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Profiling a Modern Manager- Julian Nagelsmann

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“Football is 30% tactics and 70% social competence.” Born on the 23rd of July 1987, Julian Nagelsmann had a dream that every football fan once had in their lifetime; playing football at the highest level. Nagelsmann had represented 1860 Munich and Augsburg at the youth level, playing in the centre

World Cup Group F analysis: Germany and Mexico favourites

A first exclusive by Anirudh Madhavan Germany Germany, a country famed for coldly efficient and effective people, fast cars and faster footballers. Die Mannschaft approach the World Cup as they usually do, a strong favorite. A country whose youth systems develop players of pace, powerful physique, soft touch, and skill, remains in

Colombia and Football: A Matter of Life and Death?

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." The famous quote from Bill Shankly, former Liverpool manager of the 60s and 70s. Of course, Shankly was speaking with his

5 World Cup Group Stage Matches to Look Forward To

The domestic campaigns around Europe are set to come to a close later this month, which means it’s officially time to start getting excited about the upcoming World Cup. The world’s biggest football tournament will go down in Russia starting in mid-June, and each of the 32 teams involved is

Germany World Cup Preview – The Pursuit of Greatness

What’s that saying again? “In this world, nothing is certain, except death, taxes, and Germany doing well at international tournaments”. Well not quite, but it’s something like that. One of the often mentioned hallmarks of German culture is its efficiency, and nowhere is that more evident than in the national team.

VfL Wolfsburg 07/08 : The Felix Factor.

The 2008-09 season had an unexpected surprise for Bundesliga watchers. VfL Wolfsburg were managed by Felix Magath, a manager who knew his ways around the Bundesliga. Yet, no one imagined them to build on their previous 5th place finish to become Champions of Germany.How did Felix Magath manage to take

Consistency at the Roots: The Boys from Germany

It is true “Change is the only constant.” However, instances arise when such statements need to be revised. Ask any football follower their point of view on a certain topic, there will be a different conclusion every time. For instance, who the all time best goalkeeper is , the best

Bayern Munich’s harsh treatment of Ancelotti

Ancelotti’s sacking shows that even Bayern aren’t immune to the whims of modern football. A third exclusive by Kabir Ali Germany are, always have been and will continue to be a football powerhouse. Very few things are constant in football, and this is one of them. And of German football, Bayern Munich

Blitzkrieg

This weekend the Bundesliga offered the most enticing and appealing form of football, presented from the German Sub continent. The defending champions lock horns with their rivals. On one hand, Bayern was hoping for a dominant display which would propel them to the top. Werden Bremen playing in their own

Homecoming

  The Yellow wall It would be an understatement to define the stadium of Borussia Dortmund as their home. The turbulent and enigmatic supporters make the stadium much more than that. The Signal Iduna Park turns into a spectacle, which gets behind their team with full force. They become a force to

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