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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
Xabi=Legend! Got to love the man! Does so much unnoticed work! Great signing! Mustafi as Hummels replacement is a good one Imo! So great couple of signings! Nice job
@TheLFCFan Knew you would be happy with the signing hahah! Thanks for reading bro :)
still mourning the loss of good ol Kagawa
@Atoobie One of the players I wish I didn't have to agree to sell :( But £45 million, what could I really do :/
Building a brilliant team here, even if you did lose Hummels to Barça! Gimenez and Mustafi should be rocks at the back :D

Bean oversees one last mass exodus with promise of signings to come

Much like earlier in the season, Joshua Bean oversaw one last mass exodus of a range of players. First team squad players not good enough for the actual squad, youngsters not reaching their potential or even a highly rated youngster sent out on loan.

Bean promised fans that signings were imminent and that the club, just needed to announce these signings before they were able to announce the incoming transfers of their own.

@Jack Thanks a lot dude! Gutted about Hummles but still annoyed at how he forced his way out! Got a few more hot prospects to bring in and then I have a strong squad for now and the future imo :)

Dortmund announce an end to their transfer business, after several wonder kids join the ranks

After the departure of several squad and one or two younger players, Bean admitted that the signing of key players was over, stating that Dortmund did not need any new players for now.

He did however confess to the fact, that his impressive scout network of 14 scouts, were work night and day, seven days a week, to find him the best youngsters they could and it appears that in the clubs eyes, they succeeded, as Dortmund today announced the signings of four 'wonder kids'.

Dortmund lose to Bayern in German Super Cup

After winning both the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal, Borussia Dortmund and Joshua Bean were looking to add the German Super Cup to that collection, despite claims from the Dortmund camp that they were entering the match without any cares in the world of if they win or lose.

It was reportedly being touted as 'just another pre-season friendly' among the Dortmund players.

Bean did however, put out his full strength side, showing that despite claiming publicly he wasn't too bothered about a win or a loss, he was going to at least take it seriously enough to give his starters some game time together.

With Munich taking the role as the dominant side and Dortmund setting up to defend it was a rather drab first 45 minutes, it wasn't until Thomas Müller scored the opening goal of the fixture, heading home from a whipped in Arjen Roben corner, that the game then suddenly sprung to life.

Marco Reus and Aubameyang collectively hit the post just minutes later and to make matters even more frustrating, Aubameyang connected with Mkhitaryan, who was brought down inside the area, but the referee waved play on, much to the annoyance of the Dortmund fans.

The game was effectively over when Ayoze Pérez scored a simple tap in, following a beautiful cross from opening goal scorer Thomas Müller. The former Newcastle striker, was left in acres of space and made no mistake, slotting the ball home.

Second choice right back Łukasz Piszczek, who had been subbed on for Mario Fernandes, managed to drag Dortmund back into the game, scoring a screamer from outside the area, after the ball was hacked half clear by Jerome Boateng.

However, with just one minute remaining of added time, Thomas Müller finished off Dortmund, scoring yet another header, this time courtesy of a deflected Lewis Holtby shot, which looped into the area and fell kindly to the German international to head past an out of position Gerónimo Rulli.

Dortmund were able to pull one back as time expired, to regain some more credibility, thanks to a 93rd minute goal from Aubameyang, rounding Manuel Neuer and slotting home, after latching onto a perfect Julian Weigl pass.

While they may have lost, Bean stated after the game that "he was more than happy with the performance" and that "I am very confident we can win the title yet again this season".

The man of the match has to be German international and Bayern Munich winger, Thomas Müller, whose two goals, finished Dortmund's hopes of another trophy for the cabinet.

Dortmund enjoy fantastic pre-season on and off the pitch as they look for back to back titles

Last season Joshua Bean joined Dortmund and was simply asked to qualify for the Champions League for his first season, then the club will build from there. Of course he then went on to guide his side to the domestic double.

This season, it is obvious that Borussia Dortmund are being asked to compete for the title, reach the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal and at least reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

While pre-season is ultimately irrelevant, in the grander scheme of things. It sure does help comfort any nervous fans, that this season they have a strong squad.

Dortmund's pre-season will do exactly that, reassuring fans that not only does Bean have his tactics sorted, but also the squad looks incredibly tough.

Apart from the disappointing 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich, this pre-season was an incredibly successful one. Including results such as beating Galatasaray 5-0 away from home.

While pre-season can never be used as sole evidence on how a side will do or should do, it can't harm a sides confidence coming into the competitive fixtures.

Transfer round up: Ins and Outs

Borussia Dortmund have ended the transfer window, with a net spend of only £57 million. Which if you split between the end of last seasons money being; TV money, competition money, merchandise and ticket money as well as the major payout they received for winning the Bundesliga, along side the transfer budget they would have been given this summer, £57 million net spend is not an awful lot.

It was the sales of several key players, as well as deadwood, which allowed Bean to reinvest heavily in his squad this summer. He also made sure to rid of any player that he felt took too much in wages in return for what they gave the club, hence why players such as Adrian Ramos were allowed to go on the cheap. The wages saved, by far out does any money they could have got for the player, if they bargained for a good deal for weeks on end.

Bean has built a squad for now and a squad for the future and it is a squad that Dortmund fans can be especially excited about, as they look set to challenge on three fronts this season.

An interesting signing in Shane Long for sure! Your preparations have been wonderful so far :D

Dortmund dominate in August

With just three competitive fixtures to play in the month of August, following the end of pre-season, Borussia Dortmund would have the joys of facing Villingen away from home, a side who play their football in the sixth tier of German football in an amateur league.

