Supercup against Bayern
Really a shame for the defeat , but i really liked what I saw from a perfomance level. We shoudnt have conceded that goal though especially so close to the end. That was such a downer
Fine perfomance on itself, but definately not as the one against Bayern. I mean we could have conceeded at least 1 goal if it wasnt for the low quality of the opposition. Needs to improve, Phillip and Dahoud were solid I think. Sahin was just "fine" (dont know why some say he gave a masterful performance). Dont know if Beste is ready yet to debut in the bundes, but I liked him when tried to go forward. Castro was Castro.
Schurrle didnt and doesnt inspires any confidence at all in case Dembele leaves. If anything it urged me to want more money from Barca. 90 mins of just dissapointment, my god not even mhiki was this bad when he completely lost his confidence at least he was a able to run and press the opposition unlike this "winger"
Never really wanted this to degenerate into a shitshow. I mean he could have pushed for the move I dont know how about at the end of June or the entirety of July?! Why did he even signed the 5 years deal if he thought it was too long??? Football is the only line of work were the said workforce can totally throw a tantrum, lock themselves in their room if things dont go their way. If I do that in my career I get fired and immediately replaced. By the way Dembele dont blame the club for watching his own back as your watching yours.
Watzke & Co.
Gotta give credit the way they are trying to demand as much money as possible from other clubs( it started last summer but it continued with this one) hope it continues from now on. Hell we were the only suckers that werent demanding the highest possible sums for one their players.
I still cringed to this day with the fees we exacted from the Sahin and Kagawa transfers. Just think about we did business with Real Madrid and United and they only managed to get 10 million and 16 million... slow clap slow clap
I know Sahin 10 million was a release but it still was way too low, even a team like Koln could have activated it and the club would have been unable to do anything
Aubameyang being at it again
No comments... except that I miss the times where players didnt care about social media. Things weres just so much simpler
In another topic check this out
This a promo video for an upcoming game called Wolfenstein 2. Its a parody of the 60s superheroes show but in an alternative universe. Its just hilarious
Good thing Auba is staying, as replacing would have been soooo difficult with the best possibles replacements like Lacazette or Morata already going to other teams, and even seeing how many of the best affordable young players went to other teams like Sandro to Everton or Schick to Juventus ( well it didnt materialized for a cardiadiac issue they found but still)
A little worried about his perfomance, we know he loves the club. However at the same times this is the guy that banged on about how he should leave the club for half a season & spent the entire summer goingo from club to club in order to leave. Lets hope he is proffesional enough to put all that behind in order to score more than 30 goals for this club again this season.
Also with Aubameyang staying put, this mean also that Giroud isnt coming. THANK GOD
Giroud ia very mediocre centre forward, he is slow, he is first touch is clumsy, he hold up play isnt that good, his finishing is mediocre, he cant dribble, for a centre forward so tall he barely ever wins headerss either offensively or defensively, despite a walking tank he barely dominate others with his physique.
Lets not forget the economic aspect too where arsenal wanted 40 million for his sale where he as a striker isnt even worth 17 million. Also his among the best paid at Arsenal and he surely would want to continue that at BvB just imagine the situation where a guy with less talent than 60 percent squad gains more money than them and that is in 2nd step down above what Reus, Gotze earns. Believe me that shit matters too in dressing room.
Sure he has scored 98 goals thats not a bad number right?, not really he has scored 98 goals in 229 appearences. Dont look too good now but it doesnt look bad either right?
Giroud Complete performance date
Count the number of goals he scored between his doubles and his pair of hattricks, and once you get that number substract from the 98 ( the total of what his has scored for arsenal in his career) and you will see how much he really fails & he is nowhere near being material for a top-club
The 98 goals has less to do with his ability than what it has to do with Arsenal, he may a be an average but for the amount of service he receives on daily basis he will undoublty manage to score some goals
Also the a current way to see a good striker is to compare his goal distribution across matches here is a comparison between Giroud and Aubameyang
Aubameyang season 2016- 2017
Sure it aubameyang had his games where he scored more than 1 goal but still doesnt takes away from his goals destribution even with his issues of missing clear chances on occasions
While giroud in the other hand.... well the statistics says it better. Even with the 2 doubles still doesnt hide is distribution across matches or his tendency to go into scoreless streaks
So glad Ginter was sold, I know the kid tries its best but for some reason we werent able to develop& help him grow as a player. Sadly so say but those last 3 seasons were a waste for both parties. I wished him the best at Gladbach
Guerreiro is injured 3-4 ( returning in September), to that add the injuries to Reus ( returning in 2018), Weigl ( returning in October).
