Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London - The Podcast
Bonus episode guest Hamadi Al Ghaddioui VFB Stuttgart Centreforward (BVB U23 16-17)

Bonus episode guest Hamadi Al Ghaddioui VFB Stuttgart Centreforward (BVB U23 16-17)

June 14, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.

People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.

The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn or improve their English.

Bonus show with VFB Stuttgart centreforward Hamadi Al Ghaddioui. 

Hamadi came through the BVB II academy at Hohenbuschei in the Dortmund suburb of Brackel. The now 30-year-old got off to a highly promising start in season 2016-17 scoring an impressive 19 goals in 33 matches.

His career then took the 1.93m striker to SC Verl and Sportfreunde Lotte in the third tier.

In season 18-19 Hamadi joined newly promoted Jahn Regensburg in the 2. Bundesliga where he scored 11 goals in 38 matches. 

Since 2019/20 the 30-year-old, whose parents migrated to Germany from Morroco in the 1970s, has been a striker with 5-time Bundesliga champions VFB Stuttgart.

Since joining 'Die Schwaben' (The Swabians in German) as VFB are affectionately known by their fans, Al Ghaddioui has scored 8 goals in 31 matches.

The highlight of his career was scoring the 1-0 winning goal in front of 24,000 spectators against Hansa Rostock in the DFB Pokal first round in his first season in 18-19. Contents:

'I grew up playing 4 vs 4 on the street where I lived':

Growing up playing street football in Bonn, discovery and breakthrough with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The life and rigours of being a professional player.

'My love for the English game started in 2003, that team were unbeatable': 

Watching football in the stands at Dortmund's Westfalenstadion. A life-long love for a North London club and the English game. A special greeting to Borussia Dortmund London Fan Club members.

We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
 
During the season you can also come to watch a game at our meet-up Stammtisch at the Naughty Bar, just off Oxford Street, in Cleveland street central London.
 
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German language episode - Episode 33 Gast Knut Reinhardt (1991-99) - Knuuuuuuuut!

German language episode - Episode 33 Gast Knut Reinhardt (1991-99) - Knuuuuuuuut!

June 8, 2021

Vielen Dank für Ihre Interesse am BVB London Fan-Community-Podcast. Jede Woche geht es darum, eine Facette des Lebens von Borussia Dortmund im Gespräch mit Experten und ehemaligen Teilnehmern des Vereinslebens wie Spielern, Fans und Journalisten, die diesen Verein in seiner Entwicklung beeinflusst haben, zu entdecken.

Unser Gast ist heute Knut Reinhardt, 'Knuuuuuuuut' wie er von uns Fans liebevoll gerufen wurde, spielte beim BVB mit der Rückennummer 2. Er begann sein Laufbahn beim TuS 05 Quettingen und wechselte als d-Jugendlicher zu Bayer 04 Leverkusen und wurde wenig später deutscher A-Junioren-Meister. 

In dieser Zeit war er zudem für verschiedene Nachwuchsnationalmannschaften des DFB aktiv und wurde 1987 mit der U-20 Vize-Weltmeister. 1988 gewann der defensive Mittelfeldspieler mit Bayer Leverkusen den UEFA-Cup und kam im selben Jahr zu seinem ersten Länderspiel für die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft. Insgesamt kam er in seiner Karriere bis 1992 auf sieben Einsätze im Nationalteam.

Im Europapokal brachte es der Mittelfeldspieler auf insgesamt 50 Einsätze. 1991 verließ Reinhardt Leverkusen und wechselte zum BVB. Mit dem BVB wurde er 1995 und 1996 Deutscher Meister und gewann 1997 die Champions League und den Weltpokal. Nachdem er in Dortmund immer weniger zum Einsatz kam, wechselte er 1998 in die zweite Liga zum 1.FC Nürnberg wo er seine Karriere 2000 beendete.

Co-moderator in der Sendung heute ist Stephan Kordt, geboren in Dortmund lebt der zweimalige Familien Vater seit 20 Jahre in Las Vegas, USA von wo er seine lebenslange liebe zum BVB nachgeht - Kordt ist, obwohl er in den USA lebt, seit 30 Jahre dauerkarteninhaber auf der Südtribüne in Block 14. 

