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Germany
Did Joachim Loew sideline Mats Hummels prematurely?
19:01 Tuesday 10th September 2019

A premature exit in last year’s World Cup took a big toll on Germany’s reputation. Stung by the defending champions' “curse”, Die Mannschaft had severe repercussions to face. The hammer didn’t…

Bundesliga
2019-20 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga preview
15:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

Bittersweet sums up Borussia Dortmund’s 2018/19 campaign. On one hand, they continued to display the bright, attractive attacking style that's thrilled the Bundesliga and Europe for the best part of this decade. On the other, the…

Bundesliga
2019/20 Bayern Munich Bundesliga preview
12:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

The Bundesliga had become a stroll for Bayern Munich since 2012/13 season, until last term, when Lucien Favre inspired Borussia Dortmund to mount a serious challenge; eventually coming up just short. A real message…

Bundesliga
What does Mats Hummels’ homecoming prove about Dortmund and Bayern?
15:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

This past Wednesday, it was announced Mats Hummels will return to Borussia Dortmund. The central defender leaves Bayern Munich after a three-year spell, for a £34 million fee. Looking ahead to next season, this transfer is certain to…

Germany
Lucien Favre's Dortmund ready to take on Bayern Munich and Europe
08:01 Friday 21st June 2019

Not since the days of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund has Bayern Munich had any serious challenge to worry about in the Bundesliga. Under Thomas Tuchel, Die Borussen played some good football but staking a claim for the title was always a…

Germany
Why Joachim Low made a mistake on Manuel Neuer
17:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Every professional football player dreams of a long, successful career at international level. As exciting as the first cap must be, the ultimate achievement is a send-off in which everyone, fans, teammates and opponents, pay tribute to…

Germany
Ruthless Joachim Low restructuring Germany at big names' expense?
17:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Joachim Low is ushering in a new era for German Football. After recent disappointments, he’s adamant at developing the future stars to take Germany forward. However, for new blood to make way, the old must be sacrificed. Bayern stars…

Bundesliga
Loss to Borussia Dortmund exposes chemistry issues for Bayern Munich
08:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

A particularly good weekend for derbies capped off with the affair in Manchester. Understandably, a contest between two clubs that have spent nearly a billion pounds sterling combined for their current managers [Manchester City/Pep Guardiola/£541.9,…

World Cup
Nerves of steel? Can Germany prove their mental strength?
08:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Two thoughts dominate my mind regarding die Mannschaft. In the words of American politician Alan Grayson: When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible. And those of Gary Lineker In the end, the Germans always win. So what if it’s…

International
International Friendlies: Germany v Brazil combined XI
10:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The 2014 World Cup Finalists meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin tonight. Tite’s Selecao haven’t forgotten July 8, 2014, when 200 million Canarinho fans were stunned by the humiliating 7-1 loss on home soil. The match is now famously…

International
International Friendlies: Germany v Spain: A Combined XI
13:25 Friday 23rd March 2018

Germany and Spain are set to meet tonight at the Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Stadium. The two most likely favourites to win the World Cup later in the year face each other to begin preparations for the same. Joachim Low’s side has a better…

Germany
Why Borussia Dortmund must not allow Christian Pulisic join Bayern Munich
08:30 Tuesday 27th February 2018

Nine goals in 20 international matches are not statistics one normally associates with a player not yet aged 20. American wonder-kid, Christian Pulisic is a player in demand amongst European football's elite sides, as his reputation continues…

Opinion
How the top 5 transfers by league turned out in 2016-17
10:00 Saturday 20th May 2017

Last summer's transfer market lit up with European clubs spending billions on reinforcements. Let's take a look at the performance of the most expensive players from Europe's top 5 transfers in 2016-17. Most top clubs feel too much urgency…

Opinion
What does it mean to be World Class?
14:00 Sunday 29th January 2017

The Oxford English Dictionary defines 'world class' as 'of or among the best in the world'. Having said that, there remains a lot of debate around the term when it comes to football. All-time Premier League top-scorer and pundit Alan Shearer…

Opinion
The most significant transfers in Europe this summer
18:12 Friday 29th July 2016

Some huge deals have taken place throughout Europe during this transfer window. We have seen top players switch clubs for vast amounts of money in the top five European leagues: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1. We…