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Bundesliga 2018-2019 season thread :

Discussion in 'General Worldwide Football Discussion' started by Dirk, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk Wir kommen wieder!

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    Dortmund on top after matchday 1: Winning 4-1 against Leipzig (although the Saxons already scored after 30 seconds). Axel Witsel again with a goal, good buy.
    English talent Jadon Sancho with an assist to Marco Reus' 4-1.

    Good to see another club on top of the Bundesliga (yeah, it's only the 1st matchday and last season Dortmund was there too until the 8th or 9th matchday, but you know what I mean ;) )

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    Buli2: Good to see that St.Pauli's good start with 2 wins in the first 2 matches came to an end at Union Berlin. 1-4 against "die Eisernen" which gives them the lead of the 2nd tier with 7 points.

    HSV today in the "Montagsspiel" against Arminia Bielefeld (they had a decent start with 4 pts from 2 matches). I'll be there!
     
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    Dirk Wir kommen wieder!

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    The Home Office of Saxony has cancelled tomorrow's 2nd Bundesliga match between Dynamo Dresden and HSV because they need all their police to be in Chemnitz (the former Karl Marx Stadt of the GDR) after the incidents of last week there'll be another ****ing demonstration (and counter demo, of course). :fail:
     
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    Dirk Wir kommen wieder!

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    Wow, Werder Bremen! Hate to admit this but that was impressive yesterday in Frankfurt. Now they've got Nuri Sahin from Dortmund, so they could be even better. Could be Europa next year for the first time in ages for Werder?

    And Wolfsburg was impressive, too. 3-1 win in Leverkusen.
    Bloody Leverkusen with a classical "Fehlstart" and Bruno Labbadia could win for the first time in 13 tries against the Aspirins.

    Top of the table: Bayern. That's a surprise.../season end
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    It's a pity that the HSV match was cancelled. They are in a really good flow with 3 wins in a row where they scored at least 3 Goals. Now we have the bloody international break, so the next match is at 15/09. At least a home match (against Heidenheim)

    btw: "Open door Day" this weekend in Bielefeld (vs Jahn Regensburg) and Hamburg-St.Pauli (vs Köln). 5-3 in both matches, thankfully the Hamburg match was an away win :D

    Köln is on fire.
     
  4. Adz

    Adz ESS AY EFF SEE.

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    Bruno Labbadia seems like one of those typical coaches who does well at a club for a period, then fails and gets hired by another club. I feel he’s been coach of loads of Bundesliga sides over the last few years :laugh:
     
  5. Dirk

    Dirk Wir kommen wieder!

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    That's right. He has the image of being a "Fireman" for clubs in dire need to be rescued. Bruno seems to have coached "them all" but since 2009 it was "only" HSV (2-times), Stuttgart and now Wolfsburg.
    Was out of business for some time after fired by HSV in 2016. So I am glad that he got another job (even if it is Golfsburg).
    I for one will always be thankful that he saved HSV in 2014/2015 (although under very dramatic circumstances) and gave HSV the only relaxing Bundesliga season in this decade, in 2015/16 with the 10th place.

    btw: Labbadia is, as far as I know, the only player who scored 100plus goals in Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga.
     
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    HSV just won the rearranged match in Dresden with 1-0 (although Lasogga failed with a penalty in the 95th minute...anyway ). 4th win in a row in the 2.BuLi and first place. Not bad after the disastrous 0-3 in the 1st match :D. If only we had hired Christian Titz right after we sacked Gisdol and had not wasted weeks with the useless Hollerbach. Anyway, old news. Future looks not so bad anymore for the Rothosen!

    "In Titz we trust!" (sounds more like a St.Pauli-Reeperbahn motto :laugh:)

    edit: Just because it looks so good, the actual standings of the 2.Bundesliga ;)

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    I knew that my last post with the standings would backfire sooner or later but I never thought that it would be so fast:

    0-5 at home against Jahn Regensburg. ****, that was really a shite day. First of all, these Sunday kickoff times in 2nd Bundesliga kill me. 1:30 pm (12:30 pm UK). Made it to the stadium just in time and couldn't believe our starting team. 6 changes from last game. Rotation time as if we're playing in Europe. Don't know what Titz was thinking here but it didn't work at all. The defense was a catastrophe and our goalie Pollersbeck thought that he's Franz Beckenbauer before the 0-1. Well, he's clearly not. But he's not the only one to blame.

