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Bundesliga Review: Matchday 13

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Callum Connolly reviews matchday 13 of the Bundesliga in a week where Borussia Dortmund drop to bottom of the table while Bayern Munich continue their dominance at the top.  Jürgen Klopp must be feeling the warm breath of the Dortmund board on the back of his neck after Sunday’s 2-0 loss in Frankfurt. Qualification to the last 16 of the …

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The Decimation of Borussia Dortmund: CL Final XI vs Current XI

In just over 18 months, Broussia Dortmund have gone from Champions league finalists to dead last in the Bundesliga. The team from May 2013 and that which played yesterday are very different indeed. Sean Curtin investigates.   Borussia Dortmund Champions League Final 2013 Starting XI   _____ Borussia Dortmund XI That Lost 2-0 Eintracht & Sit Bottom of The Bundesliga …

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Bundesliga Review: Cruyff Turns, Goals And Despair On MD 12

Classy Cruyff turns, horrific injuries and wondrous goals were there for all to see in the twelfth round of fixtures in Germany’s Bundesliga, writes Callum Connolly.  Schalke took on much fancied Wolfsburg at the Veltins Arena, Bayern faced Hoffenheim at the top of the table, whilst Hannover battled Leverkusen with both sides vying for a place in Europe next season. Mainz’s inconsistent season …

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Bundesliga Review: Matchday 11

The weekend of the 7-9th of November saw the eleventh matchday in yet another exciting round of fixtures in the German Bundesliga. Callum Connolly reviews all the action.  Borussia Dortmund began in the relegation zone and faced 18-match unbeaten side Borussia Mönchengladbach, flying high in third place under Lucien Favre. Schalke were hoping to overturn a poor Champions defeat in …

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Borussia Dortmund Will Need A Miracle To Qualify For CL

Borussia Dortmund lie 17th in the Bundesliga table after 10 games. Dortmund will need more than a turnaround in fortunes to claim a CL spot, they will need a miracle.  Nobody could have foreseen the abject form of Borussia Dortmund. This season they have been truly dire. Ten games in, the German side have only two wins to their name, …

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The Dwindling Status Of The English Premier League

The Premier League is so often simply described as “The Best League in the World”. Niall McIntyre is here to question this opinion. The success, or lack of success, for the powerhouses of English football in European competition in recent times should be looked at more seriously. People think that the Premier League is the best, but this lack of …

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Safe Standing – Will The Days Of The Terrace Ever Return?

In almost all football debate, as soon as the words ‘safe standing’ are uttered, there is a very clear line; some are in favour of the option, and others are not. The reality is that, safe standing at football matches is only as dangerous as the security that is available. The tragic and harrowing events of Hillsborough and Heysel, as …

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It’s Been A Good/Bad Week For…

Sport can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows from week to week. Here’s a quick look back at who had a good/bad week in sport this week. Good Week Dundalk After stuttering to two draws the week before last, Dundalk needed to win at home to Cork City on Friday to win the league. They did just that finishing …

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Alonso Proving To Be A Bayern Munich Bargain

With Xabi Alonso settling into his new surroundings at Bayern Munich with ease, Sarah Fitzpatrick looks at just how much of a bargain the 32-year-old is.  Bayern were hit by a massive blow in the summer when key midfielder Javi Martinez suffered a cruciate ligament injury and were left without options to fill in the midfielder’s position after selling Toni …

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Arsenal Midfielder Linked With Move To Bayern

Mesut Ozil could be on his way out of Arsenal as soon as January with fresh reports linking the German international with a move to Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga side are willing to pay about £30 million for Ozil’s services, according to the Daily Mail. Mesut Ozil has been at the centre of any scrutiny aimed towards the Gunners’ midfield this …

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Barclays Report: Manchester United Are Biggest Spenders

A report has shown that Manchester United are running the largest individual deficit in the Premier League, writes Dan O’Mahony. Barclays has published a report on the trade balance between the leagues in various countries, and the high flying Premier League is running the biggest deficit. As the dust settles on this summer’s transfer window dealings Barclays have published a report on …

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Ex-Chelsea Manager To Face The Blues With Schalke

Ex-Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has taken over as manager of Bundesliga side Schalke 04, reports the London Evening Standard and will face his old side on the 25th of November at the Veltins-Arena in the Champions League.  The Bundesliga club are only four points off returning to a European spot in the league table as they sit in 11th position, but …

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Manchester United Target Has Conditions For Any Transfer

Mats Hummels who has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona claims he would only be willing to move away from Borussia Dortmund if he liked the style of play of the club that he would be moving to. The London Evening Standard reports that Hummels is not interested in a big-money move and that he is happy at Dortmund …

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Arsenal, Liverpool & Manchester United Target German Midfielder

Three of the Premier League’s top guns including Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are heading the chase to sign Marco Reus at the end of the season. This follows reports that the Germany international doesn’t want to enter contract talks until the end of the current campaign, according to Sportbild, referenced in the Daily Express. The Dortmund midfielder is a …

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Highlights: Bayern Munich 4-0 Paderborn

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Bayern Munich have claimed top spot of the Bundesliga following a 4-0 hammering of surprise early table toppers Paderborn. The newly promoted club had lead the way for the early part of the season but now Bayern are back to their usual position at the top of the Bundesliga table. Watch highlights of the game below: Please enable Javascript to watch …

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Former Germany International Considering Career In WWE

Former German international goalkeeper Tim Wiese is now considering a career in WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). The 32-year-old became a free agent in January. Wiese spoke to Geman publication Bild and admitted that he is considering a dramatic career change. “I have an official enquiry from the WWE. It’s about working for them as a wrestler. I will listen. I don’t …

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Bayern Munich – Bundesliga Champions Are Rebuilding From Within

With an abundance of world class talent, all of whom are household names, two future stars have made the transition from the youth set up into the Bayern Munich first team for the coming 2014/15 Bundesliga season. Both players’ surnames will cast minds back to famous fathers who had not only played in the Bundesliga but for the German national side too. …

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Das Bundesliga: The Greatest League in Europe?

After what seemed like a lifetime of speculation,  Bayern Munich have finally confirmed that the Allianz Arena will be the next stop in Pep Guardiola’s managerial career. Pep will take over in July on a three-year contract with the Munich giants. With a mountain of offers at his disposal, it will come as a surprise to many that Guardiola has snubbed …

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