Uli Hesse Archive
The German revolution
Uli Hesse: German football is enjoying a revolution, but it is not a path the English game can easily replicate.
August 8, 2013
Hesse: Battle for the 'other' Bundesliga
Uli Hesse: Which teams will be among the best of the rest in the 2013-14 Bundesliga?
July 30, 2013
Hesse: If the price is right
Bayer Leverkusen's decision to wear sponsorless shirts if they don't receive a significant offer is not the first of its kind, Uli Hesse writes.
July 16, 2013
Hesse: Singing the Blues' blues
Bayern Munich's rise and 1860 Munich's demise has led the second division side into the realms of obscurity, Uli Hesse writes.
July 2, 2013
Hesse: Foreign legion
Pep Guardiola is just the latest in a line of foreign managers who have made a name for themselves in the Bundesliga, Uli Hesse writes.
June 25, 2013
German football's balance sheet is more bust than boom. Uli Hesse investigates why plenty of smaller clubs are folding.
June 15, 2013
Hesse: Underperforming Under-21s
Uli Hesse questions the quality of Germany's youth set-up following a poor showing at Under-21 European Championships.
May 31, 2013
Hesse: Berlin takes your breath away
Uli Hesse casts his eye to Berlin ahead of the German Cup final between Stuttgart and Bayern Munich.
May 23, 2013
Hesse: Germany continue reign in Europe
Uli Hesse examines the growth of the Bundesliga in recent years, culminating in an all-German Champions League final.
May 18, 2013
Hesse: Freiburg's astonishing rise
Uli Hesse charts Freiburg's astonishing rise but asks if Champions League football would be a positive.
May 11, 2013
Hesse: Bochum's razor
Uli Hesse assesses the success of long-term managers compared to the rapid fire approach used by struggling clubs.
May 4, 2013
Hesse: Quo vadis, Werder?
Uli Hesse wonders whether Werder Bremen and Thomas Schaaf might soon be parted after four decades together.
April 27, 2013
Hesse: How to ruin a party
Uli Hesse on a momentous week for the Bundesliga - and it has little to do with the Champions League.
April 20, 2013
Hesse: The Bundesliga's forgotten team
Uli Hesse dishes out some recognition to Stuttgart after they reached the DFB-Pokal final after flying under the radar all season.
April 13, 2013
Hesse: Those Spanish nights live in my heart
Uli Hesse casts his mind back to memorable European ties of yesteryear between German and Spanish clubs.
April 5, 2013
Hesse: Seeing red
Uli Hesse provides his own answer to the question that teams who play in red have more chance of success.
March 30, 2013
Hesse: Heynckes mellows to become a record breaker
Uli Hesse on the colourful career of Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes, a man who has mellowed with time.
March 23, 2013
Hesse: Colour schemes
With Cardiff turning blue from red, Uli Hesse delves into the history of changing colours in German football.
March 16, 2013
Hesse: Getting a handle on handball
Amid calls in Germany to make handball rules clearer, Uli Hesse questions where the uncertainty is coming from.
March 9, 2013
Hesse: Crisis? What crisis?
Uli Hesse ponders if there really is a crisis within the English game, particularly when compared to German football.
March 2, 2013
Hesse: Giving football a voice
A silent screening prompts Uli Hesse to delve into the history of commentators and football broadcasting.
February 23, 2013
Hesse: A Pröpper impact
Uli Hesse on the goalscoring feats of the relatively unknown Günter Pröpper in Germany in the 60s and 70s.
February 16, 2013
Hesse: Football - bloody hell
With masks in the spotlight in Germany, Uli Hesse examines football's bloody history of head wounds.
February 8, 2013
Hesse: The sweet taste of failure
Uli Hesse on the 'Nutella Curse' in German football, which finally looks to have been broken.
January 19, 2013
Hesse: Brunswick - remember the name
Uli Hesse explains why the potential return of Brunswick to the Bundesliga is a noteworthy event.