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  1. Keeping something in reserve?

    Uli Hesse

    A week ago, the professional clubs playing in Germany's top two divisions voted against the introduction of a goal-decision system such as the Hawk-Eye computer setup used in England. The decision made headlines, for one, because some clubs said they...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Lives lived for football

    Uli Hesse

    It isn't very often that football clubs win prizes, as opposed to trophies, unless they happen to be awards handed out by football associations. But last month, Borussia Moenchengladbach won a proper award. It goes by the name of the Future Prize 201...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  3. A colourful history

    Uli Hesse

    About a year ago, we discussed the issue of messing with club colours. (Well, at least I did. See: Colour schemes, March 23, 2013.) A reader who goes by the moniker "marianken" used the comments section to ask a question. "Is it true," he or she wrot...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. The only game in town

    Uli Hesse

    Derbies have been in the news a lot lately over here, in Germany. Often for the wrong reasons, such as when visiting Dortmund fans hurled flares onto the pitch and even fired some into the home stands before the Ruhr derby away at Schalke. Similar...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. The German revolution

    Uli Hesse

    Uli Hesse: German football is enjoying a revolution, but it is not a path the English game can easily replicate.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  6. Teenagers become the new veterans

    Uli Hesse

    A week ago, during a Cup game away at third-division Darmstadt, Schalke made a late substitution that led to quite a few headlines. In injury time, winger Jefferson Farfan came off and was replaced by Gerald Asamoah. The reason for the headlines w...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. Is Ozil Germany's best player?

    Uli Hesse

    Last Wednesday, I babbled my way through "Off the Ball," an award-winning sports show on Dublin's Newstalk Radio. They had called me to discuss the fallout of Mesut Ozil's transfer to Arsenal and I did the best I could to reply to a few questions. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  8. Selling out

    Uli Hesse

    So Gareth Bale is going to the Bernabeu. Or is he? You may have read that the deal is done and dusted, but trust me, there is an outside chance that he could be headed for the Emirates instead. Yes, I know it sounds absurd, but I'm not kidding you. I...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  9. Of all people ...

    Uli Hesse

    In the squad national coach Joachim Low has assembled for Wednesday's friendly against Paraguay, there are five players who earn their money in a league other than the Bundesliga. In all likelihood, this number will increase as the season progresses....

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  10. Uli Hesse - Battle for the 'other' Bundesliga

    Uli Hesse

    Uli Hesse: Which teams will be among the best of the rest in the 2013-14 Bundesliga?

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  11. Uli Hesse on the history of shirt sponsorship in Germany

    Uli Hesse

    Bayer Leverkusen's decision to wear sponsorless shirts if they don't receive a significant offer is not the first of its kind, Uli Hesse writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  12. The Boys of Summer

    Uli Hesse

    On the weekend, a few hundred people came out to see a game in Wethmar. Wethmar has about 5,000 inhabitants and is a borough of Lunen, a town ten miles north of Dortmund. Westfalia Wethmar, the local club, competes in the multi-tiered eighth division...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  13. Uli Hesse on Munich's forgotten club - 1860

    Uli Hesse

    Bayern Munich's rise and 1860 Munich's demise has led the second division side into the realms of obscurity, Uli Hesse writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  14. Uli Hesse on the history of foreign managers in the Bundesliga

    Uli Hesse

    Pep Guardiola is just the latest in a line of foreign managers who have made a name for themselves in the Bundesliga, Uli Hesse writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  15. Uli Hesse on the real state of German football's finances

    Uli Hesse

    German football's balance sheet is more bust than boom. Uli Hesse investigates why plenty of smaller clubs are folding.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  16. Uli Hesse on Germany's underperforming Under-21s

    Uli Hesse

    Uli Hesse questions the quality of Germany's youth set-up following a poor showing at Under-21 European Championships.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2013