Monthly Archives: March 2011

Don’t mention the ‘R’ word

Rock-bottom Mönchengladbach’s hellish run-in means they look doomed, but real fireworks can be expected in the scramble to avoid joining them in the second division next season with the whole bottom half of the Bundesliga table – more or less – still staring … Continue reading

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Struggling giants tap Old Boy network

German football loves theme songs. The AC/DC anthem ”Hell’s Bells” blasts around the Millerntor before St. Pauli players take to the pitch. Bayern Munich prefer the more august tones of Carl Orff’s ”O Fortuna.” But right now, The Jackson 5 debut single ”I … Continue reading

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The league that keeps on giving

The Bundesliga really has it all. Goals galore, huge passionate crowds, and – it seems – some of the very nicest footballers the game can offer, if the antics of Week 26 are anything to go by. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Auf Wiedersehen to Van Gaal and Veh

Louis van Gaal will pit his wits against Armin Veh this weekend. Both coaches are vastly experienced, with recent Bundesliga titles to their name. And this week both became lame ducks. After a series of embarrassing displays, Bayern finally showed Van … Continue reading

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Dortmund display worth a thousand words

Bayern Munich struck hardest in the war of words ahead of their crunch clash with Dortmund, but the performance of Jürgen Klopp’s men on the pitch spoke volumes about just which club is best in the Bundesliga right now. Although … Continue reading

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