What is this? Bundesliga with new kickoff times? No silly, it’s actually the biggest and bestest 2. Bundesliga of all time. And it starts in two weeks.
Schalke, whatever happened there.
Why Bundesliga 2 is European football's real 'Super League'
As for the other Bundesliga:
Last season’s table:
The season kicks off on August 13th, with Gladbach vs Bayern
List of broadcasters:
Recently appointed coaches:
Bayern: Julian Nagelsmann [Leipzig]
Leipzig: Jesse Marsch [Salzburg]
Dortmund: Marco Rose [Gladbach]
Wolfsburg: Marc van Bommel [PSV 18/19]
Frankfurt: Oliver Glasner [Wolfsburg]
Leverkusen: Gerardo Seonae [YB Bern]
Gladbach: Adolf Hütter [Frankfurt]
Augsburg: Markus Weinzierl [Stuttgart 18/19]
Cologne: Steffen Baumgart [Paderborn]
Notable signings :
Dayot Upamecano [CB, €42.5m, Leipzig]
Omar Richards [LB, free, Reading]
Andre Silva [ST, €23m, Frankfurt]
Josko Gvardiol [CB, €18.8m, Zagreb]
Mohamed Simakan [CB, €15m, Strasbourg]
Brian Brobbery [ST, free, Ajax]
Gregor Kobel [GK, €15m, Stuttgart]
Donyell Malen [ST, €30m, Eindhoven]
Aster Vranckx [CM, €8m, Mechelen]
Lukas Nmecha [ST, €13m, Man City]
Sebastiaan Bornauw [CB, €8m, Cologne]
Luca Waldschmidt [ST, €12m, Benfica]
Dodi Lukebakio [ST, loan, Hertha]
Santos Borree [ST, free, River Plate]
Jesper Lindström [AM, €7m, Bröndby]
Jens Petter Hauge [AM, loan + option, Milan]
Mitchell Bakker [LB, €7m, PSG]
Odilon Kossounou [CB, €23m, Brügge]
Piero Hincapie [CB, €6m, Talleres]
Amine Adli [AM, €7.5m, Toulouse]
Man Utd Kone [CM, €9m, Toulouse]
Luca Netz [LB, €4m, Hertha]
Niklas Dorsch [CM, €8m, Gent]
Suat Serdar [CM, €8m, Schalke]
K.P. Boateng [AM, free, Monza]
Stevan Jovetic [ST, free, Monaco]
Marc Uth [ST, free, Schalke]
Official English Coverage:
https://theathletic.com/podcast/163-steilcast/ [the Athletic’s podcast hosted by Raphael Honigstein and usually joined by respected journalist and writer Christoph Biermann]
https://twitter.com/dw_sports [Deutsche Welle’s sports section, mostly focused on football and often with a deeper and more critical look into social and fan issues than the usual reporting]
https://twitter.com/BundesPL [stats and tactics analysis]
https://twitter.com/GERFootDaily [news aggregator]
https://twitter.com/GGFN_ [news aggregator]
https://twitter.com/cfbayern [Bild's head of football and Romano’s clickbait sidekick]
https://twitter.com/michael_karbach [physics professor who really likes visualizing Bundesliga stats]
https://twitter.com/cc_eckner [originates from the same tactics blog as Rene Maric, now a freelance writer]
Some hip quotes you can seriously impress your friends with:
"Did you know Gladbach vs Dortmund is actually not considered a derby?"
"Very few people know this, but Rene Maric actually started his career as a tactics blogger."
"Most people don't know this, but Sebastian Hoeneß is actually the Nephew of Uli Hoeneß and his father Dieter was a famous footballer as well!"
"I'm so excited to see Steffen Baumgart at Cologne, his Paderborn side were my favourite team to watch in 19/20."
"Something something Streich is a philosopher."
"Cunha/Kramaric is my favourite player."
"Did you know that Julian Nagelsmann has always been a Bayern fan? I can't wait to see him apply his tactical flexibility to Bayern's squad!"
"I don't understand why Hoffenheim are disliked, only four teams have been in the top division for longer."
"I can't wait to see who Mislintat will come up with next."
"Locals just call them "Hertha.”
“Schmadtke and Van Bommel sure sounds explosive.”
“Stefan Ortega is the best keeper in the league.”
“This will finally be Hamburg’s/Hertha’s year!”
“Keeping Dardai was such an obvious mistake!”
“Having to go back to their basics with Marsch will be a blessing in disguise for Leipzig.”
“I’m still heart broken over Gräfe’s retirement.”
“What a bargain [player that PSG lost for cheap/free] turned out to be.”
“This might be the year Weghorst gets vaccinated.”