Please God no more lessions
I think the fixture list is pretty good, but at the same time I have to admit that I dont put too much thought into fixtures as fixtures list can vary in intensity depending on how much a team advances on competitions. Not saying thats a bad thing because good teams must show that they can handle any changing situation that present on their way.
About Dawid Im pretty meh about it. You know that I support & believe through and through in the club on this kinda of signings but I cant really say im excited or even very content about it.
And given how this is related to Aubameyang, I got to say Im pretty 50/50 about Aubameyang leaving.
For one side we will gain 80 millions, and pherhaps finished reinforcing the squad as this club sometimes has a bad habit of going into each season not finishing reinforcing the squad.
But on the other side theres the issue of not replacing him properly, staying 1 season more only to then leave the next summer and if Dembele leaves next summer the club suffering the departure of two huge pillars in the team in a single market, theres also the issue that if he stays theres the possibility of him not performing well ( believe me players can be really douchebags when things dont go their way)
At this stage, I would be nice to know a decision regardless which one turns to be.
¿Thoughts about everything?
P.S: We mainly talk about football. So i thought about spicing things up a little bit.
,I dont know if you may like the music & compositions that can be found on many videogames games.
I send you here some of my favorite tunes coming from video games, this tunes will be from the same videogame however its is really well done proving that videogames at the same time among many other things videogames can be a form of art too
Tell what me you think really curious to hear your opinion.
Well now that considerable time has passed , there a lot of topics and off-topics to talk about
1- About your comment on Aubameyang, I agree really surprising how the deal fell off. I heard that their new sporting director considered him too expensive. Really ironic see the club that coment came. About China I think thats bs, and in the premier league Liverpool had been the most linked with while City not so long ago called that rumours nonsense.
Dont really see him going to Liverpool unless they make him among the top 5 earners in the league.
However its fair to point out that he needs to confirm whether we can count on him next season or not, because if not this waiting game will make us harder to get a replacement the longer it goes. He needs to decide NOW, no more bs please.
2- Dembele has always been vocal about his Barcelona "dream", at least he has been honest and the club SHOULD knows what to expect unlike most of our last main departures, (looking at you Watzke). I can see him at the club for 3 more seasons. and if in that course he help us win the Bundesliga back I assure all of the supporter will consider his exist ticket earned.
3- Zorc please buy a RB, please just do it. Pizceck is aeging quickly and Durm has completely stagnated. Buy a RB dont wait till Pizceck is 34 and Durm stagnates even more than he is right now.
4-Really excited as we can finally breach our 300 million revenue mark soon.
5- I really wanted to see Wolfsburg get relegated. Not really because our defeat against them in that final but because I remember back then a lot of people, trolls and even a few football personalities like Joachim Low were sure that Wolfsburg will displace BvB as the 2nd Bundesliga powerhouse. I even remember how everyone praised them for the Draxler signing despite that the fact that there transfer market that season was poor. Lets not forget the huge douchebag Klauss Aloff was with him mocking the rest of the bundesliga for not failling to trouble Bayern only to then 6 months later make a u turn around with the tails between his legs while searching excuse for team and HIS failures.
IHell Im not gonna get started how Watzke went full beta male and spent the whole summer talking about how Wolfsburg were so much better than us.
I dont hate the institution itself, but the whole media shithole and everyone putting us down got old really quick. So yeah Im dissapointed they didnt get relegated, because they really believed that were going to be unstopable just because one good season.
6- Bayern bought Tolisso, and two of the main pillars of Hoffenheim with the signing of Sule and Rudy. It seems they really believe that this season of theirs was huge dissapointmen. Dont get me wrong I know that they were targeting the treble, and how they might have won the double if it wasnt for that criminal decisions against them during their match against Real Madrid but feeling that only 1 titlte in a season is unnaceptable has left me without words. Damm i remember a few years back that top clubs didnt considered that only winning 1 trophy in a season is a dissapointment.
Guess that was make them dangerous
7- I wouldnt be surprised at all if Koln, Hoffenheim, Hertha and even Leipzig struggle to match their last season performance next season. Dont wished them anything bad but the bundesligas has a story of teams being one-two seasons wonder.
8-I have read a lot about Schalke- Dortmund history , and history from the revierderby from a source I had. Now I really understand well the history behind the rivality, I thought it was just because of the derby & having 2 teams for the same area ( forgive my ignorance). So while i dont wished bad things for them and I also dont wished them good will. Why? Because I am a firm beliver that stupidty and incompetence is unacceptable and that instittution has a lot of it .
So for all i care they can spend all their future season in 10th place.
