Good morning, everyone. Happy Friday!
Borussia Dortmund won’t play until Sunday this weekend. While it’s a tad annoying having to wait another day while the rest of the league plays on Saturday, the good news is that it gives BVB’s injured players an extra day to recover.
According to Ruhr Nachrichten, while he will ultimately be a match day decision, Thorgan Hazard has recovered from his ankle injury and could be an option to play on Sunday. Mats Hummels is also ready to go. Julian Brandt, on the other hand, is questionable after he was subbed off at the half against Besiktas.
The Puma saga continues
The fact that this scandal has now become a months-long scandal, and has now risen to the level of the CEO of Puma, is honestly a little funny. Puma’s
Public Relations Team CEO released a statement apologizing to the fans:
Puma's CEO has reacted to criticism of Dortmund's new shirt by large numbers of fans, who say the crest isn't visible enough.— DW Sports (@dw_sports) September 17, 2021
Puma own a 5% stake in the club. pic.twitter.com/LU6CZhPMC8
I think this statement is pretty funny for a few reasons:
- The criticism is that the entire design sucks, not just that you can’t see the logo.
- They will take the fans’ feedback into account for future jersey - meaning you’re all stuck with these.
- If they had listened to the fans’ feedback in the past, this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
BVB issue new shares
Borussia Dortmund will be issuing roughly €86 million in new shares in an effort to raise capital to help jumpstart the club’s recovery from the COVID pandemic. As always, the new shares will first be offered to the club’s current shareholders. Normally, businesses offering new shares do so to help recover from losses or de-leverage. This seems to be the game plan for BVB, who plan on using the new capital to pay off loans and prepare for any future losses.
The Daily Buzz
What will you do on your free Saturday? Will you just watch the rest of the Bundesliga play, or will you take advantage of BVB playing on Sunday to do something else?