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Jurgen Klopp set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, says report

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has asked to leave the club, according to the German publication BILD. BVB have scheduled a press conference for this morning where it is believed the news will be officially released. Klopp’s current contract runs until 2018, but the 47-year-old has reportedly told Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim […]

Mats Hummels at the best age for England move, says Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer believes Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is at the “best age” for a move to England. In 1977, after playing for Bayern Munich, Beckenbauer surprised the world when he accepted a lucrative contract to play in the North American Soccer League with the New York Cosmos. The former West Germany […]

Manchester United target Mats Hummels considering his future at Borussia Dortmund

German international Mats Hummels has admitted he is considering a future away from Borussia Dortmund. Since the summer, Hummels has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United. But the defender has always denied any interest in leaving Dortmund, where he won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2012 and 2013 and […]

Massimiliano Allegri knows Juventus need to score against Borussia Dortmund

Juventus enter today’s Champions League Round of 16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund holding a 2-1 advantage. Coach Massimiliano Allegri knows his side can advance to the quarter-finals of the competition with a 0-0 draw. But the Italian boss is not expecting a goalless result and is pushing his team […]

Jurgen Klopp never doubted his philosophy despite Dortmund’s early struggles

Borussia Dortmund’s early season struggles in the Bundesliga have been well documented. Despite finishing on top of their Champions League group, Jurgen Klopp side’s continued its nosedive in the German league through the winter break. On February 4, 10-man Augsburg handed BVB a 1-0 defeat at home which led to Dortmund players taking to the stands […]

Borussia Dortmund relishing return to UEFA Champions League competition

The last time Borussia Dortmund appeared in the UEFA Champions League, they were in the midst of a horrifying run of form domestically. Jurgen Klopp’s side were hovering slightly above the relegation zone in the Bundesliga, with injuries and poor performances the major reasons behind the team’s demise. Their domestic performances reached a […]

Champions League preview, predicted lineups, TV schedule and predictions

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League typically churns out some of the most dramatic soccer matches of the entire campaign and we don’t have to wait long until the last-16 gets underway. This season’s competition is packed with quality, as the remaining sides look to plot their path […]

Marco Reus extends his contract with Borussia Dortmund until June 2019

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has extended his contract with the Bundesliga club until June 30, 2019. The German international had been the subject of endless transfer speculation for quite some time; with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona rumored to be his future destination. But the attacking […]

Manchester United warned off of signing Mats Hummels by Owen Hargreaves

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has warned officials at Old Trafford that they should not pursue the signing of Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels. Hummels is reportedly the number one transfer target of manager Louis van Gaal, but Hargreaves feels the German international is too slow and would prefer […]

Bayern Munich will not sign Real Madrid target Marco Reus, says report

Bayern Munich have confirmed that they will not be in the running for the services of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, according to the publication BILD. The German international has been the reported transfer target of numerous European club including: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool; but the BVB player has been […]

Jurgen Klopp confident Borussia Dortmund will stay up and that star players will remain

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has expressed his confidence in his current side’s ability to stay in the Bundesliga and also conveyed that he believes his star players will remain at the club next season, in an interview with the German publication Sport BILD.  Dortmund are currently in the Bundesliga’s relegation […]

Mats Hummels Addresses Latest Rumors Linking Him With Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels has addressed the latest speculation in the media linking him with a January move to Manchester United. The 26-year-old defender has been a well-reported target of manager Louis van Gaal, with the latest stories theorizing that United are preparing a £35 million bid for the German international’s […]

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The rowdy roots of British football

The Times Online has a review of the book Uppies and Downies: The Extraordinary Football Games of Britain by Hugh Hornby. The book is a fascinating look at Atherstone Ball Game and other ancient contests that still take place in Britain. Hornby’s take on the history of football is that […]

La Liga Jornada 21 Review: Athletic Bilbao Fortifies Sixth Place in La Liga Over Atlético Madrid

The headlines emanating from Bilbao have had little to do with Athletic’s white-hot form, as the rumors swirling around Fernando Llorente’s future destination have blanketed this historic club.  Tottenham Hotspur has been the main culprit of the Llorente saga, originally offering €30 million, but after Athletic rejected the bid, they […]

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