9-Reus surgery went well, but he is out for half of the future season....
I really hope Phillip can hit the ground running at BvB right from the bat, we will need it.
10-I really think we should target the tittle the coming season,and defend the DFB-Pokal tittle, of course. But if the worst case scenario occurs we need to target second place period, I dont want another season where we have to wait to April to seal Champions League Qualification
11-Sell the team wasters. Ginter, Rode, Durm,and Park out as its for their good but mostly our good( yes im being bad but still)
12- Really happy for gainning 12 million from Ramos departure, I thought we wouldnt have benn able to recover those 10 million we paid for him. While I had been a huge critic of him Its fair to say that he was always a family man and that he always gave his all in the pitch. But even with all his effort it wasnt enough as he wasnt simply good enough, he had leadt foot with one of the worst first touches in proffesional football with 8 out 10 attacking plays litterally dying once he received the ball in an advance attacking position. And his heading ability offensively/defensively was highly overrated.
While he may had a purpose once at BvB is stay at the club of 2 and a half seasons was too way too long with 2 season being generous for how little brought to the table
13-Really hope Bosz teaches this players how to defend ,and bring something that will gives stability in defense. Also lets hope Toprak show us how much he wanted to join BvB by playing well because those performance from his last season were shambolic to say the least.
Really looking forward to see Bosz in action, and really hopes he teaches this team how to defend.
About Phillip now that his price is confirmed to be 14 million, got to say that it could be a very valuable adition to the team for that price as 20 million would have been too much
About my opinion about Ronaldo
I admit Im not really a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, but he has earned his place among the best and most influential player of all times. He has the talent, the statistics, and last but not less important trophies.
He is a very complete attacking player an almost all areas, although its fair to note that he has a bad habit tendency ever since his first day at Madrid of not having the impact people expect of him on many occasions.
Dont get me wrong he does influenced matches outcome and has done it on many,many,many occasions, but on many,many others too has was just "there".
In terms of proffesionalism he is a model proffesional, especialy in terms of taking care and maintaining his fitness his fitness regime even for the standards of footballers his insane.
In terms of personality he may be arrogant and cocky on his interviews, but i dont see a problem with it as who isnt kinda arrogant even on a little basis. In fact he has the facts to back up his ego & cockiness unlike many others.
As I said earlier Im not really his fan, nor do I support him, there are somethings I dont like about him as a player because I like more the last generation of players.
But I give credit where its due and C.Ronaldo has make his place in football history and while I really dont think he is above a lot many of football legends he has gained his place among them.
Well I got so say, that those last days after the DFB- final had been really livelyto say the least given all the of news, rumours, Aubameyang departure, Tuchel sacking( yes it wassacking), possible new managers, sections of the supporters base arguing about, Watzke open letter, etc.
Given there is so much to talk I will keep it brief and try to not use long paragraphs to cover as much possible
-Pokal Final: This will sound cliche but after the final whistle I still was struggling to process our victory. It was so sweet seeing us lift the trophy after so many times we failed in a position where all that remained was one final push. I cried of joy it was such a wonderfull magic, especially that moment when Reus kissed the trophy. Also,thank god Tuchel reacted at half time and shuffled the team
Reus said that it was one of our worst perfomances of the season, and I disagree actually. As you said yourself it was a mixed perfomance, but it was far from being an awful perfomance as Reus said if that was the case then we woulndt have won.
-Tuchel Sacking: Given that all that happended and how it degrade into a shit of "he said this but he said this", Im just gonna say this: If everything was true regarding and that a continuation of his tenure at Dortmund would result in huge problems down the road then it wil have been the right choice.
I dont really like Watzke, and I may not agree with some of the clud decisions. However I would think that Watzke & the club wouldnt endanger the team out of a whim or something petty, minor or whatever. I just hope that they make the right choice.
- Tuchel Departure: Regardless everthing that have happened, I will be gratefull for everything he did in his short tenure. However its fair to point out that despite all the good things he did ,he never really convinced 100% with his shenannigans ranging from baffling line-ups, given players way too much support when they were performing poorly, some sections of supporters dont liking him because he wasnt as expressive to the masses as Klopp,the bottling up of big games during season 2015-2016,really bad substituions, bizarre tactics on some occasions to playing players out of position. Dont get me started on his issues with personell at the club
I would have pointed above that some his signings for the most part didnt exactly panned out well, but the same can be said about some of the signings that Zorc & co. supported, so will leave this topic specially apart.
Despite all of this,regardless everthing that have happened, I will be gratefull for the possitives things he accomplished in his short tenure.