1. Wurzeln im tiefsten Westfalen, Wechsel zum BVB, 1991-94, Stories von Ricken, Tanko, Chappi, Kalle, Teddy, Kutte, 'Stoffel', Povlsen.

2. 1994/95, Ottmar Hitzfeld,' die Italiener' Cesar, Sammer, Moeller und ab nach Duisburg - Der Knoten platzt Meister zum ersten Mal seit 25 Jahre! 

3. 1995/96 Neon im Nike Dress, Rangers in der Champions League und noch ein drauf Meisterschaft Nummer zwei. 

4. 1996/97 Ottmar Hitzfeld, Finale, eine Reise nach Tokio! 

5. Unterwegs mit der Nationalmannschaft u.a. FIFA WM U20 1987 8-0 gegen die Schweizer und 'Chappi' und Einsatz bei der A-Nationalmannschaft gegen die Sowjet Union.  

6. Das Klassenzimmer, Leben nach der Karriere das Lehramt in Dortmund und eine ' London Connection'.

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Episode 32 Daniel Farke’s ‘Die Kanarienvögel’ talking the Dortmund-Norwich connection with Ben Ambrose host of ‘Norwich Talk’ the Norwich City podcast

Episode 32 Daniel Farke’s ‘Die Kanarienvögel’ talking the Dortmund-Norwich connection with Ben Ambrose host of ‘Norwich Talk’ the Norwich City podcast

May 31, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.

People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.

The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn English.

Ben Ambrose is the host of 'Norwich Talk' the Norwich City podcast and a season ticket holder of many years at Carrow Road, the home of 'The Canaries' or 'Die Kanarienvögel' in German as the club's logo is depicted on a special edition T-shirt with a nod to the recent Bundesliga and BVB influence on the East of England based club founded in 1902.

Founded in 1902 the 2 time League Cup winners in 1962 and 85, City also 5-time winners of the second-tier title (Championship, formerly 2.Division) and play their football at the 27,359 seater at the magnetic 'Carrow road' stadium.

On the show today the aim is to shed some light on some of the influence of German football and in particular BVB on City with a focus on the current squad and of course their current coach and the former coach of BVB's second team, affectionately known as 'Die Amas' who currently play in the fourth tier Regionaliga-West, Daniel Farke:

1. Norwich City an introduction to the club and Carrow road ground successes, tragedies and folk stories. 

2. Former BVB U23 coach Daniel Farke what he has brought to the club since joining in 2017/18 two promotions and one relegation, 'We were too entitled, Farke changes the club beyond recognition.

3.  Familiar faces Felix Passlack (BVB current team) Marco Stiepermann (BVB youth and BVB II and first team 1998-2012) and Moritz Leitner (BVB 2011-2016). 

4. The impact of former BVB II players Christoph 'Zimbo' Zimmermann and Mario Vrancic.

5. The Paul Lambert years, two promotions, a '49% win rate just don't mention The Tractor boys'. 

6. Unheralded jewels from the Bundesliga at Carrow road: Rupp, Heise, Srbeny, Trybull, why Ralf Fährmann was 'City's worst ever signing'.

7. The Carrow road 'Yellow wall', traditions, choreographies and flags and one special European tie against Bayern Munich. 

We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
 
During the season you can also come to watch a game at our meet-up Stammtisch at the Naughty Bar, just off Oxford Street, in Cleveland street central London.
 
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Episode 31 German Language Hartmut ‘Bomber’ Wiegand Zeugwart und Team Bus Fahrer 1982-2002

Episode 31 German Language Hartmut ‘Bomber’ Wiegand Zeugwart und Team Bus Fahrer 1982-2002

May 29, 2021

Vielen Dank für Ihre Interesse am BVB London Fan-Community-Podcast. Jede Woche geht es darum, eine Facette des Lebens von Borussia Dortmund im Gespräch mit Experten und ehemaligen Teilnehmer des Vereinslebens wie Spielern, Fans und Journalisten, die diesen Verein in seiner Entwicklung beeinflusst haben, zu entdecken.

