Simon Lorenz swaps Bochum for Kiel

Holstein Kiel have announced the signing of VfL Bochum defender Simon Lorenz on a free transfer. The 23-year-old has made 16 appearances for Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga this season, following a spell last year on loan with 1860 Munich, but has hardly played since the winter break, with the pairing of Vasilios Lampropoulos andContinue reading “Simon Lorenz swaps Bochum for Kiel”

Goodbyes, but not all farewells, for Bochum

VfL Bochum will formally send off ten out of contract players ahead of their game against Greuther Fürth on Sunday – but not all will necessarily be leaving. The most high-profile of the players is left-back Danilo Soares, although a contract has been on the table for the left-back for some time. It remains unclearContinue reading “Goodbyes, but not all farewells, for Bochum”

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”

2. Bundesliga Report – Bochum 2-0 St. Pauli: Hosts move towards safety but concerning display from Kiezkicker

VfL Bochum have virtually secured their 2. Bundesliga survival with a 2-0 win over a disappointing FC St. Pauli. Robert Žulj’s early penalty set them on their way, with Maxim Leitsch adding a second after half-time. St. Pauli offered very little in the game, despite Ryo Miyaichi hitting the crossbar, and concerns will remain overContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Bochum 2-0 St. Pauli: Hosts move towards safety but concerning display from Kiezkicker”

2. Bundesliga Report – Bochum 2-1 Kiel: Improving Bochum hold on for victory

VfL Bochum were able to hold on for another crucial win over Holstein Kiel on Wednesday evening. Second half goals from Jordi Osei-Tutu and Silvère Ganvoula set Bochum on their way, and despite Jonas Meffert pulling one back, Kiel were unable to snatch a point. Reis improving Bochum brick-by-brick With seven points from their firstContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Bochum 2-1 Kiel: Improving Bochum hold on for victory”

Planning for next season begins

The go-ahead to play the remainder of the 2019-20 season was only received on Wednesday (6 May), however the certainty this creates allows three clubs to start making plans for next season, with some big decisions. SV Darmstadt 98 got things started on Thursday by signing four players down to new deals. Three members ofContinue reading “Planning for next season begins”