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Borussia Dortmund: Die Schwarzgelben

Borussia Dortmund: [The Black Yellows]
Started on 6 February 2013 by Kane
Latest Reply on 10 February 2013 by Jer
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Borussia Dortmund: Rekindling the Love

Borussia Dortmund have always been my favourite German side. As a youngster I picked a team from each country, just to be my 'supporting' club for that country. For Germany I chose Dortmund. Why? The kit. I loved the kit, the colours and style. The badge is great too, so that's why I decided on them. They weren't great then, but now they are. And there bigger then ever. Now is my chance. This is my time. I will take Dortmund, take the kids, and win. Win everything.

Who Am I?

I am a legend for Dortmund. Having played 129 times for the club, as well as having played for Schalke, Milan, Arsenal and Stuggart, as well as the German national team, I am surely up for the task. I am Jens Lehmann


Season 2012/2013

Episode 1: Club Expectations
Episode 2: Top Players
Episode 3: Pre-Season & German Super Cup
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Club Expectations

As a manager, one thing that has to be done is setting the club expectations. Taking into account finances, staff, current players and future players, I have come up with a few expectations that I feel are reasonable, while still giving a challenge. I have also set some guidelines I want to try and follow for the next season, and maybe more:


Bundesliga:Finish in the top 2, beat Bayern Munich at least once in the league.
German Cup:Reach Semi Finals
Champions League: Reach Quarter Finals


Maximum transfer fee of £15million per player.
Will aim to have a young squad, so will try to buy players under the age of 25.
Will have a squad who want to work together, so will try to have a minimum of 14 for teamwork.
Will attempt to bring in as many German/Homegrown players as possible.
good luck :D your guidelines seem pretty awesome, hope you stick them them,,will have a fantastic team in no time :D
Good luck Devil, will be following!
Mark: I feel saves with top teams can be, not too easy, but not as fun and not as challenging, so I've bought in the guidelines to make it better to play with, and thank you

Blue: Thanks Blue, even if my story is 1% as good as yours I'll be delighted. ;)

Top Players

Current Stars:

I have looked at the players at the squad, and I have decided on the five top players at the club, who will take key roles this season and hopefully many seasons to come:

All players have a very good current and potential ability besides Jakub Blaszczykowski, but I think he is very underrated on the game should at least have an ability of 4*. Nevertheless, I still think he will be a key player for my team and wl be a big success at the club.

Potential Stars:

I also looked at the younger players, and found some with great potential and could become future stars at the club, so I will watch them closely for a while:

Looking at all these players, I definitely have high hopes for the future, especially if I am able to bring in a few more wonderkids...
I am looking forward to seeing you implement these guidelines in to hour transfers. Are there any other guidelines you will have such as with player development? Good luck with this story :)
Sounds like a good story with some interesting guidelines! Look forward to hearing how it all goes.
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FM Rookie: I am going to try and bring in a few more guidelines, although I will probably wait until January, or maybe the next season to see how it goes, and then bring in some more guidelines. With the potential of youngsters in the team, I have to bring in some more guidelines to help!

Superallys_lovechild Thank you, will try to please you as much as I can. :)

Just to say no update tonight but big one tomorrow. :)


As you may know, pre-season is a bit of an issue for Dortmund. For most of the friendlies played, Borussia don't have many players available, meaning the reserves are used for a lot of games over a short time period. Nevertheless, the Black and Yellow's managed to pick up some nice results.

LASK Linz 0-3 Borussia Dortmund
(Subotic, Kehl, Schieber)

FC Lustenau 1907 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

SC Austria Lustenau 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Real Sociedad 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

Independiente 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

German Super Cup

The biggest game of the pre-season campaign was to one of our biggest rivals in the German Super Cup. Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund. The big game. The chance for Lehmann to shine...

And coverage begins...

20:15 Lines up announced. BAYERN: Neuer, Lahm, Kirchoff, Dante, Badstuber, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Robbenm, Muller, Ribery, Pizzaro (Starke, Schweinsteiger, Shaqiri, Tymoshuck, Mandzukic, Kroos, Boateng). DORTMUND: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Sahin, Gundogan, Blasszczykowski, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowski (Langerak, Santana, Owomoyela, Bittencourt, Kehl, Leitner, Schieber)

20:28 And out come the teams. Many predictions are being made, and many are varying, but the main outcome seems to be a late win, possibly into extra time, for Bayern Munich. Many feel the likes of Ribery, Robben and Schweinsteiger will be too much to handle for the Dortmund team.

