Treason...a mark of the 2013 season...

It was announced today that a player from Borussia Dortmund signed a contract with Ruhr rivals FC Sch***e and beginning July 1st he will be wearing blue.  This was the second shock move of the season by players who used to proudly wear black and yellow.

It has been confirmed that Felipe Shitana will move to Gelsenkirchen after 5 years with Borussia Dortmund.  There have been many mixed feelings among fans upon his departure, especially after the major role he played in BVB's glorious cup run this season.  This article discusses some of the significant parts of this somewhat surprising (and really disappointing) move.
"While he is a great header of the ball and a threat going forward, most teams buy center backs in order to defend -- and he doesn't seem to do that consistently at all." 
Shitana is a physical defender who has the ability to be a starter in most other teams, however, with Subotic and Hummels being two of the best center backs in the world, breaking into the team has been rather difficult for the lanky Brazilian.  While it cannot be a surprise that Shitana desired more playing time and requested a transfer in order to bolster his chances of playing for the Selecao in Brazil at the World Cup, the choice of destination is a strange choice. 

Given his goalscoring exploits in the Champions League this season (Shakthar, Malaga), the whole world became aware of the defender's ability to score goals.  This new reputation surely brought admirers from across Europe, not just Germany.  While one cannot be too critical of Shitana for leaving (his dream of playing for Brazil in Brazil is a good reason after all), his choice to join one of our biggest rivals is a slap in the face to the club that built him up from a nobody, to a player who scores one of the most memorable goals in the modern history of the Champions League.

After 5 years with Dortmund, surely he is aware that the team from Gelsenkirchen is a fierce rival.  Having experienced the intensity of a Revierderby firsthand on several occasions, Shitana must understand something wrong about his transfer.  Despite not being a German, he has spent enough time in Germany to know that if there are two cities in the country he shouldn't move to from Dortmund, they are Munich and Gelsenkirchen.  Add to it that the player that he is replacing is Christoph Shitzelder, who has been verbally abused by thousands of BVB fans since going back on his word as a man and joining Sch***e, and one sees that the player is clearly going against the club that supported him for 5 years.

Shitana is only thinking about his personal chances of playing for the national team, ignoring the feelings of the fans that he half-heartedly thanked in a farewell quote to BVB.  If he were actually grateful to BVB, the club and its fans, then actions would speak louder than words and he would move to any other club than the one he did. 

On his chances of playing for Brazil, the fact that he is even being considered shows that the mighty Selecao are weaker than they have been in previous decades.  On his chances of playing for Brazil, remember his own goals against Stuttgart and Lautern (below)?  Despite the move to Sch***e, it will likely be the case that he is not good enough for the national team and will not be part of the World Cup squad.  He has NEVER been called up to the national team as yet, so IF he gets any chance with Brazil in the next year, he better do better when called upon there than when he has been a deputy for Dortmund.  While he caught some headlines for a couple goals this year, the true story tells the tale of a benchwarmer who remains on that very bench he warms because of poor positioning, horrendous passing, and at times shoddy defending.  He has remained a bit-part player over the years because of his many errors when he was given a chance.  His decision making on the ball is suspect at best, as Dortmund have been punished several times throughout his spell at the club because of his frequent mistakes.  While he is a great header of the ball and a threat going forward, most teams buy center backs in order to defend -- and he doesn't seem to do that consistently at all.  To even consider him to wear any yellow shirt again, he would need to be more like Subotic or Hummels (and then maybe Brazil would think about taking him).

Admittedly, no fan of Borussia Dortmund will ever forget that match against Malaga, or the goal that you controversially scored -- but we can say that the ball was probably going in anyway, and that you are a dickhead (you said that it was the greatest moment of your life and then you agree to join our hated rivals?).  We will also never forget your own goals or that you left Dortmund for Gelsenkirchen.  Good luck with your career...I personally hope it nosedives.

Verpiss dich, scheiss verrater.

So...bad video, but just watch the first goal, maybe you remember it. One of the many examples of what a great defender he really is.  Thanks for everything Shitana...


The Things That They'nt Talkinbout....

Let's keep it simple. Three things. Big things. Major things. Huge. Ginormous.

1.       Jurgen Klopp - Podolski called him crazy. He will motivate his players. BVB will come fired up with nothing to lose. Bayern beware...

2.       Lewandowski - Real couldn't stop him. He could just have another hat-trick night...does Bayern remember the DFB-Pokal against BVB?

3.       Mats...that's all I can say. Mats, Mats, MATS MATS MATS!!!

These three factors will determine the game. The only other thing to note is that Roman Weidenfeller is the most under-rated goalkeeper in the world. He will show his brilliance on the world stage at Wembley. 


The Man The Masses Have Overlooked -- A Bayern Killer

Much has been talked about Borussia Dortmund and how they will fare against a Bayern Munich team that has been described as a "steamroller" this season.  All of these new experts on Bundesliga play have made some interesting remarks regarding the upcoming fixture.  As most of these pundits usually focus on the Premiership and dabble in some Barca and Real, their commentary is kind of general and repeated and regurgitated by someone elsewhere. 

What is interesting (but not very surprising) is that none of these new experts on the Bundesliga have mentioned a certain advantage, and a major one, that Borussia Dortmund has over Scheiss FC Bayern -- a certain warrior who battles in midfield that the world has previously written off as an also ran, good but not good enough; a certain champion that led BVB to glory in 2010-2011; a certain Schaltzentrale that controls the game with intricate passes and exceptional vision -- a Bayern Killer.

