Entries in Borussia Dortmund (69)
I am required to compose something controversial, something different, something even possibly inspiring about the beautiful sport that is football.
However, I thought how do I make myself stand out? How do I come across more controversial than the next aspiring football journalist?
We all wanted/want to be footballers and have a vague idea of what our career would look like and where you would ply your trade and for whom. It makes me giddy thinking about mine.
It was reported in several news papers and confirmed on BBC Sport’s Twitter page today that half a million Dortmund fans have applied for just 24 thousand tickets for the Champions League final at Wembley in three weeks time. Jurgen Klopp’s team will face German rivals Bayern Munich in the Champions league final in London on the 25th May.
If you are possibly the best club in the world you would surely be setting your sights higher than Laurent Koscielny if you wanted a new central defender, however The Metro are reporting that the Arsenal man is a target for the German Champions Bayern Munich. What is even further baffling by this story is that it is being indicated that Arsenal will rebuff the reported bid of around £19 million.
What changes will occur at Real Madrid if Jose Mourinho does decide to leave in the summer? He will no doubt be disappointed that his team have fallen at the semi-final stage of the Champions League once again, especially as he was brought in with the specific aim of leading Madrid back to the top of the European game. With recent comments and interviews indicating that he is on his way out of the Spanish capital, speculation has already begun about the future of this historic club.
In case you thought Borussia Dortmund are intruders to the Champions League crème de la crème, think again. The recently-dethroned Bundesliga champions were the winners of the 5th edition of the UEFA Champions League 16 years ago. And guess where they trounced Juventus 3-1?
What do I know eh? I picked Juventus to go far in this season's Champions League and they were humbled by the mighty Bayern Munich machine at the quarter final stage.
In the aftermath of Real Madrid's exit from the Champions League at the hands of Borussia Dortmund there was a wave of speculation as to where Jose Mourinho would be heading next.
Manchester United aren't blessed with midfield talent at the moment. Sure, Paul Scholes is on of the greatest in the history of English football, but he will be retiring in the near future. Michael Carrick has also shown just what a player he is, but it is hard to be the star from the anchorman position. Tom Cleverley has proved himself to be an exciting young player with bags of potential, but time will tell if he hits the heights expected. And Andrerson... Well, it's best we don't talk about Anderson.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho...sorry, rumoured Chelsea manager in waiting Jose Mourinho appears to be already laying the foundations for his squad next season.
The Mirror reports that just 24 hours after being beaten 4-1
As soon as the final whistle went at the Allianz Arena and Bayern Munich began celebrating their emphatic 4-0 win over Barcelona, the knives were already being sharpened and journalists were declaring that we were witnessing the end of an era. Spanish football, both at national and international level, has been leading the way over the last five years and 'tiki taka' had become a recognised style of play idolised by the rest of the football world. Could one game change all the believers into thinking that German football was now number one?