1. Bayern Munich's Backroom Boys: The Men Behind Carlo Ancelotti

    Two Italians, a pair of Germans and an Englishman might sound like the start of a joke, but the punchline the combination provides at the Allianz Arena is no laughing matter for Bayern Munich's opponents...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 2 months ago 1,121 reads 2 comments

  2. Matthias Ginter Is Finally Making Good on His Promise for Borussia Dortmund

    Two years can be a long time, especially in football. Careers have been made — and wasted — in shorter spans of time. For Matthias Ginter, his first two years at Borussia Dortmund may well have felt like a lifetime...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 2 months ago 1,798 reads 3 comments

  3. Bayern Munich's Recycled Kit Shows the Club Are Anything but Plastic

    Bayern Munich are the defending German champions—a position they have found themselves in a record 26 times...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 2 months ago 1,033 reads 2 comments

  4. What Can Borussia Dortmund Fans Expect from Marco Reus Upon Return from Injury?

    The last time Borussia Dortmund fans saw Marco Reus on the football pitch, the Black and Yellows fought for the DFB-Pokal in the final against Bayern Munich, losing only on penalties after a tight 120-minute battle...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 2 months ago 5,839 reads 13 comments

  5. Goal Drought or Return to Normal for Bayern's Raumdeuter Thomas Muller?

    "Muller always plays." The phrase, uttered by Louis van Gaal back in 2010, per Focus (in German), has been true for Thomas Muller since he established himself in the ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 2 months ago 1,599 reads 13 comments

  6. Scouting Borussia Dortmund Youngsters Dzenis Burnic and Jacob Bruun Larsen

    If there is a positive in an injury crisis at a football club, it is that it allows young players to gain valuable experience they otherwise would have struggled to make...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 2 months ago 1,458 reads 0 comments

  7. Bundesliga Table 2016: Standings and Top Scorers After Week 10 Results

    RB Leipzig ascended to clinch a joint-lead at the head of the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 3-1 victory over Mainz saw the top-flight newcomers maintain their unbeaten start to the 2016-17 campaign...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 2 months ago 2,443 reads 7 comments

  8. Unpicking Bayern Munich's Problems at the Back That Could Cost Them Dear

    "We defend as a team" is what you hear from most footballers these days. If that is true, then everyone from Robert Lewandowski down to Manuel Neuer in the Bayern Munich squad needs to be looking at what they are doing wrong...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 2 months ago 3,284 reads 16 comments

  9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Quadruple Covers Up Borussia Dortmund Intensity Issues

    Borussia Dortmund overcame their curse on Saturday, beating bogey team Hamburger SV 5-2 at Volksparkstadion. The Black and Yellows had last won there in January 2012 and lost five of the eight meetings since...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 2 months ago 2,687 reads 6 comments

  10. Time for Carlo Ancelotti to Make Thiago Alcantara Bayern's Anchorman

    "We need to improve on our structure, how we are in possession of the ball, so that we are better positioned to avoid counter-attacks," Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels told ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 7,062 reads 7 comments

  11. Borussia Dortmund Beat Sporting Despite Tactical Issues, Aubameyang Sideshow

    Borussia Dortmund advanced to the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening, beating Sporting CP 1-0 at home in Westfalenstadion...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 1,597 reads 7 comments

  12. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dropped for BVB vs. Sporting for 'Internal Reasons'

    Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of the team’s UEFA Champions League showdown with Sporting CP on Wednesday, with contrasting reports emerging as to why the decision was taken...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 3 months ago 4,623 reads 20 comments

  13. 'Coco' Show Carlo Ancelotti Benefit of Pace and Width to Bayern Munich

    Come on, fellas, make your minds up! Mats Hummels confidently stated to kicker he had found Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League win at PSV Eindhoven " quite honestly ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 2,298 reads 15 comments

  14. Flawed Transfer Policy Not Injuries to Blame for Borussia Dortmund's Troubles

    " It's not a crisis," Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki said after Saturday's disappointing goalless draw with Schalke 04 saw the Black and Yellows drop another two ...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 3,214 reads 12 comments

  15. Too Early for Crisis Talk but Borussia Dortmund Need More from Thomas Tuchel

    A few weeks ago, one sensed, it could have been a walkover, regardless of cliches about derbies not respecting status or form...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 3 months ago 1,688 reads 3 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Importance of New Deals for Robben, Ribery and Lewandowski

    Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have been synonymous with the overwhelming, almost obscene success of Bayern Munich in recent times...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 3,031 reads 8 comments

  17. Ancelotti's Golden-Oldie Philosophy Keeps Bayern Munich Purring

    Bayern 's 3-1 victory over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday may not have raised many eyebrows: Robert Lewandowski got back to scoring ways after a five-game drought, but ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 2,163 reads 9 comments

  18. Borussia Dortmund Drop More Points in Revierderby but See Light at End of Tunnel

    In a way, it is fitting that one of football's oldest cliches best describes the 149th edition of the Reviederby between arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 on Matchday 9 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season on Saturday...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 2,389 reads 12 comments

  19. Revisiting Greatest Memories of Recent Revierderby History for Borussia Dortmund

    It's the mother of all derbies in German football. Saturday's Matchday 9 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season brings the 149th edition of the Revierderby between local rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 ...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 787 reads 9 comments

  20. Bayern Munich's Coman Conundrum: What to Do with Kingsley?

    You have to wonder what was going through Kingsley Coman 's mind when Renato Sanches, his Bayern Munich team-mate, was this week named 2016's Golden Boy—the award given to Europe's outstanding under-21 player...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 3,902 reads 12 comments

  21. Roman Weidenfeller the Hero as Borussia Dortmund Escape Union Berlin Disaster

    Life as a back-up goalkeeper can be tough. Having to function when you are so rarely called upon takes a strong mentality. That is especially true for someone like Roman Weidenfeller, who spent most of his career as a clear-cut first-choice 'keeper...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 1,095 reads 3 comments

  22. 5 Lessons from Bayern Munich's Win over Augsburg

    You may think there is not much to be learned from a midweek, early-round DFB-Pokal game other than there are a lot of teams that have chosen green—fluorescent in FC Augsburg's case—as the colour for their away kits...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 1,811 reads 5 comments

  23. Inconsistent Borussia Dortmund to Pick Up Momentum in Cup Tilt with Union Berlin

    There is no way around it. At the moment, Borussia Dortmund are stumbling through the 2016/17 season...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 1,432 reads 4 comments

  24. Thomas Tuchel Being Tracked by Real Madrid, Says Dortmund's Hans-Joachim Watzke

    Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel, according to the Bundesliga club's chief executive , Hans-Joachim Watzke...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 3 months ago 3,186 reads 16 comments

  25. Champions League and Bundesliga Wins Suggest the Old Bayern Are Back...for Now

    It takes a lot to rile Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The former Bayern Munich striker-turned-club chairman is usually only seen smiling as he insists unconvincingly his team will face "a ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 months ago 1,176 reads 8 comments