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Arminia Bielefeld: Westphalia Minnows Dare to Dream Again
12:00 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Arminia Bielefeld’s recent form [one win, one loss and three draws in the last five matches] makes for patchy reading. Don’t let it fool you, though. Arminia still ride high at the 2.Bundesliga summit ahead of established…

Mario Gomez: Evergreen forward enjoying Stuttgart homecoming
09:30 Sunday 18th March 2018

In 2003 a young colossus, the fearless Mario Gomez, burst onto the scene at VfB Stuttgart. He wasn't the quickest nor most technically adept. Not the most skilful with the ball either, nor efficient off it. He…

Could Joachim Low return to club football?
12:00 Tuesday 10th October 2017

The head of the Nationalelf. Deutschland's answer to the fab four, if they managed football clubs of course. Joachim Low has managed Germany to World Cup glory and generally made them into a much better side from when he joined them, but…

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…

Philipp Lahm retires - A defender who never saw red!
12:56 Thursday 9th February 2017

Earlier this week, Philipp Lahm came out to announce that he would be retiring from football at the end of the season. Lahm has had a shining career for both club and country – an impeccable defender, Lahm will go down in history as one of…

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…

European Football
The final relegation spots are sorted in the Bundesliga. Who survived?
17:00 Tuesday 17th May 2016

Stuttgart go down with a whimper as Werder secure their survival and Frankfurt must play off. The final week's action from the Bundesliga wrapped up by Mark Dannell.

European Football
It is all about the relegation in the final week of the Bundesliga season!
17:30 Thursday 12th May 2016

The title is already decided, just a squabble about positions 5/6/7 at the top. It is all eyes on Bremen vs Frankfurt this weekend as Mark Dannell pulls out his predictions for the action for the final time this season.

European Football
Bayern seal the title with Hoffenheim and Darmstadt both safe
17:00 Monday 9th May 2016

 The Bundesliga once again proves unpredictable and our "expert" looks a bit silly with his tips this week. Mark Dannell wraps up Game Week 33.

European Football
Stuttgart in major danger, Bayern will have to wait again for the title
15:53 Wednesday 4th May 2016

Some big surprises this weekend and luckily our writer couldn't get his predictions over time, if he had, he would have looked a right wally! Here is the Game Week 32 wrap up from Mark Dannell.FC Augsburg vs 1. FC Köln - 0:0It was a dour Friday…

Record Red Card Tally And First Managerial Casualty In Week 3 Of The Bundesliga
11:03 Wednesday 28th August 2013

It has been a busy week in the Bundesliga and Mark Dannell has a slight departure from pure match reporting this week as there is a lot to catch up on! Bruno Labbadia given his Marching Orders after just 3 games: FC Augsburg 2-1 VfB Stuttgart…