The game turned on the red card but Bochum still came out with their heads held high.
A big few weeks are ahead but Bochum look like the team that could pull away at the top.
Hamburg’s defeat to Würzburg felt all too familiar as their annual meltdown looms large and their competitors catch up
The standard of refereeing in the 2. Bundesliga has unfortunately come into the spotlight yet again, with events in Kiel and Hamburg over the weekend highlighting the issue. Of course, when referees even in the Bundesliga or Premier League barely know their arse from their elbow, what hope do those in the second tier have?Continue reading “Matchday 21 Review: Referees in the spotlight, manages under pressure, Vasiliadis and Männel impress”
A look back on the weekend’s 2. Bundesliga action, as Braunschweig rue the missing 12th man in their derby defeat
1. FC Nürnberg’s return to the 2. Bundesliga last year after a season in the Bundesliga couldn’t have gone much worse, with a succession of coaches failing to halt the side, and just Fabian Schleusener and a matter of seconds separating them from a second-successive descent. This year, it was meant to be different. InContinue reading “Matchdays 18 & 19 Review: Pressure piles on Nürnberg, Karlsruhe flying, Kleindienst return”
It’s been five months, but I’ve written a thing – 2. Bundesliga matchday 17 review, focusing on Fürth’s recent defensive wobbles
A 2-1 defeat to Lower Saxony ‘rivals’ VfL Osnabrück was not the way that Hannover 96 wanted to prepare for their ‘real’ derby next week against Eintracht Braunschweig, with their promotion credentials far from view on Friday evening.
Hamburger have signed Toni Leistner from Queen’s Park Rangers, whilst Hannover 96 sign experienced Swedish left-back Niklas Hult.
They have signed Japanese defender Sei Muroya, cancelled the contract of former captain Marvin Bakalorz and extended with Marlon Sündermann.