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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…

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…

What has happened to VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga?
14:00 Friday 12th May 2017

Three points and two places above the Bundesliga relegation playoffs with two games remaining, Vfl Wolfsburg's fall from grace has been surprising and dramatic. The Wolves are in a precarious position as the season comes to a close, completely…

Six point action in the Bundesliga basement
17:00 Thursday 13th April 2017

Yet another six-pointer this week which could have massive consequences for Wolfsburg. Dortmund will hope to put the horrible events of this week behind them at home on Saturday afternoon.  Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Three Left-Backs Arsenal can sign to replace Nacho Monreal.
09:30 Tuesday 28th February 2017

Something has happened that made me reconsider everything about Arsenal's current squad. Nacho Monreal turned 31, meaning that six players in the first team starting XI  are 27 and above. That doesn't even include long-term pensioners Santi…

Draxler's new-found romance with PSG
10:30 Wednesday 18th January 2017

Julian Draxler and Paris Saint-Germain are already looking like a match made in heaven. Barely two games into his career in the French capital, the 23-year-old has thus far been phenomenal - scoring in both matches for his new team.

The Bundesliga halftime report - Part One
18:00 Monday 9th January 2017

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…