Tag Archives: German Bundesliga
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The decline of VfL Wolfsburg: From Bundesliga champions to the brink of doom

Champions of Germany less than 10 years ago, VfL Wolfsburg nearly slipped down the trapdoor of relegation this season. So what went wrong exactly? Volkswagen must be casting envious glances at Red Bull this season. Even though RB Leipzig have taken over the mantle of being disliked for their ownership structure amidst the 50+1 rule, […]

9 underrated footballers around Europe whose stock rose dramatically in 2016/17

With the 2016/17 season coming to an end, let’s take a look at some players who started the season more in the background but have now become fundamental players for their clubs. Despite their feats, these players are still yet to receive the accolades of the wider media but look certain to do so if they […]

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt: From relegation battlers to Champions League contenders in €3 million

It’s 23rd May 2016. 50,000 fill the stands of the Grundig Stadion to watch the home side, 1. FC Nürnberg take on Eintracht Frankfurt. This was no ordinary game; this was the Bundesliga relegation play-off. For Nürnberg, it was an opportunity to return to the Bundesliga after relegation to the second tier in 2014. For Frankfurt […]

JF70 best young talents in Europe

From Alex Iwobi to Donnarumma: The JF70 Team of the Year so far

All this season, we have been covering the exploits of our #JF70 best young players in Europe to watch in 2016/17, with regular updates on their performances. Some of the 70 have impressed us more than others, but who has impressed us enough to make our #JF70 Team of the Year (so far)? Read on to find out, […]

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From Chelsea to China through Middlesbrough, 5 January transfers that could still happen

The January transfer window is almost closed for another season but there is still enough time for some last-minute deals to materialise in the footballing world. But which deals are most likely? Here are five deals that could still occur… SEE ALSO: 17 January transfers that could take place this window – how many did […]

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Europe’s youngest managers: From Brian Clough to Julian Nagelsmann, a potted history of managers under 30

There has been a lot of talk recently about how managers are getting younger. Hearts caused a stir by appointing 30-year-old Ian Cathro to the top job in December, a man who is younger than some of his players and never had a professional playing career. Welsh Premier League side Rhyl have a manager aged […]

German Bundesliga team of the season so far 2016/17 – starring Gnabry, Forsberg and Aubameyang

The first half of the Bundesliga season is over and it’s been an exciting one so far. Bayern Munich sit top but they’ve been pushed all the way by surprise package RB Leipzig, while, far from the usual suspects, Hertha Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim make up the rest of the top five. Here is our […]

JF70 best young talents in Europe

Andreas Pereira, Divock Origi, Nathan Ake… JF70 best young players in Europe, week 7

Which of our 70 chosen young talents in the #JF70 Class of 2016/17 have stood out lately? Resident columnist Deji Faremi takes a look… #JF70 young talents of the week Nathan Ake Embed from Getty Images   Nathan Ake has had to be extremely patient at Bournemouth. Until a month ago, when the Cherries beat […]

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