2020-21 German Bundesliga Discussion Thread

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2020-21 German Bundesliga Discussion Thread 

Post#1 » by Det the Threat » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:27 pm

And yet another season will start in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga once again and for the eigth year in a row.
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Information for Bundesliga Fans in the US:
FOX Sporst will keep broadcasting the Bundesliga and here are some important links.
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Once again Bayern had a rough fall and bounced back to win the league.
After losing 5-1 at Frankfurt they fired Nico Kovac and brought in Hansi Flick who got them back to pressing and playing a fantastic style of football which resulted in a 16-1-0 record during the second half of the season and yet another Bundesliga title.

And just like last season they also won the german cup, beating Bayer Leverkusen pretty easily.

Joining them in next years Champions League will be Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Bayern Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim qualified for the Europa League group stages while Wolfsburg has a chance to join them, if they're able to get through those qualifying rounds.

Düsseldorf and Paderborn were relegated into the 2nd Bundesliga, while Stuttgart and Bielefeld were able to secure promotion into the first flight of german football.

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Surprises of last season:

Union Berlin
After securing promotion in a playoff matchup with Stuttgart they were able to stay up in a pretty solid fashion with hardly ever being threatened to closely with relegation.

SC Freiburg
The Streich led club once again was able to show how well managed and run they are, competing for a european spot all season and just falling short after the re-start.



Dissapointments of last season:


Schalke 04:
Once again Schalke managed to dissapoint.
After starting out well and finishing the first half of the season with 30 points and a CL spot they fell flat completely during the second half of the season.
Schalke only managed nine points during those final 17 games of the season and only won once(18th game of the season) during the second half, and winnless during the final 16 games of the season.
Things also don't really look up for them as they're hit pretty hard by the Corona Virus and it's financial effects, especially thanks to their bad management of their finances in years past.

Werder Bremen:
After finishing in the top half of the table last season and trying to qualify for Europe this past season, they fell flat and got incredibly lucky to stay up.
They only won two games at home and were helped by the Corona break, as they got a couple of players back to somehow finish 16th and were able to survive the relegation playoffs against Heidenheim thanks to away goals.

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Preview:


The transfer market this time around will be incredibly hard to predict and different from past seasons so I'm not going to go into detail with that.

Overall, Bayern is the clear cut favourite to win it again with Dortmund being tasked to close the gap and maybe challenge Bayern more than last season.
Other than that, the race for those final Champons League and Europa League spots will be interesting to watch.
We've had the same top five for the past two seasons(only Gladbach and Leverkusen switched places) and Wolfsburg only dropped one spot to seventh place.
Also, Hertha Berlin will be able to spend a good amount of money(unlike a lot of other Bundesliga teams) and will try to push for one of those spots in Europe.


There it is, the discussion thread for the upcoming season of the Bundesliga.

I hope you've enjoyed the intro and are interested in discussing everything about the league in here.

So let's enjoy the ride...
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Post#2 » by JohnPferdelack » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:35 pm

Bold prediction:
Bayern Munich will be the winner of the upcoming season!
;-)
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Post#3 » by Foye » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:48 pm

JohnPferdelack wrote:Bold prediction:
Bayern Munich will be the winner of the upcoming season!
;-)


Mainz got this.
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Post#4 » by Det the Threat » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:25 pm

Seems like we're pretty well in the loand with option to buy market this summer.

After loaning Hannes Wolf, with an option to buy at around 10 mil euros, from Leipzig we're doing the same with Valantino Lazaro of Inter Milan.
Lazaro just transferred to Inter from Hertha Berlin last summer but it didn't really work for him in Milan ore during his loan at Newcastle.
It's said we've got an option to buy for next summer(when the likes of Zakaria etc. should bring in a nice amount of money) somewhere between 15 - 20 mil euros.
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Post#5 » by Foye » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:31 pm

Paul Nebel was **** impressive in our match against Würzburg yesterday.

Guy needs minutes in the league sooner than later.
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Post#6 » by JohnPferdelack » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:48 pm

The injury prone Marco Reus could make his return in this season!
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Post#7 » by Foye » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:39 pm

Not a lot going on on the transfer market right now.

Schalke signing Ibisevic seems kind of a desperate move. They seem to be aiming at the bottom of the table this season.
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Post#8 » by The_Brecht » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:15 pm

McKennie to Juventus on a 3M loan deal + option to buy.
Wow.
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Post#9 » by JohnPferdelack » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:10 pm

Great deal for S04!
Especially because of the option to buy.

I've heard S04 is till in talks about a permanent move of Uth to Cologne...
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Post#10 » by Foye » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:07 pm

JohnPferdelack wrote:Great deal for S04!
Especially because of the option to buy.

I've heard S04 is till in talks about a permanent move of Uth to Cologne...


Not a huge fan but Uth is actually an ok striker that has worked everywhere except for Schalke 04.
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Post#11 » by JohnPferdelack » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:10 am

I think if S04 can really sign Ibisevic, the club will send him to Cologne.
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Post#12 » by Foye » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:56 pm

We have made it past the first round in the Cup...lets celebrate
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Post#13 » by Little Nathan » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 am

Foye wrote:We have made it past the first round in the Cup...lets celebrate


Can't relate.
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Post#14 » by Foye » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:28 am

Little Nathan wrote:
Foye wrote:We have made it past the first round in the Cup...lets celebrate


Can't relate.


Want some Florian Müller?
Schwolow was terrible yesterday.

Müller will be backup keeper. We can use some millions for him.

It seems Abbass Issah and Levin Öztunali are now starters. We are due for a disappointing season.
Have a quality striker in Mateta upfront bit nobody to serve him on the roster.

Have no idea why they do not put Aaron Martin at left wing...we need someone who is giving Mateta balls...not the turnovers waiting to happen everytime they dribble in Issah and Öztunali.

Nebel performed yesterday again, though.
Him and Burkardt are my hopes for the season.
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Post#15 » by Foye » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:12 am

Covid seems to have hit Bayern finances quite heavily.
Only noteable transfer of the season is Sane.
Nianzou could be good one day, too.

However, they let go of
Coutinho,
Perisic
and possibly Thiago
in one summer
They will certainly not have the amazing depth they had this season. Losing Thiago certainly would hurt the most.

Not that it matters too much for the league but I do think they will have trouble in the later stages of the CL.
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Post#16 » by Foye » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:56 pm

I feel bad for you Nathan.

Preetz could have a billion Euros and Hertha would still buy mediocre players.
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Post#17 » by Little Nathan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:43 pm

Foye wrote:I feel bad for you Nathan.

Preetz could have a billion Euros and Hertha would still buy mediocre players.


No need to feel bad, I don't really care anymore. Just laughed when I heard of the Cordoba transfer. It's actually impressive how little you can do with so much money.
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Post#18 » by Foye » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:46 pm

Little Nathan wrote:
Foye wrote:I feel bad for you Nathan.

Preetz could have a billion Euros and Hertha would still buy mediocre players.


No need to feel bad, I don't really care anymore. Just laughed when I heard of the Cordoba transfer. It's actually impressive how little you can do with so much money.


I mean he is an okay striker just like Piatek. You can definitely use his hustle but you will have invested twice the amount of money Dortmund got Halaand for...for these two.
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Post#19 » by Foye » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:52 pm

Whoever thought it was a good idea to have Schalke be Bayerns opponent in the first game needs to be fired.
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Post#20 » by Young Stapler » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:45 pm

Well, I didnt expect Schalke to win tonight but geez lol

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