Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.
08 May 2012 03:06 PM
This was not Schweinsteiger, Özil, Khedira or Gómez. He was a 19 year old Austrian playing out of position in the biggest game of his life. This was David Alaba.
01 May 2012 11:34 AM
For most in Germany, the idea that Marin could become a key player in Chelsea’s much needed revival is as laughable as the idea that England could win Euro 2012.
24 April 2012 02:01 PM
The Real Madrid legend's arrival at Schalke was greeted, both in Spain and Germany, with at best scepticism and at worst derision.
19 April 2012 12:58 PM
Jupp Heynckes has had his fair share of unfair dismissals. His first spell at FC Bayern ended with dismissal for failing to win consecutive titles. Just under a decade later, Heynckes took Real Madrid to their first European Cup success in 32 years and was rewarded, once again, with the sack.
13 April 2012 12:47 PM
The excitement which has greeted Borussia Dortmund’s rise to power over the last two years reached its zenith this week, as Germany anticipated the deciding fixture in one of its most significant title races of the last two decades.
Kit Holden: Arsenal 'target' Mario Götze's surprise decision is a slap in the face for the Premier League
28 March 2012 12:47 PM
For a long time now, it has been one of Dortmund’s worst kept secrets: Mario Götze belongs to an elite group of young European players who are coveted by almost every single one the continent’s major clubs.
21 March 2012 12:02 PM
What a difference three games make. Only two or three weeks ago, Bayern Munich were said to be in the middle of a crisis. Three games and twenty goals later, and normality is near to being restored in Munich.
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.
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