Countdown to 20/21: 4 reasons why Gladbach will be in the top 4 (or better)

In the first of a series counting down to the beginning of the Bundesliga season on Sept 18, we examine why Borussia Mönchengladbach are set to be contenders once more Ramy Bensebaini is poised. The stadium is silent, though the frozen faces of fans watch on, glued to their seats. Under conditions like these, everyContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 4 reasons why Gladbach will be in the top 4 (or better)”

Pre-season Game 3: 2-0 vs Paderborn

MOTM: Rocco Reitz Honorable mentions: Lainer, Wolf In Short Paderborn posed the sternest test so far of the pre-season, but it was a match that Die Fohlen navigated with another clean sheet. The trend of playing better in the second half – and playing better when Hannes Wolf and Stefan Lainer are on the pitchContinue reading “Pre-season Game 3: 2-0 vs Paderborn”

Raising Lazaro’s attacking output

How Marco Rose could resurrect the career of Valentino Lazaro Valentino Lazaro has signed for Borussia Mönchengladbach, on loan (with a reported option to buy) from Inter. Here’s how the deal could pan out for both player and team. The Foal Train view, in short: The Lazaro deal poses little risk and the possibility ofContinue reading “Raising Lazaro’s attacking output”

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”

Welcome to Foal Train

Stolzer Blick zurück – volle Kraft nach vorn. Looking back with pride – full speed ahead. Die Seele Brennt The Soul Burns – Gladbach fan song No one who follows Borussia Mönchengladbach can do so without feeling the power of nostalgia once in a while. With the club’s last Bundesliga title 43 years ago, oneContinue reading “Welcome to Foal Train”