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42 Years of Hurt

Magdeburg have done the almost unthinkable: beating Hansa Rostock at their own ground for the first time in 42 years. Magdeburg are the team of the hour – not only did they beat Hansa – this was their sixth game unbeaten, their fourth win on the trot and the fourth clean sheet. They have halved…

Magdeburg beat Bayern 2

FC Magdeburg continue their good run against teams from or around Munich, beating Bayern’s reserves at the Bayern campus. They are now three games unbeaten and look good. Bayern vs. Magdeburg: some history There was a time when the fixture FC Bayern München against 1. FC Magdeburg had the connoisseurs of European click their tongues…

How much hope left?

Another match day and another defeat. This time after being the better team. Zero points are the cruel reality for Magdeburg. This season is rapidly approaching the period when matches can be counted on two hands – there are fourteen matches left – and when those who may go up have established a gap of…

Magdeburg – Dresden

After a grueling January, February will be the month in which fears may become certainties. For Magdeburg supporters there are only two or three matches that really matter: Halle, Dresden and maybe Hansa. The pride drawn from winning against these would carry them for weeks and add to the folklore. This season, games against Halle…

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The beginning of the year was not easy for Magdeburg as they had to play six matches in three weeks. The rewards is meagre. There is unrest at the Club, now more than ever and the pressure is as high as ever. Readers in January will be aware that there are some words missing as…

Fergie Time in Halle

The script for this match reminds seasoned readers of the time when Manchester United got their goals late in many a games by sheer will. There is not much that can be said about the derby against Halle. It was an unfortunate defeat, unnecessary as the goal came with the last action of the match…

Turn Around

The fourth game this month and Magdeburg seem to be on a roll. Two wins in a row, seven from a possible twelve points so far. That is pretty good going but it is still a long way to safety. However, the signs are looking good. Was this the game that turned the season around?…

The week that was

It is only the second week of the year but FC Magdeburg have already produced headlines enough for at least the first half of the year. Some of the news were absolutely devastating to the point of utter disbelief before a convincing three points concluded the week. Monday It was a bombshell that commenced the…

Confidence Booster

FC Magdeburg have become an ideal sparring partner for teams lacking confidence as the defeat against out of form FC Saarbrücken demonstrated. Magdeburg have lost their home game against Saarbrücken 2-1 after the visitors benefitted from Magdeburg’s sleepiness during the first 15 minutes of each half. The story of the game is quickly told: After…

Wearying Football

To find something positive in Magdeburg’s game, we need to look at the table because on the pitch there was not so much to talk about. The first game of seven in a condensed period of time was a 1-1 that serves no one. There are some positives. Magdeburg are no longer last in the…