Archives: Borussia Dortmund

die Tabelle lügt nicht: Week 5 (Now w/ the Bundesliga XI)

Posted on by Double Pivot

Here’s this week’s Bundesliga XI. It is packed with Bayer 04, Hoffenheim and Werder players. It does include a special shoutout to the man who ended Energie’s goal drought, an under appreciated defender from Arminia and a goalkeeper who lost. … Continue reading

The Set: BVB v. Schalke 04

Posted on by Double Pivot

1. Assholes Anonymous Hi my name is Rafinha and I am an asshole. For a team that has some very likeable and fair-minded players in Neuer, Kuranyi and Westermann, there seems to be a need to offset it with a … Continue reading

UEFA Cup First Round Draw Result

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The UEFA Cup first-round draw was held on Friday and there are a number of interesting new faces in the competition. One of those teams is Dutch side FC Twente, who as we’ve detailed in previous posts, is now coached … Continue reading

Why Pick Lee?

Posted on by Double Pivot

Young-Pyo Lee has joined Dortmund after the club agreed to terms with Tottenham Hotspur for the South Korean fullback. Lee’s survival at Spurs this long has been something of a oddity for us Lilywhites as he had fallen behind Gareth … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis: BVB

Posted on by Double Pivot

I have just returned from my summer holidays, where I had a lovely respite from footie. However, here we are with the season two weeks deep and I am behind. But I am afforded the luxury of making my tactical … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Two

Posted on by Mark

Welcome back to Bundesliga Statistics for week two. Standing alone at the head of the table? Newly promoted TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with two wins from their first two games. Astounding stuff, but we’re here to talk numbers not newcomers. Last … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week 1

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If you’re anything like me, you love reveling in statistics. While in isolation, especially at the beginning of the Bundesliga season, they don’t reveal much. But as time goes on it should be possible to discern patterns between some of … Continue reading

die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

Posted on by Double Pivot

1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! … Continue reading

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The New Gaffer: Introducing Klopp at Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Mark

Continuing our series introducing the Bundesliga’s newest gaffers is Jürgen Klopp now with Borussia Dortmund. For those of you at home wondering why Klopp was chosen to follow Klinsmann wonder no more. Was it to juxtapose the long-serving Klopp with … Continue reading

Transfer Moves: Keita to Catalonia, Degen leaves Dortmund

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Now that the Champions League final has passed and I’ve had a bit of a break, it’s time for me to get back to work and start monitoring the transfer market. I’ve decided to not post much about rumours, though … Continue reading