Tag Archives: Thomas Tuchel

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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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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