VRA051 – 2017/wk37 – Average again

Four matchdays into the season and Borussia M’gladbach is ranked one place lower than in the 16/17 season on tenth position. A strong comeback from two Leipzig leads to get a point from the 2-2 draw to RB was preceded by a weak performance and a loss to Franfurt at home and a late equalizer in Augsburg against the Foals (2-2). Still, the 2-1 cup win against Essen and the convincing 1-0 in the derby against struggling Cologne are positives of the first five weeks of the season, which undoubtedly have seen Borussia being ‘on’ and ‘off’ in terms of performance. Manuel rounds up these first games and highlights the talking points regarding squad, injured players and individual performances.

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VRA050 – 2017/wk31 – Warm up!

vollrauteabroad is back and kicks off Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2017/2018 season. Manuel takes a look at players that have left the club, new blood brought in, what this means for the squad and how Borussia has done so far in pre-season.

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VRA049 – 2017/wk16 – Europe is far!

Two wins, a draw and two defeats – a pretty average April sees Gladbach on tenth position in the League. But with four games to go, the Europa League is still only a couple of points away. Still, the debut of Laszlo Benes and the derby-win over Cologne were highlights. Manuel talks you through the matches and provides an overview over the team’s current status.

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VRA048 – 2017/wk13 – The Foals Train stands still

After several great wins, the Foals train came to a stand-still, losing 1-2 to Hamburg and 0-1 at home to top-of-the-league Bayern Munich. In between more disappointment, as Borussia crashed out of the Europa League against Schalke. A 2-2 draw at home saw Gladbach being eliminated on away goals after the 1-1 at Schalke. A tough Saturday night ‘Spitzenspiel’ lies now ahead of the team of Dieter Hecking. Manuel talks you through the matches.

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VRA047 – 2017/wk10 – Heck-Heck-Hooray

Borussia is climbing up the League table, with another three victories against Werder, Ingolstadt and Schalke, only losing narrowly to RB Leipzig. In the Cup competitions it has been equally successful, with Lars Stindl giving the club a magic European night after a comeback against Fiorentina. The Foals were 0-3 down on aggregate, only to score four goals in 16 minutes and a Stindl-hattrick. To round up a great month, Hamburg has been beaten 2-1 in the DFB-Cup quarter-finals. Borussia now faces Frankfurt at home in the semi-final of the competition. Manuel talks you through the games and gives a quick assessment of the key points to manager Dieter Hecking’s success.

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VRA046 – 2017/wk06 – Still unbeaten!

Two more victories in the bag for Dieter Hecking as the Foals beat Freiburg 3-0 in the Bundesliga only to advance to the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal with a 2-0 win over Greuther Fürth. The next round will be played at Hamburg on March 1st, but before that it’s Werder Bremen away, AC Fiorentina in the Europa League and a cracking home match on Sunday against RB Leipzig. Manuel talks you through both games.

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VRA045 – 2017/wk05 – Turn around?

The Bundesliga is back, with Borussia Mönchengladbach on the road to face Darmstadt and Leverkusen in their stadiums. A big task for the new manager Dieter Hecking, as the Foals have been very poor travellers in 2016. A rather slow-paced 0-0 draw to bottom side Darmstadt was followed by a thrilling 3-2 victory over Champions League side Bayer 04. Borussia had even been down 0-2 at half-time, but Lars Stindl (x2) and Raffael turned it around for Gladbach, who now start to look like the team we all admired in the past five seasons. Manuel is your host and talks you through the matches and the first weeks with Hecking in charge.

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VRA044 – 2016/wk51 – Merry Hecking

Managerial change at the end of 2016 at Borussia Mönchengladbach: André Schubert, having only picked up 16 points in 16 matches with the Foals in the League, is replaced by Dieter Hecking. Two defeats by Augsburg and Wolfsburg meant the end for Schuberts stint after 62 matches with Borussia, helping them reach the Champions League and fourth Place in the League in Sommer. Manuel takes a quick look at the matches and talks about the change in personnel at Borussia-Park.
We wish all our listeners happy holidays and an exciting new year 2017!

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VRA043 – 2016/wk48 – The Foals Adrift

Borussias woes continue in the League, a 1-2 defeat in the Derby with Cologne was followed by a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim, seeing the Foals adrift in the League on 13th position without a win in seven matches. However, the CL proved more successful, as Manchester City was held to a 1-1 draw at Borussia-Park, which means Gladbach will finish third in the group, qualifying for the Europa League knock-out stages next year. Manuel talks you through the matches.
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VRA042 – 2016/wk45 – Crysis

Five matches without a goal in the Bundesliga, Borussia find itself on 11th position in the League. Manuel is joined by Conor (@conorgarratt) and Sultan (@WMformation) to discuss the current situation many deem a crisis, and discuss the formation, injuries, squad strength and coach André Schubert’s decision making.
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