Tag Archives: Thomas Tuchel

The Perfect Yet Sad Start of Borussia Dortmund


The evolution of Borussia Dortmund has begun. As I wrote in my first article for the Fanatic, the people in Dortmund were expecting changes this season. Thomas Tuchel had to accept the challenge to fulfil Jürgen Klopp’s legacy. That meant that Borussia Dortmund needed to transform from a counter-attack-team to a team that can handle deep defending opponents with a tactic that […]

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Europa League Draw and what it means for its Bundesliga participants

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  The much-awaited draw for this year’s Europa League was conducted one day after the more-prestigious Champions League draw with UEFA’s comedic genius Gianni Infantino once more in fine form. There are some intriguing match-ups for this year’s group stage involving Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, and FC Augsburg. Here’s the low-down on what the draw means for the Bundesliga’s European contenders… FC Schalke 04 […]

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Thomas Tuchel’s Early Work at BVB — MatchDay One

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In April 2015, Jurgen Klopp announced that his resignation would take place following the end of the 2014/2015 campaign. In respond to this situation, Borussia Dortmund moved quickly and appointed the exciting Thomas Tuchel as the replacement. The newly appointed manager was widely known through his nice journey with FSV Mainz 05 which the highest achievement was the 5th spot in […]

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Gladbach Swept Away in Opening Day Horror Show


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


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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2015/16 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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