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Rangers' David Bates makes shock move to Hamburg

David Bates

Hamburg have announced the signing Rangers defender David Bates on a four-year deal.

The Bundesliga club announced the shock move on their website on Thursday.

The 21-year-old, currently sidelined with an ankle injury, will join the German outfit in the summer on what Hamburg described as a free transfer.

Scouting director Johannes Spors told his club's official website: "David brings the combination of height, speed, mentality and responsibility, attributes which will be good for the HSV defence.


Hamburg fined €80,000 for protests during game vs. Werder Bremen

Hamburg have increased security at recent games.
Hamburg have had to increase security in response to fans' behaviour.

Hamburg have been fined €80,000 by the German football federation (DFB) because of their fans' behaviour in the derby at Werder Bremen in late February.

Fans set off fireworks in the 86th minute of a 1-0 defeat on Feb. 24 and twice caused the match to be interrupted by throwing them onto the pitch.

The DFB imposed the fine for "grave supporter incidents," which also included throwing beer cups and flag staffs onto Bremen supporters from the upper tiers of the Weserstadion following defender...

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Hamburg force Walace to train with under-21s as punishment

Walace Brazil
Walace has gotten himself into trouble at Hamburg.

Hamburg midfielder Walace has been told to train with the under-21s until further notice due to his misconduct towards the club and teammates.

The 22-year-old Brazil international, who joined the Bundesliga club from Gremio during last year's winter transfer window, has been punished for his recent poor discipline at the Volksparkstadion.

Walace last week refused to play in central defence after coach Christian Titz said the player's "strengths there are most effective at the moment."

He was not...

Papadopoulos blasts Hamburg coach Christian Titz after being left out

Kyriakos Papadopoulos only joined Hamburg on a permanent deal last summer.

Hamburg defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos faces disciplinary action after criticising interim coach Christian Titz after he was dropped for the 2-1 defeat to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Papadopoulos, 26, was only named on the bench while €9.2 million signing Walace, winger Andre Hahn and full-back Denis Diekmeier were left out completely.

Hamburg, the only team to compete in every season of the Bundesliga, then slumped to the foot of the table after Cologne beat Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.


Hamburg sack Bernd Hollerbach following 6-0 loss at Bayern Munich

Bernd Hollerbach reacts during Hamburg's 6-0 defeat at Bayern Munich
Bernd Hollerbach was sacked after winning just three points from his seven games in charge of Hamburg.

Hamburg have sacked head coach Bernd Hollerbach less than two months after his appointment.

Hollerbach, 48, won only three points from his seven games in charge, and the Bundesliga strugglers remain without a league win since November.

Hollerbach will be replaced by Hamburg under-21 coach Christian Titz for the remaining eight matches of the 2017-2018 season. He is the third coach in a terrible campaign for the only club to have played in every Bundesliga season.

Titz, 46, will remain in charge...