Unser Gast in der aktuellen Sendung ist heute Hartmut Wiegand, 20 Jahre lang war Hartmut, der von den Spieler nur liebevoll 'Bomber' genannt wurde Zeugwart und Team Bus Fahrer.

1. BVB 80er Jahre mit Geschichten über Rolli Rüssmann, ein 17-jähriger Eike Immel, Lothar Huber, Daniel Simmes, Maurice Banach, eine Reise nach Glasgow für den UEFA Cup gegen Celtic, das Abstiegsspiel gegen Fortuna Köln und die Reisetipps von Marcel Raducanu. 

2. Das DFB-Pokal-Finale 1989 in Berlin im Vorfeld des Spieles, Persönlichkeiten auf beiden Seiten, darunter Mirco Votava, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Thomas Helmer, Michael Lusch, Norbert Dickels Schuhe, 'ein unvorstellbarer Sieg', eine DFB-Geldstrafe für Borussia und ein unerwarteter Stopp auf dem Weg zum Borsigplatz.

3. Die Meisterschaft 1994/95 Stories von Flemming Povlsen, Teddy De Beer 'der passte in der Welt', die Schale im Bett, 'Der Knoten ist geplatzt', endlich wieder deutscher Meister. 

4. Die Meisterschaft 1995/96 'wir haben gar nicht damit gerechnet' mit Stories von Jürgen Kohler 'ein einmaliger Spieler', Matthias Sammer 'einmalig, ein absoluter Perfektionist und Erfolgsgarant'.

5. Stories von dem Champions League-Sieg von 1997, Ricken, Reuter, Heinrich, Kree 'ein einmalig starke Truppe', unfassbar die Feierlichkeiten in Dortmund.  

6. Die Meisterschaft 2002, ein emotionaler Abschied, die Zeit nach der Karriere, 'das was unser Verein ausmacht ist das wir echt bleiben und das soll auch so sein'.

Wenn Euch die Show gefällt teilt die Show mit Freunden und vergesst nicht zu liken. Wenn Ihr den Fanklub kontaktieren wollt, geht das über die Website borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk oder auch in der Online-Gruppe unter Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland

Episode 30 Pokalfinale preview, season review and the wonder that is Edin Terzic with Bundesliga Presenter Abel Meszaros Sport 1 TV Hungary, Talking Fussball

Episode 30 Pokalfinale preview, season review and the wonder that is Edin Terzic with Bundesliga Presenter Abel Meszaros Sport 1 TV Hungary, Talking Fussball

May 10, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.

People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.

The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn or practice English.

Guest today is Abel Meszaros, Abel is a journalist and TV analyst with Hungary's Sport 1 TV, he is also a long-time panellist on Talking Fussball and The Yellow Wall podcasts. Abel also writes for France Football and Spielverlagerung and is a life-long fan of BVB.  

On tonight's show, Ben and Abel review the 20-21 season. The club has been through a real roller coaster of a season the likes of which we have not seen since 17-18, under Austrian interim coach Peter Stöger who took over from the sacked Peter Bosz, when 'Die Schwarz-Gelben' finished in an impressive Champions League qualifying 4th place.  

1. A third season under Swiss coach Lucien Favre after narrowly missing out on the title by 2 points in an impressive 18-19 but 16 points in 19-20. Was the club's trust in Favre the right move?   

2. Impressive results but conceding stupid numbers of goals, why issues with set pieces are still the issue and the backline is still the issue but do BVB have talent in the back-line to come how much of an issue is Nico Schulz really?  

3The DFB Pokal campaign this season did we overachieve? Paderborn proves a bigger threat than expected and taking it to new coach Marco Rose's "Gladbach plus a preview of RB Leipzig and the semifinal.

4. Former assistant Edin Terzic takes over from Favre midseason coming from only having experience of being an assistant with Besiktas and West Ham United. How good has Terzic really done? Is Edin destined for greater things?

