079 With all due respect, be gone! Sir.

“With all due respect, be gone! Sir.”

Actually, in the meantime we have had a change of heart and we are quite glad the season is well and truly over. Before sending it on its way into the history books, we describe the various forms of embarrassment and shame brought about by the three last matches of the season, analyse whether or not team spirit also played a role, and wonder how we will remember 2020/21. Finally, should we be optimistic about next season?

A fond farewell is bid to Oscar Wendt and Ibo Traore who are leaving the club. Thank you, Mr. Traore, for agreeing to greet our listeners at the beginning of each and every episode of Vollraute Abroad. Other players and members of the coaching staff (what were their names again?) are also leaving the club. We will definitely not miss them (Chief of Security Worf, your cue) as much as we will miss making this podcast in the summer break.

Are we looking forward to next season? Well, is Juan Arango the greatest ever?

and…THE legendary goal of the decade:


078 April skies

The ups and downs of the three games against Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Bielefeld in late April left us feeling emotionally exhausted and in need of a wee break. Are we actually quite glad the season is almost over, and are we looking forward to the summer break? Of course not!
Our team’s mystifying return to and loss of and return to form within eight days is a main topic, as is the upcoming match against Bayern Munich, the exciting prospect of qualifying for the brand-new European League Conference and traveling to exotic locations next season, and the fear of losing one or more of our “football gods” at the end of the season.
One of these football gods provides this podcast’s Legendary Goal in a match where we bossed Bayern Munich about in their own stadium, as we seem to have formed a habit of doing every second year.
The Jesus and Mary Chain, apparently, are not interested in football but the lyrics to one of their many Golden Oldies remind you of how it feels to be a fan of probably the best club in the world.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK9WYDKbiR0&t=96s

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband

077 Retreat of the body snatchers

Finally: the turn-around! Manuel and Alexis muse on how sheer luck and good passing football so suddenly und unexpectedly returned in the match against Freiburg. Then: an emotional debate about controversial refereeing decisions and the heroic, epic battle of 10 good men in Berlin. And of course your absolutely impartial experts on all things Borussia Mönchengladbach provide you with all you need to know about Adi Hütter, presently coach of sensationally in-form Eintracht Frankfurt, and soon-to-be coach of the best club in the world.
For legendary goals, we, yet again, couldn’t resist Juan Arango, this time with a mind-melting 35-yard rollercoaster strike against Frankfurt in 2012.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZIDSzD0uJQ

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband

064 Legendary goals

Again Manuel is joined by Alexis and they talk you through the night in Milan and introduce a new category, featuring Elliot.

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré & Elliot :-)

063 Overthrowing Cologne

Again Manuel is joined by Alexis and they talk you through the Cologne Derby, the CL draw and Nationalteam-Break.

This time just some postproduction ;-)

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)

059 2019/wk03 - First tests on the road

The Bundesliga is back and Gladbach is being tested straight away by Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 in away games, whereas Augsburg will visit the third-place Foals in between to collect points from Dieter Hecking’s side to avoid relegation. Manuel talks you through these match-ups, but only after he’s revisited the very successful Hinrunde for Borussia and the talking points of the winter break.

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)

057 2018/wk46 - What a time to be a foal

Gladbach remains no.2 in German football after a convincing 3-1 victory over Werder Bremen, with top transfer Alassane Plea netting three goals at the Weser. Previously, Gladbach had beaten Mainz (4-0) and Duesseldorf (3-0) at home, and lost to Freiburg (1-3) and, on a dark night at Borussia-Park, 0-5 to Rhine rivals Bayer Leverkusen. Manuel talks you through these matches and gives a brief outlook on the next match vs. Hannover 96 after the international matches break.

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)

055 2018/wk36 - More, PLEAse!

Good start to the 18/19 season for Gladbach with an emphatic 11-1 win in the Cup competition against Hastedt and an eventually convincing home victory on Matchday 1, 2-0 to highly rated Bayer Levekusen. The Foals then travelled to Augsburg where 23€M signing Allasane Plea bagged a goal to get the team a 1-1 draw. Manuel talks you through these games and takes a look at both the new signings and the new 4-3-3, and how the squad adapts to this new formation.

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)

054 2018/wk54 - Season wrap-up

Long time no hear! Sorry for that, we’ve been very busy last weeks and months, however, it’s never too late to talk you through the wrap-up of the last season. Although, a little distance to the season finale might be an advantage.

Let’s see, Manuel talks you through the season finale, looks on the performance of the squad and tries an outlook to the upcoming transfer window.

Thanks for your patience and your support during the past and hopefully you tune in again when your all news Borussia Mönchengladbach podcast returns after the WC.

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)

053 2018/wk03 - Utterly disappointing

The pod is back with a bang – the Rhine derby is on the menu, and boy was it a rotten menu. A 1-2 defeat to archrivals Cologne with the decisive goal in the last seconds of the match leaves all Borussia supports heartbroken. Raffael had equalized for the Foals, but an overall meek performance was, again, not enough to beat a feisty opposition. Manuel runs you through the game and quickly discusses the two talking points of the winter break, the signing of Reece Oxford and Max Eberl’s vocal outburst against the supporters during the HSV match.

Credit: Intro/Outro-Musik von Nomoredolls, Electric Sheep, http://www.jamendo.com/de/track/275278/electric-sheep
Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband
Thanks to Ibo Traoré :-)