Dortmund who has attracted huge interest from inside the Bundesliga and in some of the biggest leagues in Europe.” Read […]

Thorsten Fink and HSV

October 23, 2011

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In just over 30 weeks from now, two Bundesliga sides will drop directly in to the second division with another facing a gut-wrenching play-off against the third-place team from Bundesliga.2. Hamburg – the only team to compete in the Bundesliga every year since 1963 – are one of four sides locked in a relegation dogfight […]

Dortmund’s Success on Solid Defence

October 17, 2011

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Given the level of competition in the Bundesliga this term, Dortmund have struggled to carry their top form of last season into this campaign and have spent most of the nine weeks around mid-table. But a terrific victory over Werder Bremen on Friday has catapulted the German champions into third with six points separating them […]

Opinion: ‘Rothosen’ must sort defensive woes

August 13, 2011

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Two games. One point. Five goals against. It doesn’t make impressive reading for Michael Oenning so far with just one other club who have played two games that can boast a poorer record. There was always a slight concern about HSV this season but nobody really expects them to be involved in a relegation battle. […]

Opinion: Make or break for Robert Lewandowski

August 10, 2011

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After only joining in the summer of 2010, it is probably wrong to say someone’s career at a particular club is over when you have only been there for just over a year. But when a chance comes, you’ve got to take it. Most Borussia Dortmund supporters would have been watching the Copa America final […]

Opinion: Holtby is a gem in Schalke’s ranks

August 4, 2011

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The English were too slow – and it will come back to haunt them. Many members of the British Armed Forces who were stationed in Germany have settled in the country and this has resulted in an expected, but sporadic, emergence of half-British German-born footballers. No doubt about it, Holtby is as good as they […]