5. Are BVB still the number 2 team in the Bundesliga or have the scales shifted toward RB Leipzig at least this season?  

 6. What positions should BVB be focussing on in the summer, can we hold on to Haaland and Sancho the dynamic duo and initial thoughts on what Marco Rose might bring.

7. Predictions for the league finish and the DFB Pokal. 

Abel Meszaros can be found on social media at Twitter@BundesPL.
 
We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
 
During the season you can also come to watch a game at our meet-up Stammtisch at the Naughty Bar, just off Oxford Street, in Cleveland street central London.
 
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Episode 29 German language episode ‘Belief in Borussia’ - Gemeindereferent Karsten Haug, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Gründungskirche von BVB am Borsigplatz Dortmund

Episode 29 German language episode ‘Belief in Borussia’ - Gemeindereferent Karsten Haug, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Gründungskirche von BVB am Borsigplatz Dortmund

April 25, 2021

Vielen Dank für Ihre Interesse am BVB Londoner Fan-Community-Podcast. Jede Woche geht es darum, eine Facette des Lebens von Borussia Dortmund im Gespräch mit Experten und ehemalige Teilnehmer des Vereinslebens wie Spielern, Fans und Journalisten, die diesen Verein in seiner Entwicklung beeinflusst haben, in unsere Podcast zu entdecken.

Unser Gast heute ist Gemeindereferent Karsten Haug ein ehemaliger Stahlarbeiter von Hoesch und nun Seelsorger an der Dreifaltigkeitskirche die Gruendungskirche des Fussballklubs Borussia Dortmund. 

1. Die Wiege der Borussia- Die Gründungsstory der Borussia; Kaplan Dewald, Franz Jacobi und die Katholische Jünglingssodalität. 

2. Der Borsigplatz im Dortmunder Norden und die Bedeutung für den BVB seit 1909. Spieler, Feierlichkeiten, Mittelpunkt des Vereinslebens.

3. Die Story von Pastor Haug wie er zur Borussia und zu der Dreifaltigkeitskirche und den Dortmunder Norden kam.  

4.  'Alle Jahre' wieder der BVB Gottesdienst und die Story der Vereinsfahne und die Verbindung zum Verein Borussia Dortmund. 

5. Feierlichkeiten von Meisterschaften 1956. 57. 95, 96, 2002, 2011, 2012 und die Champions League 1997 am Borsigplatz. 

6. Ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis die Ferierlichkeiten zu 100 Jahre BVB in der Kirche. 

7. Krisenjahre und die Zukunft der Dreifaltigkeitskirche. 

Das Spiel zwischen dem BVB und Blau-Weiss Berlin fand in der Saison 1985/86 statt und ging 7-0 aus. 

Die Dreifaltigkeitskirche ist in der Flurstrasse 10 in Dortmund 44145 zu finden wenige Minuten von dem Borsigsplatz im Dortmunder Norden.

In der Soziale Medien findet mann die Kirche bei: https://www.facebook.com/Cominghome09-107735394163997

Wir hoffen, dass euch die Show gefällt. Schickt uns eure Kommentare, teilt die Show mit Freunden und vergesst nicht zu liken. Wenn Ihr den Fanklub kontaktieren wollt, geht das über die Website borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk oder unter Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.

Während der Saison sind alle BVB Fans herzlich eingeladen BVB Spiele an unserem Stammtisch in der Naughty Bar in der Londoner Cleveland Street in der Nähe der Oxford Street mit uns anzusehen.

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Episode 28 Has European Super league gone rigor mortis? With former BVB Keeper Dennis Gentenaar (05/06) and Colin Farmery (When Saturday Comes)

Episode 28 Has European Super league gone rigor mortis? With former BVB Keeper Dennis Gentenaar (05/06) and Colin Farmery (When Saturday Comes)

April 23, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.

People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.

The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn or practice English.

