051 2017/wk37 - Average again

Four matchdays into the season and Borussia M’gladbach is ranked one place lower than in the 16/17 season on tenth position. A strong comeback from two Leipzig leads to get a point from the 2-2 draw to RB was preceded by a weak performance and a loss to Franfurt at home and a late equalizer in Augsburg against the Foals (2-2). Still, the 2-1 cup win against Essen and the convincing 1-0 in the derby against struggling Cologne are positives of the first five weeks of the season, which undoubtedly have seen Borussia being ‘on’ and ‘off’ in terms of performance. Manuel rounds up these first games and highlights the talking points regarding squad, injured players and individual performances.

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048 2017/wk13 - The Foals Train stands still

After several great wins, the Foals train came to a stand-still, losing 1-2 to Hamburg and 0-1 at home to top-of-the-league Bayern Munich. In between more disappointment, as Borussia crashed out of the Europa League against Schalke. A 2-2 draw at home saw Gladbach being eliminated on away goals after the 1-1 at Schalke. A tough Saturday night ‘Spitzenspiel’ lies now ahead of the team of Dieter Hecking. Manuel talks you through the matches.

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041 2016/wk43 - A night to remember

The ups and downs continue with Borussia Mönchengladbach, a frustrating 0-0 draw against ten-men Hamburg, missing two (!) penalties, was followed by a fantastic away performance in the Champions League. André Schubert’s side silenced Celtic-Park with two second half goals – a night to remember for the Gladbach crowd in Glasgow. Back in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich proved too big for Borussia, leaving no doubt that their spell of four games without victory against the Foals would end this time. The 2-0 for Bayern was even flattering for an absent Borussia, leaving the club stalled on tenth position in the League. Manuel talks you through the week and previews the next four matches quickly, as Borussia now has another CL-match against Celtic, the second round in the German cup and two Bundesliga Friday night meets with Frankfurt and high-flying Hertha Berlin.

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029 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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028 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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018 2015/wk44 - Good Luck Andre

Another successful week for the Foals, as Eintracht Frankfurt was comprehensibly dealt with on their own ground (5-1), before Gladbach secured their first ever Champions League point by goalless drawing to Juventus at Turin! This was followed by a 3-1 win over Schalke, with an outstanding performance by right back Julian Korb, scoring his first ever goal for Borussia. Sadly, Andre Hahn was badly injured and has to be ruled out for months to come. Manuel guides you through the matches.
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004 2015/wk17 - Still On Track

Lucien Favre’s squad failed to continue their winning streak with an entertaining 0-0 at Frankfurt, but is still unbeaten in the last nine Bundesliga matches. Both sides had been eager to walk away with three points from the Friday evening match, but in the end both sides settled for a goalless draw, the first for Eintracht’s manager Thomas Schaaf since January 2012. As usual, host Manuel walks us through the match, continues with a preview of the upcoming home clash with 2nd-place VfL Wolfsburg to finish briefly on current transfer rumors.

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003 2015/wk15 - Dortmund Special

After the stunning 3-1 victory to Borussia Dortmund, with the fastest goal ever scored by Gladbach at Borussia-Park,
vollraute abroad is back with Episode 3. Manuel spoke to Lewis (@DortmundUK), panelist of the Dreierpack-Bundesliga-Podcast (@dreierpod) and
previewed Friday night’s away match to Eintracht Frankfurt.

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