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Book Review: Per Mertesacker - Big Friendly German
19:01 Friday 11th October 2019

It’s hard to stick a label on Per Mertesacker. A World Cup winner who captained Arsenal to an FA Cup win, the self-described beanpole was a highly regarded centre-back at the very top of the game, but never came to be regarded as a truly…

2017/18 Bundesliga Preview, Part 2: Battling Relegation
09:00 Saturday 12th August 2017

Part 1 of IRAIW's Bundesliga preview looked at contenders and pretenders. Now, we examine clubs battling relegation in the German top flight's 55th season. The two newly-promoted sides will have their work cut out to remain in the Bundesliga…

2. Bundesliga Championship is wide open
18:30 Wednesday 1st February 2017

The second tier of German football is plausibly more entertaining this season than the high profile top tier. With three teams at the top, level on points and so little in it, this league is looking tasty. Whilst not widely followed outside…

Why you need to start watching the 2. Bundesliga
14:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017

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…