    With 0-3 behind we got an (undeserved) penalty. Aaron Hunt himself and he shot it like a 5 year old. Even I had saved this ball.
    FFS, this was shit right from the beginning. Second half "explosion" and getting the equalizer? No way, implosion and we even got 2 more (could've been even worse). Köln got a 3-5 home defeat last weekend but at least they showed something. We did nothing of it today. That was a reminder of our darkest times (mostly against Bayern) and hopefully a warning at the right time that you can't take anything for granted in the 2nd Bundesliga which is way more competitive than the Bundesliga.
    Köln now back at first but at least we're still 2nd because Darmstadt, Fürth couldn't win (resp. lost) either.

    Next matchday already from Tuesday til Thursday. HSV has to play at Fürth (#4, 1pt behind HSV) on Thursday and then next sunday the Hamburg Derby against St.Pauli.


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    BuLi1: Bayern won 2-0 at Schalke. No problems for them, of course. Boring!
     
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    Bayern lost 0-2 in Berlin. Not the best week for the Bazis with only 1 out of 6 points and so they lost their lead at the Bundesliga (only temporarily of course. We all know that they're back there asap. it's inevitable). Anyway for the moment Dortmund got the lead with a just reached 4-2 away win at Leverkusen. Together with the 7-0 against Nürnberg in Midweek they got impressive 11 Goals and 6 points from this week).

    Werder has a really good team actually (hope none of my HSV mates are reading here ;) ) although they lost 1-2 in Stuttgart (with a slapstick goal from Stuttgart Goalie Ron Robert Ziegler) but this was premium football. Very entertaining match (and I like the end-result ;) ).

    Schalke with the first win of the season after 5 losses in a row.

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    2nd Buli: Tomorrow is one of the rare days that we meet St.Pauli in a league match. In Hamburg it's of course the main topic for weeks now. Sell out crowd at the Volkspark, 57.000 expected.

    I have to go to bed early today that I don't come at the last moment again to the Volkspark (like last week against Regensburg). 1:30pm (12:30pm UK) kickoff again. ****ing hate this.

    If we lose this I won't be here for a few days!
     
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    Fantastic comeback from Dortmund away to Leverkusen and they are top of the table.

    Will Bayern call Heynckes if it becomes an alarming situation again or do I dare to dream a different ending? :laugh:
     
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    2 hours to go and I am getting a bit nervous now. Eating a bit and then heading to the Volkspark.

    btw: Here's a video at the HSV training ground before and after a training session where the a "Capo" of the HSV Ultras (don't know the englisch word for "Einpeitscher") even spoke to some team members A bit "martially" when he tells them that they're "wearing the HSV rhombus deep in their hearts and would be dying for the club" but hey they're "hot" about this game, just like @FranniesTache for his holy Saints ;)




    and here's a yt video before the last Derby in 2010 about the "Derby-Marsch" to the stadium





    I personally don't have anything against St.Pauli or their fans (mentioned it) but some of the HSV Ultras don't see it like me (and vice versa some of the St.Pauli Fraction neither). As long as it's only a bit of banter it's okay but I hope it doesn't escalate in violence
     
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    Adz ESS AY EFF SEE.

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    Good luck Dirk!
     
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    DonnyOsmond I. R. BABOON

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    Jadon Sancho (18) has assisted more goals than any other player across Europe's top five leagues this season.

    • 6 appearances
    • 5 assists

    He's only played 125 minutes, and he's yet to start a game. Unreal. Scouted Football on Twitter
     
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    DeadlyDemon Spurs optimist

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    They're showing it on BT for anyone interested, not often you get Bundesliga 2 games on TV here.
     
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    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    I did think they had one or two on each weekend but might be wrong.
     
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    Dirk Wir kommen wieder!

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    Back at home: Atmosphere was great, the match, unfortunately, not. Only 0-0 (again) and now the third match in a row without a goal. Anyway, next match already on Friday at Darmstadt!


    No, you're right. Kodi shows me every weekend that there are streams of at least two Bundesliga 2 matches live on BT Channels (besides the live streams of the Bundesliga 1 on BT)
     
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    Dirk Wir kommen wieder!

