• Dortmund – Schalke Preview: A last hurrah for Peter Bosz?

    It’s derbytime in the Ruhrpott and the most important game of the year is upon us. We all know about the importance of winning the Revierderby and the bragging rights that the winning side gets until the next match up. This notion is especially important for the local fans of each side and newly appointed coaches always get the same greeting on their first day of work from the fans: “It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you win the derby”. (Photo: dpa).

  • Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke: Revierderby key battles

    Ruhr district rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke renew acquaintances on Matchday 13, each blessed with their own star-studded armies of match-winners (Photo: dpa).

  • Karl-Heinz Riedle defends Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz: “System question aims in the wrong direction”

    Is the Bosz system inappropriate for BVB? Riedle rejects these reproaches. During the interview the Dortmund’ international brand ambassador speaks about the crisis and the derby (German, photo: dpa).
  • Peter Bosz Under Threat At Borussia Dortmund Even If He Inspires A Ruhr Derby Win

    Dietmar Hamann didn’t beat around the bush when he was asked by Sky Sports Germany to sum up the performance he had just seen from Borussia Dortmund in their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night. Known for his dry, blunt analysis the former Liverpool star putting it quite simple: “That was a dead team.” (Source: TheSportsMan.com, Photo: dpa).

  • A Fan’s Perspective: Why the game against Schalke is crucial for Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund is going through a difficult patch this season having dropped points like a leaking sack of water. With the derby coming up, it is more important than ever to scrap a win and turn a corner (English, photo: dpa). 

  • Peter Bosz: Five decisions that could save his job

    BVB face Schalke in the Ruhr derby on Saturday. If the clash wasn’t already intense enough, Peter Bosz is reportedly under pressure to win to keep himself in a job. Here are five things he needs to do to save his job (English, photo: dpa). 

  • Borussia Dortmund can ‘turn around’ season with Schalke win – CEO Watzke

    Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has demanded the club’s players go into Saturday’s derby against Schalke with “courage, determination and fighting spirit.” (English, photo: dpa). 

  • Video: Top 10 Revier Derby Goals – Rakitic, Kagawa and More!

    It’s the Bundesliga’s never-ending rivalry: black and yellow against royal blue. The ‘Revierderby’ has provided many highlights over the decades including some wonderful goals. In this video we’ve picked out 10 of the best for you to enjoy (Photo: dpa). 

  • Brothers cross Borussia Dortmund-Schalke divide ahead of Revierderby

    The Revierderby divide is very much that: a clear division, an unbridgeable boundary between the royal blue and black-and-yellow sides of the Ruhr Valley. Families can be split in their loyalties though as Holger Leister and his brother Michael are: the former is devoted to Dortmund, the latter swears by Schalke (English, photo: dpa). 

  • Crisis in Dortmund: The Final Days of Peter Bosz?

    It is officially panic time in the Ruhrgebiet. Not for Schalke, who are usually the victims of unfortunate circumstances around this time of year, but rather, Borussia Dortmund. Six weeks ago, Dortmund was on top of the football world. They were first place in the Bundesliga with a comfortable five point lead over struggling Bayern München. They had conceded a single goal while scoring nearly 20. The “Bosz effect” had proven to be, at least for the short-term, a success (English, photo. dpa).