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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

Title hopeful Dortmund, suffer shock defeat

With their game in hand Joshua Beans' Borussia Dortmund side could not secure the title regardless of what result they got. But a win would have made it next to impossible for Bayern Munich to pip them to the title with the few remaining games left. It would require Dortmund losing every game and Munich winning every game remaining.

But a defeat gave Munich just a slice of hope.

In potential title clinching games such as this, the side on the verge tend to play one of two ways. They either come out and thrash their opposition in a dominant display or they are obviously rattled by the nerves of the occasion. The latter was what we witnessed today with Dortmund.

The game resembled that of a pub match on occasions, the players struggling to control the ball, shots blasted high and wide and crosses not clearing the first man.

Defensively they were equally shaky, long balls seemingly escaped everyone and struck the woodwork, The ball was hacked clear more times than one can count.

It was evident to everyone in the stadium that Dortmund were not going to win today, it was just a question of whether Hoffenheim could snatch a goal or two.

It also looked as if they weren't interested in playing football either, but with just six minutes to go Joelinton scored the one and only goal of the game to send the title race to an extra week.

The young Brazilian forward was left unmarked inside the six yard box, making his task of heading home from a corner, extremely easy. The centre forward made no mistake and as he wheeled away to celebrate the Dortmund players just looked and stared in shock.

It ended 1-0 to the home side in a very disappointing game for the potential travelling champions.

Just caught up, cracking stuff, shame about the Hoffenheim result
Unlucky mate you're still in with a great shot of winning the title though so just make sure that the lads get their chins up for the next game!
Eek, bad result there! It all adds to the drama though ;)
@Atoobie Cheers for taking the time to read through bro! Glad you are enjoying it and yh bummer of a result :(

@mgriffin2012 Yeah awful performance mate was like the second half of England VS Iceland but for 90 mins aha! Never mind the likes of Hummels etc are good man motivators :)

@Jack Still got a few games to clinch the league bro I am confident yet!

Joshua Bean keep building that wall!

A day of nerves and fears turned to a day of joy and elation, as Borussia Dortmund hammered Hannover 4-0 away from home to near enough secure the league title in Bean's first ever season.

But just minutes later the news broke that Bayern Munich were unable to beat Werder Bremen, drawing 0-0 away from home, making Borussia Dortmund the official Bundesliga Champions with a week to go.

Dortmund have deserved nothing less than the league title, they battled through with a fairly small squad, Bean trusted a regular eleven to be his men all season, they were fighting on three fronts for quite some time and injuries to Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang late on threatened to derail their progress.

But Bean with aid from his captain Mats Hummels was able to keep his troops focused.

Bean heard the greatest final whistle of his first season, as he sprinted onto the pitch to jump on the back of his close friend Marco Reus. The entire Dortmund coaching staff and all of the players celebrated together in the middle of the Hannover pitch, as the rain poured down.

The travelling fans sung loud and they sung proud as they witnessed a 4-0 thrashing of Hannover to secure yet another league title, in their illustrious history.

The nerves at the start of the game were very quickly put aside, when Marco Reus scored a thunderous free-kick after just eight minutes.

Aubameyang scored yet another goal this season, when Hannover gifted possession to Park cheaply the fullback instantly whipped in a low cross, picking out the striker who was able to place it home past an out of position keeper.

The fans were in full party swing all of the second half and they were able to witness two more Dortmund goals.

Reus got on the end of a Shinji Kagawa long ball, before rounding the keeper and slotting home. The roles were reversed for the next goal, with Reus flicking a header onto an unmarked Kagawa who made no mistake from the back post, blasting home.

The party is bound to be a very long one, with Joshua Bean caught on camera already downing bottles of beer on the pitch with his players, hidden amongst the champagne spraying.

We were able to catch up with Bean on the sides six drink each as they partied with the fans, many of whom were able to push their way onto the pitch to celebrate together.

