Tag Archives: Jurgen Klopp

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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BVB Bulletin: One Era Ends, Another Begins

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Eras changed after Saturday’s DFB Pokal final. Rarely do we get to consciously witness such changes. In my experience, eras change haphazardly, indirectly, or gradually. But not for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. One era abruptly ended, while another began. Did you even notice? I tried to reflect on this momentous event while watching the Pokal final in Berlin. My reflections […]

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DFB Pokal Final: VfL Wolfsburg are Winners !!!

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The DFB Pokal at a sold-out Olympiastadion in Berlin Saturday offered viewers a match featuring two clubs looking for a trophy to cap their seasons amidst great emotional motivation.  For Borussia Dortmund, a season of ups and downs saw them at least earn a Europa League play-in berth, but more importantly, it was the club’s final game with the irrepressible […]

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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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