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Overthrowing an Empire: One Yellow Wall at a time.

It is time for the bullying super power that is Bayern Munich to be overthrown for good and here is my journey to do so.
Started on 23 May 2016 by BeanyUnited
Latest Reply on 13 September 2016 by BeanyUnited
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Hi guys, suppose a quick introduction can never go amiss! Well I’m Josh, I have been a member of FM Scout for a good few years now, but been away for about two! So this is my first proper attempt at a story for a very long time, so any feedback especially constructive criticism is appreciated to help me find my feet again!

As for my writing style I will be switching in and out of journalism style reporting and overall monthly reports. By this I mean, for transfer news, big news (such as my first entry today, me joining BVB) and important matches such as cup finals, I will be doing news report style.

As an entire month I will be doing it as a report, so screenshots of the fixtures/results, analysis of the games, player of the month etc etc. To prevent clashes between the styles say my fixtures lined up as followed: Mainz away, Berlin home, German Cup Semi Final, Munich away and then Hannover home. I will do a short report on the opening two games, a journalist entry on the semi-final and then a small report next entry on the following two games, as to make the semi-final still a big deal and not spoiled etc etc.

Below is merely the opening entry, expect better when things start happening :)

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to throw constructive advice my way as it is more enjoyable knowing other people enjoy reading it 

Unknown manager Joshua Bean, appointed head coach of Borussia Dortmund

Following the departure of fan favourite manager Jurgen Klopp, the Dortmund hierarchy acted quickly to get their new man.

For Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel, he couldn’t believe his luck when he was approached to take over one of the best teams in the country, regardless of last season’s performance.
But it is believed that an immediate break down in relations with the Dortmund hierarchy over the expectations for the season, saw Tuchel take the drastic action of walking away from the club claiming “The expectations placed on me were not realistic in line with the current strength of Bayern Munich. No one can succeed in that environment.”

With Tuchel’s comments putting off any potential managers, Borussia Dortmund have shocked the footballing community by taking what appears to be a very big risk in hiring unknown head coach Joshua Bean, whose only experience before this was coaching his local football team.
Bean has not yet been reached for comment, but rumours swirling around Dortmund are that he is simply employed as a YES man.

It will be interesting to see how such a young manager can break off the shackles of the board and create a dynasty.
Dortmund are a fun team, plenty of quality yet lots of competition against an awesome bayern team. Good Luck

Dortmund will keep Reus claims Bean

Borussia Dortmund’s second manager in as many week, Joshua Bean was unveiled to the press today, as he was bombarded with questions ranging from “Do you believe you can hold on Marco Reus” to “Do you wear suits during a match” Bean looked confident and relaxed during his first ever press conference.

During the press conference, Bean took it upon himself to kindly help out the journalists and refused to give abrupt answers, even answering questions he knew were on everybody’s mind but not openly asked.

At Sky Sports have completed a transcript of the intriguing press conference which can be seen below.

Journalist: Hi Josh, you come into the German league in an ear which is yet again dominated by Bayern Munich, do you believe that the board have fair expectations put in place for you to succeed by any standards?

JB: Every league in the world has one or two teams that have dominated before and are always going to be up there, apart from today’s Premier League. But we see Munich in this league, Madrid and Barca in La Liga the list goes on. I know what a challenge this is and I am excited for it. The board have challenged me but I don’t believe they are asking for too much they demand; Champions League qualification, to reach the Second Knockout stage of the Europa League and reach the German Cup final.

Journalist: A follow up to this. Is the budget you have been given, sufficient enough to reach these challenges?

JB: To be honest I have been given very little money, but I am ok with this. The board and I both want to run a tight ship economically, allowing for more transfer and wages as the seasons go by. This is a long-term project by myself, not just a couple of seasons and off I go. This was all discussed before I joined.

Journalist: You have taken over at a time when Marco Reus, your star player is expected to move to Real Madrid. What are going to do about this?

JB: (Laughs) Well I am unsure of who told you that information, of course he brings in interest he is one of the world’s top players. But I can confirm for you right now, that he will be a Dortmund player by the time the window closes. No ifs or buts, Dortmund will keep its best players under my rule.

Journalist: Do you believe this is a risk?

JB: A risk to keep one’s own star players? Of course not! Reus is happy here and we are even happier to keep him.

Journalist: As for incoming transfers, is this something you can tell us about?

JB: In my view it is very rude to other fellow managers to openly discuss what players we are after, all that I can tell you to help you guys out, is that we are looking to sign a couple of players if the budget can stretch that far. I am in the process of hiring more scouts to help with this.

Journalist: Finally if you can answer this. Would you rather fight a horse sized duck, or a hundred duck sized horses?

JB: *laughs* Well because of my ambition to take over the German league with Dortmund, overthrowing Bayern Munich the giants. I suppose it would have to be a horse sized duck!
Germany is a great country to manage in! Good luck mate!
Mcintyre: Thanks mate, will be a challenge with a small budget as well!

mgriffin2012: Thanks bro! Hopefully can keep my key players, due to lack of funds can't sign any great players so just strengthening positions :)

Great pre-season for Bean sees Dortmund ready for kick-off

Pre-season is never usually taken too seriously by fans when it comes to gauging how their beloved team will perform over the course of the competitive season, however in the case of Borussia Dortmund fans were eyeing the clubs movements like hawks.

Soon after his unveiling to the press, Joshua Bean kept true to his word of bringing in new scouts to aid with transfer business this summer, as six new scouts were hired in a matter of days. What we weren’t expecting however, is Bean’s complete overhaul of the staff, keeping the best employees already he built upon this faculty and hired; eight new coaches, two new goalkeeping coaches, four new physio and one new fitness coach. Giving himself one of the best coaching and scout faculties in Germany.