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    Yes, mentioned it in my post from Saturday, the slapstick goal of RR Zieler. Hadn't he touched the ball and it went from the throw in right into the goal it wouldn't be a goal. But he had touched it :D

    Available to UK users only. **** you BBC :finger
     
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    Jadon Sancho's path from Man City reserves to England squad and Borussia Dortmund

    4 October 2018 | European Football


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    Sancho decides to leave City

    Sancho, at the age of 17, made the brave decision to leave Premier League title favourites Manchester City - and the tutelage of Pep Guardiola - last summer.

    The England youth international joined City from Watford at the age of 14 and played regularly in 2016-17 in the under-18 league and the Uefa Youth League - as well as seven appearances in the Premier League 2, England's reserve league.

    City had offered him a new deal and planned to take him to the United States for their pre-season tour last summer.

    But, worried about his first-team chances, Sancho turned down the deal - which Guardiola said he had already agreed to sign - with the manager adding that the teenager then stopped turning up for training after City returned from the US.

    German writer Raphael Honigstein said on this week's BBC Euro Leagues Football Show: "Sancho didn't believe City when they said he'd get chances."

    Football journalist Julien Laurens added: "Manchester City's side of things is disappointing. When you have that talent in your academy, they've invested a lot of time and money into him, and then they never finished the whole experiment with Jadon Sancho.

    "I think it's such a shame we don't see him in a City shirt working with Pep
    Guardiola."

    Dortmund sign Sancho - and give him number seven shirt

    (Video Jadon Sancho's path from Man City reserves to England squad and Borussia Dortmund)

    Sancho made the surprise move to Borussia Dortmund on deadline day in the summer of 2017 - and was instantly given the squad number left vacant by Ousmane Dembele's £135.5m switch to Barcelona - seven.


    "I would have taken any number but getting seven was a big boost to my confidence," he told BBC Sport in February. "It doesn't faze me. It is about coming here and proving myself."

    However, he was left out of their Champions League squad and was still waiting for clearance to play in the Bundesliga several weeks into last season because of Fifa's checks on international moves involving players under the age of 18.

    Sancho recalled from Under-17 World Cup - and gets his Dortmund career going
    The teenager was called up to the England Under-17 World Cup squad in October 2017, although Dortmund only allowed him to go to India after protracted negotiations.

    Sancho scored three goals in three group games - but was then recalled by the German club before the knockout stages.

    England U17 boss Steve Cooper said: "I can only imagine Dortmund want him back to play in their first team at the weekend and I assume he will be starting for them, because I can't think of a reason why you would take a player away from a World Cup."

    Sancho duly made his Dortmund debut days later, as a late substitute against Eintracht Frankfurt, and also featured against Bayern Munich two weeks later.

    England went on to win the Under-17 World Cup, with Sancho getting a winner's medal.

    A spell out of the Dortmund team - during which he made his England Under-19 debut - was followed by three consecutive Bundesliga starts that saw him assist his first goal in a 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin, before a ligament injury kept him out for eight games.

    "He's showed some unbelievable touches since getting into the Dortmund team in the winter," said Honigstein. "But he has also been a bit inconsistent and made strange decisions, but that's probably a function of his youth."

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    Jadon Sancho's path from Man City reserves to England squad and Borussia Dortmund
     
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    Fair play to the lad. Would love him here but he did the right thing, I think more young English lads should do the same. One of very few youngsters we have let go of and would wish back. Hope he continues his form.
     
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    Dortmund is on fire and Paco Alcacer the loan striker from Barcelona actually the hottest one.

    6 Goals in his first 3 Bundesliga-Matches. That has happened only once before in the Bundesliga. In 1963 when HSV Striker Gert "Charly" Dörfel did the same.
    But Alcacer hasn't yet played a full match, 3-times substituted between the 60th and 70th minute. So, not even 90minutes at all.

    Dortmund scored 18 Goals in the last 4 matches (7-0, 4-2, 4-3 in the BuLi and 3-0 in the Champions League against Monaco)

    And Bayern?
    Lost their 2nd BuLi match in a row, now even at home with 3-0 against Gladbach. Combined with the 1-1 draws against Augsburg and Ajax in the CL , they are now winless in 4 matches.


    Stuttgart sacked Coach Korkut. The usual thing. He saved them last season and they made it nearly to the Europa League places but this season they are mostly clueless (except last weekends win against Bremen)
     

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