What is the Gegenpressing newsletter?

Through our experience of working in the British, American and German media, we - Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski - are well aware of the struggle fans of the Bundesliga have in finding genuine coverage of the league.

Big newspapers on either side of the Atlantic rarely shine a light on the German top-flight and when they do it’s either specifically to do with Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. And rarely does it go beyond the typical transfer gossip.

That’s why here at the Gegenpressing newsletter we’re hoping to offer a home to German football fans that are looking for a little more substance to their content. Not only through our weekly podcast, but also now in the form of written newsletters twice a week.

Why subscribe?

At the Gegenpressing Podcast & Newsletter we are committed to offering a full week of content for our subscribers. And this is what they can expect each week:

  • Monday - Main podcast (free)

  • Tuesday - Stefan’s newsletter (paid)

  • Wednesday - Bonus podcast (paid)

  • Thursday - Manu’s newsletter (paid) + Transfer round-up podcast (paid)

  • Friday - Preview and predictions show (free)

[Paid subscribers will also get access to an ad-free version of the Monday and Friday shows]

We also routinely use the chat function on the Substack app to offer paid subscribers the opportunity to send us questions for each bonus and transer round up show.

So if you’re a fan of the podcast and would like to help support us as we branch out our coverage of the Bundesliga and beyond, subscriptions can be purchased for as little as $5 per month.

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A very special focus on German football, with features, exclusive transfer stories and interviews from accredited journalists.


Manuel Veth 

Manuel Veth is the host of the Bundesliga Gegenpressing Podcast and the Area Manager USA at Transfermarkt. He has also been published in the Guardian, Newsweek, Howler, Pro Soccer USA, and several other outlets. Follow him on Twitter: @ManuelVeth

Stefan Bienkowski 

Stefan Bienkowski is the UK Content Manager for Transfermarkt, as well as a features writer and reporter on the Bundesliga for the Telegraph, Guardian and other publications.

Marie Schulte Bockum

Sports Journalist based in Munich, Germany.