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Bundesliga 50: New Millenium – New Dawn?

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150-80-50

It seems this year has a special ring to it as 3 of the 5 major soccer leagues in Europe celebrate a particular anniversary in 2013. England: Football 150 This is certainly the biggest date this year for football historians and fans alike. A century and a half a group of enthusiasts codified the rules…

Bundesliga 50: the 1990s the lost decade?

The 1990s began on a high and ended in a deep deep trauma. Where did it all go wrong for German football in the 1990s? An influx of Eastern talent could have helped to make the national team 'invincible for years to come.' As it turns out, Italia 90 and Euro 96 were the last…

Ostfussball vs. OstDerby

East German football has seen better times, that is a given. Not just has this blog reported about the state and fate of East German football but others have done so, too. Friday, February 15, a new magazine will be launched, Ostderby which has caused some debate even before is has started. Ostfussball vs. Ostderby?…

France – Germany Match Report

France were host to Germany last night in an international test match at Stade de France that saw both sides field a strong starting XI to commence this year. It was an entertaining game which saw the better team victorious. Germany were impressive throughout, France had spells of brightness but failed to sustain their momentum.…

France – Germany: Preview

When France meet Germany at Stade de France tomorrow, once more two great footballing nations of the old continent Europe meet and with them, comes a big historical sack

Bundesliga 50: the 1980s

With the return of the Bundesliga for the second leg of its 50. season, the Bundesliga50 series continues with the 3rd part of the history of the German football league. This part will focus on the 1980s. After the first taste of success during the 1960s and the most successful decade for the national team,…

Football under attack from the right

While German football was bubbling with joy as Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Pep Guardiola as their new coach for next season, a far worse signal came from Aachen, where the Aachen Ultras disbanded after continuing attacks from neo-Nazi supporters. They felt left alone by the club and the city. Continuous Threat The…

Budenzauber

While Europe's top leagues continue their schedule throughout the Christmas and winter period, Germany enjoys the comfort of having a winter break. For almost 20 years this was the moment to enlighten the fans indoors. However, the Budenzauber has become somewhat neglected over the last years due to injury fears. However, nothing is more enjoyable…

Bundesliga 50: the 1970s

Part 2 of the anniversary series Bundesliga 50 has a look at the 1970s, a period during which German football came to the fore once more but only after some scandalous revelations were shaken off. The 1970s were arguably Germany's most successful decade, in club as well as international terms. Never before and not since…