Our view of the things happening at Borussia


Editor's View - 16.01.2012

Kein Zwanni: Everybody to Hamburg! You are needed!

Kein Zwanni: Everybody to Hamburg! You are needed!

We have intensively covered the initiative for affordable football ticket prices “Kein Zwanni” (“no twenty” - in reference to a 20 Euro bill for a standing room ticket). More recently, the initiative and several fan-organizations of our beloved BVB have called for a boycott of the first game of the new year in Hamburg to protest the unfair pricing. [mehr..]


Editor's view - 06.01.2012

...and what a year it has been... part two

...and what a year it has been... part two

"Welcome to matchday number 35 of the season 2010/2012" was the comment of our netradio commentators when we played our first game of this season against Hamburg in January. When we were in the stadium on that fifth of August we could hardly believe what we saw on that pitch. Surely we were at least a bit concerned about how our team would continue without Nuri Sahin. With Gündogan, Perisic, Leitner and Löwe we had gotten some great new players but still, we all knew that Sahin played a big role in our game. It seemed as if our concerns were absolutely unnecessary. We played, as Nobby and Boris had pointed out in the netradio, as if nothing had ever changed. The result was a 3:1 victory at home against Hamburg and we could barely believe that we would continue to be as happy as we were the previous season. 2011 promised to continue being a wonderful year. However, it came differently. [mehr..]


Editor's view - 31.12.2011

...and what a year it has been....part one

...and what a year it has been....part one

It was those six minutes in January, six minutes that changed everything. We had whitnessed the probably most astonishing first half of a season there had ever been. But Bayern wouldn't have been Bayern if they hadn't declared that the second half would be their half now and that us people from Dortmund should watch out and realize that there can only be one team in Germany dominant, successful and in the end: Championship winner. And even the journalists, maybe they didn't exactly doubt us, but in the end, wondered: will this team be able to hold up this standard, this way of playing football, this determination? The answer was given in six minutes in January. They would. They would not only hold up that standard of playing, but write football history and miracles in a new way. Ten years from now, twenty, maybe thirty, I am convinced, people will still talk about this season, this time, this era of a new BVB. A BVB that had given football romance, and everything it stands for, a new meaning. And surely this new football era had started a while earlier. With Jürgen Klopp coming, everything changed. But the year 2011 was important and amazing in so many ways. Let's take a look back at the wonderful, sometimes painful, emotional but always and forever memorable moments of our Ballspielverein in the year 2011. [mehr..]


Editor's View - 23.12.2011

Merry Christmas

A whole year Christmas. Ok, instead of under the Christmas tree, Christmas was decided on the pitch, but it gave plenty of presents and festive atmosphere. What a year for Borussia Dortmund supporters it was, that comes to an end soon. No one could have been better summarized it than Roman Weidenfeller with his English masterpiece: "We have a grandios Saison gespielt". The year of 2011 was special. A year, for which the word "legendary" was invented. [mehr..]


Editor's View - 16.11.2011

Week of Truth - A first Survey

Week of Truth - A first Survey

Due to the upcoming week of truth, in which Borussia Dortmund is going to face Bayern Munich, Arsenal London and FC Scheisse 03+1, we would like to give you an overview of the first third of season 2011/2012. How can the performances of our team be rated so far? Step by step I am going through the three competitions and will furthermore try to give an outlook onto the future. [mehr..]


Editor's View - 10.11.2011

The Road to Munich: Champions League Season 96/97

The Road to Munich: Champions League Season 96/97

A thrill of anticipation runs through every Black and Yellow supporter after this stunning season that culminated in the win of the 7th championship. After years of abstinence our young guns managed to qualify for the UEFA Champions-League. It has been six years since Borussia Dortmund was on the brink and each of us suffered from not knowing if our future was with or without our love. For years we were thirsty for competing with the best European football teams. The Europa-League excursion of last season could only satisfy our thirst short-time. The team and the supporters wanted more! But not only the team and supporters profit from the  European tour. Also the club profits from the payout of the Champions-League that will be used for debt repayment. To encourage the anticipation of the CL season and the upcoming important match against Arsenal London, I will today make an historic excursion back to the years 1996 and 1997 and regard the successful Champions-League season that is now more than ten years ago. [mehr..]


Editor's view - 18.10.2011

One day in May, 14 years ago

One day in May, 14 years ago

BVB insiders nod in agreement when they think about May, 28th 1997. It was not only a sunny Wednesday in spring, it was the day of the greatest success in Borussia Dortmunds chronicle: After a highly successful European CL tour with wins against Widzew Lodz, Steaua Bukarest, Atletico Madrid, AJ Auxerre and Manchester United our BVB won the 1997 UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus Turin. Everybody who watched that match live or on TV will always remember that impressive 3:1 for Borussia in Munichs sold out Olympiastadium. [mehr..]



Editor's view - 20.08.2011

Open letter to Dietmar Hopp

After last week's sound attacks against BVB fans in Hoffenheim, the editorial of schwatzgelb.de decided to write an open letter to patron Dietmar Hopp to explain their attitute towards TSG Hoffenheim. The letter was also sent to German newspapers and fanzines. [mehr..]


Editor's view - 16.08.2011

Hoppgate

Hoppgate

The relationship between Borussia Dortmund and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim has never been easy. To describe it as difficult might have already been an understatement before our match on Saturday. On Saturday, it was however taken to a new level. German media has already labeled it as Hopp-Gate. Read what happened. In recent matches between BVB and Hoffenheim, the atmosphere already had been boiling hot. Dietmar Hopp, the Hoffenheim patron, had already vowed to never set foot inside the Westfalenstadium again. On Saturday, the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, it seems like Hoffenheim tried to turn things around. Whereas Borussia Dortmund supporters could not be banned from the Hoffenheim ground, attempts were made to ban Anti-Dietmar-Hopp chants from the stadium. It is still unclear who exactly caused the sonic attack against BVB supporters but without a doubt it happened. [mehr..]