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Paul Johnson is a writer at Fear The Wall, having joined the community in December 2017, and become a member of the writing staff in May 2019. Paul is a Southampton and Borussia Dortmund fan, and a data scientist. His writing often focuses on football analytics, using the tools he uses in his day job, from machine learning to statistical modelling, to better understand and evaluate BVB, the Bundesliga, and football as a whole.

Looking Around the League: Bayer Leverkusen Continue to Give Bundesliga Fans Hope

Xabi Alonso’s young Leverkusen side have so far proven to be immune to pressure. Let’s hope they keep it up!

Match Ratings: Individual Errors Prove Costly as BVB Lose 3-2 to Hoffenheim

Borussia Dortmund gift Hoffenheim all three points through a litany of mistakes and bad defending.

BVB’s Floundering Forwards: Rating Borussia Dortmund’s Best Offensive Players

Analyzing BVB’s offense using multivariate optimization to build a Bundesliga offensive player ratings.

Match Ratings: All Square in Eindhoven

A controversial penalty leaves BVB with one point.

MOTM Poll: BVB Hold PSV to 1-1 Draw in Champions League Round of 16

Borussia Dortmund come away from the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 with a draw away from home.

Match Ratings: Borussia Dortmund Draw in Wolfsburg

BVB dropped what should’ve been two easier points against a struggling Wolfsburg opponent.

Match Ratings: Donyell Malen Leads BVB to 3-0 Win Against Freiburg

BVB shut down Freiburg for one of the club’s most convincing wins of the season.

Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund Host European Hopefuls Freiburg

BVB face seventh-placed Freiburg with renewed hope, as several key players returning from injuries and illnesses.

Match Ratings: BVB Drop Points in Dull Draw With Heidenheim

MOTM Poll: Dortmund Flat in First Goalless Draw in the Bundesliga Since 2019

If any of you show up in the comments complaining that I didn’t nominate someone else, please go to therapy. The only reason anyone got nominated was because I respect format.