Good morning, Fear the Wall! Happy New Year. I hope you’ve all returned home safely from your New Year’s celebrations.
Let’s jump right into some hardcore soccer analysis:
Kid with Afro Scores Golazo
While the BVB adults have the holiday season off, the U-12s are in Spain for a tournament held by La Liga. They seem to be holding their own, and one of them scored a stunner of a goal the other day:
Our U-12 team took part in the annual #LaLigaPromises tournament in Tenerife.— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) December 30, 2018
And this banger was scored pic.twitter.com/02gsXWCVon
Rumors that this was Axel Witsel disguised as a child are unconfirmed. Until further evidence arises and proves otherwise, I choose to believe that it was.
Bundesliga Fantasy Team of the Season
Last week, I posted Whoscored.com’s Bundesliga team of the season. Here’s the one posted by Bundesliga.com:
Captain Reus (best player) and Sancho make the Bundesliga Fantasy Team of the Hinrunde pic.twitter.com/7zZqkQuREf— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) December 30, 2018
As you can see, two Borussia Dortmund players, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus, have made the squad. This makes sense, given their high goal and assist counts.
Overall, I think this one makes a lot more sense than the Whoscored one, at least in terms of the quality of players selected. Having Gregoritsch in for Axel Witsel is a bit baffling, but it makes sense in the context of fantasy-soccer, where goals and assists can disproportionately improve a player’s ratings.
Another bizarre aspect of this is that all three “center backs” have actually spent most of their time playing as full backs. I suppose full backs are more likely to have offensive stats.
The Daily Buzz
What’s your New Year’s Resolution, that you 100% won’t forget within two weeks?