Borussia Dortmund Special: Can The Men In Yellow Comeback In Style?


With a sustainable play model and immense fan engagement, the Bundesliga has become a one of the top football leagues followed after the English Premier League. The German World Cup victory against Argentina at Brazil has added more momentum to invest and train the country`s best play makers at home. It has led to a structural reorganization in the top tier of the German League yielding in unprecedented results among the teams like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg , Schalke 04. and others.

Jurgen Klopp

From the Champions League final to the second division in 24 months. Could it really happen? But all`s not well for BVB, Yes,it is a sad period looming over the Dortmund Fans at Signal Iduna Park as they currently sit at the 15th position in the league just one point above the relegation zone. The season has been more of a horror show for the Dortmund Fans with the exit of their striker, Robert Lewandowski to their arch Rivals Bayern Munich who are another “Madrid ” in the transfer market. Mario Gotze left the fans disappointed in 2013 when he made his decision to leave the club to Bayern Munich which made him the most expensive German player of all time.

There is a rumored scare in terms of  bankruptcy again at the club as last seen during the 2003-08 period due to poor financial management which led the club to borrow from Bayern Munich to end their crisis. The club would lose out to many smaller clubs and be eliminated from different competitions leading the exit doors to  players due to heavy debt loan during the 2003-08 seasons. As of the current situation, things have changed rapidly since Jurgen Klopp took over to bring in a new kind of football  and demonstrate a renewed charisma winning 5 German Cups and appearing in the UEFA Champions League Final in 2013. The team had shown a “total football” mentality against the top teams of Europe to bolster the squad and continue the winning streak.

But the exit of the Lewandowski and Gotze added to the miseries of the club leading to 11 losses till the end of 2014, the worst start for a team which won the Bundesliga title back to back. Kevin Kampl, Shinji Kagawa, Ciro Immobile have been added to the squad and the announcement that Marco Reus had signed a new contract is a major boost to BVB , who appear to be struggling domestically but are perfoming superbly in the Champions League and are a force to be reckoned with.Fans have begun to boo a man who was thought to be a coaching hero, an unsledgeable fixture on the touchline. Players have apologized to fans after matches.

It should hopefully turn around by the time the season gets over. While there’s work to be done, the top half of the table is just hardly points adrift, and safety is still a likely scenario. And that makes the threat of relegation even more frightening for Dortmund. Nobody is too big to fail. Well more wins and no slips would ensure BVB to safety at the price of UEFA Champions League.

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