A Modern English Football Fan Living In Germany

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The dreaded relegation playoff spot – Who falls in?

May 12, 2017 0 7

The Bundesliga is a lot like theme park. FC Bayern is the biggest, tallest, fastest ride on the park, dwarfing the other roller-coasters making them look obsolete. The ‘other roller-coasters’ are the likes of RB Leipzig, the new attraction that has got everyone talking about, whether it be for good or bad reasons. Borussia Dortmund…


Daniel Stendel coaches his final game for Hannover 96 in 0-0 draw vs St. Pauli

March 22, 2017 0 7

With the 2. Bundesliga’s chase for promotion still tighter than ever, it’s make or break time for Hannover 96. A rather mediocre second half of the season has seen the Niedersachsen club’s push for an instant promotion back to the Bundesliga take a slight knock. Defeats to Greuther Fürth (an embarrassing 4-1 away defeat), and…


What we learned on Matchday 19

February 6, 2017 0 9

Matchday 19 provided us with yet more thrills in Germany’s top flight. FC Bayern not picking up three points but somehow increasing their lead at the top. Five goals in a frantic game between Augsburg and Werder Bremen and a feisty clash on and off the field between football and corporate football – I mean…

Bayer Leverkusen left stunned as resurgent Gladbach take all three points

February 4, 2017 0 3

The 15:30 kick offs of matchday 18 were not short of goals. 20 goals scored across five games, the day was already a banquet of goals. The evening kick off at the BayArena between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach would be no different. A five goal thriller that saw the away side come from 2-0…


Hertha BSC rally in second half to overcome VFL Wolfsburg

December 4, 2016 0 5

It’s safe to say that the Volkswagen Arena has not been a fortress for Die Wölfe this season.  Quite the contrary.  Heading into this game, Wolfsburg were winless at home in the Bundesliga and had provided their supporters with just two goals in their six home games.  A visit from high flying, Hertha Berlin wasn’t going…


FC Köln and FC Augsburg play out dull 0-0 draw

November 27, 2016 0 4

Part one of my weekend trip completed in Düsseldorf, part two would take place at the RheinEnergieStadion. FC Köln’s home ground and one of the venues of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Inside the ground were 50,000 supporters – a sold out match! Unfortunately what I and 49,999 others were about to witness wasn’t to…


Hannover lead twice but fail to see off Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2-2 draw

November 27, 2016 0 2

The bitter cold of Friday night was definitely worth braving as I witnessed a thrilling encounter between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Hannover 96. The Espirit Arena was the venue and around 29,000 passionate supporters joined me in freezing their feet off in Düsseldorf’s superb ground. With both sides aiming for promotion this year and both in…


Ten men Bayer Leverkusen crash in 3-0 defeat to Hoffenheim

October 23, 2016 0 0

A controversial red card for former Hoffenheim favourite, Kevin Volland after six minutes was then followed by the demolition of Leverkusen, who simply failed to cope with ten men.  Hoffenheim executed their extra man advantage exquisitely and went on to put three goals past their wearisome hosts. Kevin Volland would have wanted to prove to…


‘Hecking Raus’ chants follow Wolfsburg’s defeat to RB Leipzig

October 17, 2016 1 6

VFL Wolfsburg manager, Dieter Hecking might be waiting by his phone nervously over the coming week. ‘Hecking Raus!’ (Hecking Out!) chants could be heard loud and clear after the full time whistle. Boos greeted the crestfallen Wolfsburg players as they walked nervously over toward the enraged Nordkurve. The fans have lost patience, but will the…


Goalless in Wolfsburg

September 21, 2016 1 4

Wolfsburg vs 1.FC Köln 2:30pm Saturday 10th September Volkswagen Arena   (Att: 29067) My first venture to the Volkswagen Arena was certainly not a dull one, despite the impression a goalless scoreline might give you.  Plenty of drama and close shaves which frustrated and yet captivated both sets of supporters were about to unfold in the…