Tag Archives: Thomas Tuchel

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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BVB Bulletin: Dining on Paderborn, Picking up Tuchel


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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Last roll of the dice – Can Bruno Labbadia save HSV from relegation?


Once again, it’s been a tumultuous season for HSV – from start to finish. During the summer, the club had seemingly found its confidence again. The introduction of the “HSV Plus” concept was meant to change the club from being a sleeping giant with structural issues to becoming once again a team that could finish higher up the table. Additionally, Dietmar […]

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Thomas Tuchel’s Modern Tactics

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Editor’s note: this piece, written by Lee Scott, first appeared in These Football Times in December 2013. With the author’s permission, we reprint it. If you don’t read These Football Times, you’re missing out. TFT‘s team regularly puts out original content covering the wide world of football. Give them a read; add them to RSS feed. Finally, you can read more […]

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Europa League: FSV Mainz learns it will host first leg of qualification round tie


The first competitive match for new FSV Mainz 05 coach Kasper Hjulmand has a date and locale, thanks to Friday’s Europa League draw for the third round of qualifiers, though there are still two possible visitors for the July 31 match that gets things started for last year’s seventh-place finisher. Greek side Asteras Tripolis FC will host RoPS Rovaniemi of […]

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Matchday 34: Five Talking Points


Bayern Munich collected their second consecutive league title in the final matchday of the season, while Hamburger SV can still maintain their ever-present Bundesliga status beyond this miserable season, as another week passed with all the bottom three clubs failing to grasp a point, meaning Mirko Slomka’s side booked their place in the relegation playoffs. Meanwhile, Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen […]

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Thomas Tuchel, Huub Stevens Step Down after Season Finales

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At season’s end Saturday, it was confirmed that 1. FSV Mainz 05  Coach Thomas Tuchel and VfB Stuttgart headman Huub Stevens will not return to their clubs for the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign.  Tuchel led small-budget Mainz to a Europa League play-in berth with the club’s seventh place finish in the Bundesliga table this season, while Stevens took over a sinking […]

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Remember the Bruchweg Boys? – Mainz are facing Bayern. Again


Thomas Tuchel tries once again to upset the Bavarians. One can’t help, but think about that marvellous match from three years ago between Bayern and Mainz whenever this particular fixture appears on the schedule. Most Mainz fans probably remember their team’s 2-1 away win against Bayern München in 2010 like it was yesterday: Sami Allagui’s delicate back heel, Szalai’s exquisite […]

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