They are one of the Bundesliga's most illustrious clubs. They are also bottom of the table. The fans' patience has worn thin. The players were booed at their last home game before the winter break.
We pay a visit to Gladbach to take the temperature ahead of their first home game of 2011, against Leverkusen.
We speak with coach Michael Frontzeck, the new man in defense Martin Stranzl, and the chairman of the fan club Ralf Wilms.