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Case Study: Bayern Munich 0-2 Borussia Monchengladbach 21/3/2015

March 28, 2015
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Case Study: Bayern Munich 0-2 Borussia Monchengladbach 21/3/2015

It’s hardly the Franz Beckenbauer and Gunter Netzer-led rivalry of old, but the clash between two of the league’s top three was definitely something to get excited about, even if they were separated by 20 points. While mostly lacking the playing quality of other top leagues, the Bundesliga has such an interesting variety of...

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Case Study: Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich 30/1/2015

February 8, 2015
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Case Study: Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich 30/1/2015

As the Bundesliga returns from its winter break, there’s a distinct air of futility circulating around German football. For the second year in a row, Bayern Munich have all but wrapped up their league win before Christmas. They have always used their clout to strangle competition but it’s been taken to such an extent...

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The German Way

December 13, 2012
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The German Way

With all the German clubs from both the Champions and Europa Leagues advancing to the knockout stages, and often in thrilling fashion, a lot of attention is now being given to the 3rd placed league in Europe. Coming in behind Spain and England, Germany has replaced Italy as the next best league and people...

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12 Greatest Club Sides: 7) Bayern Munich 1971-76

June 1, 2012
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12 Greatest Club Sides: 7) Bayern Munich 1971-76

A brief rekindling under Louis van Gaal aside, it has been a testing few years for Bayern fans, often playing second fiddle to a couple of clubs. Battling their way through to the Champions League final at their own stadium, things seemed to be boding well for Bayern: as well as the benefit of...

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What The Stats Tell Us: Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Borussia Dortmund 27/8/2011

August 30, 2011
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What The Stats Tell Us: Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Borussia Dortmund 27/8/2011

Holding Midfield is now collaborating with the lovely folks over at InStat Football, who provide us with a huge amount of detailed statistical reports on several leagues, giving us the option of getting nerdier than ever before. They will mostly be used to supplement existing features, but there will also be fairly regular reports...

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Moneyball in football

August 5, 2011
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Moneyball in football

Upon the arrival of John W Henry and his merry band of stat-men from Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool, the media scrambled to find out what they could about him. FSG also ran the Boston Red Sox, a team that had endured an 86-year title drought, a touch longer than Liverpool’s, until they won...

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