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Bundesliga 18/19

Discussion in 'Other Football' started by Schwallacus, Jul 9, 2018.

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Who is BuLi champion of the 2018/19 Season?

  1. Bayern (Again)

    87.5%
  2. Schalke

    12.5%
  3. BVB Dortmund

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  4. Neverkusen

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  5. Other

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  1. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Ah, I do love to see pieces of the Red Bull organization lose.
     
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    Shwafta Regular Member

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    profile picture checks out.
    We've got a long way to go, but yesterday's victory over Schalke will go a long way.

    Dortmund just demolished RB! I'm so happy.
     
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    Editted: Nevermind, ignore this.
     
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    Shwafta Regular Member

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    Schalke still on 0pts makes me happy.
    Wolfsburg, Mainz on 7pts confuses me.
    Also, Duesseldorf didn't really deserve that win over hoffenheim, but let's not talk about that one haha.

    Anyone else's thoughts on the past few matchdays?
     
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    Schwallacus Regular Member

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    Certainly been an interesting couple of weeks, eh?
    Table after 7 matches;
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    Glad Dortmund have turned up, but sad that my Bayern have decided to take a mega deuce the past 2 weeks. Schalke is slowly ascending after a horrendous start for them, and Stuttgart have already fired their coach after 7 games. Mönchengladbach and Werder being the two surprise teams at the top of the table as well, sitting 3rd and 4th.
    People wanted excitement, and they have it.
    Beginning to wonder if Kovac was the right man for the job or not...
     
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    I was and still am a bit skeptical about Lucien Favre as Dortmund manager, as he tends to play a pretty conservative style historically speaking and that's not what I want from Dortmund. But I'm pleasantly surprised to find them three points clear at the top after seven matches.
     
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    As a largely disinterested fan who mostly roots for an interesting season (which de facto has me rooting against Munich), this is promising. But, I'll probably wait and see if we can get to February without Munich holding at least a 6-point lead before I take it seriously.
     
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    The fact that it's a 3 point lead and, and that isn't even Bayern, is something I find funny.

    My thoughts:
    1. Kovac might become my new favorite coach if things continue this way ;)
    2. Hertha does this thing every year where they start out super hot and then slowly descend into chaos (sound familiar much?)
    This season is turning out to be promising from a "title race" point of view, because Bayern is down a lot of men and before the January transfer window, that means a lot of games they could end up dropping.

    I think Dortmund under Favre have looked a lot more confident, Witsel is a wizard in the midfield, and Alcacer is just a freaking monster. Dortmund's mentality has always been just "score more than the other team can" xD

    After the international break, I can't wait to see what comes next! If Bayern drop a third, do you think Kovac is going?
     
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    I think the board will look and see how he does for the rest of October before potentially giving him the boot. There are two more Bundesliga games, a CL game, and a Pokal game before November. If the struggles continue I can see the board doing something. Zidane at Bayern doesn't sound horrible.
     
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    Lol @ these Zidane to X lately!

    If you look at the timing of Ancelotti leaving, you'd think Kovac would be out faster. But we'll see. Will we see Jupp3? lol
     
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    Ancelotti left a few months into the season, but also had a whole season previous (~1.2 years of managing Bayern). Kovac has only just started, so I think they want to give him a little more time and see how the team reacts to the past few results. Some time away at international duty may help. Don't want to start becoming a club that ends up with 3 managers before the halfway point of the season year after year.
    I don't think we see Jupp, he did his thing to help the club, I don't think he wants to manage anymore. Barely got him to cover last year.
     
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    Great game, and Ian Joy.
     
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