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Bundesliga Matchday 29: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

by David Morris

In this column last week I wrote of how there is rarely a dull moment where the Bundesliga is concerned. This week though, Germany’s top flight has outdone itself. On Wednesday the football world was left shocked by the timing, if not necessarily the announcement of Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund deciding to go their […]

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BVB Bulletin: Dining on Paderborn, Picking up Tuchel

by Travis Timmons

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 […]

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BVB Bulletin: Klopp to Step Down at Season End

by Travis Timmons

The bolt came from the softest of spring skies: Jürgen Klopp is stepping down at Borussia Dortmund. The news was announced during a special press conference today in Dortmund. Klopp will remain coach until the season’s end. In technical terms, the club is allowing Klopp to end his contract early, which tied him to the club until 2018. […]

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

by Rick Joshua

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 […]

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Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus

by Brook Genene

The Black and Yellows of Borussia Dortmund need to rediscover their goal scoring ways against their opponents from Turin on Wednesday’s last 16 second leg clash in Dortmund. And here is a break down of what, arguably,the best tie of the round has to offer. Borussia Dortmund come into the game trailing 2-1 to Juventus, […]

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BVB Bulletin: Dark Night of the Footie Soul

by Travis Timmons

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), […]

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

by Chase Ruttig

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 […]

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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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