In the league they face Wolfsburg and Leverkusen.

Villingen VS Borussia Dortmund 0-11

Joshua Bean almost apologeticly announced on the eve of the match that he would be playing his full strength side. Not because he relished the idea of humiliating a bunch of amateur players, or ruining the fans big day out.

But because he recognised that the game was the perfect way to give his preferred starting eleven, an easy match, but still in a real competitive fixture. Practice he thought, would be stupid to miss out on, especially with his new look defence and goalkeeper.

Aubameyang took all the plaudits from this game, scoring a staggering nine times, as Dortmund truly annihilated their opposition.

It was in fact the youngster Julian Weigl who opened up the rout after 10 minutes, curling the ball home, from the edge of the area, following a half cleared corner.

Aubameyang then scored his first of the night, quickly followed by the third of the game courtesy of Mario Fernandes and after 19 minutes it was 3-0.

Aubameyang scored his second, a perfect low volley from just inside the box, just 37 seconds after the Mario Fernandes goal. There were two more goals before half-time, thanks to Aubameyang securing his hat-trick and Shane Long heading home his first ever goal for the club on his debut.

The second half was all Aubameyang as the strike put in a performance of truly breathtaking standards, scoring six goals in 45 minutes.

The first three of the six were near identical, all close range volleys, after latching onto drilled crosses from the wings. His seventh, eighth and ninth goals however, took the beating to lows for the home side.

The first of the three, saw the Dortmund star man, collect the ball from the halfway line, beat four men, round the keeper and tap home as cool as you would like. His eighth of the night, was a Rooney like overhead kick, from slightly closer range, after a Marco Reus cross was deflected high into the air.

The final goal for Aubameyang and the eleventh goal of the night, came from a horrendous mistake from the Villingen goalkeeper. A back pass to the keeper rolled slowly to him, with the score being 10-0 Dortmund were in no rush to press him. Yet somehow the keeper managed to slice the kick directly to an unmarked Aubameyang who just passed it into the gaping net.

The full time whistle was met by polite applause from the travelling Dortmund fans, as Bean almost apologetically shook his opposing number hand.

Dortmund VS Wolfsburg 3-0

The first league game of the season, was a fairly average one in terms of difficulty. Any side worth their weight in the Bundesliga, would expect to win these kind of games at home and that is exactly what Dortmund did.

Marco Reus scored directly from a free-kick, 25 yards out, after just 23 minutes. The ball cannoned off the right post and managed to squeeze its way over the line despite the best attempts by the keeper to clear it.

Reus doubled his goal tally and Dortmund's lead, several minutes into the second half, when he headed home, following a looping Mkhitaryan cross.

Substitute Mehmet Topal added the icing on the cake, scoring the third goal of the game, heading home, following yet another inch perfect cross from Mkhitaryan.

It was an odd game, purely because Dortmund went about their business so casually yet still trumped the visitors 3-0.

Leverkusen VS Dortmund 1-4

A boring opening 45 minutes, did not prepare the neutrals watching at home, for the five goals that followed in the second half.

Two goals in the opening three minutes of the second half near enough ended any chances of Leverkusen getting anything from this game.

Aubameyang opened the scoring, connecting perfectly with young midfielder Weigl, who eventually played the striker through on goal and African Footballer of the Year, did not disappoint, curling the ball over a diving keeper.

New signing Jorge, scored two minutes later, with a potential goal of the season contender already, volleying home from 30 yards out, following an odd looped pass from Reus. The ball was lofted high in the air to the left back who was in acres of space on the left hand side and first time the young Brazilian rocketed the ball into the back of the net.

Former Manchester United man, Javier Hernadez was able to claw one back, scoring from the penalty spot on 68 minutes. But two more goals from Aubameyang, securing his hat-trick, ended the match.

Aubameyang was known for scoring his goals in bunches during games and his two goals on the 66th and 69th minute, proved that.

He headed home his second of the match, directly from a Mario Fernandes cross on the right hand side, thanks to some wonderful build up play by Reus, who escaped not one but two tackles, freeing up the overlapping fullback.

The fourth goal of the night for Dortmund and the clincher of the hat-trick, was a superb solo goal by Aubameyang. Just like he manages to do so often for Joshua Bean, the striker beat several Leverkusen players, rounded the keeper and passed the ball into the empty net.

Competition Review

Thanks to some stunning goals from Aubameyang and some simply brilliant team play by the likes of Mkhitaryan, Reus and Weigl, Dortmund sat comfortably atop the table and were into the next round of the DFB-Pokal.

I am especially happy with the fact that, after the big time departure of Shinji Kagawa one of the main reasons that I let him go was because I believed Mkhitaryan could be more influential for my side and so far I am being proven right! So I have no complaints after a near perfect month.
@Jack Very interesting indeed! But for £800k what could possibly go wrong?? He offers pace and strength and with a small contract and a low transfer fee the worse that happens is he comes on as sub when I need him and doesn't make a dent! I believe he score enough goals to warrant just £800k mind! Also thanks a lot mate, big season ahead here so the preparations have to be perfect!
That Villingen result :)) Men against boys and all that ;)
@Jack Does it make it even worse that Reus started the match as a sub because he had a slight hamstring problem, yet Shane Long still scored despite playing as a winger? Hahahah! Yeah 6th tier of German football, amateur club and their goalkeeper was 19.. I almost feel bad!

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