Episode 286: Pronunciations, Geography & other stupid stuff

The Bundesliga is back, baby! And so is Luca Gierl, who joins the show to talk about the most recent transfers, BVB’s DFB Pokal win vs. KFC Uerdingen, the Augsburg game and who will win the Championship.

Zorc praises Balerdi’s development after Toprak exit

Borussia Dortmund centre-back Ömer Toprak joined Werder Bremen on loan on Sunday. That puts a spotlight on the young Leonardo Balerdi to step up.

Official: Ömer Toprak joins Werder Bremen on loan with an obligation to buy

Borussia Dortmund announced on Sunday that centre-back Ömer Toprak joins Werder Bremen on loan. The deal includes an obligation to buy which will be triggered by a certain number of games.

Raphael Guerreiro sidelined for two weeks

The name of BVB midfielder Raphael Guerreiro did not appear on the line-up sheet of Friday’s DFB Pokal cup tie against KFC Uerdingen.

Presser before Uerdingen | Favre: Hummels and Hazard fit, Brandt doubtful

Borussia Dortmund will play in the DFB Pokal against 3. Liga side KFC Uerdingen on Friday (2.45 pm ET/ESPN3). Here is a summary of Lucien Favre’s remarks at Wednesday’s pre-match news conference.

Why Borussia Dortmund should not sell Ömer Toprak

On Wednesday, Ruhr Nachrichten reported that centre-back Ömer Toprak is on the verge of joining Werder Bremen. With the ambition of winning the league and a deep Champions League run, this would be a mistake.

Ömer Toprak best Dortmund player in Supercup win

Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the DFL Supercup on Saturday. What can we learn from a glorified pre-season friendly?

Borussia Dortmund beat Udinese Calcio in torrential second-half rain

The Black and Yellows defeated Serie A outfit Udinese Calcio 4-1 in the Cashpoint Arena in Altach, Austria on Saturday. The game ended prematurely in the 84. minute due to torrential rain.

Loose takeaways from BVB’s 3-2 win over Liverpool

It’s pre-season, so not the time to read too much into single matches. However, there are a few observations we want to share.