Paderborn Bundesliga 2

Paderborn live the dream and then face reality

 September 24, 2014   John Welsh

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When Sport-Club Paderborn 07 clinched promotion from Bundesliga 2 last season, it was suggested that a swift return to that league would follow. The club was formed in 1985 after a merger between two teams and has never played in the top flight of German football. With a capacity of 15,000, their home stadium named […]

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Borussia Dortmund

New season woes for Klopp as Dortmund concede in nine seconds

 August 24, 2014   John Welsh

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When Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich to claim the German Super Cup prior to the beginning of the current Bundesliga campaign, head coach Jurgen Klopp must have believed that his preparations for the new season were progressing as planned. Both teams were missing players due to lack of fitness and injury, but Borussia had assumed […]

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Hamburg SV

Hamburg ensure Bundesliga survival but long term prospects remain uncertain

 May 18, 2014   John Welsh


During a weekend in which Bayern Munich completed a second successive domestic double by beating Borussia Dortmund in the German DFB cup final in Berlin, another important Bundesliga match was staged at the Trolli Arena in Furth. Hamburg SV are the only team to have played in the Bundesliga since its creation in 1963 and […]

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Aaron Hunt

Aaron Hunt proves that genuine sportsmanship still prevails in professional football

 March 10, 2014   John Welsh

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Match day 24 of the current Bundesliga season featured the usual collection of clashes between teams searching for those vital European qualification positions and those hoping to escape the clutches of relegation zone. The fixture featuring FC Nurnberg and Werder Bremen provided a clear example of the latter. After a dreadful first half of the […]

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Schalke 04

Real Madrid’s resounding defeat of Schalke proves that finance still counts in football

 February 28, 2014   John Welsh

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For a Schalke 04 team which has finished in the top four of the Bundesliga in three of the previous four seasons and which is once again challenging for second position during the current campaign, Wednesday’s Champions League home leg tie against Real Madrid must have been a sobering experience. A close encounter was expected […]

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Mirko Slomka begins Hamburg tenure with surprise but vital win

 February 24, 2014   John Welsh

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When a football team has lost seven league matches in a row and has conceded at least three goals in the preceding four games, it was not difficult to envisage that SV Hamburg would begin as underdogs in their Bundesliga clash with Borussia Dortmund at the weekend. That Hamburg had lost 4-2 at bottom club […]

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Robbie Kruse

Major Highlights of Bundesliga 2013-14 Season

 November 18, 2013   R K Gupta


The German Bundesliga has traditionally been among the top five European Football Leagues, along with the English Premier League, Spain’s Primera Division or the la Liga, the Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1. While the English Premier League, by far, is the most talked about and full of highly competitive teams, Bundesliga scores over […]

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