088 The torture never stops!

Join us for a talk through the past three matches, all against other teams trying to avoid relegation: first, a spirited comeback at home after a host of clueless “defending” mistakes for a draw against Wolfsburg; second, the most depressing type of defeat against Stuttgart, throwing away a surprising two-nil lead thanks to clueless “defending” and a general lack of professionalism and enthusiasm; third, a home win against shambolic and walking dead Hertha BSC Berlin despite clueless “defending”, thanks to acceptable attacking play and a bit of luck, too.

What, we hear you cry, do these three matches have in common? It takes all of our considerable knowledge to come with up with a coherent, convincing explanation within thirty minutes. Listen to our podcast to hear our breathtaking analysis, plus a lot of moaning and grumbling. Still expletive-free, we hasten to add!

Legendary goals: The fastest foot in the west… second only to Juan Arango… free-kick maestro Thomas Kastenmaier and a fine example of his craft, his, erm, free-kick against Bochum on 25th March 1995, where Bochum’s goalkeeper stated, “You can’t save a shot when the ball is travelling so fast that you can’t see it!”

Legendary goal:

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

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087 Please, can we stop the season right now?

Please, can we stop the season right now?

Well, we predicted a “difficult” season in vollraute abroad #081, but this is ridiculous!

“Everything falls apart” could be an alternative title to Vollraute abroad #087 (and “From the gut” the soundtrack) as could “50 ways to torture a football fan”, or “Explain the inexplicable”. We sincerely hope that you, the dedicated listeners, appreciate the superhuman mental strength it took to recapitulate every single match since our win in Munich against Bayern (just thought I’d mention that), each one in its own way an evil, sadistic exercise in crushing all hope and optimism you might have held on to as a fan of still possibly the greatest club in the world.

Our legendary goal comes from a different era, when we had a team that Lucien Favre had formed, furbished, adjusted, oiled and tweaked until it was a gleaming, thunderous, unstoppable (except through foul play – curse you, Sevilla!) machine that powered through the RĂĽckrunde on its way to a 3rd place in the league. Max Kruse’s goal in the 90th minute of the home match against Wolfsburg on 26th April 2015 (who will be paying us a visit next Saturday) is a fine example of the inexorable football that never failed to bring our opponents to their knees that season, light years away from the current unprofessional and not in the least funny buffoonery that can only serve as a warning to future generations.

Legendary goal:

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

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080 Oh yes, let them beguine, make them play

Begin the season!

Hooray! Nothing can beat the adrenalin rush that comes with the start of a new season (no matter what went on the season before). Especially when your team begins the beguine with a win in the domestic cup. We discuss the hard-fought 1:0 at the Betzenberg, no mean feat when taking into account its infamous atmosphere, its braying fans and Kaiserslautern’s traditional “robust” style of play.

Other topics: what our boys did in their summer holidays (at Euro 2020, that is), new team members and possible developments on the transfer market, the first match of the season on Friday against Bayern Munich (a must-win, of course). We also go off on a few tangents and dwell on “failed players” and first matches of the season against Bayern Munich.

This time around, the legendary goal was scored in Kaiserslautern and the ball defied the laws of physics (so it can only be by Juan Arango). In keeping with the wistfulness in the lyrics of the Cole Porter classic, we share our bitter-sweet memories of the match.

“Oh yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play.”

Legendary goal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202YBohR9vc

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