1. Crisis at FC Bayern: Alarmstufe Rot for Louis Van Gaal?!

    FC Bayern are also known as the FC Hollywood in Germany. The expectations from both the board and the fans are extremely high and the club and its players are constantly followed by the critical German press...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 400 reads 6 comments

  2. Stefan Kiessling Gunning For Goals and a New Record

    The current season appears to be one of potential records. Whilst Werder’s Peruvian goal-getter Claudio Pizarro is hunting for one record, Leverkusen’s Stefan Kiessling might gain another record this weekend...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 291 reads 1 comments

  3. Ze Roberto Transfer Scandal: Not the Bargain He Was Thought To Be?!

    Brazilian samba-star Ze Roberto is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga. His amazing technique, brilliant vision and top stamina have made him one of the key players ...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 493 reads 9 comments

  4. Claudio Pizarro Is Gunning For Elber's Record

    Claudio Pizarro, Werder Bremen's Peruvian goal-getter, has announced in an interview with Welt Am Sonntag that he will be gunning for the record of most goals scored by a foreign player in the German Bundesliga...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 235 reads 2 comments

  5. The Effects of Ramadan on Professional Footballers

    Please note that this article is not about condemning a religion or its practices. Every person is able and should always be able to choose their own religion and follow its practices as their conscience guides them, as far as I'm concerned...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 816 reads 18 comments

  6. From Rags to Riches: Oumar Cissé

    Secretly, everyone of us has dreamt about it. One moment, you're kicking a ball around with some friends, having a laugh and the next moment you're being dragged away by a scout from a professional ...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 136 reads 11 comments

  7. The Hoekman Ruling: Potentially A New Bosman Ruling?

    We have all heard of the infamous Bosman ruling of 1995, when the European Court of Justice made a decision concerning freedom of movement for workers, freedom of association and direct effect of article 39 of the EC Treaty...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 667 reads 7 comments

  8. Ajax Signs Serbian Enfant Terrible Marko Pantelic

    Ajax have bolstered their attack by signing Serbian journeyman striker Marko Pantelic. The 30-year-old forward was given the No...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 475 reads 5 comments

  9. When Greek Heroes Clash; Heracles Vs Ajax

    Legendary Dutch coach Rinus Michels once aptly summed up what he thought the beautiful game was about: "Football is war." Shots are fired, the opposing teams goal is besieged, the forwards must have a killer instinct as he harasses the enemies defence...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 599 reads 4 comments

  10. Arjen Robben's Dream Debut Ideally Timed For Louis Van Gaal

    After their worst start to the Bundesliga season in 43 years, pressure was mounting for Dutch manager Louis van Gaal and his FC Bayern...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 315 reads 30 comments

  11. Belgium In Shock After Golden Boy Axel Witsel Makes "Horror-Tackle"

    Saturday, reigning Belgian champions Standard Liege faced off versus their main rivals Anderlecht. The match itself ended in a 1-1 draw, but afterwards, all discussions were focussed on other things rather than the result on the pitch...

    Guido Written by Guido about almost 5 years ago 4,827 reads 30 comments

  12. The Ultimate Football Quiz: Week Five

    I know. It took me a while to get the new edition up and running. Six people entered teh last edition. These are the Week Four results...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 242 reads 26 comments

  13. Ajax Breaking Away from Traditions?

    When it comes to developing their own players, few teams can compete with Ajax Amsterdam. The Ajax youth academy is traditionally seen as one of the finest breeding ponds for young talents in Europe, if not the entire world...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 1,019 reads 16 comments

  14. Ajax' Transfer Policy Lacks Ambition

    It was just another transfer which was announced in the whole transfer-circus that is taking place these days. Ajax have announced the signing of FC Twente defender Rob Wielaert for an undisclosed fee...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 382 reads 6 comments

  15. Dynamo Berlin: Glory Turned Instantly to Despair and Shame

    The East German Ministry for State Security (Staatssicherheit), better known as the “Stasi,” permeated every aspect of life for the hapless residents of the communist state for over four decades until the great German reunification...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 1,063 reads 9 comments

  16. Ultimate Football Quiz: Week 4

    Last week, only five people went through the trouble of hurting their brain and coming up with a set of answers. I’ll just put that down to the holidays and I’m hoping for 10 or more people to turn up this week...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 179 reads 18 comments

  17. Darío Cvitanich: Have a Little Faith in Him

    Ajax sold their star-striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to Real Madrid for 20 million euros a few weeks ago. The Galacticos are no doubt pleased, but in Amsterdam, trouble is brewing as it is unclear who will fill Huntelaar’s boots upfront...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 951 reads 12 comments

  18. Red Devils' Offer for Cooperation Turned Down by SC Heerenveen

    Reigning World Champions Manchester United have approached Dutch Eredivisie-side SC Heerenveen with an offer for cooperation, according to Frysian/Dutch newspaper Leeuwarder Courant...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 413 reads 6 comments

  19. Guido's 2008 Top Football Moments

    2008 has been like an incredible, emotional roller-coaster-ride for me and that's just how it should be, as football is about passion, about emotions...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 137 reads 4 comments

  20. The Christmas Truce of World War I; How Football Played a Small Role

    If you are like me, you will probably have heard this phrase a lot in the news. "Christmas spirit, we need to have the Christmas spirit...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 176 reads 5 comments

  21. Ultimate Football Quiz: Week Three

    Last week, 13 people went through the trouble of hurting their brain and coming up with a set of answers. These are the results of Week Two...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 157 reads 19 comments

  22. Borussia Mönchengladbach Need to Turn Things Around, Again!

    'Tis the season to be jolly, but not at Borussia-Park. Borussia Mönchengladbach are a club in crisis. The club is dead last in the German Bundesliga and co-trainer, former technical ...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 103 reads 2 comments

  23. The Ultimate Football Quiz: Week Two

    Last week’s edition was a fairly successful debut edition. Nine people went through the trouble of answering some or all of my brain-teasers. These are the final scores from Week One...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 250 reads 42 comments

  24. Ruud Boymans: The Poor Man's Kuyt is Departing

    We have all heard of Dirk Kuyt, the Dutch forward/winger, currently active for Liverpool FC. Fortuna Sittard, my favourite club-side, have a player whose style is similar to that of Kuyt's...

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  25. Anorthosis’ Cinderella Story Ends In an Anti-Climactic Rude Awakening

    It must have felt like a dream for many Anorthosis fans. Their unknown club rocked the football world by beating Rapid Wien and Olympiakos Piraeus to reach the group-stage of the Champions League...

    Guido Written by Guido about over 5 years ago 421 reads 8 comments