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.
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.
Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)
Two more goal-festivals at Borussia-Park at the end of the Hinrunde. First, André Schubert’s squad was eliminated from the DFB-Cup by losing 3-4 to Werder Bremen, who capitalised on a poor second half defensive performance by the Foals. End-to-end-action continued against Darmstadt 98, which took the lead against Gladbach and looked like winners after the Red card for Granit Xhaka, but Borussia impressively bounced back with ten men, and Swedish international Oscar Wendt turned the stadium on its head when he scored a late 3-2-winner for the Foals. Manuel runs you through these matches and proposes three winners and losers of the first half of the season for Borussia Mönchengladbach at the end. Thanks for listening to Vollraute Abroad, merry Xmas and happy holidays!
Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep
Thanks to Ibra Traoré :-)