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Eyes on Eintracht Frankfurt

by Martyn Fisher

BPF’s resident Bundesliga expert Martyn Fisher takes a look at the season ahead for Eintracht Frankfurt, fresh after beating Chelsea 2-1 in a friendly.

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FC Rostov 1-3 FC Zenit

by Martyn Fisher

On Saturday evening, Zenit St. Petersburg continued their unstoppable march towards the Russian title.

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Bundesliga Round 34

by Martyn Fisher

The winners took it all. The losers, standing small. Sentiment courtesy of Abba: season-long entertainment courtesy of Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Özil, Farfán, Zidan, Bobadilla, Grafite, Pouplin & co.! Bochum 0 – 3 Hannover Where else could I start this Round-wrap? Simply put, both needed 3 points to stay in the division. They’d looked certain to retain their […]

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Bundesliga Round 33

by Martyn Fisher

ITV2′s counteraction to Thursday’s political-asphyxiation comes in the fishy form of Jaws 2, and Jaws 3. In a post-Wolfsburg 2008/09 tenor, Schalke and Leverkusen thought it safe to frolic in the sea. Alas, the German Jaws that is FC Bayern show that when all thought it safe to linger in the water, the fanged-monster pounces! Jaws enjoys […]

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Bundesliga Round 32

by Martyn Fisher

09/10 Bundesliga’s parapenultimate round began separating wheat from the chaff at the bottom. But further up, a clandestine affair involving the cereal grain components continues!

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Bundesliga Round 31

by Martyn Fisher

The continent’s most engaging league lived up to its reputation this weekend. Goals that range from the ridiculous to the sublime continue to fly in past some of the world’s best net-tenders – there’ve only been 3 stalemates in the last 65 matches, the latter 9 giving us 32 strikes. Compound that with soap opera-esque […]

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Bundesliga Round 30

by Martyn Fisher

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1- 1 Bayern Munich A very tactical game was played out on Saturday teatime between the winter champions, and the now-nigh-on-certain champions. Bayern held their full-backs deep, and Rib-Rob sought to get & go from more uncustomary defensive areas of the channels. Olic peeled everywhere, and dragged men to enable space for […]

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Bundesliga Round 29

by Martyn Fisher

Schalke 04 1 – 2 Bayern Munich HOLD THE FRONT PAGE… MAGATH IN NAMING SAME XI/FORMATION SHOCKER!! For the first time this season, the disciplinarian confounded expectation by opting to stick over twist… kind of. The Bavarian tactician couldn’t resist just one bit of tinkering – namely going with Farfan on the left flank, and Edu out […]

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Bundesliga Round 28

by Martyn Fisher

The curtain was raised with an entertaining Friday face-off. Bochum (14th) and Frankfurt (8th) did the honours; the latter deservedly triumphing 2-1. Umit Körkmaz ran riot (a wing-performance worthy of a Matthews, Garrincha, Czibor!), and Marco Russ defended with superb authority. The visitors bossed proceedings against nervy hosts; toothless in attack and defence, and unable to […]