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Is it all over now? Thoughts on 8 Goals

The European Cup has produced many memorable matches in its almost 60 years. This year’s semi-finals have the potential to be added to this history. There was a feeling of the end of an era about Bayern’s triumph against Barcelona on Tuesday. For the last 7 years, the Catalans have dominated European football, winning the…

Miracles take their time

Tuesday night’s quarterfinal match between Borussia Dortmund and Malaga was another match in a long row of ‘miracles’ in Dortmund’s history. A short review. Miracles, Wunder in the German language are highly regarded in German football. It all began with the ‘Miracle of Berne’ when the perceived underdogs beat Hungary 3-2 to win the World…

Bundesliga 50: the first years

The 1960s saw Germany rise to power in international football again. The success in 1954 has been a one off but from the late 1960s Germany was an established force in international football and the rewards paid off in European Cups as well as triumph in the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup…

28 July 1962: The birth of the Bundesliga

It is just 50 years ago that at a meeting of the DFB in Dortmund the Bundesliga was born. On July 28 1962, 129 men who had something to say in German football decided with their feet: 103 pro only 26 against this new and unified league. Exactly 100 years after the English FA was…

Changing of the Guards?

Yesterday’s German Cup Final saw Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 5-2 thus marking the highest cup defeat for Bayern and securing the first League and Cup for J

The first Goal

Monday last week Germany grieved for Timo Konietzka, who died aged 73 of cancer. Friedhelm as was his real name was the first ever goalscorer of the newly established Bundesliga in 1963 when his team Borussia Dortmund lost away at SV Werder Bremen 2:3. He opened the scoring after just 58 seconds. He finished the…

The 12th man or PR gone wrong

Bayern Munich, the best team in Germany have scored a rare own goal last week when they announced to present a new striker, ‘a real bomb’, a player who can ‘always play’, at ‘Barcelona or Manchester.’ Fans of the club were told that the presentation would be broadcast via an Internet channel and had to…

Marco Reus is coming home

Yesterday’s news that Marco Reus of Borussia M

Crowd Trouble

It has become some kind of an established pattern to batter East German clubs for their violent support, most notably this season Dynamo Dresden for the events before, during and after their cup match against Borussia Dortmund on October 25 at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. Even worse, it has become a pattern not just to…

European Round Up

Juventus Turin, Borussia Dortmund,