Why HSV can still finish third – and why they probably won’t

Hamburger SV’s defeat against 1.FC Heidenheim last weekend felt like a knockout blow, and for a group of fans that have known nothing but tragic farce for the past few years, there’s little cause for optimism ahead of a final game against SV Sandhausen that they must get something out of to snatch the play-offContinue reading “Why HSV can still finish third – and why they probably won’t”

St. Pauli is broken – Why Jos Luhukay’s time is almost up

Es geht mit dem FC St. Pauli nicht so gut. Recent events have shown a growing discord at the club and at the centre of it all is manager Jos Luhukay. Since taking over last April he has constantly attacked his own players and baffled with his frequent tactical changes, and whilst this is allContinue reading “St. Pauli is broken – Why Jos Luhukay’s time is almost up”

Jordi Osei-Tutu – A tale of failure and success

After a season of struggle, VfL Bochum are the breakaway team in the 2. Bundesliga since it returned last month, with no team picking up as many points as Thomas Reis’s side, who are surely now safe on 39 points and in eighth place at the time of writing. One of the most surprising subplotsContinue reading “Jordi Osei-Tutu – A tale of failure and success”

Dresden coronavirus cases highlight issues with football’s return

When the ball rolls in the 2. Bundesliga again this weekend, only 16 of the 18 teams will be involved. This is because the entire Dynamo Dresden is currently in quarantine after three players tested positive for COVID-19. Their case has exposed the foolhardiness of the DFL and its club of bringing back football inContinue reading “Dresden coronavirus cases highlight issues with football’s return”

Osnabrück: Where Has It Gone Wrong?

In light of everything that’s happened in the past couple of months, it’s easy to forget just where we got to in the 2. Bundesliga before the stoppage in the middle of March. It’s fair to say that Daniel Thioune and his VfL Osnabrück side would have rather done just that given the state theyContinue reading “Osnabrück: Where Has It Gone Wrong?”