Germany

Is the Bundesliga the greatest league in the world?

April 30, 2013

Quite simply, Yes. Global football analysis names Bundesliga as the greatest professional league in the world . Contrary to popular wisdom, English Premier League is not the ‘best’ A major new analysis into the strength of every country’s premier football competition has been released, naming Germany’s Bundesliga as officially the greatest […]

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16 years of hurt as the German machine marches on

June 22, 2012

Germany V Greece It’s David & Goliath time in another cracker of a quarter and this tie is tastier than a plate of Sauerkraut & Hummus with the economic climate adding to the drama, the run-down Greeks will really want to get one over on their richly talented opponents. The Mighty Mannschaft  Express just keeps […] […]

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Euro 2012 Quarter Final Predictions

June 21, 2012

Excitement mounts now that Euro 2012 has reached the Quarter Final stages and it is Germany, the only team left in the Tournament with a 100% winning record who head the betting at odds of 9/4, narrowly ahead of defending champions, Spain who are a 5/2 chance. The first of the Quarter Finals takes place […] […]

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The Dexy Longshot Euro 2012 Preview PT 2 – Group B

June 8, 2012

Hola, here’s the second of my 4 day run-down of groups and I’m putting the teams in the order I think will decide the quarterfinal matchups. I’ll also be putting in my usual Dexy’s Diamond. This is group B, quite apt when most of the managers whispered a certain B-word under their breath when they […] […]

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Euro 2012 Winner: My Predictions

June 6, 2012

Euro 2012 Winner: My Predictions Lets start with a rundown of the contenders Spain: With no Puyol, the heart of Spain’s defence is missing. Regardless of this Spain’s weakness is their defence and this is no secret. The most notable weakness is the left back position, Arbeloa at left back will struggle to compete with […] […]

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A-Z of Euro 2012

December 4, 2011

The draw for the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine was made yesterday with some very interesting match-ups. This A-Z guide should enlighten, confuse, bore or maybe even fascinate some of you football fans. A is for Absence – The group games are being played at 5pm and 7.45pm UK time which should mean that many […] […]

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Road to Poland and Ukraine

September 7, 2011

Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands (plus hosts Poland and Ukraine) are the first nations to be qualified to Euro 2012 with still two more rounds of matches to play in October. In this moment Germany and Spain seemed the best European national teams.  Last saturday  Joachim Loew’s team has won 4-0 for the 4th time […] […]

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Borussia Dortmund: A refreshing sight for football

August 9, 2011

Now, call me single minded but there is more than one reason for me enjoying current German Champions Borussia Dortmund. Not only do I enjoy coverage of youngsters that have been given licence to express themselves by impressive and passionate coach, Jurgen Klopp but it also gives me hope. Hope and inspiration. My reasons for […] […]

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Borussia Dortmund: A refreshing site for football

August 9, 2011

Now, call me single minded but there is more than one reason for me enjoying current German Champions Borussia Dortmund. Not only do I enjoy coverage of youngsters that have been given licence to express themselves by impressive and passionate coach, Jurgen Klopp but it also gives me hope. Hope and inspiration. My reasons for […] […]

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The English Model vs. the Continental Model

June 16, 2011

The recent successes of the Spanish National team in the last two international tournaments, 2008 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup has highlighted a wind of change in world football. Couple Spain’s international glory with the emergence of Barcelona combining winning football with fantasy, flair and creativity and you have a recipe f […]

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How German minnows Mainz are topping the Bundesliga

October 13, 2010

Seven wins out of seven, 18 goals scored, three points clear at the top. Mainz have a one hundred per cent start equalling a Bundesliga record orchestrated by a bright, young manager with 20 something starlets setting the league alight. Where it is all going so right for the O-Fives? […]

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Calling all 5-a-side teams – Do you want to represent England?

October 7, 2010

England calls Germany for a football rematch

England’s most capped player, Peter Shilton, and Holiday Inn search for ‘new look’ national squad to bring victory home

Today, football legend, Peter Shilton OBE, MBE, is launching a national recruitment drive to find the right team to go head to head with the Germans in a five-a-side footbal […]

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