20:31 And Bayern Munich kick off the game...

20:34 DISALLOWED GOAL! Badstuber plays the ball into Ribery, who takes a shot saved by Weidenfeller, until he puts it into his own net, and the offside flag is raised. Munich have dominated early on and could this show the possibility of Bayern being too powerful today.

20:40 Ten minutes in and Bayern Munich are very much in control of this game, getting away many shots while keeping the Dortmund attack very quiet.

21:00 Thirty minutes played and the game has evened out again, although with no real drama currently unfolding. Munich still look more likely to score but Borussia Dortmund are getting a lot more chances now, looking very dangerous from corners.

21:16 One minute of injury time to be played.

21:17 Half time approaches with the score at 0-0. More fans will be happy with the current game although Bayern still look the more likely side to grab the trophy today.

21:42 The second half begins with Dortmund resuming play.

21:43 Bayern's Muller goes straight into the book with a dangerous foul on Nuri Sahin. An unneeded challenge from around 30 yards out means Muller now has to be careful for the rest of the game.

21:58 Borussia Dortmund have switched things around and now look more likely to grab the first goal, having many more chances while taming the midfield magicians of Munich.

22:05 INJURY! Marco Reus of Dortmund has collided with Phillip Lahm when attacking, and has been down for some time. However, the injury doesn't look too bad and Reus seems fit to carry on. Still 0-0.

22:08 GOAL! Lewandowski puts home the first of the match with 20 minutes remaining. Gotze whips in a long cross from the free kick and Lewandowski hits a beautiful half volley to find the back of the net. 1-0 Dortmund.

22:16 GOAL! Robert Lewandowski fires home another after a glorius run past Lahm and Dante. Surely the game is all over now after this quick fire double from the Polish striker. Dortmund fans are cheering like mad now, surely giving the players a big boost. 2-0 Dortmund.

22:22 Bayern are pushing move then ever now, but Dortmund are playing a defensive tactic and seem to be clearing every ball that comes near the 18 yard box.

22:27 Four minutes of injury time to be played. The Dortmund fans are now getting ready to storm the pitch after a thrilling game.

22:31 And that's it. BORUSSIA DORTMUND are the winners of the German Super Cup after an enticing game between two quality sides. Lewandowski was the only man to seperate the two teams, which has sent a swarm of Black and Yellow across the pitch. This will be a proud day for sure for Dortmund fans, and of course manager Jens Lehmann.


Nice biggining, good luck for the story.
Great win against Bayern ;)
Congrats on the first title already :D! Great win against Bayern and you can check that off from your guideline!
Fabulous job against Bayern and I'm sure that you can oust them for the league too. I think perhaps Davide Santon could be a good youngster who fits the 15 million pound criteria. If not him, you can always go the Brazilian route and pick up Wellington Nem, Adimilson, and Doria. :D
Murtagh: Thank you, and it was a great moment. I seriously thought it would be the first cup Munich won when battling against me, but it was a brilliant win! :P

Pauker: Thank you, it was great to get that one off. A win in the league would be amazing. Really wanting them at some point in the German Cup too. ;)

Madrista: Thanks, I will definitely scout him and look into it. I have seen him in other stories and he has looked good, so I will take some interest. I will check out the others too. Thanks for the recommendations. :)
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Dortmund Welcome Wonderkid!

Jens Lehmann has announced his first signing at the club as Brazilian wonderkid, Adryan. The 18 year old ex-Flamengo player has been tipped as the Kaka. The attacking midfielder joined for £875,000, and it is believed Lehmann hit the release clause to get the star to come to Germany. Jens has stated how Adyran will not be used immediately, but will work his way up through the reserve squad and occasional loans, although he plans to make Adryan a club legend.


Maximum fee of £15million? YES
Under 25? YES
Minimum of 14 for teamwork? NO
German/Homegrown? NO

Once trained up and ready for the first team, I hope the teamwork rating could be higher. Although not a german player I had to buy him, and this is a guideline I will probably break the most.

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