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Was Dortmund move too much too soon for Matthias Ginter?

by Luyang Syvanen

“Matthias is one of Germany’s strongest, most versatile and talented young players,” BVB’s sporting director Michael Zorc emphasised when the news of Ginter’s transfer was first announced in July 2014 after Germany’s World Cup triumph, asserting: “We made a conscious decision to start the new season with four formidable centre-halves.” As for the newly crowned […]

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Kevin Kampl – A Requisite Breath of Fresh Air for BVB

by Lukáš Vráblik

Borussia Dortmund is in a very strange period right now. After a few years of success while battling among the best clubs from the European continent, the club finds itself in second from bottom in the Bundesliga table after a season-long slump in domestic form, which triggered several changes in the squad. Coach Jürgen Klopp has […]

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Bundesliga Hinrunde Report Card – Part I

by Niklas Wildhagen

Currently Bundesliga teams are preparing for the Rückrunde, which provides the chance to evaluate their form over the first 17 matches of the season. Here’s a report card for the six teams currently in the bottom third of the table. 18th – SC Freiburg State of affairs: Three points from the last five matches have seen Freiburg […]

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Brilliant Bayern recover to deliver knock-out blow to brave Dortmund

by Rick Joshua

Week ten of the Bundesliga season would see FC Bayern entertain Borussia Dortmund in the latest instalment of Der Klassiker – but one that would have a slightly different pre-match flavour from what we had become used to in recent seasons. Usually a top of the table clash, this season’s encounter at the Allianz Arena […]

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Dortmund head into the fire with little to lose and reasons to be optimistic

by David Morris

When Borussia Dortmund take the field at the Allianz Arena late Saturday afternoon, both their manager Jurgen Klopp and his team would be forgiven for feeling incredibly apprehensive and anxious ahead of meeting their unbeaten rivals. And yet Klopp will feed off this apprehension and ensure his players do too. Games against their fierce competitors […]

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Time for Klopp and Dortmund to prove their worth

by David Morris

If you take a look at the betting markets every time a top club sacks their manager, there is one name you can guarantee will be among the favourites to take over. Jurgen Klopp has been building his reputation over the past five or so years, combining his excellent managerial abilities with his enigmatic and […]

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal Preview (Group D)

by Nicholas Peters

Projected Starting Lineups: Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): 1. Weidenfeller; 26. Piszczek – 4. Subotic – 25. Sokratis – 37. Durm; 14. Jojic – 5. Kehl; 10. Mkhitaryan – 7. Kagawa – 19. Großkreutz; 20. Ramos. Arsenal (4-3-3): 1. Szczęsny; 39. Bellirín – 4. Mertesacker – 6. Koscielny – 3. Gibbs; 16. Ramsey – 20. Flamini – […]

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Season Preview 2014-2015: Borussia Dortmund

by Travis Timmons

Nickname: die Schwarzgelben (The Black-Yellows) Founded: 19 December 1909 Club colors: yellow and black Primary Rivals: FC Schalke 04 (traditional) and Bayern Munich (recently), Fan Friendship: 1.FC Köln Trophies: Domestic Champion (8): 1955-56, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2001-02, 2010-11, 2011-12. DFB Cup Winner (3): 1964-65, 1988-89, 2011-12. DFB/DFL Supercup (5): 1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014. UEFA Champions […]

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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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