The Author

Jonathan Lines

Jonathan Lines is a football writer from England, with a particular interest in German football, the relationship and differences between the Engish and German game, and the current fortunes of eastern German clubs.

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Bundesliga starts to take shape

by Jonathan Lines

Jonathan Lines has all the latest from Germany where the league table is developing a defined order after eleven games of the season.

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Schalke continue progress and Dortmund thrill

by Jonathan Lines

The highest-profile of the weekend’s fixtures was the early Sunday match between rivals and Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04. Jefferson Farfán scored the only goal for the visitors, and it was a far more entertaining game than the 1-0 scoreline suggested. Farfan’s was a marvellous solo goal. He took the ball from 10 […]