Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.
14 March 2012 03:59 PM
“Still bitter” was the phrase used by “kicker” to describe the latest diplomatic furore surrounding Michael Ballack. A simple, but thoroughly apt headline to describe the sad decline of a man who was once the poster boy of German football.
05 March 2012 05:57 PM
With rumours emerging in both German and English tabloids today of the impending return to England of Arjen Robben, it is perhaps a good time to remind ourselves that “Bild” exclusives must generally be taken with a pinch of salt.
27 February 2012 05:24 PM
After the decision to ban Dynamo Dresden from next year's German Cup was reversed by the DFB last week, the Bundesliga might have been hoping for a few weeks in which the word “hooliganism” did not take centre stage.
08 February 2012 12:44 PM
There is no greater example of that overused Germanicism “Schadenfreude” than the unadulterated glee with which Germany greets the misfortunes of FC Bayern.
26 January 2012 01:58 PM
After Bayern’s second league defeat to Gladbach and comfortable wins for the two Ruhr clubs, the title race has been blown wide open in the Bundesliga. Even Franz Beckenbauer has stated that “it is now a four way fight.”
20 January 2012 05:01 PM
This week, Germany and FC Bayern captain Phillipp Lahm was once again quoted advising gay footballers not to declare themselves publicly, for fear of the repercussions they might suffer from the media and fans.
16 January 2012 01:17 PM
The sight of Felix Magath impatiently defending a transfer policy in front of probing press cameras is an all too familiar one in the Bundesliga.
09 January 2012 05:10 PM
It is a transfer that points to significant change in the Bundesliga. After nearly two decades of largely unchallenged dominance from one team from the South, it now seems as if FC Bayern’s monopoly may be under serious threat.
03 January 2012 12:19 PM
With 2011 now over, followers of the Bundesliga are looking back on what has been a year full of scandal, surprise and soap opera.
20 December 2011 03:43 PM
Once Raul’s current contract runs out, Real Madrid’s two million euro a year contributions to his seven million a year salary will disappear.
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