November 18th, 2015
FC Würzburger Kickers rise from the Landesliga Bayern (6th tier)
FC Würzburg Kickers is a German association club which presently competes in the German 3.Liga, one tier below the 2.Bundesliga. The club was established 1907 and has mostly competed in the lower tiers of the German football pyramid until its recent promotion into the 3.Liga.
The club plays in the Flyalarm Arena, with a maximum capacity of 14,500, although it is not fully seated. The grounds have since undergone renovation(2005) and during its recent promotional campaign into the 3.Liga. The club enjoys a local derby with lower tier Würzburg FV, presently competing in the Bayernliga Nord (5th tier).
Having suffered relegation from the Bayernliga (5th tier) in 2008-09, Würzburg kickers would go on and compete in the Landesliga (6th tier) for the next 3 campaigns. Ultimately in 2011-12 it would win the league and earn promotion directly into the newly e......
November 11th, 2015
Club Spotlight- Liverpool FC
Established in 1892, Liverpool FC enjoys rich tradition embedded in domestic and international football success. Liverpool FC has a proven track record of success in the UK as well as throughout Europe. Liverpool maintains a global image throughout the world and is recognized through their iconic club Anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked the club as the sixth most valuable football team in the world (behind Manchester United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich). Liverpool enjoys a local derby against fellow Merseyside club Everton FC. The Merseyside derby is one of only a few local derbies that do not enforce fan segregation, and has since been come to be known as the friendly derby.
Domestically, Liverpool FC has won the FA Cup seven times, League Cup eight times (record) and the English League Championship eighteen times. Throughout Europe, Liverpool has won the European Cup (UEFA Champions Leagu......
October 28th, 2015
DFB-Pokal 2nd Round Recap (Bavarian Club Update) Tuesday, October 27th 2015
It was a pleasant outing for all of the Bavarian clubs in action during the 2nd round of DFB-Pokal cup fixtures. Highlights of last night’s actions include the defending cup champion, Wolfsburg, being knocked out at the hands of reigning Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich. In Nürnberg, 1.FC Nürnberg dealt an impressive 5-1 victory to fellow 2.Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf. The most surprising result of the evening was SpVgg Unterhaching, a club competing in the 4th division, edging past 2.Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
Although 1860 Munich have yet to find their first victory in 2.Bundesliga league play, the 2 tier club have now knocked off two top flight sides in this years edition of the DFB-Pokal (Hoffenheim and Mainz 05).
The result of the evening was in the southeastern outskirts of Munich, as SpVgg Unterhaching, a fourth tier club competing in the Re......
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