This Bayern Killer has been a nightmare for the Bavarians in the past few seasons and will likely play a role in their destruction in the Champions League Final of 2013 at Wembley.  This article tells the tale of Nuri Sahin: The Bayern Killer.
Bayern Killer

After what must surely be regarded as one of the most dominant midfield performances over an entire season in the 2010-2011, Nuri Sahin was named Bundesliga Player of the Year.  In 38 matches for die Schwarzgelben, Sahin amassed 8 goals and 13 assists.  While not necessarily a big bodied holding midfielder, his bite in the defensive positions often lead to quick counter attacks with pinpoint passing.  In a surprise move, it was a tearful goodbye to BVB, his boyhood club and off to Real Madrid, the club he dreamed of as a boy (like many others).

Things did not start smoothly as he joined his teammates well into the pre-season.  This initial period was also hampered by injury.  The young Turk had little influence and was usually overlooked.  Without having been given much of a chance, he was soon loaned out to Liverpool.  The You'll Never Walk Alone anthem was already known to him from the Sudtribune and his Dortmund days, but he never quite fit there either.  Many criticized his play, despite the fact he was being played out of position.  His favored position, and his most deadly, is from a deeper position in midfield.  Brendan Rodgers continued to play him out of position in a more attacking role.  Unfamiliar with this role, Sahin needed some time to settle in, but was heavily criticized and even labeled as a flop.  Thus came the moment so many Dortmund fans had crossed their fingers and hoped for since the day he left: the prodigal son returns home...

Echte Liebe: True Love...Sahin returns...
Upon his return, it was stated by Klopp and the player that his progression back into the system would be gradual.  Used sparingly, he appeared only as a substitute at first.  In only his second start, he scored two goals and chalked up an assist in a 5-1 drubbing of Freiburg.  Since then, his impact has been significant.  Four games later and Dortmund made the short journey to Dusseldorf in a tough fixture.  Fortuna needed points to try to avoid relegation and BVB was trying to cement second place.  When the big occasion calls, per usual up steps Nuri Sahin: a goal and an assist in a 1:2 victory.  Sahin's final contribution of the season would be an assist two matches later in the thrilling 3:3 match with Wolfsburg (you got lucky Perishit--twice).

A player who rises to the big occasion and seems to show up in important games and thrive in pressure situations, Sahin could be the player to make a difference in what surely will be a physical and hotly-contested grudge match.  Willing to get stuck in and fearless, with vision and creativity that not even Shitze has quite duplicated, Sahin may be the man to step up.  With a certain real or unreal injury appearing to bother a certain player that all of us despise, could Nuri Sahin be the one that sinks Bayern...again?


CB          HUMMELS
CB          SUBOTIC
RB          PISZCZEK
CDM      BENDER (or possibly KEHL, I'll leave that to KLOPP)

Subs: Langerak, Kirch, Santana, Kehl (70'), Bittencourt, Grosskreutz (70'), Schieber


A repeat of the Champions League final we won in Munich against Juve, 3-1 for Dortmund.

Goalscorers: Hummels, Moller, Sahin, Lewandowski.  Okay, really though, I think it will be 3-1, goalscorers may be as suggested, but don't rule out Lewandowski owning Bayern for a hat-trick either...

We have been crushing Bayern recently under Klopp...the only loss was in the last 5 matches was in the DFB-Pokal, interestingly enough Sahin did not appear in that match.  In matches where Sahin has appeared against Bayern, Dortmund shows an interesting tendency to score the first goal.  In a game that many have predicted to be a low-scoring, scrappy battle, an early goal could be huge for Dortmund.

We all know how good you are Nuri, now it is time to show the world on the biggest stage that you don't need to be at Real to be the best in the world...

Here are some important things to consider concerning Sahin as a world class player and specifically his effectiveness against Bayern:

Appearances: 10 (expect one more in the final)
Goals: 2 (expect one more in the final)
Assists: 4 (expect on more in the final)
Yellow Cards:1 (expect one more in the final...he'll make it worth it ;) please get Robben :))

Check out Grosskreutz celebrating...haha



Let's hope he gets a chance to be Bayern Killer again...

Three Goals of the Season...Grosskreutz celebrating is awesome...


Sincerest Apologies - Website to be Restructured

1. BvB MKE would like to offer its sincerest apologies to its followers of the posts - certain previous posts contain offensive material.  The most severe case is the repeated use of the word G***e.  It is appalling to the contributors to the site that we were so wrong about our judgments of a man's character, of human decency, and of honor.  Words like G***e are not in alignment with BVB as a club or with the views of 1. BvB MKE.  We are very sorry for our previous lapses of judgment concerning a certain player for Borussia Dortmund.  To correct the mistake and so as not to be offensive, the offensive term will be removed and replaced instead with Shitze whenever shit is mentioned. 

We are also sorry for our errors in opinions concerning this shitfucker in particular.  I think Mats Hummels said it best when he mentioned that even if Lewandowski leaves, it won't be the same as what Shitze did.  We were wrong in assuming that he was loyal to BvB and a person of character.  Let it be a lesson to us all to always be loyal to Borussia Dortmund - players play for the club and we support the club.  No player is ever bigger than BVB.

The website is to be reconstructed by next week to make the necessary corrections and adjustments to the site.  Other aspects of the page should be updated ahead of the Champions League Final. 

Sorry for offending anyone with improper use of language previously.  Fuck you, Shitze, you shittraitor.

G***e or his ugly shitface will never appear on these pages again.