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Resumption of Bundesliga goals and fights are a victory for normalcy

theguardian.com — "25 goals against the terror," cheered Bild on Sunday after the first two days of highly targeted on-field strikes symbolically pummelled the forces of darkness. Bundesliga players were so intent on fulfilling their patriotic duty that four - including Borussia Dortmund's maestro of nonchalance, Mats Hummels - went as far as putting the ball into their own net.

Dortmund beat Schalke in Revierderby but both remain victims of relativity

theguardian.com — "The team have to fight, they mustn't give up and must do everything to represent Schalke 04 the way our fans expect them to," Royal Blues' sporting director Horst Heldt had vowed before the Revierderby. "And in case all of that won't be enough, we will at least plough up Dortmund's pitch."
Nov 09, 2015

Crazy stat of the day: Dortmund have scored only one goal fewer than R Madrid and Barcelona combined this season: theguardian.com/football/2015/…

André Schubert's 'wild marriage' with Borussia Mönchengladbach in bloom

theguardian.com — Just like Moses, Luke Skywalker and Flik from A Bug's Life, André Schubert at first wasn't really that keen on the job. "I don't need to be a coach in the Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2 to be happy with my life," the 44-year-old said when he took over as the interim manager at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach two months ago.
Nov 02, 2015

RT @guardian_sport: Schubert's 'wild marriage' with Borussia Mönchengladbach in bloom. By @honigstein gu.com/p/4dztc/stw (Corbis) pic.twitter.com/IezJ9SUm1n

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rockets into the hearts of Borussia Dortmund fans

theguardian.com — As a child, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would watch his father Pierre star for the Gabon national team on television. He'd kick imaginary balls in the living room, cheer himself on as one of thousands of imaginary supporters from the sideline and pretend being an interviewer, interviewing himself.

Manuel Neuer proves he is human in a loss Bayern had to have

espnfc.com — After twelve straight wins, Bayern Munich lost a game of association football, suffering a surprise 2-0 Champions League loss to Arsenal. The scapegoat was easily found in Manuel Neuer, who proved that he is human after all with a rare error to gift the Gunners the lead in London.
Oct 21, 2015

Manuel Neuer proves he is human after all in a loss Bayern Munich had to have: Pep Guardiola speaks after Baye... es.pn/1hVdR7t

Bayern relaxed but concern over Pep Guardiola remains

espnfc.com — Friendly applause greeted Pep Guardiola and his team as they trickled into the Landmark Hotel ballroom for Bayern Munich's traditional midnight banquet after Champions League away games. In years gone by, the air would have been heavy with apprehension at that moment.

Guardiola beating Wenger may see Bayern boss review options

espnfc.com — They never got round to shaking hands at their last meeting at the Emirates 20 months ago but ahead of Tuesday's group-stage clash, Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola smothered each other with politeness.
Oct 20, 2015

RT @ESPNFC: Guardiola beating Wenger's Arsenal may give Bayern boss food for thought Via @honigstein: es.pn/1OFUq0N pic.twitter.com/gAnlhg1psT

Oct 20, 2015

RT @ESPNFC: Guardiola beating Wenger's Arsenal may give Bayern boss food for thought Via @honigstein: es.pn/1OFUq0N pic.twitter.com/gAnlhg1psT

German FA leaves too many questions unanswered over 2006 World Cup bid

theguardian.com — In 2000, the German satirical magazine (yes, such a thing does exist) Titanic famously tried in vain to influence Fifa ExCo members to vote for Germany staging the 2006 World Cup with written promises of Black Forest ham and cuckoo clocks: "the letters looked funny," Jack Warner, an undisputed expert in these matters, remarked at the time.
Oct 20, 2015

RT @Sauze7: German FA leaves too many questions unanswered over 2006 World Cup bid gu.com/p/4de7h/stw by @honigstein in @guardian_sport #dfb

Jurgen Klopp's ethos places the power of the collective over the financial might of Liverpool's rivals

standard.co.uk — Jurgen Klopp promised "appealing" and "brave football" before his first League match in the new job, a tricky away appointment against rival Champions League contenders. His team delivered, instantly. Borussia Dortmund edged a spectacular affair with a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen and newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung praised the lanky, bespectacled coach for "firing up his players much more than his predecessors had been able to".

Das Reboot: Raphael Honigstein on Germany's football revival - video

theguardian.com — Raphael Honigstein speaks to Amy Lawrence about his new book Das Reboot, which charts the rise of German football from the dark days and dour football of the late 1990s through to the national team's failure at Euro 2004, their revival in 2006 and the World Cup-winning side of 2014
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Nov 29, 2015

RT @btsportfootball: Our panel of European football experts are back today! Join @lynseyhipgrave1 and co from 6.30pm. #BTEFS pic.twitter.com/Cm51Y6QZQR

Nov 29, 2015

@F03148046 @davidschneider very true. But absence of ground troops doesn't mean bombing IS has no positive effect

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