Tag Archives: Jurgen Klopp

Chewing gum in the Bundesliga

by Niklas Wildhagen

Chewing gum has been used by used for over 3,000 years and it comes in all shapes and forms these days. Every now and then the public is warned about the possible unpleasant side effects the overuse may have, but despite all the migraine warnings which have been issued over the years chewing gum has […]

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Dortmund exit Europe on high after emphatic win against Madrid

by Mark Lovell

Not quite the wondrous miracle that few actually expected but high-drama all the same. Real’s players joyfully celebrated the 2-0 defeat at the final whistle as they might when winning ‘El Clasico’ in the Nou Camp, Barcelona. Games can change on fine margins and Real clearly struggled to come to terms with Angel di Maria’s […]

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Dortmund not quite ready to throw in the towel

by Mark Lovell

Borussia Dortmund retains a small glimmer of hope of overcoming a 3-0 Champions League quarterfinal deficit heading into this week’s home leg, despite last week’s mauling in Madrid. In order to progress to the semifinals, Dortmund must better their magical 4-1 win at home over Real nearly 12 months ago when Polish striker Robert Lewandowski […]

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Sammer vs. Klopp and a Look at the Bundesliga’s Financial Situation

by Niklas Wildhagen

How can Bayern be this dominant for the second season in a row? That is the question many Bundesliga followers have been asking themselves for quite some time now. The record champions are leading the league by a comfortable 20 point margin after 24 match days and are undefeated in their last 49 efforts. Bayern […]

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Borussia Dortmund Delivers Despite the Obstacles

by Mark Lovell

LovellLowdown has personally been in a state of flux recently after moving abode. I had to survive without telephone or internet for six weeks. Despite not moving to a mud hut, I was left feeling creatively castrated and an induced period of winter hibernation ensued, not really being able to “can do”. I decided to […]

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Champions League Preview – Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Borussia Dortmund

by Alex Chaffer

Zenit St Petersburg v Borussia Dortmund (25th Feb-19th Mar) Dortmund struggles this season have been talked about an awful lot. The injuries, the drop in form of certain players and confirmed and talked-about departures of players have added up to stifle last season’s Champions League finalists. But a recent gain in form has brightened the […]

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Lewandowski is the past, but who is the future for Dortmund?

by Alex Chaffer

This week brought the news that Borussia Dortmund fans had been expecting, but ultimately dreading, for the last few months. Robert Lewandowski agreed to a 5-year deal with Bayern Munich, but will spend the rest of the season with Borussia Dortmund before making a summer move to Munich. Luckily for Borussia Dortmund (if you can […]

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The Best and Worst in German Football in 2013

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

It has been a great year for German football. The Champions League final this spring featured for the first time in the competition’s history two German teams on the pitch, Bayern have been breaking records left, right and centre and the Bundesliga seems to produce exciting story lines and talents almost on a weekly basis […]

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A devastating effect: when Borussia Dortmund mix speed and precision

by Archie Rhind-Tutt

Speed is a mightily important asset of Borussia Dortmund’s weaponry when going forward but without precision, needless to say it is futile. Jürgen Klopp craves both of these attributes from his side. Yet that precision in front of goal hasn’t always been present, even in the seasons when Borussia won the Bundesliga back in 2011 […]

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How Erik Durm has benefitted from Borussia Dortmund’s defensive crisis

by Archie Rhind-Tutt

The 21-year old has made a remarkable and rapid rise from being a second team striker to starting at left back for BVB. Mainz has proved to be a valuable breeding ground for Borussia Dortmund. It was where Jürgen Klopp played and where he began his coaching career in February 2001. Just over seven years […]

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