Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.
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.
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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.
05 June 2012 07:15 PM
Joachim Löw’s new look Germany may be lauded for its youthful vigour and feared for its seemingly unstoppable production line, but few know the value of one or two stabilising, experienced individuals as well as he does.
21 May 2012 12:37 PM
When it came to the highest of high pressure situations, Bayern’s stars showed what separates them from the Bavarian heroes of old. They choked, missed their chances, and saw their dream explode in front of their very eyes.
18 May 2012 03:41 PM
Uli Hoeneß, it emerged this week, has spent 53,000 Euros on a box in the Allianz Arena for the workers at his family’s Nuremberg Bratwurst factory. A perfectly constructed act of Bavarian gallantry spoiled only by the Bayern President’s later admission to regret at having spent so much money.
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