Tag Archives: Jurgen Klopp

BVB Bulletin: from Cellar to Europe – Danke, Kloppo!

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The remarkable Jürgen Klopp era at the Signal Iduna Park ended on Saturday, the final matchday of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season, with a 3-2 win for Borussia Dortmund over Werder Bremen. Although Klopp still has Saturday’s upcoming Pokal final match against VfL Wolfsburg in Berlin, Saturday’s home win marked the end of the revered coach’s eight year run with BVB in the Budnesliga. […]

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Bundesliga 2014/2015 Final MatchDay: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

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It teased, it twisted, it turned, but now the regular Bundesliga season is over. What a campaign it has been. It was always going to be difficult for the final day to live up to the high expectations that the league had set for itself, especially beginning on the heels of Germany’s World Cup triumph, but it did go some […]

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BVB Bulletin: Synchronized Euphoria and Schadenfreude after the World’s Strangest PK Shootout

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The moment was insta-meme fodder: Kloppo sprinting liking a bloody NFL linebacker on the kill to bear-hug his Aussie keeper and Pokal hero, Mitch Langerak. Klopp’s angled run is a purposeful high-knee spring, his lefthand a blade slicing air, his hood bouncing, his start explosive. At the end, he does a little head turn, like a busted shoplifter. Who is […]

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BVB Bulletin: Dining on Paderborn, Picking up Tuchel

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What a week for Borussia Dortmund. After Jürgen Klopp’s announcement on Wednesday that he’s stepping down, the season’s narrative only lengthened this week as BVB beat relegation-threatened SC Paderborn 3:0 at home, then announced the hiring of Thomas Tuchel as the new head coach. BVB 3-0 Paderborn: Was Anything Else Possible? Football, errr Sport itself, is mysterious. After Saturday’s win against […]

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Lewandowski claims the points as hard-working Bayern scalp Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park

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The Red Dragons gathered in force at the Bavarian Beerhouse for the much awaited “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund, and after a gritty encounter at the Signal Iduna Park that lacked the usual quality and gloss but contained plenty of drama and tension, a depleted and rejigged Bayern side did enough to score the crucial goal and hold firm to claim […]

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BVB Bulletin: Dark Night of the Footie Soul

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It’s official. It’s dark night of the soul time in Dortmund for squad, staff, and supporters alike. The Englische Woche loss to surging FC Augsburg leaves shellshocked Borussia Dormtund buried even deeper in the Bundesliga cellar: last place on 16 points, two points below slumping Hertha Berlin (17th), entropic VfB Stuttgart (16th), and underperforming SC Frieburg (15th), who are all sitting on […]

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Bayer Leverkusen-Borussia Dortmund Preview: A Crucial Kickoff for Both

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At the start of the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign, few pundits or supporters would have predicted anything other than both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund competing to chase FC Bayern as usual in the Champions League places come the winterpause. That didn’t come close to happening as the well documented struggles of BvB have brought a heap of questions surrounding the […]

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Was Dortmund move too much too soon for Matthias Ginter?

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“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 world champion, Matthias Ginter’s transfer […]

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