Analysis: The Differences Between Andre Schubert and Lucien Favre’s Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Last season was a very successful year for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The club finished in third place in the Bundesliga, their best league placement since the 1986/87 campaign, with 66 points, their highest points tally in the top flight ever since the three-point rule system was put in place in Germany. This meant that they had qualified for the Champions League […]

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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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Bundesliga This and That: Random Thoughts on our Favorite League — MatchDay 5

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Only 17 goals were scored on MatchDay 5, almost 50% less than last week’s 31.  Even Thomas Muller failed to score, although Yunus Malli had a hat trick, and Bas Dost his first brace ever in a substitute’s role.  It’s a quick turnaround for Bundesliga clubs, as MatchDay 6 fixtures are played on Tuesday and Wednesday (Englische Woche in Germany), […]

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Bundesliga Week 2: Analysis of Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Well, here we are again. Another week, another loss for Borussia Mönchengladbach, and a whole raft more of reasons not to be cheerful for fans of the Fohlenelf. Mainly, that is, if you look only at the result of a match or, even worse, at the table after two matchdays. Yes, Borussia are rooted bottom, and yes, they’ve lost twice […]

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Gladbach Swept Away in Opening Day Horror Show

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Outpassed. Outpressed. Outplayed. As season starts go, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s away to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening was an awful one, resulting in a 4-0 drubbing, the club’s heaviest opening-day defeat since 1993. For a second consecutive trip to Dortmund, the Foals were not at the races as their host galloped to an early lead, eventually translating into Thomas Tuchel’s first league […]

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Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Mönchengladbach

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It’s the battle of the Borussia’s this weekend as the Bundesliga season kicks-off for Dortmund and Mönchengladbach at the Signal-Iduna Park on Saturday evening. A new era gets underway for the Schwarzgelben with Thomas Tuchel looking to quickly exercise the ghost of Jürgen Klopp and get the club back into the upper echelons of the league. Finding themselves rooted to […]

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2015-2016 Season Preview: Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Borussia Mönchengladbach Nickname: Die Fohlen. Founding: 1st August 1900. Ground: Stadion im Borussia-Park. Colors: White, Green and Black. Rivals: 1.FC Köln. 2014-15 Finishes: Bundesliga: 3rd. DFB Pokal: Quarter Final, losing to Arminia Bielefeld on penalties. Europa League: Round of 32, losing 4-2 to Sevilla on aggregate. Top Goalscorer: Patrick Herrmann, 16 goals in all competitions. “60-second dossier” Number of Matches […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach: The awakening of a sleeping giant

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As the dust settles on the 2014-2015 Bundesliga season we can look back at what has been one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory and take stock of all that has happened – Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich steamrolling their way to a 3rd successive league title, Vfl Wolfsburgs emergence as a genuine force, Borussia Dortmund’s inexplicable 1st half […]

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Tactical Analysis of Favre’s Flexible 4-4-2 System against Leverkusen

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Around 3-4 years ago, the 4-4-2 system was considered extinct, because of the ease by which this system could be dominated by a system comprising 3 central midfielders (e.g. Mourinho’s 3 midfielder system as a prominent example). However, in last couple seasons, the 4-4-2 formation has had a bit of a renaissance with teams such as Simeone’s Atlético and Schmidt’s Salzburg and Bayer Leverkusen (B04) […]

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