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How Wolfsburg lost Kevin De Bruyne to Man City

espnfc.com — The most drawn-out saga of the summer might soon be over. Local paper Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday night that Kevin De Bruyne will be sold to Manchester City for €74 million, plus add-ons worth another €6m. Those figures would make it a new record for a Bundesliga player and one of the most expensive in the Premier League as well.

Dortmund look lean and mean as they forget the last Bundesliga season

theguardian.com — Chances spurned, shots mis-hit, final passes astray. The first half was playing out like countless other Borussia Dortmund league games in recent memory and anybody knowing anything at all about football knew what was coming next.
Aug 25, 2015

Dortmund look lean and mean as they forget the last Bundesliga season. bit.ly/1NGWpAp

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: De Bruyne To Lead Wolfsburg To Opening Victory

bet.unibet.co.uk — VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt Wolfsburg got the closest to Bayern last season but holding onto star man Kevin De Bruyne is vital if they are to get any nearer this time around. He's likely to play against Eintracht Frankfurt but goalkeeper and club captain Diego Benaglio along with André Schürrle are both unavailable.

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Bayern To Blitz Sorry Hamburg

bet.unibet.co.uk — Friday Bayern Munich v Hamburger SV The Bundesliga season hasn't even started and Hamburg, who just squeezed themselves to safety again in May, look set to tumble back into crisis mode. Bruno Labbadia's team were defeated by fourth division Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB-Pokal first round last weekend whilst a series of PR gaffes off the pitch have followed.

Bayern set to kick off Bundesliga by adding to Hamburg’s comedy of errors

theguardian.com — The Bundesliga traditionally starts with the champions taking on another top team at home on Friday night. But for the 53rd instalment of the competition, the bosses at Frankfurt HQ have come up with a radically different idea. They're sending Hamburg to Munich instead. It must be a practical joke of some sort.

Pep Guardiola battling perception at Bayern Munich

espnfc.com — Football managers think in terms of problems, solutions and results. You might get the odd philosophical musings and talk of "visions" thrown in for a bit of added mystique but, with the possible exception of Johan Cruyff, who has been able to convince half the world that his beautiful Netherlands were the "real" winners of the 1974 World Cup, even the most dogmatic of coaches are only employing tactics as a means to an end.
Jul 23, 2015

RT @ESPNFC: Guardiola faces a pivotal season at Bayern Munich given his reputation, writes @honigstein: es.pn/1InRiEM pic.twitter.com/eFhXsYjVpE

Bayern reasons for selling Schweinsteiger to Man United

espnfc.com — Up until the last minute, the idea that Bastian Schweinsteiger could leave Bayern Munich appeared so hard to fathom that even well-positioned observers refused to believe it. "I bet he stays," a senior football reporter from Bild who has his ear very close to the ground at Sabener Strasse tweeted on Friday morning.

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s exit robs Munich of a Bavarian football god

theguardian.com — This is not the end, only a temporary separation - that was the self-consoling message coming out of Säbener Strasse after Bastian Schweinsteiger's "personal Schwexit from the Bavarian currency union to pound sterling" (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Bastian Schweinsteiger's future at Bayern to be settled soon

espnfc.com — It's not easy being Bastian Schweinsteiger these days: everywhere he turns, he receives unsolicited advice. The latest football expert to offer his opinion on the Germany captain's club future is Felix Magath. The former Bayern Munich coach said in his column for ran.de on Wednesday that Schweinsteiger should move to Manchester United to "develop his personality" and find "a different environment and new impulse" ahead of Euro 2016.

Borussia Dortmund

espnfc.com — There's a widely held perception that the Bundesliga's appeal has been severely diminished by Bayern Munich's dominance over the past three years. One newspaper, who fundamentally misunderstood the minimal impact of financial Fair Play rules on a division that neither wants nor allows club takeovers by rich owners, even went as far as blaming UEFA president Michel Platini on the "ruination" of the league.
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Aug 29, 2015

Super interesting interview with Müller on Sky D. Goes into tactical details, opponent analysis...

Aug 29, 2015

Müller and D Costa very good but Alaba was some next level shit today

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