As we spoke to him his pride was clear, stating "I can't believe that I have the honour of saying as a manager I won the Bundesliga, but the main honour is to do it with such a great bunch of lads. I never doubted that they could do this, never."

When asked if his side were going to take it easy as they had the cup final in two weeks time Bean simply replied, "What hangover has ever lasted two weeks? We will be fine!"

Borussia Dortmund score last minute final winner

Exactly two weeks after winning the Bundesliga and a night that actually lasted three, much to the annoyance of the board as they still had a game against Ingolstadt to play, which ended 1-1 with a fully rotated XI starting for Dortmund.

It wasn't the greatest of German Cup finals, like so many are, they were tense and tough and well fought. Leverkusen were not set up to play football at all on this fine spring day. Dortmund could simply not unlock the Leverkusen defence.

Aubameyang struck the bar, Reus hit the post, Weigl blasted wide from just several yards out, not truly catching the ball on the full.

Joshua Bean was close to pulling his hair out as the second half drew to a close, pacing up and down the touchline barely able to look.

But in the last minute of the match, Reus was played in behind by Gundogan and the German international was brought down by the onrushing goalkeeper who completely misjudged the run of the winger.

With just 27 seconds of the added time left in extra time remaining, Aubameyang took a deep breath. The penalty flew into the bottom corner and the Dortmund bench, including Joshua Bean, invaded the pitch, launching themselves on their hero.

After managing to force them all off the pitch, the referee restarted the game, only to end it against instantly, cue yet another pitch invasion.

In his first season Bean has brought home the domestic double.

Congratulations on an amazing double man! :D
@mgriffin2012 Thanks a lot dude!!!

Borussia Dortmund end of season review

End of Season Awards

Aumbameyang, Reus and Weigl sign bumper new deals

The influential trio of striker Aubameyang, winger Reus and young central midfielder Weigl, have signed new long term contracts with the German club Borussia Dortmund which sees them all remaining until 2020.

Bean spoke to the press after the announcement stating "It is obvious to everyone and anyone involved in football and those on the outside, that to remain a top side, or at least challenge for the top, you must to retain your best players."

The boss who was enjoying a week off from work, before he threw himself back into arranging pre-season and meetings with staff members, went on to say; "To be able to retain Aubameyang and Reus right throughout their primes is a huge plus and being able to hold onto Weigl who has wowed for us already at just 20, in four years time he could be one of the best central midfielders in the world and we aim to make him that good."

None of the players were avaliable for comment as they were away on personal holidays, away from the club as is every player at the club. They are not due back for several more weeks, apart from those playing in the Euros this summer, who are due back in one week.

But the club did release a join statement from all three simply saying that they are "proud" and "honoured" to be here another four years and that they are looking forward to "winning many more trophies".

Bean uses end of season prize money to make some early additions to the squad

Throughout the season, in particular when they were made to cope without Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, Joshua Bean said time and time again "Next season depth is 100% something I am looking to improve within my squad."

During the clubs trophy parade for both the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal, Bean told local news stations that "I am keen to bring into two or three players, that won't be starters but will be relied upon during times of injuries and a congested fixture list. Especially with us being in the Champions League this season, we need to make sure everyone is kept fit and raring to go."

It is with that ethos that Borussia Dortmund today announced not one, not two, not even three signings. But in fact, four signings for moderately low sums of money. Bean was quick to assure fans that the money was simply tournament prize money, so next seasons transfer budget was yet to even be touched and that these places are not the key signings of the summer.

Fellaini and Long are intriguing signings hopefully they pay off for you mate!
Only United fans like Fellaini :| at least you didn't spend 25+ million for him :)) but in all seriousness really good story man! enjoyed catching up with it and a great start to win the double! Congrats!
@mgriffin2012 Yeah I know man! Only to used as subs and rotation options to keep better players fit :)

@TheLFCFan Cheers Seb bro! Yeah he ain't good but a good rotation! And thanks a lot bro glad you are enjoying it :)

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