Monthly Archives: April 2011

David v Goliath for Champions League Spot

It’s hardly a fair fight, but the battle between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich for a Champions League place is full of suspense, surprise and no little controversy. Rarely has a third-placed Bundesliga finish carried so much interest. Despite their … Continue reading

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Sahin and Neuer turn backs on boyhood clubs

Ruhr rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are in line for glory this season but both are set to lose their most important player. Bundesliga champions-elect Dortmund are being forced into selling gifted playmaker Nuri Sahin, while Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, … Continue reading

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Keeping life controversial

Controversial German goalkeepers are nothing new but never has their notoriety been so great, with Thomas Kraft, Jens Lehmann and Co. making waves in the pressroom, the boardroom, the courtroom — and even the psychologists’ couch. During a typically busy … Continue reading

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The Crazy World of Schalke 04

Any doubts that Schalke are the most curious football club in Europe were laid to rest after the Royal Blues’ jaw-dropping 5-2 win at Inter. Schalke’s bizarre week began when their relegation six-pointer at St. Pauli was abandoned after the … Continue reading

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