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Champions League
Jesse Marsch living the [not so] American Dream
12:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Based solely on Red Bull Salzburg’s Austrian Bundesliga play this season, you may form one of two opinions about their new manager, Jesse Marsch. Perfect after seven games while scoring 34 and shipping six, you might conclude he wasn’t…

Bundesliga
Bundesliga two-horse race? RB Leipzig want to widen the field
17:00 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Who doesn’t love a brand new football club funded by a mega-rich energy drink corporation? Most people as it turns out. There was a significant uproar when RB Leipzig formed in 2009. The furore only grew bigger as they progressed…

Bundesliga
Can Julian Nagelsmann take Timo Werner to the next level?
12:00 Sunday 25th August 2019

Should I stay or should I go? The Clash’s iconic song probably featured in heavy rotation on Timo Werner’s summer playlist. At 23 years-old, the German definitely is nearing the end of his developmental phase and verging on his…

Germany
Ademola Lookman on the high-road to redemption at RB Leipzig
15:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

Well, another one bites the dust. In Ademola Lookman’s case, that may well be a good thing. The 21-year-old becomes the latest English youngster to move to the lucrative Bundesliga in the hunt for a major breakthrough.…

Germany
Has RB Leipzig's success this season gone unnoticed?
17:00 Monday 6th May 2019

A surprise 3-0 loss away at Freiburg adds to defeats against Wolfsburg, and title contenders Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich as RB Leipzig’s only league defeats this season. It’s not surprising then that Die Bullen sit comfortably…

Bundesliga
Will Hoffenheim prove why they're becoming one of Germany's top sides?
10:30 Saturday 10th November 2018

In a league deemed weak at the top but otherwise competitive, Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim have an opportunity to establish themselves as one of the Bundesliga's top sides.  Huub Stevens led the club to a poor start during…

Transfers
Hoffenheim a bold but valuable move for Arsenal's Reiss Nelson
08:00 Tuesday 4th September 2018

Reiss Nelson completed a season-long loan move to Hoffenheim four days ago. Given the ever-increasing trend of talented English youngsters heading abroad, this deal is more promising than most. Nelson, 18, has been heralded as Arsenal's…

Bundesliga
Bundesliga Preview: Can anyone catch Bayern Munich?
08:00 Friday 24th August 2018

If Bayern Munich is a sprinter, they’d probably be Usain Bolt. As it is almost useless competing with Bolt in a race, so it is with the Bavarians in the Bundesliga. Yet every season, German clubs line up hoping to be that Justin Gatlin. …

Usa
Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

Germany
Julian Nagelsmann made bad career decision to join RB Leipzig
15:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

There have been a few shocks at the World Cup in Russia. Mexico crashing Germany's welcome party and Die Mannschaft stealing from Sweden both stand out. Meanwhile, back home in Deutschland, a silent spark occurred. Julian Nagelsmann ditched…

Premier League
Why Chelsea should find a way to keep Antonio Conte
17:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

In the last four league matches, Chelsea have found some of their old spark to reignite what was a foregone Champions League qualification race while some of their rivals have flattered to deceive. The likes of Tottenham and Liverpool, who…

Germany
Laptop coaches: Meet the new generation of German managers
12:30 Thursday 10th May 2018

Beyond Bayern Munich’s tiresome domestic hegemony, there’s another trend in German. The new generation tacticians mounting severe onslaught on the Bundesliga dugouts.  The “laptop coaches" as they are known in Deutschland.…

Germany
Bayern Munich’s hegemony limits the Bundesliga
08:30 Saturday 3rd February 2018

All year long, every football fan knows FC Hollywood will win the Bundesliga. The chasing pack don’t have the finances, quality, or political clout to mount a challenge against Bayern Munich. Sixteen points clear despite a dismal start…

Germany
4 contenders to be the next Bayern Munich manager
17:30 Friday 29th September 2017

After Bayern Munich were handed a 3-0 defeat by PSG and their rampant new-look strike force on Wednesday night, the German outfit reacted to their rather crushing blow by relieving their Italian boss from his post. Carlo Ancelotti took over…

Features
2017/18 Bundesliga Preview, Part 1: Contenders and Pretenders
09:00 Friday 11th August 2017

It's August. Another German season awaits. The 55th, actually.  To open IRAIW's 3-part Bundesliga preview, we'll look at the title contenders and pretenders. Two teams are clear favourites to take home the title. But there are a few others…