Our guests are Colin Farmery who is a journalist (WSC When Saturday Comes, The Guardian) and football writer author of books including Seventeen Miles to Paradise and Legend: The Alan Knight story who is also a director of Gosport Borough FC (7th tier England) and a former director of Portsmouth FC from 2013-19.

Dennis Gentenaar is the goalkeeping coach of Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv, formerly a goalkeeper who played 270 matches at elite level with Ajax, NEC and VV Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Gentenaar was reserve keeper to Roman Weidenfeller at BVB in 2005/06 under Bert van Marwijk in a season when 'Die Schwarz-Gelben' finished seventh players at that time included Metzelder, Rosicky, Dede and Sahin.

The topic of the show today is the proposed break-away European football league the European Super League which brings together 15 top European clubs including the two big clubs from Manchester, Milan and  Madrid clubs plus Juventus, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

These clubs will under the proposed model play in an annual fixed pool of clubs plus a meagre 5 clubs who qualify playing a seasonal tournament with no relegation nor promotion.

The 'ESL' is a major challenge to the UEFA Champions League and Europaleague and could be highly damaging to the national leagues across Europe and is highly controversial amongst supporters.

Borussia Dortmund have issued a statement saying that they will not take part as have Bayern Munich and no other Bundesliga clubs have been invited but what will happen next? Will the ESL succeed? Will German clubs be drawn into the 'big business league'?    

1.  European Super League what is it about? Who is behind it? 

2. What impact will the ESL have on national leagues, cups and Champions League? 

3. Could this benefit top clubs in smaller national leagues like Celtic, Ajax or Anderlecht? 

4. How will players and the football industry react to the possibility of bans from playing for their national teams? 

5. Is the ESL nothing more than an exhibition league with no incentive for fans to follow it? Or an improvement on the Champions League? 

6. Could this proposal bring a benefit to historically big clubs in small leagues like Holland, Scotland and Belgium? 

7. What is the business sense for clubs taking part? Will the fixed income from the tournament make managing the business of running clubs more effective off-setting financial risk and giving clubs the chance to plan better? 

8. What is the current position of Borussia Dortmund fans and the wider community of supporters across football how should they react to this development? 

The European supporters federation, which this fan club belongs to, mentioned in the show is the FSE Football Supporters Europe whose position on the Super League can be found at:

https://www.fanseurope.org/en/news/news-3/2414-fse-condemns-european-super-league-plans.html  

Super League update following days of fan protests and legal action by UEFA 12 clubs including all the English Premier League teams have withdrawn and only Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid remain of the original 15 clubs. UEFA is promising reform of the Champions League, fans remain highly sceptical to be continued.... 

We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
 
During the season you can also come to watch a game at our meet-up Stammtisch at the Naughty Bar, just off Oxford Street, in Cleveland street central London.
 
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Episode 27 German language episode - Die Torwart Frage mit VFL Osnabrück Torwart-Trainer Rolf Meyer (BVB Torwart 1981-91) und Horst Bertram (BVB Torwart 1971-83)

Episode 27 German language episode - Die Torwart Frage mit VFL Osnabrück Torwart-Trainer Rolf Meyer (BVB Torwart 1981-91) und Horst Bertram (BVB Torwart 1971-83)

April 23, 2021

Vielen Dank für Ihre Interesse am BVB Londoner Fan-Community-Podcast. Jede Woche geht es darum, eine Facette des Lebens von Borussia Dortmund im Gespräch mit Experten und ehemalige Teilnehmer des Vereinslebens wie Spielern, Fans und Journalisten, die diesen Verein in seiner Entwicklung beeinflusst haben, in unsere Podcast zu entdecken.

Nicht zum ersten Mal steht Roman Bürki in der Kritik wegen unbeständige Leistungen, obwohl der Schweizer ein Publikumsliebling ist, hat er nie die unumstrittene Position von Vorgänger wie Roman Weidenfeller, Teddy DeBeer oder Thomas Klos erreicht.

Großartige Leistungen werden von schwäche-Phasen gefolgt die das Dortmunder Fußfall Publikum nicht gerecht werden und nun mit der Ankunft des neuen Trainers Marco Rose werden die Stimmen im Verein für ein Transfer immer lauter. 

