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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Oilver Bierhoff is never too far away from controversy. This time he aims at the German third division with some ridiculous ideas. Read more →

Next Stop: Promotion?

Fans of FC Magdeburg can be forgiven to be over the moon this season. They have a reason for being chirpy: the blue and whites from the river Elbe are flying high again this season and look a lot improved compared to the previous two years. The last two years have been nothing but wonderful…

That Familiar Feeling

The third division in Germany is the place of drama. At least on the final day of this season. Theoretically, Magdeburg still had chances to win promotion via the diversion of play-off. However, it was a last-minute goal that burst the bubble. After coming so close again, fans and friends of FC Magdeburg will re-discover…

One Small Step

After securing non-relegation, Magdeburg have set their gaze to higher grounds. This is not at all surprising even for the cautious voices That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. These were the words Neil Armstrong spoke when he first stepped onto the surface of the Moon on July 21, 1969.…

Winter Wonderland

After a sluggish start to the season after which many feared a fight for survival in this division, Magdeburg know only one direction: Up. Shaky Start After a surprising fourth place finish last season, hopes were high in Magdeburg but no one lost their footing and postulated that last season’s feat had to be reproduced,…

Second Season Syndrome for Magdeburg?

Winning promotion is one thing, sustaining the level in the new division another. Last season FC Magdeburg surprised many and probably themselves and finished fourth. The second season is something entirely different. At this stage last season Magdeburg had managed to win their first three home games and had drawn their two away games. With…

Channelling the Euphoria

FC Magdeburg need to get their heads down and focus on the tasks ahead: surviving their first season in professional football by playing good football. In late August the city of Magdeburg and the surrounding villages and towns were caught in a wave of euphoria. Ever since winning promotion in late May, the city re-discovered…