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Hoffenheim grab deserved win

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Maicosuel's excellent solo first-half goal was enough for Hoffenheim to grab an important 1-0 away win at Freiburg and jump to fifth place in the Bundesliga.The visitors controlled the game throughout and enjoyed the majority of the chances, but had only the solitary goal to show for their efforts.Hoffenheim have won six of their last eight games and their 20-point tally leaves them in fifth pla...Full Story »

Hughes salutes Given

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes credited an outstanding performance from keeper Shay Given for earning his side a fortunate draw against Birmingham at St Andrews.Given made a string of outstanding saves and then capped his display by stopping a second-half penalty from Birmingham midfielder James McFadden.It again showed why Hughes was willing to splash out #8million last January in bringing...Full Story »

Magath: We will resolve finance issues

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Schalke manager Felix Magath has again played down the seriousness of his club's financial problems.The German Football League (DFL) are awaiting information from the club following media reports of serious debts. But Magath, who has led the club to fourth place in the Bundesliga after 10 games of the season, is remaining calm about the issue, even if he is beginning to accept that he may have t...Full Story »

Kahn urges Van Gaal to stop tinkering

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Former Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn believes Louis van Gaal must stop tinkering with his team.The new Bayern coach has made at least one change for each of the firstĀ 10 games of the season and Kahn believes this experimentation needs to stop if success is to return to the record German champions."This permanent testing, bringing new players in, switching the system and then sitting them bac...Full Story »

Ribery making good progress

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich's club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt has confirmed Franck Ribery is making good progress in his recovery from a persistent knee problem.The Frenchman has been absent for almost a month due to tendinitis in his left knee and it was feared he may need an operation that would rule him out until next March, but Muller-Wohlfahrt believes he could be back before the end of the yea...Full Story »

Herrlich accepts Bochum post

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Bochum have confirmed the appointment of Heiko Herrlich as their new coach with immediate effect.The 37-year-old has signed a contract until 2012 and replaces Frank Heinemann, who took on the role on an interim basis following the dismissal of Marcel Koller on September 20.It is the first club coaching role for former Germany striker Herrlich, who becomes the third-youngest coach in the top flig...Full Story »

Helmes back in training

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrick Helmes returned to training as he stepped up his recovery from torn cruciate knee ligaments.The Germany striker suffered the injury while keeping fit on holiday in June and has missed the start of the Bundesliga season.Helmes trained with the squad for much of Wednesday's session, Leverkusen reported on their official website, www.bayer04.de. "I'm building up slo...Full Story »

Klopp praises Osnabruck

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp praised the "unbelievable courage" of third division Osnabruck after they knocked his side out of the DFB Pokal.Dortmund conceded two goals late in the first half to hand the initiative to their opponents in the last-16 clash and there proved no way back.Klopp admitted his side were made to pay for not taking their chances and for giving away cheap goals. He s...Full Story »

Babbel clinging on

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Markus Babbel looks set to continue as Stuttgart coach for the time being at least despite a run of defeats.The Bundesliga side lost their fifth game in a row in all competitions on Tuesday night as they were knocked out of the DFB Pokal 1-0 by second division Greuther Furth. But Babbel took training on Wednesday and appears to have received the backing of the club."The board members sat down fo...Full Story »

Klose on the mark for Bayern

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Miroslav Klose scored twice as Bayern Munich claimed a convincing 4-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the third round of the DFB Pokal.Luca Toni and Thomas Muller were also on target for Bayern, who are fifth in the Bundesliga after two losses in the opening 10 matches this term.Schalke also moved through to the next round with a 3-0 defeat of 1860 Munich.Marcio Rafinha put the visitors ahea...Full Story »

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