Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by blaze_of_glory, Jul 6, 2016.
Discuss how many points Bayern is going to win by here.
30. Done by January.
They'll win it by March when they are 24 points ahead, but will drop off after that and will end the season 16 points clear.
Usual caveats, only pre-season, questionable opposition but Ousmane Dembélé looks a cracking signing for Dortmund
I actually seriously believe Dortmund could win the league this year.
Reus-Gotze-Dembele behind Aubameyang. Kagawa and possibly Schurrle as options too. Castro and Weigel as the two deeper midfielders, Sahin and Bender options there. Bartra and Sokratis might form a decent partnership and Piszcek is still a very good right back and Guerrero will be a great left-back for them. I don't think this summer has damaged them as much as you might think. I also think Tuchel is a very good coach.
While Bayern on the other-hand might have a bit of a come down now that Pep isn't there as much as I like Carlo. There probably won't be the same intensity there and they could turn their focus to the CL more than the League knowing Carlo and thus slip up a few times in the league which will give Dortmund opportunities to capitalise.
I think it'll be close but Bayern will edge it. I do agree that BVB will put a great fight however, Bayern just has way too much quality.
I want to believe we at least fought them for Dembele. Unreal talent.
Dembele is the real deal.
Bayerns defense can be called the best in europe - by far in my opinion.
Alaba-Hummels-Boateng-Lahm is just unreal. What comes to mind is that they don't have a real playmaker bar an aging Alonso and Thiago, who hasn't been very convincing. Götze is going back to Dortmund it seems so their Build-up-play will come from Hummels and Boateng which is very predictable but still hard to play against i guess.
I wonder how Ancelotti will fit Kimmich in there and if Müller can recover his good last season form.
Like Tir-Na-Nog i see Dortmund's midfield and front three up to the task, they can play for the title and it shouldn't be that easy for bayern as last year.
I'm not sure if BvB will win the title but its very much possible. They'll run pretty close but in a season or two is when we'll see something special.
Keep in mind, btw, Carlo's tilted eyebrow and the difference between both, imbalances him in his quest of being great in the league despite his formidable European record.
Ribery firing shots at Guardiola.
Interesting preview of Schalke, if anyone's interested. They have probably some of the best talents coming through in Germany and are one of the richest clubs in the world but they just never clicked. Now, they have the Mainz SD who has done a remarkable job there and appointed a bright coach from Augsburg.
Its a bit weir that they didn't mention the midfield duo of Goretzka and Geis. Goretzka if coached properly has serious potential imo and Geis is a good midfielder. With Meyer that is a potentially very talented midfield three. IMO, what the lack is quality at RB and on the wings. Add some good players to that, its a good first phase of the building.
Bayern v BVB for the Super Cup coming up.
looking forward to seeing this Dortmund team
They're on the pitch.
Signal Iduna Park looks stunning.
Fans whistle and boo to every Hummels touch.
He lost the ball and they cheered.
Ist chance of the match come to Kagawa of BVB. Went just wide.
Obamayang with another great chance and sends it wide.
Hummels' fault. Lost the ball. He's nervous playing in front of this crowed.
It's all Dortmund right now. Bayern's defence leaking like a sieve.
Since no one else is watching, I'll stop commentating.