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A look back at Xabi Alonso’s astonishing career

Xabi Alonso is set to retire when his contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season. The 35-year-old has had a truly successful career, winning a great deal of trophies and accolades internationally and in the top leagues in England, Spain and Germany. Read More »

Why you need to start watching the 2. Bundesliga

2. Bundesliga

The 2.Bundesliga returns from its winter hibernation with a bang next Friday night as 1860 Munich take on Greuther Furth in the Bavarian derby. The second tier in Germany is probably a league you have never found yourself watching, but here is the definitive list of why you should find a stream next week. Read More »

The Bundesliga halftime report – Part Three

Part three of the Bundesliga half time report. I will be dealing with the high-flyers today, reverse order. Based against my pre-season expectations I will also award a grade for each side. Once the transfer window is over I will wrap up the in’s and out’s and offer a prediction for the rest of the season! Read More »

Six clubs who bought their way to success

In the modern game money talks. Everywhere you look be it in a stadium, on the pitch, on the television and on the player’s kits there is something money related. It can bring teams success as well as failure. Here are six teams who had money pumped into them and how it affected their stature.  Read More »

Red Bull’s Questionable Transfer Policy

With new signing Dayot Upamecano becoming the fourth player since August to sign for RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg, questions are again being asked of the relationship between the two clubs. Leipzig have paid Salzburg over 35 million euros in transfer fees this season and fans of the Austrian arm of Red Bull are beginning to get annoyed, but ... Read More »

The Bundesliga halftime report – Part Two

Part two of the Bundesliga half time report. I will be dealing with the mid-table sides today, reverse order. Based against my preseason expectations I will also award a grade for each side. Once the transfer window is over I will wrap up the in’s and out’s and offer a prediction for the rest of the season! Read More »

RB Leipzig – Loved abroad but hated at home

RB Leipzig are the surprise package in European football this season with comparisons already being drawn to Leicester City’s unlikely triumph last campaign. Their rapid rise through the league system has drawn admirers from far and wide, but seemingly not at home in Germany. Read More »

What makes German football so different?

In a world of inflated transfer fees, astronomical wages and some of the highest ticket prices in Europe it is not hard to understand why that, over the past few years, the notion that football in the UK is slowly drifting away from it’s humble, working class background has been mentioned more and more. Read More »

The Bundesliga halftime report – Part One

Part one of the Bundesliga half time report. I will be dealing with the strugglers first, reverse order. Based on my preseason expectations I will also award a grade for each side. Once the transfer window is over I will wrap up the in’s and out’s and offer a prediction for the rest of the season! Read More »

AFCON 2017: Just how much will Dortmund miss Aubameyang?

One of the few African players you just can’t help but admire is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – the Gabonese striker has been prolific for Dortmund since joining them. Sadly for the Yellow Submarine, national team duty will be the priority for Aubameyang as the AFCON begins in January – how much will Dortmund miss the Neymar look-alike? Read More »

Bayern Munich Show RB Leipzig who’s Boss in Bundesliga

RB Leipzig has been surprised title contenders in the German Bundesliga this season. The Red Bull-owned team, formed in 2009 have absolutely bullied all opposition and even topped the Bundesliga at some point; with many predicting a Leicester-like title run in Germany, Leipzig faced Bayern and they were made to know superiority. Read More »

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