In terms of coaching staff the biggest news came when Bean sacked his assistant manager Arno Michels, for what Bean claimed to be “mutual reasons”. It is believed that Bean thought not only could Dortmund do better, but he also wanted better to work with. He was replaced days later by Leicester City assistant manager Steve Walsh.

Fans will be extremely happy with the fact that Bean has been able to retain the services of all his players, including German star, Marco Reus. Real Madrid were fought off by Dortmund under the demand of Bean and it has appeared successful. They have only been able to bring player in thus far, signing Mehmet Topal from Fenerbahçe SK for a meagre £4.5 million. Bean told the press he was “delighted to have such an experienced midfielder bringing competition to the fold.”

Bean also oversaw the signing of Renat Dadachov, signed by the Director of Football with Josh’s consent, the youngster cost just £1 million, and is tipped for bright things. He is currently training with the Under 19’s.

Fixture wise, Bean has overseen domination so far, watching his side score 17 and only concede two. While there is a friendly cup competition coming up, before this Bean has had even more luck being drawn against Aberdeen in the Europa League qualifying stages.

Rumours still insist Bean is in the market for one more central midfielder, but he remaining tight lipped on this.

Dortmund beat Aberdeen to go through to next round

Despite a horrific injury crisis, which has forced Bean to keep no fewer than nine out of the match day squad, including star players Shinji Kagawa and Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund were still able to squeeze past Aberdeen 3-2 on aggregate in the Europa League playoffs.

Beans first ever competitive fixture

The first leg saw Dortmund travel to the cold and wet conditions of Aberdeen, playing in front of a sell-out crowd.

Just 15 minutes into the opening leg, Reus was taken out with a tough tackle which saw him coming off with a neck injury, although no action was taken on the field. Despite the setback, poacher Aubameyang latched onto a cross from midfielder Gundogan, to head the ball home and give the German side the lead.

The rest of the match was marred by bookings and petty fouls being blown up by the officials,

Dortmund’s game was made harder when Gonzalo Castro was shown a straight red for a late tackle.

The home side capitalised and equalised on the 58th minute mark, with Simon Church scoring a header from a fizzing free-kick.

Dortmund were taken to the second leg and their injury crisis was worsening.

Aberdeen fail to make the most of Dortmund’s injury crisis

By this point, Borussia Dortmund only had half of their starting XI on the field due to injuries and suspensions.

But it was the home side who took the lead after just four minutes, after Aubameyang scored his second of the tie, tapping in after a mistake from Barry Robson gifted the striker the ball just yards out from goal.

Dortmund’s mismatched side however, were struggling to really grab control of the tie and Aberdeen equalised again, this time through Jonny Hayes, after a mistake from Mats Hummels allowed the Don’s player through on the goal.

Thankfully for Bean and the Dortmund fans, charismatic midfielder Gundogan scored a stunning goal to retake the lead. A fine run from the halfway line, saw him reach the edge of the area uncontested, a quick one-two with strike Ramos, gave him the ball one on one with the keeper and he chipped it over the diving body of the Don’s keeper.

It was a goal worthy of winning any tie and it certainly did that here.

Easing into the next round mate, keep it up!

100% start for Bean leaves fans purring

The League

A thrilling opening month in the league, with the maximum number of points picked up from the three games that month. Both the Leverkusen and Werder Bremen games were extremely comfortable, with both games seeing my Dortmund side carve open the opposition.

The biggest game of the month is of course the 2-1 victory over title favourite and rivals Bayern Munich, taking a 2-0 lead only to be pipped back by a Robben penalty, made for a nervy final 20 minutes. However my side were able to hang on for all three points.

The German Cup

An easy 3-0 victory sees my side through to the next round. The biggest shock of that round was that favourites Bayern Munich lost on penalties to a team in the third division, leaving the competition wide open the likes of myself and Leverkusen.

Europa League

The comfortable 4-1 aggregate win over a minnow side sees me drawn into a side that I should top, if injuries and form does not get in the way.

Braga are most likely going to be the biggest challenge especially when playing them away from home, however I have faith that my big name players have enough about themselves to walk out with a minimum of 15 out of 18 points.

Managers assessment

Player of the month:

In my eyes it has to be none other than ?ukasz Piszczek who scored twice and contributed four assists in six fixtures this month. His performance in the Munich game was all rounded, seeing him mark Arjen Robben out of the game and score what turned out to the be the winning goal for the home side.

Goal of the month:

Shinji Kagawa playing due to the injury to Marco Reus takes this award. A one two between himself and Piszczek saw him collect the ball on the edge of the 12 yard box and he finessed it into the far left corner against Bayer Leverkusen.
2016-05-24 16:18#232312 mgriffin2012 : Easing into the next round mate, keep it up!

Things are setting up nicely in the cup!
Side note:

If anyone has any advice on how to make the story more enjoyable for the readers feel free to let me know :)
Some great form there! I love Kagawa as a player so I hope to see you utilising him!
Could do with some face packs, but loving this so far, keep it up
Very good start to the season mate, 3 wins from 3 so you cant complain!
Foy: Sadly with the formation I play he doesn't fit in naturally as he is in Reus position to cover from injury, but he is making him hard to drop!

Atoobie: Sadly my laptop seems adamant it doesn't want to download them so I am stuck faceless for the meanwhile

Griff: Solid start if I say so myself, main challenge is whether I can compete with Munich being able to rotate their squad better than myself as they have more depth!

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