Five Memorable Borussen Derbies

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Every time Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach go head-to-head, many people predict a high scoring, pulsating and entertaining game. Here’s a look back to five of the most memorable matches between these two sides. #1 Hosts humiliate Dortmund (11/04/15) Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 Borussia Dortmund With both sides entering the game without a few of their star players, both teams acknowledged that this […]

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Schalke’s Joel Matip Heading to Liverpool FC this Summer?

during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1899 Hoffenheim at the Veltins-Arena on December 18, 2015 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Reports are that Schalke veteran Joel Matip will be signing a pre-transfer agreement with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC to begin play for the iconic club beginning next summer.  The central defender, 24, will not be moving in the current transfer window, according to S04 Coach Andre Breitenreiter, though LFC need immediate defensive help. I can rule out a winter departure.  I […]

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The Tragic Flaw of the Modern Football Manager, and Why Ancelotti is Immune

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The history of football tactics is defined by innovators. Managers who specialize in tactical theory and find ways to reinvent the beautiful game are forever engraved in the minds of supporters. It is the era of the philosopher in football, as systems based on ideas of the correct way to play are dominant in Europe’s top leagues. This dogmatic belief […]

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Huddersfield Town Hire former U.S. International Wagner from BvB

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English second-division side Huddersfield Town have appointed former Borussia Dortmund II coach and U.S. international David Wagner as their new manager. Wagner, 44 replaces former Charlton manager and player Chris Powell who was sacked on Wednesday following Huddersfield 2-2 away draw with Reading. He was expected to join Liverpool’s coaching staff following ‘close friend’ Jürgen Klopp’s arrival as Liverpool manager. […]

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German Talent Watch – Felix Passlack of Borussia Dortmund

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Dubbed “the new Mario Götze”, 17 year-old right midfielder Felix Passlack has been with Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund, since 2012. Born in Bottrop, he started his career at SV Fortuna Bottrop, in 2002, spending eight years there; he later moved to Rot-WeiB Oberhausen in 2010 and spent two years in the North Rhine-Westphalia region before leaving for Dortmund on a […]

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And here you thought Kloppo is Liverpool’s new secret weapon

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Football writer Lee Price has been inside the highly secretive facility at Dortmund’s training ground, and reports back. Liverpool have a new secret weapon – although everyone seems to know about it. Trawling through the oceans of coverage devoted to Jürgen Klopp’s appointment at Anfield turns up various mentions of the mysterious tool the German is supposedly set to revolutionise […]

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Liverpool FC, Enjoy Your New Toy

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Congratulations, Liverpool FC. You’ve won the sweepstakes for the most coolest coach in world football, Jürgen Klopp. Enjoy your new toy. Don’t break him. God only knows how Klopp will fare on your island of cannibalizing media coverage and massive-money football, otherwise known as the United Kingdom. But this is your opportunity and problem now, Liverpool. Your new show begins on Saturday when Spurs […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund (BVB) Nickname(s): die Schwarzgelben, die Borussen. Founding: 1909. Ground: Signal Iduna Park (81,359). Colors: Black and Yellow. Rivals: Schalke 04. 2014-15 Finishes: Bundesliga: 7th place (46 points on 13 wins, 7 draws, 14 losses and a +5 GD). DFB Pokal: Final (lost to VfL Wolfsburg 1-3). UEFA Champions/Europa League (if applicable): Eliminated in first knockout round by Juventus (1-5 on aggregate). Top […]

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Rise of the Yellow Coach

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Jürgen Klopp is gone. Thomas Tuchel is here. How has the city of Dortmund responded? The Summer of 2015 has certainly been a strange time in Dortmund. For one thing, the city’s weather has been a rollercoaster. One week, people endure heat and West-Germany feels like the hottest place on earth. Another week it seems like autumn arrived early this […]

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