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Kit Holden

Alongside The Independent, Kit Holden observes German Football for various online portals, including The Bundesliga Fanatic, Deutsche Welle and Total Football Magazine. In 2012, he spent a short time at the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, and he is also a regular guest on World Football Daily.

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Bayer Leverkusen are the real winners from Andre Schurrle’s transfer to Chelsea, Football

Bayer Leverkusen are the real winners from Andre Schurrle’s transfer to Chelsea

The German side have immediately replaced Schurrle with another exciting talent in Heung-Min Son.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 1:00 pm

Despite winning the Bundesliga in record style, Bayern Munich still have much to prove, Football

Despite winning the Bundesliga in record style, Bayern Munich still have much to prove

Bayern have been crowned champions with six games still to play in the season – a record in the Bundesliga. The 1-0 win over Frankfurt on Saturday was their eleventh victory in a row – a record in the Bundesliga.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 9 April 2013 at 4:12 pm

Oliver Bierhoff: Germany winning the 2014 World Cup is ’something of an impossibility’, Football

Oliver Bierhoff: Germany winning the 2014 World Cup is ’something of an impossibility’

For the German press, Bierhoff’s statement was an unexpected, even unwelcome attack of realism. The second most powerful man in the national team setup had effectively written the Germans off more than a year before the tournament’s opening.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 1:51 pm

Heung-min Son: The next ‘Shinji Kagawa’ coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal, Football

Heung-min Son: The next ‘Shinji Kagawa’ coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal

When a player shines in the Bundesliga, it is only a matter of time before he is linked with a move to one of two destinations: Munich or England.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 11 March 2013 at 4:11 pm

Bayern Munich are like the Chinese: War of words breaks out between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund, Football

Bayern Munich are like the Chinese: War of words breaks out between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund

Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it is thoroughly entertaining. And yet, under the cloud of mind games and exchanged insults lies a more pertinent truth.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 6:03 pm

Arsenal beware: Bayern Munich’s attack is so good they leave Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben on the bench, Football

Arsenal beware: Bayern Munich’s attack is so good they leave Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben on the bench

The Munich street on which the Bayern headquarters are to be found, has begun to take its place alongside Coronation Street and Albert Square as the location for one of the world’s most famous soap operas.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 2:15 pm

Dante: The Bayern Munich defender ‘every manager dreams of having’, Football

Dante: The Bayern Munich defender ‘every manager dreams of having’

If Arsenal are to keep one thing in mind when they line up against FC Bayern tomorrow evening, it should be that this is not Bayern as we have known them in recent years.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 18 February 2013 at 1:20 pm

Champions League success has become the top priority for Juergen Klopp’s ‘anti-Chelsea’, Football

Champions League success has become the top priority for Juergen Klopp’s ‘anti-Chelsea’

Borussia Dortmund take on Shakhtar Donetsk in tonight’s other Champions League tie.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 1:01 am

Match fixing suspicions provide German football’s biggest battle yet, Football

Match fixing suspicions provide German football’s biggest battle yet

If the scope of Europol’s match fixing discoveries have taught us one thing, it is that this a disease which transcends all boundaries, and seeps into any and every football nation it possibly can.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 5 February 2013 at 2:47 pm

Lewis Holtby and a cascade of trade between England and Germany, Football

Lewis Holtby and a cascade of trade between England and Germany

For those poor souls whose primary source of post-Christmas entertainment is the machinations of the Bundesliga, January was set to be bleak.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 1:10 pm

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