Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.
Since outperforming Arsenal, Schalke have been shooting themselves in the foot even more than the Gunners
21 December 2012 03:24 PM
If Arsene Wenger is looking for some solace in these, perhaps the hardest weeks of his career as Arsenal manager, he would do well to look to Gelsenkirchen.
05 December 2012 02:52 PM
German fans are concerned not with blind loyalty to the name of their club, or their right to “reclaim” racist terminology, but with the essence of fandom, and the prosperity of the game as a social entity.
Chris Kirkland goalkeeper assault is one for courts, but hooliganism exists - just look at the abuse against Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones
23 October 2012 12:55 PM
Misbehaviour amongst football fans isn't a thing of the past
23 October 2012 11:18 AM
This week is a big one for Lukas Podolski. For the first time since his move to Arsenal, the homesick son of Cologne has a chance to show the Bundesliga just how much he has grown up, and just how well he is settling in to his new life in London, as his new side face Schalke 04 in the Champions League.
04 October 2012 03:59 PM
Dortmund have more than enough potential to penetrate the European elite. And if they do so, they will do it in the knowledge that they have bucked a trend.
21 August 2012 05:55 PM
What a difference a few weeks make. It wasn’t long ago that Joachim Löw, with his expensive jumpers and endearing, Swabian lilt, was the envy of world football.
23 July 2012 01:26 PM
Hooliganism is a liberally used word, but the behaviour of a number of fans at a number of clubs continually threatens to undermine the privileges which German fans and German fans alone currently enjoy.
16 July 2012 12:20 PM
One of the main orchestrators behind the recent resurrection and makeover of the German national team, Sammer has taken over from Christian Nerlinger.
Kit Holden: Do not underestimate the potential impact of the ‘Debt Derby’ between Germany and Greece
21 June 2012 11:05 AM
Angela Merkel has often made a point of accentuating her love for the beautiful game.
13 June 2012 12:05 PM
Euro ‘88 saw one Marco van Basten sink Germany in a fateful semi-final in Hamburg, a result which Ruud Gullit later equated to “justice having been done”, while Ronald Koeman, it was alleged, celebrated by using Olaf Thon’s Germany shirt as toilet paper after the game.
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