VRA036 – 2016/wk33 – Group stage within reach

Nearly 10.000 Gladbach supporters made their way to Switzerland (check out our videos on Twitter and Facebook), where Borussia beat Young Boys Bern 3-1 in the first leg for the Champions League Play-Off. In our first episode of the season, Manuel talks you through the match and discusses the squad options coach André Schubert went for. We end with an outlook on the upcoming matches to come.

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VRA035 – 2016/wk23 – Rollercoaster Season

A rollercoaster-season came to a happy end with Gladbach securing 4th spot in the Bundesliga. The change from Lucien Favre to André Schubert,
the comeback to the top of the Bundesliga after five defeats at the start, Champions-League at Borussia Park, win after win at home while losing matches on the road – Manuel talks you through the season before taking a look at the new and rumored signings, players leaving and the dates for the new season to come!

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VRA034 – 2016/wk20 – Knocking on CL’s door

Hooray, Champions League (well, play-offs!) it is! Two victories to finish the season convincingly, the 2-1 over third-placed Bayer Leverkusen effectively meant 4th spot for the Foals, who, as a reminder, had been rock bottom of the league after five matchdays. That fourth rank was further cemented with a 2-0 away win to Darmstadt, the first three points on the road in 2016! Manuel quickly goes through both matches, bids farewell to Roel Brouwers and Martin Stranzl, before discussing recent transfer rumors and squad news.

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VRA033 – 2016/wk18 – Hahn in the limelight

Back from two disappointing away losses, Borussia beats Hoffenheim 3-1 and even gets a well-deserved “bonus” points at the Allianz-Arena, drawing to designated Champions Bayern Munich 1-1. Manuel talks you through the matches, gives a farewell to Rooooooel Brouwers before discussing further transfer rumors and the upcoming clash with Bayer Leverkusen.

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VRA032 – 2016/wk16 – Away, Foals are fools

Another two disappointing away trips for the Foals, losing to Ingolstadt and soon-to-be-relegated Hannover 96. Manuel talks you through the matches, before moving on to squad news and some info on the annual general meeting, showing that the club is currently prosperous and wealthy like never before.

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VRA031 – 2016/wk14 – Fiesta Hertha’na

Another fiesta at Borussia-Park, third-placed Hertha BSC was emphatically beaten 5-0. Both Andre Hahn and Oscar Wendt returned to the starting eleven, with the former Ex-Augsburg player getting himself on the scoresheet. Tony Jantschke also made his comeback after several months of injury – more good news for coach Andre Schubert. Sitting on Fourth now, Borussia will face tough-to-beat Ingolstadt in the next away match. Manuel talks you through both encounters.

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VRA030 – 2016/wk12 – A game to forget

A dominant Borussia is held 2-1 by Schalke at Veltins Arena, in a match that some pundits afterwards described as “slapstick”. 22 shots on target, some clear-cut chances missed or denied by Schalke’s outstanding keeper Ralf Fährmann, and Schalke bags two goals through an own goal by Martin Hinteregger and a deflected shot off Granit Xhaka’s shoulder. Unbelievable. The team must not let their heads down, however, as this was still a very stong team performance, completely outplaying one of the biggest clubs in the League on their own ground. After the Easter Bundesliga break, it’s another big match for Europe when high-flying Hertha Berlin is coming to Borussia-Park on Sunday.

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VRA029 – 2016/wk11 – Next up: Schalke

Keeping another clean sheet at Borussia-Park, Gladbach sent Eintracht back to Frankfurt with a convincing 3-0 victory. Manuel talks you through the encounter which put the Foals back on Fourth. Before Borussia is facing Schalke 04 at Veltins-Arena on Friday night for a big game on matchday 27, Norwegian centre-back Havard Nordtveit has announced officially his departure from Mönchengladbach in summer, he’ll most likely be joining West Ham United.

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VRA028 – 2016/wk10 – Retirement of Der Stranzler

A mixed bag for the Foals with a 2-2 draw to Augsburg, followed by a convincing 4-0 over VfB Stuttgart before losing to CL-quarter final contender VfL Wolfsburg. Manuel talks you through the games and André Schubert’s change of formation, shifting between a 4-4-2 and 3-4-3. Sadly, centre back Martin Stranzl held a press conference this week to announce his retirement from football at the end of season, an end of an era at Borussia-Park and a personality that’ll be truly missed by everyone. Next opponent is struggling Eintracht Frankfurt, who sacked coach Armin Veh this week to install Nico Kovac, former Croatia-coach.

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VRA027 – 2016/wk08 – Derby Dahoud

After the poor performance at Hamburg (2-3), Borussia turned it around in the derby against Cologne, with Mo Dahoud scoring the much-celebrated winner early in the game. Now the Foals face Augsburg away on the weekend, before VfB Stuttgart, the best team of the Rückrunde, travels to Borussia-Park for some mid-week action on Wednesday. Manuel talks you through the matches against Hamburg and Cologne and previews the upcoming two matches, plus looks at the squad options for these fixtures.

Sorry for the poor audio quality this time.

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