-Signing Dan-Axel Zagadou: Didnd know he existed to begin with lol, watched a couple of vids about him the man definately has potential on him. While I dont really get excited when we buy a virtually young unknown talent as other people but I always trust the club on this aspect. Hope he does well .
-Rumours about Maximillian Phillip: While it would be a welcome signing it feels unnecessary because we had priorities in other positions, the money itself isnt the problem( 20 million). The only way I wouldnt call the signing unnecesary would be if Schurle if its mean that Schurlle is leaving. But if the idea is to make a mumbo jumbo of Reus, Schurle, Isak and him all of them distributing themselves the goalscoring duty then forget it.
We tried that an entered the 2014-2015 season with the idea that Ciro, Ramos, Reus, Aubameyang would produce the necessary goals between themselves, asisted with the ocassional goals of Kagawa and Mihkitaryan. And guess what it FAILED!!
-Rumours about Bosz: Heard he did decently at Ajax, but some fans arent really convinced ( with many of them being ajax fans that support BvB too)while others are convinced about him being our manager. Guess we will have to wait see him in action if he arrives.
Aubameyang Departure: 70 million... Not a bad sum, but its PSG we are dealing we could have squeezed at worst a little more from them. Please Zorc & co. grow a pair get a real replacement,or at worst case scenario a Dolberg for example. But do not pull a Ramos signing and buy a mediocre player like Kruse
Watzke oppen letter: Not gonna dept plunge deept into it, but it was a nice gesture from his part.
Pollsman answers at the yellowwall.com: I agree with his points except the wage issue ,and part of what he defines expectations for next season.
If Lacazatte wage demands are above 11 million then I agree with what he is saying about wage structure and "teams happiness",but if his wage demands are in between 7-9 million( at worst 10 million) we can effectively cover it.
Also regarding expectations next season I would really like to fight for the tittle or at worst take back 2nd place from. If not I will accept(begrudginly) taking 2nd place from Leipzig, but I dont agree at all with his views about the Pokal. Anything that involves losing against others team that arent Bayern Munich would be a massive FAILURE, even in our worst season in recent years we reached beat Bayern in the Pokal and reached the final ( sure we lsot but you know what I am trying to say), so dont act as if apart from Bayern the rest of the teams are mighty opposition
Really like Pollsman but he can be really biased sometimes.
Guess that would be all, ¿anything you might want to add?
P.S: When I mentionded a "virtual unknow talent" I mean a guy like this a players that became know to most of the people due to reports linking himr to the club, not Dembele type of talents, which players where kinda known and being a little mainstream by the time we signed them. Also please, tell me too what do you think about the links I sent you really like to hear your opinion
Well as someone said in so fifa it seems aubmeyang gave his best impression of Gotze.
Wether it was from his side or the club announcing it as it is a public registered enitity. Either way it wasnt the best to announcing before what its pherhaps our biggest game of the season , but well it no longer matters anymore.
Saw one of the linked players to BvB was Max Kruse. Dont really want him here, unlike what many are thinking scoring 14 goals for Werder Bremen this season doesnt make him good enough for Dortmund. He is 29 and just recently had his best season to date on his career with the scoring of 14 goal, thats not the mark of good forward thats the mark of an AVERAGE forward. If the club is considered him, then clearly they didnt learned anything from Adrian Ramos. I rather sign a youth exciting talent ahead of him at least with the talent we recoup the spent money regarless he succeds or not but with Kruse we wouldnt gain anything down the road.
Dont know if you wishto add something else?
In another note
Here I got some interesting links that gives a little hindsight on the mind of the modern footballer. Way different than the ones from the last generation( in certain aspects).
Not saying that they are wrong or doing anything bad currently or that even what they value is wrong, but I think its important to know whats clubs deal with.
The interiew with Barnes, he talks about the premier league but many of it can also be applied elsewhere, while the one about the "comodity" is an old post from 2012 but its principle still applies today. (Really would like to hear your opinion)
The match was boring, mainly in the second half. We were far from our best but we could have still pull it off, a shame really. Thank god werder Bremen scored 3 goals against Hoffenheim as those goals conceded allowed us to remain 3rd. By the way Tuchel should have subbed in Merino rather than Rode.
Really really a big downer Weigl injury in a such a crucial moments, hopefully we could pull it out without him. Also do you know if Sahin at least would be able to play?
In another note I would like to apologise for the last two paragraphs of last post, they maybe a little extreme but that really how I feel about it. Dont know if that bothered you?
Also is there any wrong line of thought in what i wrote about Tuchel? I have read a lot but a lot of that information seem unreliable ( unless am wrong)