Nomen est omen: Commerzbank-Arena How to increase your club’s budget by more than 14 percent? Easy! Your overpowering local rivals just have to get relegated. This season 2. Bundesliga (level … Continue Reading →


Klopp 1-3 Podolski

Hey Jürgen, why the long face? Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp (being asked by a Sky reporter about a possible interest in buying 1. FC Cologne forward Lukas Podolski) on Sunday: … Continue Reading →


One-Way Rivalry

Neither inner-city opponents like Union Berlin or TeBe nor Energie Cottbus from provincial Brandenburg are considered to be Hertha BSC’s main rivals. No, this iffy honour dues Schalke 04. What … Continue Reading →


Greuther Fifth

The rather odd logo The construct of SpVgg Greuther Fürth was actually formed by a merger of three times German champions SpVgg Fürth and the prosperous village club TSV Vestenbergsgreuth … Continue Reading →



Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Hans-Günter Bruns in 1983 against Bayern… Now hat would have been a goal!


Informer, you no say that’s who I’m gonna blame

Beef! Clemens Tönnies, chief executive of Schalke’s supervisory board, is notorious for his liability to populism. For a couple of years now, the meat industrialist prefers to attend the annual … Continue Reading →