090 So good to be back home again

„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
Co: Alexis

This weeks legendary goal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpR8foQvZKs&t=6s (Timestamp: 1:44)

Topic-Jingle: Apple/Garageband

089 No hard feelings

Sorry, folks! It’s been a while, but Renaissance Man Manuel was working very hard pursuing his many careers and Alexis was away meditating on the remaining terrace of the Bökelberg stadium.
Pleasantly surprised to discover Borussia Mönchengladbach (probably the best club in the world) hadn’t been relegated to the second division after all, and discarding Alexis’ plan to meticulously describe and then categorise every single one of the remaining eight matches in a four-hour special, we decided to attempt a synopsis of last season by describing key moments of the campaign that we think will linger on, changes in personnel included.
Furthermore, we look forward to life with a new coach and a “back to the roots” change of course promised by our new manager.

Host: Manuel Breuer
Co-Host: Alexis

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