Countdown to 20/21: 2 new signings

Along with the young players looking to establish a first-team role, sporting director Max Eberl brought in two new players to refresh the squad. With COVID-19 reducing revenues, an always prudent Gladbach was never going to spend big this summer, and the deals for Hannes Wolf and Valentino Lazaro reflect Eberl’s outlook: direct replacements forContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 2 new signings”

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”

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”