1.FC Köln 2018/19 Season: Are the Billy Goats destined for instant promotion?
The Basics Name: 1.FC Köln (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V) Nickname: Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats) Founded: February 13 1948 (80 Years Old) Team Colours: Red and White Rivals: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, Fortuna Düsseldorf [...]
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Germany’s Got Talent: The 2018 Fritz Walter Medal Winners
The 2018 World Cup campaign may have been an unmitigated disaster, but it is not all doom and gloom right now in Germany. With the knowledge that young talent continues to come through, there is [...]
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Jonas Hector – Not “Just Different”, but Special
Spürbar Anders The 1. FC Köln officially translates their most-recent marketing motto into English as “Just Different.” The word “Spürbar” would normally indicate that the difference is noticeable, rather than just “just,” but like so [...]
The Bundesliga Relegation Battle: Who Will Survive?
With Bayern Munich set to clinch their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title at the weekend, attention will turn to the battle for the European places and perhaps more importantly, the battle to avoid relegation from the [...]
Gute Woche/ Schlechte Woche Matchday 28 Edition
The Bundesliga returned this weekend from the international break with stars returning from all corners of the globe having started their preparations for the World Cup. Attention however was firmly back on domestic football with [...]
Almost at 80% – Examining what is left to play for in the Bundesliga – 1.FC Köln and the rest of the relegation candidates (sorry Hamburg)
We’re 80% done with the season, which means that there is only 20% left and just 7 matches remaining. Sorry, I had to talk like Loddar there for a second, it is the man’s birthday [...]
Claudio Pizarro’s Two Decades in the Sun
In a fashion that has become all too common for FC Köln this season, Sunday night they were once again “The Little Engine That Almost Could”. Coming off the back of a huge win in [...]
Gute Woche/ Schlechte Woche Matchday 25 Edition
We now have just nine games until the end of the season, but there was no let-up in the action as matchday 25 delivered another tantalising round of matches in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich opened [...]
Gute Woche/ Schlechte Woche Matchday 24 Edition
As we slowly enter the final phase of the 2017-18 season, the excitement and drama doesn’t seem to want to stop as the Bundesliga season continues to deliver and matchday 24 was not a disappointment. [...]