Um dieses Thema zu besprechen und im allgemein das Thema des Torwart Lebens bei Borussia Dortmund zu besprechen haben wir heute in der Sendung mit zwei Torhüter gesprochen mit viel Erfahrung: Horst Bertram stand zwischen 1971-1983 beim BvB im Tor. Rolf Meyer war zwischen 1981-91 zweiter Torwart von Borussia Dortmund und ist aktuell Torwarttrainer beim VFL Osnabrück.

Zwei Jahrzehnte und zwei spannende Jahrzehnte im Dortmunder Fußball. Die Themen des heutigen Podcasts: 

1. Roman Bürki ein beliebter aber unbeständiger Torwart, welche Stärken, welche Schwächen und welche Zukunft hat der Schweizer in Dortmund? Und wer wäre der optimale Nachfolger?

2. Torhüter wie Kwiatowski, Tilkowski, Immel, DeBeer, Klos, Lehmann, Weidenfeller im Gespräch. Ein Klub, viele Helden aber wer war der beste?

3. Horst Bertram und seine Epoche bei der Borussia, wie er 1971 nach Dortmund kam, ersten Spiele in Stadion Rote Erde. 

4. Das neue Stadion Westfalenstadion. Bertram per Anhalter zum Bayern Spiel. UEFA Cup gegen Glasgow Rangers 1982.

5. Rolf Meyer beim BVB, 1981/2 erste Saison in Dortmund mit Horst Bertram und Immel. Highlights von seiner Karriere. Das Leben eines Reservetorwarts der Borussia. 

6. Duell gegen Celtic Glasgow im UEFA Cup '87, der Pokal Sieg von 1989 gegen Favoriten Werder Bremen. 

 7. Das Leben als Torwarttrainer an der 'Bremer Bruecke' beim VFL Osnabrück. 

Wir hoffen, dass euch die Show gefällt. Schickt uns eure Kommentare, teilt die Show mit Freunden und vergesst nicht zu liken. Wenn Ihr den Fanklub kontaktieren wollt, geht das über die Website borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk oder unter Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.

Während der Saison sind alle BVB Fans herzlich eingeladen BVB Spiele an unserem Stammtisch in der Naughty Bar in der Londoner Cleveland Street in der Nähe der Oxford Street mit uns anzusehen.

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Episode 26 UCL preview with Dave Mooney of Manchester City podcast ‘Blue Moon’ and special guest former BVB (1990-94) and Manchester City (1994/95) midfielder Steffen Karl

Episode 26 UCL preview with Dave Mooney of Manchester City podcast ‘Blue Moon’ and special guest former BVB (1990-94) and Manchester City (1994/95) midfielder Steffen Karl

April 7, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.

People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.

The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn or practice English.

Our guests are Dave Mooney who is a journalist and football blogger and host of the 'Blue Moon' Manchester City podcast, the most-established show on the club in U.K and Steffen Karl a former Germany U21 international defensive midfielder who played 348 matches scoring 19 goals clubs like Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund as well as other clubs like Hertha BSC Berlin, St Pauli and FC Sion. 
 
On tonight's show we set the scene for the Champions League quarterfinal pairing which kicks off tonight at the Etihad stadium with City as favourites.
 
1. What should BVB's strategy be? How will City approach the game? There have been 5 ties between the clubs can City beat Dortmund for the first time in their history? What will be City's approach in the face of Haaland? 
 
2. Interview with Steffen Karl; how does he see the tie? What are the strengths and weaknesses on each side and what advantages does each team have? What will be the outcome? 
 
3. Steffen on his own career with Manchester City and how the club contrasts with Borussia Dortmund and the English v German ways of playing. 
 
4. Dave Mooney on what the view is of Borussia Dortmund amongst City fans, historically how does the impression of BVB differ to that of Bayern Munich? Why not being Bayern Munich is key to Dortmund's popularity. 
 
5. The Gundogan factor, how does the popular former 'Borusse' strike the City fans? What impact has he made at City? What future Ilkay? 
 
