Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the never ending rumours.



There is no day that passes by without the latest rumours and gossip about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund. As a star and effective goal scorer, Aubameyang is always in the spotlight. If the rumours are to be believed, he is perceived as a brat that lacks discipline and wants to quit Dortmund at the nearest opportunity. However, the reality on the ground paints a different picture. Continue Reading “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the never ending rumours.”

Felix Magath comes up with a novel idea.

Felix Magath

Felix Magath is not new to controversial ideas about revamping the Bundesliga. This time, in an interview with Hamburger morgenpost,he spoke about the dominance of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

He said,”the clubs that are always in the Champions league have huge advantages. Actually, they need to be removed from national competitions. A European league would be ideal.” He thinks the earnings from the European top competition creates an unfair competitive advantage for the big clubs. Thereby creating a scenario that is prevalent in Spain, Italy, and England.

Magath does not see an end to the dominance of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga as number one. He is of the opinion that the second and third spots belong to Dortmund and Leverkusen respectively.The fourth position could go to any club in the Bundesliga.

What do you guys think about his novel idea of excluding the top teams from competing in national competitions ? Will it make the league more egalitarian ? I do not think so.

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Juergen Klopp extends his contract till 2018.

Juergen Klopp

Borussia Dortmund have extended the contract of Chief coach, Juergen Klopp till 2018 according to a statement by Hans-Joachim Watzke, head of Borussia Dortmund. Also the contracts of the assistants were also extended.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, said,”we do not have to separate what belongs together,that is why we extended the contract of the chief coach and his team.” Klopp in his reaction,”we are all in love with the club and in the way things are run.” The sports director, Micheal Zorc emphasised that Klopp stands for the further development of the tean. Adding, “he is the perfect coach for BVB.”

Klopp has been in charge of the team since July 2008.

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It is crunch time in Bundesliga.

Who will be the Bundesliga champions this season ? It is a question followers of German football league have been asking. The top contenders for the title are Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Munich. Both teams are tied with 64 points. Bayern is presently in pole position because of superior goals difference.

Schalke manager, Felix Magath is confident,“Bayern will not win the remaining two matches.” Uli Hoeness,FC Bayern Munich president countered, “ they are trailing behind us and only hope that we stumble.”

As usual the Bundesliga is exciting because anything can happen. It is crunch time.

The remaining two matches for Bayern are against VFL Bochum and Hertha BSC. Bochum and Hertha are battling against relegation. They are not willing to go down without a fight. Time will tell if both matches would be easy as Arjen Robben, opined that Bayern needs to win both matches and they are champions.

Schalke will face Werder Bremen and 1.FSV Mainz 05. Bremen will try to defend their present third place when they play in Gelsenkirchen. Mainz 05, definitely aim to round up a good season under manager,Thomas Tuchel, at home against Schalke.

Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and VFB Stuttgart have their eyes set for Europe league.

On another note, Hamburg, sacked Bruno Labbadia yesterday. Hamburg lost woefully against Hoffenheim 1-5 last weekend. It was clear after the match that Labbadia had to go. Dieter Matz, a Hamburg expert, believes the players do not have an alibi anymore. Labbadia is gone but the problems remain the same.

Hamburg is a team without consistency in leadership both on and off the field. May be they should take a cue from next door neighbor St.Pauli. Holger Stanislawski, the manager of St. Pauli is a symbol of stability. St.Pauli look poised to play in the Bundesliga next season.

It is a given that Kaiserslautern are back in the Bundesliga. The other teams have to wait for at least one more match to know their fate.