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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14320 on: July 21, 2020, 11:10:42 PM »
Rangnick also has the same agent as Kloppo - Marc Kosicke, hopefully he speaks sense into him  ;D

Same guy from Trainer, handled Andre Schubert during the film, yes?
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14321 on: July 21, 2020, 11:22:42 PM »
Same guy from Trainer, handled Andre Schubert during the film, yes?

he is his agent, so yes I guess so! Not seen Trainer for ages.

Kosicke’s agency handles a lot of coaches/managers, that’s what they specialise in. Kloppo was the first one though, who started him on that road :D
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14322 on: July 21, 2020, 11:25:29 PM »
Rangnick isn't going to Milan. Said to be interest from England, though what clubs I'm not sure. He's what Everton need, but he doesn't deserve that.
One of the Italian reporters says he is staying at RB.

It makes some sense considering how Maldini, Capello and Ibrahimovic all publicly attacked him. He deserves better than that. He could transform Everton but it's the same cesspool Milan is. Poor run of form and the fans will turn against him. I hope to see him going to a place that would give him time and freedom.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14323 on: July 22, 2020, 02:54:09 AM »
Yep. He wouldn't get the time or the freedom at Everton or Milan. Bullet dodged for him

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14324 on: July 23, 2020, 03:50:22 PM »
 ;D



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Clubs to retire shirt numbers in players' honour:

West Ham: Bobby Moore's No.6
AC Milan: Paolo Maldini's No.3
AC Milan: Franco Baresi's No.6
Inter Milan: Javier Zanetti's No.4
Napoli: Diego Maradona's No.10
Ajax: Johan Cruyff's No.14

And....

Birmingham: Jude Bellingham's No.22

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14325 on: July 26, 2020, 04:03:36 AM »
Bayern will be so rusty for the CL.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14326 on: July 30, 2020, 06:28:21 PM »
LFC’s physio Christopher Rohrbeck has returned to Mainz 05.

No idea where to put that in the Liverpool forum, so I’m sticking it here  :P

https://twitter.com/1FSVMainz05/status/1288874494518534144?s=20
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14328 on: August 1, 2020, 02:44:18 PM »

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14329 on: August 2, 2020, 04:21:11 AM »
Former Schalke defender and World Cup winner Benedikt Howedes retires at 32:

https://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/benedikt-hoewedes-beendet-karriere-dann-habe-ich-die-volle-breitseite-bekommen-a-00000000-0002-0001-0000-000172270268

Sounds like the pandemic has seen him have a rethink about his priorities. He has a WC medal and is likely financially well-off. Looks like he's quit for family reasons. Another former German international opting to quit on their own terms

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14330 on: August 2, 2020, 04:53:42 AM »
"I've noticed how it fills me with joy spending time with my son. All of a sudden, football seemed irrelevant to me," the 32-year-old told Spiegel. Good for him.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14331 on: August 2, 2020, 08:48:34 PM »

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14332 on: August 4, 2020, 12:21:38 PM »
From Jan Aage Fjortoft twitter:
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To sum up the transferdiscussions in Germany right now:

In the red corner, Bayern- BOSS Hoeness

- We buy players to make them Bayern-players. Dortmund buy them to make money

In the yellow corner, Dortmund- boss Zorc:

- That’s a very arrogant statement

To be continued

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14333 on: August 4, 2020, 12:29:03 PM »
From Jan Aage Fjortoft twitter:

Not sure about continued  ;D Zorc shut it down quite well yesterday.

Hoeness was being an arrogant tosser basically.

Not to say Dortmund may want to shift the focus of their model somewhat, but it’s so easy for Hoeness to talk the talk, and it’s probably the last thing Dortmund want is the old tax dodger sticking his nose in, and now of all times!

I’m surprised Fjortoft isn’t aware that Hoeness doesn’t work for Bayern anymore!
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14334 on: August 4, 2020, 12:42:57 PM »
Until Dortmund wins another title, I see their model purely as an academy who sometimes challenge for titles.

There is nothing wrong with that though, they are making lots of money doing this and it is a magnet for young talents who were looking to develop their football in a well supported club but a less pressurised environment.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14335 on: August 4, 2020, 01:17:54 PM »
Until Dortmund wins another title, I see their model purely as an academy who sometimes challenge for titles.

There is nothing wrong with that though, they are making lots of money doing this and it is a magnet for young talents who were looking to develop their football in a well supported club but a less pressurised environment.
The comparison he made is arrogant though. There is simply no way Dortmund could compete with Bayern financially, so they went with an approach that suits them and they benefit from it. They are now in a position where they could bring in the likes of Can, Brandt, Hummels- for a Bundesliga club not named Bayern this is remarkable.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14336 on: August 4, 2020, 01:24:35 PM »
yeah this is the thing, Dortmund need to, and are trying to I think, find that ‘happy medium’.

I think they are still massively conscious of what happened to them 15 years ago - and understandably, you don’t forget something like that, and especially as they are still led by the man who got them out of that terrible mess - Hans-Joachim Watzke.

It’s been a gradual process, still ongoing. Their fans frustrations has been more that they where not able to take advantage of Bayern having a couple of years of being a bit of a mess with multiple coaching changes. And they too of course also went through multiple coaches prior to that.
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14337 on: August 4, 2020, 02:56:38 PM »
Hertha Berlin sign Alexander Schwolow from Freiburg

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14338 on: August 4, 2020, 03:13:26 PM »
such a shame for Freiburg, but they do tend to get over losing good goalies.