6. Focus on Erling Haaland is the Norwegian City's target for the summer? Will they be able to meet Dortmund's £100m+ valuation? 
 
7. We discuss the team tactics and line-ups and give predictions plus announce a special guest for the return leg. 
 
The two ties are tonight 6 April (away) and 14 April (home). The Blue Moon podcast can be found at:https://bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/Podcast/
 
We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
 
During the season you can also come to watch a game at our meet-up Stammtisch at the Naughty Bar, just off Oxford Street, in Cleveland street central London.
 
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Episode 25 Say it with flowers - Welcome Marco Rose with Sascha Staat of Ruhrnachrichten newspaper

Episode 25 Say it with flowers - Welcome Marco Rose with Sascha Staat of Ruhrnachrichten newspaper

February 16, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.

People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.

The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn or practice English.

It's all change at the Westfalenstadion and with the unrest amongst players and fans alike at the recent string of poor results and only 1 win in the last 6 league games and disappointing draws against both Mainz and Hoffenheim teams which BVB would normally expect 6 points from these home fixtures the head has been on interim coach Edin Terzic. 

With key injuries most importantly Axel Witsel in midfield and a defence which has conceded 31 goals already by matchday 21 is looking decidedly critical even accounting for the absence of first-choice keeper Roman Bürki and Dan and centre back Axel Zagadou.

Second choice keeper Marvin Hitz has looked poor under pressure and an impressive Thomas Delaney has not been helped by Emre Can having to play in defence and Mo Dahoud being in such poor form. 

The club is also going through financial concerns with debts of €70m and players still on reduced wages there have been no winter signings, only U17 international striker Julian Rijkhoff coming in from Ajax Amsterdam to join the academy.

Still playing behind closed doors Borussia is missing the crucial 12th man and looking the worse for it now 16 points behind Bayern and of more concern, 6 points from 4th placed VFL Wolfsburg.

The agreement with Borussia Mönchengladbach coach for a three-year contract could not have come at a better time but who is Marco Rose and what is at stake this season and for the Leipzig born incumbent coach?  

On today's show, our guests are Sascha Staat a German football journalist who works for Ruhrnachrichten Dortmund's main newspaper as well as Eurosport and DAZN TV channels. 

1. Current season BVB lie in sixth place in the table and are far off the mark in terms of a champions league place. The defence is far from stable and players like Marco Reus are not in the form to provide leadership. Why the instability? 

2. The Roman Bürki enigma, have the weaknesses returned or are the goals being conceded a result of the instability crucially at right and left-back in defence.

3, The pressure is on Mats Hummels but is the pressure beginning to take away his enthusiasm? What should be the ideal line-up at Centre-back? Where should the constant Raphael Guerreiro be playing and which of the current defenders should be on Rose's for sale list this summer? 

4. What are issues in midfield without Axel Witsel? Can Borussia rely on Thomas Delaney? Where should Can be playing? Pundit and former international Lothar Matthäus says a player like Matthias Sammer is missing but which players could fill that gap from the current squad?

5. Marco Reus has had uncharacteristic poor form and failed to lead the team in several matches, but is there too much reliance on 17-year-old Jude Bellingham who has had to hit the ground running. Giovanni Reyna has been a revelation but is now rumoured to be on the selling list, he has looked physically less than assertive but would that be a good move.

6. Enter Youssoufa Moukoko could he replace the incredible Erling Haaland, a striker who has scored more times than games played in since joining 1 year ago. Could BVB manage without Haaland and what else is in reserve?  

7. What can be expected from Marco Rose in terms of tactical changes, what has been learnt from his style of coaching at RB Salzburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Is the slump in the other Borussia's form a concern? Will BVB be able to provide a war chest for Rose in the summer without selling a key player like Sancho?

Exciting times at the Westfalenstadion, with the Revierderby coming up at the weekend can the signing of Rose provide some stability? 

Sascha's book is 'Borussia Dortmund für Klugscheißer' a book in German with many little known facts on the club, you can buy it on Amazon.

We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
 
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