Tag Archives: Jurgen Klopp

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 !!!


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!

Danke Kloppo

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


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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