Mainz 2-3 Gladbach: all’s well that ends well

Mainz: (4-2-3-1) Zentner; Brosinski, Niakhate, Killian, St. Juste; Kunde, Latza; Quaison, Boetius, Oztunzali; Mateta Gladbach: (3-4-1-2) Sommer; Jantschke, Ginter, Elvedi; Wendt, Kramer, Reitz, Lainer; Stindl, Embolo, Herrmann In short Seven games in 22 days, and this was meant to be the easy one. With squad freshness in mind, coach Marco Rose rung the changes for Borussia Mönchengladbach, makingContinue reading “Mainz 2-3 Gladbach: all’s well that ends well”

Countdown to 20/21: 3 young players looking to step up

Borussia Mönchengladbach have the benefit of a settled squad, as discussed in the first instalment of our season countdown series, with plenty of youth in their core already. But while most players will be familiar to the Gladbach faithful, there stand to be a few slightly less well-known faces who are in contention for squadContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 3 young players looking to step up”

Pre-season Game 5: 4-0 vs VVV Venlo

MOTM: Ramy Bensebaini Honorable mentions: Stindl, Müsel, Sippel, Reitz In Short With many first team regulars off on international duty, it was a good time for the veterans and youngsters to step up and deliver arguably the best display of the the pre-season in its last game, and certainly the most well-rounded 90 minutes. GoalieContinue reading “Pre-season Game 5: 4-0 vs VVV Venlo”

Pre-season Game 4: 0-2 vs Greuther Fürth

In short A tough game against energetic, physical opposition. Definitely a disappointing result, but probably a helpful competitive test as the season draws nearer. Failing to score over 120 minutes of football against a second tier team has to be a bit of a concern though. What We Learned Is this turning into an eternalContinue reading “Pre-season Game 4: 0-2 vs Greuther Fürth”

Pre-season Game 2: 4-0 vs Duisburg

MOTM: Breel Embolo Honorable mentions: Lainer, Wolf, Neuhaus, Reitz In short Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a slow first half, an excellent second half, and plenty more to chew over as Marco Rose assesses different systems and players. Lainer(ish), Neuhaus, Embolo and Herrmann got the goals. Highlights What we learned Same caveatsContinue reading “Pre-season Game 2: 4-0 vs Duisburg”

Pre-season Game 1: 4-0 vs SC Verl

MOTM: Famana Quizera Honorable mentions: Wolf, Embolo, Müsel, Borngard In short A slightly sleepy start, a slightly shaky defence, but an ultimately comfortable win that gave new signings and youngsters a chance to show what they can do, with Embolo, Quizera, Wolf and Villalba getting the goals Highlights What we learned All lessons from anyContinue reading “Pre-season Game 1: 4-0 vs SC Verl”