It’s the time of the year again, Christmas is just over and slowly, but surely 2014 ends. We look back on a very dramatic year, which had a few highlights, like the Cup Final in may, the 2-0 win against Real Madrid in April, Milos Jojic scoring with his first touch in the Bundesliga, or once again topping a Champions League group…
But BVB also sit on 17th place in the league and a lot has gone wrong during the last half-series. The new year provides a clean cut and many people like to make resolutions for the next year. Stop smoking, work out, eat healthy, drink less, only drive with a licence… the usual.
Now we want YOUR new year’s resolutions for Borussia Dortmund! What are the little or big things, that irk you the most and that BVB need to change in 2015 to find back to old strength? What kind of habits are needless or what would you like to see continued? You can be obvious or creative, we are looking forward to you thoughts!
Feel free to fire away in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter, we’ll read out the best on our next Yellow Wall Pod episode!
Meanwhile I’ve provided some of my own:
- Substitutions: It’s a point that has been bothering me far too long. Jürgen Klopp often bemoaned the physical shape of his team this season, but too often refused to make changes before the 80. minute or didn’t even use all three options. Especially this season Dortmund were in need for some fresh impulses. Nuri Sahin’s 8 minute cameo against Hertha Berlin for example did shake things up and only let’s one wonder, whether an earlier substitution would have made the difference.
- Crossing: Especially from the left side has Dortmund’s crossing has been atrocious to say the least. Doesn’t matter whether it’s Durm, Schmelzer or Piszczek, too many crosses look completely random and either fly over everyone or fall behind the strikers or are simply too soft. One might blame the runs of the strikers, but like some players train free kicks after the training sessions our fullbacks need to work on their crosses.
- The Kit: This is one for the kit-designers, who are trying hard to make state-of-the-art extravaganza black and yellow nightmares of fashion on an almost yearly basis. Maybe it’s marketing to have a completely different design every year. It’s seldom enough that one can take HSV for an example, but their kits at least look stylish every year. No weird dots, wild tribals, or rhombuses all over the front; All I want is a simple black and yellow kit with little changes from time to time. The current Champions League kit has been one of the best in a long time, but the Bundesliga kits have been terrible – at least the ‘fragile’ warning stripes have made some sort of sense, I guess.