Schwolow could do so much better than Hertha, but then with their ‘new money’, I guess it makes then a more attractive prospect.  He had been heavily linked with Schalke too.  So maybe Hertha is the better bet  :P But he’s a cracking goalie. 
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14339 on: August 4, 2020, 03:20:44 PM »
To be fair, I think most players would take a gamble on Hertha over Schalke right now

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14340 on: August 4, 2020, 03:33:20 PM »
To be fair, I think most players would take a gamble on Hertha over Schalke right now

yeah defo.

Schwolow would make a good goalie for a lot of clubs really. He’s far better than a lot of the ‘middling’ club goalies in the prem for instance. He’d be perfect for the likes of Everton, cos he’s massively better than what they have.

But can’t blame him for staying in Bundesliga. And the Hertha project could be quite exciting, although I am not convinced yet!
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14341 on: August 4, 2020, 06:20:48 PM »
With you DG. Hertha are handing it out left, right and centre but it feels weird. Like it could go all wrong as we’ve seen at clubs time after time after time. I need to see it working for a few seasons.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14342 on: August 4, 2020, 06:23:27 PM »
And the Hertha project could be quite exciting, although I am not convinced yet!

Klinsmann (Klisma for Chops) gone, obvious step in the right direction... :D
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14343 on: August 4, 2020, 06:34:12 PM »
With you DG. Hertha are handing it out left, right and centre but it feels weird. Like it could go all wrong as we’ve seen at clubs time after time after time. I need to see it working for a few seasons.

yeah! Need to see how things go there over the next couple seasons for sure. They have signed a lot of players in a short amount of time too, so that’s always going to take a while to settle. By the start of the new season they could have almost a whole new first 11 to the one they’d have had the previous year. The signing of Schwolow at least is a good sign, as he’s a very good goalie, who goes under the radar a bit in Germany. Get the feeling though that they will need a real ‘coup’ of a coaching/managerial signing to really get them going. And that’s always the toughest part, getting that right coach.
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14344 on: August 4, 2020, 07:28:51 PM »
yeah! Need to see how things go there over the next couple seasons for sure. They have signed a lot of players in a short amount of time too, so that’s always going to take a while to settle. By the start of the new season they could have almost a whole new first 11 to the one they’d have had the previous year. The signing of Schwolow at least is a good sign, as he’s a very good goalie, who goes under the radar a bit in Germany. Get the feeling though that they will need a real ‘coup’ of a coaching/managerial signing to really get them going. And that’s always the toughest part, getting that right coach.
Jesse Marsch would be great for them

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14345 on: August 4, 2020, 07:34:27 PM »
Jesse Marsch would be great for them

yeah definitely. Wherever he goes next, I hope he does go back to the German Bundesliga as a head coach first, would be a logical step for sure. If he carries on going the way he is, there could be some decent competition for his services.
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14346 on: August 4, 2020, 07:36:53 PM »
Jesse Marsch would be great for them
Would be great for most teams. Before Roger Schmidt went to PSV I really hoped they would bring him in, I miss him in the Bundesliga.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14347 on: August 6, 2020, 07:15:31 PM »
Max Kruse has joined Union Berlin

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14348 on: August 6, 2020, 07:16:48 PM »
Max Kruse has joined Union Berlin

I was half expecting Werder Bremen to beg him back again! They went to crap when he left.

Really good signing for Union.
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14349 on: August 6, 2020, 07:19:41 PM »
BBC article on Branko Zebec, who was Bayern manager when Bayern won there first Bundesliga title, & then won the title as Hamburg manager
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52970612

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14350 on: August 7, 2020, 05:33:08 PM »
They signed Robin Knoche on a free too.

Really smart business from Union.

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14351 on: August 8, 2020, 12:31:45 PM »
Emre Can's debut goal against Bayer Leverkusen won the Bundesliga goal of the season:
https://twitter.com/bundesliga_en/status/1291753968205471744?s=21

Absolutely stunning, congrats Emre!

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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14352 on: August 10, 2020, 01:52:33 PM »
A couple of stories linking Ben Woodburn for a move to  Fortuna Dusseldorf. Liverpool have been impressed with how Ben has recovered from his injury and want to send him out on another loan. Could be an interesting experience for him with Dusseldorf desperate to get back into the Bundesliga.
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14354 on: August 11, 2020, 12:53:25 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/fckoeln_en/status/1293131828841402369

:lmao

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« Reply #14355 on: August 12, 2020, 06:57:16 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/fckoeln_en/status/1293131828841402369

:lmao

I don't see whatever it is that the person sees. I don't care though. Classy response from 1FC.Köln.

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« Reply #14356 on: August 13, 2020, 08:39:33 PM »
Looks like Zieler is joining Köln on loan

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« Reply #14357 on: August 13, 2020, 10:51:19 PM »
I don't see whatever it is that the person sees. I don't care though. Classy response from 1FC.Köln.
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Re: Bundesliga Thread
« Reply #14358 on: Today at 12:35:27 AM »
The Sancho deal is dead, barring something utterly dramatic.

The Dortmund squad is absolutely stacked for next season. Some of the best young players in the world in that squad, and a good amount of experience mixed in for good measure. I see it as the strongest Dortmund squad of all time.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure it's enough. It will take both a world-class squad and a world class manager to uppend Bayern. Dortmund have one, but not the other.

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« Reply #14359 on: Today at 01:33:02 AM »
The Sancho deal is dead, barring something utterly dramatic.

The Dortmund squad is absolutely stacked for next season. Some of the best young players in the world in that squad, and a good amount of experience mixed in for good measure. I see it as the strongest Dortmund squad of all time.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure it's enough. It will take both a world-class squad and a world class manager to uppend Bayern. Dortmund have one, but not the other.

Is dortmund all that different next season than this season? I suppose they will have the blond haired kid all season. that's certainly a help. But defensively they seem weak