Discussion in 'European Football' started by Nikola, Jun 30, 2015.
One for Bundesliga fans!
Super cup has been a good game so far, Wolfsburg have been the better side. Looking forward to watching them in the CL this year, hopefully they can keep hold of KDB for another season and push on to get nearer to Bayern, they certainly manage to match them whenever they face off.
Bayern looking sloppy in possesion, particularly our Xabi. Though we defo should be monitoring Xabi's contract situation over the next few months. We could have him on a free this time next year.
Douglas Costa looks a quality addition for Bayern, considering Ribery is eternally out injured.
Neuer doesn't seem interested in the penalty shoot out and Alonso was awful throughout. Why didn't Guardiola take him out puzzled me, Alonso should not have been on the pitch let alone taking the second pen.
Just seen the game...St. Nick's goal was great. Opening up your body like that on your weaker foot? Amazing.
Bayern Munich will win it again with ease just like last season. The depth in their squad is not matched by any of their rivals.
Interested to see how Dortmund get on without Klopp as their manager.
Watched the Audi cup and Douglas Costa looks quite impressive.
For fans in the US, the rights were secured by fox starting this year (they used to have fox soccer when they had the premier league, now mostly fox sports 1) and other fox channels. More soccer shown in the states never a bad thing, especially after NBCs fantastic coverage of BPL.
It's good news, except that I find Fox's coverage of anything almost unwatchable, especially after NBC have reminded me how well this can be done. Just how does Warren the incorrect tense Barton have a job at this stuff?
haha, I'll agree wholeheartedly with that, but it is nice that it will be on TV this year.
Dortmund ripping Borussia a new one. 2-0 with Reus and Aubemayang (sp?) with two nice finishes
3 up now after 33 mins. And a slight change in system too it seems with 1 holding midfielder sitting in young arrival Julian Weigl. More freedom for Gundogan.
Aubameyang got some pace there doesn't he? 4-0.... just as Bayern took a 5-0 win.
Lucien Favre has resigned after bringing Monchengladbach back to the top European competition but 5 defeats in a row in the league which is their worst ever start to the season.
Their fans must be absolutely destroyed. He's probably been their most popular chief coach since thirty years or so. Very surprising this.
Well then, that's one more excellent gaffer on the market. He'll certainly be no short of offers from big clubs, but I didn't see this coming to be honest.
Yeah, Honigstein said that it was a shock to the board who didn't want this to happen. But Favre insisted and took it public, the matter was over. It's often tricky for such teams that suddenly reach a certain height with a pretty short squad. Nothing is lost so early, but maybe there was something wrong mentally with the current group or Favre also didn't get enough backing during the summer.
I thought that Gladbach were finally on the right track back upwards, but they let Kruse and Kramer depart in the summer. Sad to see Favre go.
I do love the Bundesliga though. Despite the depressing year-on-year domination of Bayern, so many other teams can enjoy temporary or even prolonged success. Now it's Wolfsburg and also BVB (despite their one small off-year last term). Previously, it was Werder or Bayer 04 or HSV or else S04 or even VFB. It just changes so often. Maybe the winner doesn't change aka the monster that is Bayern, but the supporting cast is very fluid and interchangeable. I'm always a little disappointed that Hertha never seems to make the jump-up though. A wonderful club and from the Capital too (and maybe the only Capital Europe-wide) to not have a proper team. They do want it, but they never get it .
Honigstein also claims that LFC will sound-out Klopp for the 3rd time in early November (last time was not this past summer, but about a year ago) to take over at LFC ....if results continue to disappoint for us. Fingers crossed here.
Whatever the reason, the manager knows he isn't doing justice to the club and fans, he walked. If that also mean he lost his severance pay, then I do give him some credit there.
Good grief. Wolfsburg up 1-0 at the half at Bayern, Lewandoski on for the second half. Hat trick in the first 9 minutes
edit - Make it 4 in 11. Nine touches, 3 of which were on the third goal.
2nd edit - 5 in 15. The last one the best yet, Guardiola is holding his head with his hands and laughing.
5 goals in just 9 minutes for Lewy!!!
Wow that. Not like Bayern are taking on a mickey-mouse side either. This is their main challenger (BVB apart).
Yeah, in second half, every attack looks like scoring these Bayern bunch.
@thisisanfield: Lewandowski has just scored more goals in 9 minutes than Liverpool have scored in 7 games this season.
Go to fullmatchdownload, start watching the second half, at 51 mins, it becomes a 9 minute highlight real but in real time. Very weird watching.
This is just so sad...
It seems that there were differences during the summer, but it's still a bit weird. The whole club's board and the sporting director were still 100% behind him, and said just a day before the announcement that they'd 'go through this all together'.
The weirdest thing is that Favre didn't speak with the board before making the announcement. He just spoke out publicly, and it came as a shock for the whole Borussia board. Not so nice this... and it seems that Favre has the tendency to do such things. When he was at Hertha, there were a few times when he threatened to leave after a few defeats, and also at Borussia, he wanted to leave after their successful season two years ago, when they finished fourth. He probably foresaw a difficult upcoming season, and so it proved.
A few weeks ago, after their first initial defeat, he also said that this would be a 'very,very difficult season', so maybe he has reached a point where he just can't handle the pressure anymore. Still very disappointing, as he could have gone on to become a managerial legend there. Borussia is a great club, and he fitted in perfectly there. He also acknowledged that these four and a half years were his best time ever in management. Hopefully the club won't be too unsettled though, fingers crossed.
Oh yeah, and that fiver-pack... now that's something eh?
Had to watch those 5 goals again... another fun part must be Bayern's announcer who screamed Rrroberrrt 15 times in 9 minutes!
Love his third and fifth, his third was comical. He hit the post and bounce back to him and juggled it a bit and slot it between the keeper and two defenders. The fifth one rivals Benteke's United goal. His was further out. What a goal scorer that fella.
Qur Bundesliga is very boring. Who wins ? Bayern. BPL is more exciting.
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