Right! Sorry to have kept you waiting, but the dog ate our recording. You will have been waiting with baited breath, surely, to see whether we are still as content as we were in episode 90 with the direction the undoubtedly greatest team, club and coach in the world are going. Or are they going in a direction at all? Listen to this episode to find out if we know the answer.
In episode 91 we present a recap of 9 matches in one slim, trim podcast. The dedicated listeners to Vollraute Abroad will know that we love categorising our team’s performances – this time it’ll be: the unforgivable, the undistinguishable, and the unforgettable – our team has been going from one extreme to the next. On the one hand, we rejoice in the VERY IMPORTANT derby win against Cologne, which was, to our great relief, a grand success and – as Borussia folklore has it – an omen that Daniel Farke is indeed the chosen one. On the other, we indulge in horrible and gruesome revenge fantasies against the club, players, fans and inhabitants of Darmstadt. Further talking points: the alarming amount of injuries afflicting the team and, as usual, upcoming matches.
This episode’s legendary goal is from a match against the valiant Champions League contenders and Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt who will be coming to Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening, 22nd October, and who actually weren’t good sports at all the last time they showed up. But not as rotten as Darmstadt.
„So good to be back home again” – Al Green had it spot on in arguably the most tender and loving hommage ever to very probably the greatest club in the world. (Check out the lyrics – you’ll see.)
You know when there’s been a heatwave and you’re so grateful for the first somewhat cooler day for what seems like an age?
That’s what it’s like to be a Borussia Mönchengladbach aficionado at the moment. After two to three years too close to the heat, everyone seems relieved to be back where we belong, with a modest and sensible coach and manager promising a return to what it means to be the club from the Lower Rhine. And, of course, it’s so good to be back with you again, dear listeners.
The contents of our latest humble (yet brilliant) offering: the Bundesliga matches against Hoffenheim and Schalke, the first round in the national cup, the new players (especially the very promising debut by Ko Itakura), the new-old Borussia spirit once again informing our team, developments in tactics and formation, and a look forward to the home match against Hertha BSC Berlin.
The legendary goal is Raffael’s belter against Hertha in Berlin in 2017. Otherwise worshipped for his delicate, thoughtful and breathtaking dribbling, with which he seemed to caress the ball into goal, football god Raffael proved he could also score by thumping the ball really, really hard from very far away, too.
Host: Manuel Breuer
This weeks legendary goal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpR8foQvZKs&t=6s (Timestamp: 1:44)