Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers: Ian Schneider

by Ian Schneider In just under one month the 2014 World Cup will begin in Brazil.  To celebrate, we've invited bloggers from around the world to talk about their experiences during the Cup.  Today we'd like to introduce one of those bloggers, an economics and German student who spent a semester in Heidelberg.  Take it [...]

By |May 23rd, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, General, Soccer|2 Comments

The winners and losers this season

So there you go: the last match day of the 2010-2011 season has been played, and the 18 Bundesliga teams is divided into two camps – the winners and the losers. Nevertheless, deciding which teams belong to which category is a matter of personal interpretation – and here’s mine. Winners The biggest winners are, of [...]

By |May 16th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|1 Comment

It’s all gone wrong for Frankfurt

For my money, the biggest disappointment is Eintracht Frankfurt. You name it, they’ve done it wrong, and so they deserve what is looking likely to be the fourth relegation in club history. I mean, just look at them: the worst second leg to a season ever and a disastrous attempt at something approaching football against [...]

By |May 9th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|1 Comment

The good reasons to choose Dortmund and Manuel Neuer

So Borussia Dortmund is now the Bundesliga champion 2010-2011. Despite there being another two match days this season, BVB’s 2:0 win against Nuremberg on the weekend put them beyond the reach of their closest rivals, Leverkusen, who lost 0:2 to Cologne. Even if the Leverkusen boys had won, though, their chances of claiming this title [...]

By |May 2nd, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|4 Comments

The Bundesliga is like a box of chocolates…

Professional footballers have a lot in common with children – well, at least the FC Bayern boys do in any case. On the one hand, they’re unpredictable, moody, and have real difficulty concentrating on one thing for 90 minutes, as shown by their poor 1:1 performance against a much weaker Nuremberg side last week. Then [...]

By |April 18th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|2 Comments

War is too important to be left to the generals

The 29th match day of this Bundesliga season was a day of big-name duels. There was Frankfurt-Bremen, Stuttgart-Kaiserslautern and Mönchengladbach-Cologne, all of which were fights between relegation candidates – the latter, of course, was also something of a local Rhineland derby. There was the Bavarian derby duel, too, with Munich up against Nuremberg. Attention was [...]

By |April 11th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|1 Comment

All eyes on Christoph Daum

Christoph Daum’s return to Bundesliga football has grabbed the headlines and suddenly, the full heat of the media microscope is bearing down on him and his new employers, Eintracht Frankfurt. So how will this famous motor-mouth do? He is known across Germany as a talented coach, beginning his meteoric career in Cologne, then progressing onto [...]

By |April 4th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|1 Comment