- Joachim Löw at SC Freiburg v Fortuna Düsseldorf 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at Borussia Dortmund v PSG (CL 2019/20)
- Joachim Löw at Bayern München v RB Leipzig 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Leipzig 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at Hertha BSC v Bayern München 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at RB Leipzig v Union Berlin 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at SC Freiburg v Bayern München 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen 2019/20
- Joachim Löw at Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund 2019/20
- Jürgen Klinsmann at Hertha v RB Leipzig 2019/20
Category Archives: World Cup 2014
I wasn’t going to make any videos originally even though I really wanted to make one for this match especially. I went ahead and made one because either way I would have been unhappy, it’ll bug me because the series will feel incomplete but it would have equally bugged me not do make this particular one. It contains some of his best moments and one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard, the line that still makes me laugh so much “oh look, Jogi’s lost his rain jacket.” I liked that moment so much I made a GIF of it, I just love the look on his face at that moment, I can’t help but wonder what he’s thinking.
The second video is a segment from the pre-match show about Jürgen Klinsmann, it’s one of my favourite Klinsmann related things ever partly because of the music (it’s Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King) and partly because of this:
It’s very fitting that it was last night I changed my mind about making this set of posts, it’s not just one year since the world cup right now, it’s also one year today that I started this whole enterprise. I like that it began on the 24th of 2014, perfect and to make it all the more so today’s first post was number 524, it wasn’t planned that way, for once I wasn’t counting. To make it even more perfect I got a new interview of Hansi today.
It’s funny that my first post was about Stalingrad, more specifically the release of it on blu-ray with the original German audio. It’s funny because I was all so excited about that back then. In a space of a few short weeks I no longer cared and eventually ended up cancelling my pre-order because I wanted to use the money for surprise surprise, Germany games on DVD. I still haven’t got a copy yet and the only Thomas I have any interest in now is of course Müller.
It’s not quite a Löw-versary, but I’ve got a good idea for something along those lines, a chapter of the Löw adventures detailing Jogi & Hansi’s one year anniversary celebrations. There’s just one thing I can’t decide and that’s the date of when such a chapter should be posted. Should it be posted in November which is when I wrote the first chapter or should it be posted around the end of summer when that chapter was set? That I cannot decide.
I really owe the daily prompt a lot of thanks on that count. I know they can sometimes be unoriginal and some of them feel very samey, but if it weren’t for that I might never have put pen to paper on this particular topic. Obviously I had the idea before then, but it was just a fun to think about idea, I’m not sure I ever would have actually done anything with it. Then along came that prompt “Trio no.4” and how could I resist. Given the ease with which I came up with that story I must have given the subject quite a lot of thought previously, probably more than I realised. It’s not the best thing I’ve written, by now it’s not even my most favourite piece but it will forever be the one that is the most special.
And the rest is history, it took on a life of it’s own and my latest Löw adventure is looking like it’s going to run to fifty pages. It’s probably not a good thing that I spend more time and put more effort into working on this than my android story, but what can I say, I fell in love with the idea of Jogi & Hansi, true Löw.
Anyhow, that’s enough rambling, the pictures:
The original idea was to make a post for each game exactly one year to the day, like the articles the DFB have been doing. I changed my mind, partly because I don’t have the ZDF broadcasts of all the games and they are the best version for Löw watching, To be more precise I have them all but on blu-ray so I have no way (at least at the moment) of ripping them in order to make videos. But last night I changed my mind back, which is annoying because the date of the first two games has past, however it’s in perfect time for the USA game which was on the 26th June. They beat Portugal 4-0 on the 16th June and drew 2-2 with Ghana on the 21st.
I figure I can make new posts complete with videos at the end of the year when I’ll have the tools required for the task at hand, or if I have the patience next summer, though something tells me I won’t be able to wait that long. I changed my mind back because I came up with the idea of posting two very special Jogi & Hansi adventures, one on the date of the semi-final and one for the final. If I’m doing that, I may as well make these posts as well, they’ll go nicely together. Plus the pictures will save me searching the net for pictures for my final summer video, a video I don’t really want to make but I know I have to.