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Stefan Bienkowski


Stefan Bienkowski is a sports writer who specialises in German football. As a passionate fan and critic of the Bundesliga and German national team, Stefan has corresponded on the league for the Washington Post, Guardian, Daily Mail, Independent, New York Times, BBC and Al Jazeera. 

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Who is best positioned to take up the reigns at Bayern?
Joachim Low Is Perfectly Positioned To Take Up Bayern Manager's Job
As Bayern Munich enjoy a well-earned winter break atop of the Bundesliga by 11 points and back among the favourites for the Champions League, it’s…
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Will Klopp Turn To Germany To Spend His Coutinho Transfer Fund?
Who Could Liverpool Spend Their Philippe Coutinho Millions On In Germany This Transfer Window?
After a huge transfer deal like Philippe Coutinho’s historic move from Liverpool to Barcelona the inevitable question always arises: how do the Premier League side…
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Another Schalke Star Moves On ...
Leon Goretzka To Bayern Munich Is One Of Many Talents Schalke Couldn't Keep Hold Of
Leon Goretzka is probably going to sign for Bayern Munich. Although Bayern haven’t confirmed it yet and Schalke director, Christian Heidel, went as far as…
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Will We Soon See Max In The Premier League?
Philipp Max Would Be A Great Addition To Either Chelsea Or Manchester City
Philipp Max seems to be the latest Bundesliga talent linked to the lofty heights of English football. The Daily Mail reported this week that Manchester…
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Will Manchester United Lose Another Number 10?
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan Would Be An Excellent January Signing For Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United have just about given up on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and are willing to sell the Armenian forward after his struggled to nail down any…
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KDB Is One Of Many Stars To Swap The Bundesliga For The Premier League
The Bundesliga Is Seriously Under Threat From Premier League Money
Bayern Munich tend to make sure they’re always on top of the Bundesliga one way or another. As cynical as it may sound, the Bavarian…
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Has This Talented Coach Slipped Under Our Radar?
Ralph Hasenhuttl: German Football's Best Unheralded Coach
Most casual football fans can rhyme off a handful of coaches from the modern buzz of German football. Most go straight for Jurgen Klopp, then…
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Is Ralph Hasenhuttl The Next German Manager Destined For The Premier League?
Why Is The Premier League Completely Ignoring The Bundesliga's Next Top Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl?
Most casual football fans can rhyme off a handful of German coaches. Most go straight for Jurgen Klopp, then comes Jogi Low and then before…
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Two Heavyweights Meet In The Champions League Tonight!
Bayern Munich Provide First Real Test For PSG This Season
In typical fashion, German newspaper Bild didn’t mince their words when it came to the topic of PSG’s shock defeat to Strasbourg at the weekend.…
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Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel And Joachim Low On Bayern Munichs Shortlist To Be Their Next Manager
Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel And Joachim Low On Bayern Munich's Shortlist To Be Their Next Manager
Although stereotypes are rarely fair or indeed share a single resemblance to reality, you would have been forgiven for calling Karl-Heinz Rummenigge blunt and exceptionally…
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Is The Young Manager Overrated?
Julian Nagelsmann Is Beginning To Lose His Shine At Hoffenheim
Germany’s largest newspaper, Bild, didn’t hold its punches following Hoffenheim’s 3-0 defeat at the Volksparkstadion on Sunday afternoon. “Hoffenheim stagger towards mediocrity” was the blunt…
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Dortmund Need To Get Rid!
Borussia Dortmund Need To Sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
No single player was at fault for Borussia Dortmund complete and utter capitulation against Schalke on Saturday, when the home side threw away a 4-0…
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RB Leipzig Are The Bundesliga's Shining Light In The Champions League
Why The Bundesliga Needs A Strong RB Leipzig In Europe
Tuesday night felt like a rather symbolic moment in the Champions League for Bundesliga sides. While Borussia Dortmund were slowly succumbing to a disinterested Tottenham…
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Is Peter Bosz A Dead Manager Walking At Borussia Dortmund?
Peter Bosz Under Threat At Borussia Dortmund Despite Ruhr Derby Win
Dietmar Hamann didn’t beat around the bush when he was asked by Sky Sports Germany to sum up the performance he had just seen from…
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Dortmund Are in Trouble On And Off The Pitch
Borussia Dortmund Are In Crisis Ahead Of Tottenham Hotspur Champions League Game
Borussia Dortmund will almost certainly finish tonight’s game with Tottenham Hotspur, safe in the knowledge that they’re in the Europa League. Come win, draw or…
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