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Joachim Löw at Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund 2015/16

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New (old) Jogi Pictures

Whilst searching online yesterday for a picture for comparison purposes I found quite a few pictures of Jogi I’d never seen before, thus I got several new additions to my collection. First up is a few pictures from his playing days, the first one from Eintracht Frankfurt is my favourite:

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Der deutsche Fußballprofi Joachim Löw (r) von Eintracht Frankfurt erzielt während der Bundesligapartie FC Bayern München gegen Eintracht Frankfurt (3:2) am 24.10.1981 im Münchner Olympiastadion das Tor zum 0:1 gegen Bayern-Torhüter Walter Junghans (3. v. r., am Boden). Foto: +++(c) Picture-Alliance / ASA+++

Der deutsche Fußballprofi Joachim Löw (r) von Eintracht Frankfurt erzielt während der Bundesligapartie FC Bayern München gegen Eintracht Frankfurt (3:2) am 24.10.1981 im Münchner Olympiastadion das Tor zum 0:1 gegen Bayern-Torhüter Walter Junghans (3. v. r., am Boden). Foto: +++(c) Picture-Alliance / ASA+++

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Then some from when he coached Stuttgart:

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Aus 2.BL Saison 1999/2000 Hannover 96 (Rot) gegen den Karsruher SC (KSC) 1:1 am 31.10.1999. Im Foto: KSC Trainer Joachim Löw re. und Sportdirektor Guido Buchwald

Aus 2.BL Saison 1999/2000 Hannover 96 (Rot) gegen den Karsruher SC (KSC) 1:1 am 31.10.1999. Im Foto: KSC Trainer Joachim Löw re. und Sportdirektor Guido Buchwald

joachim-loew-karlsruher-sc 1999_2000_s12And then the best of the rest, a collection of random but very nice ones:

MAINZ, GERMANY - APRIL 08: during the German Sports TV Show "Aktuelles Sportstudio" on April 8, 2006 in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

MAINZ, GERMANY – APRIL 08: during the German Sports TV Show “Aktuelles Sportstudio” on April 8, 2006 in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Bildnummer: 03682529 Datum: 16.05.2008 Copyright: imago/ActionPictures Bundestrainer Joachim Löw (Deutschland) am Rande der Bekanntgabe des deutschen EM Kaders 2008 auf der Zugspitze auf Tuchfühlung mit einem Nachwuchsspieler in Ballacks Fußstapfen; Vdig, quer, premiumd, Trainer, Nationaltrainer, Pressetermin, Pressekonferenz, DFB, Kind, Nachwuchs, Jugend, Namenszug, Ballack, Lehmann, Adler, Enke, Vorstellung EM 2008, Euro, Vorschau, Nationalmannschaft Garmisch Partenkirchen / Zugspitze Fußball EM Herren Mannschaft Gruppenbild Randmotiv Personen Image number 03682529 date 16 05 2008 Copyright imago ActionPictures German coach Joachim Loew Germany at Edge the Announced the German euro Management 2008 on the Zugspitze on Close with a Young players in Ballacks Footsteps Vdig horizontal premiumd team manager National coach Press call Press conference DFB Child Offspring Youth Sign Ballack Lehmann Adler Enke presentation euro 2008 Euro Preview national team Garmisch Partenkirchen churches Zugspitze Football euro men Team Group photo Rand motive People

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Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly – 12/01/2016

Roman Bürki – Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 1 Roman Bürki – Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 2 Matthias Ginter - Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 1 Matthias Ginter - Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 2 Roman Bürki – Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 3 Matthias Ginter - Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 3 Thomas Tuchel - Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 1 Roman Bürki – Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 4 Roman Bürki – Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 5 Roman Bürki – Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 6 Thomas Tuchel - Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt friendly 2

Advent Calendar Day 18 – The Day of Petersen

Who else would be behind door number 18 in the Freiburg calendar today other than number 18 Nils Petersen, it could only be him. The man who in his first match in a Freiburg shirt scored three goals against Eintracht Frankfurt and who also scored two important goals against VfB Stuttgart and an even more important and momentous goal against Bayern. The latter being  a most ironic goal given that he not only was a Bayern player for two seasons but he also scored his first ever goal for them in a 7-0 victory over Freiburg back in 2011. Not only that but in both games he scored his goal in the 89th minute and in both he was a substitute. In the Bayern game he’d been on the pitch for sixteen minutes and in the Freiburg game he’d only been on for three minutes, a real joker indeed. So to celebrate Petersen day I have videos of his goals against Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Bayern, his first post-match interview as a Freiburg player and of course plenty of pictures.

But before that the other two calendars, in the DFB one was the card of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and in the Dortmund one was pass-master Julian Weigl:

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Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 2 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 3 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 4 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 5 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 6 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 7 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 8Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 9 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 10 Nils Petersen - SC Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt 11Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 1 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 2 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 3 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 4 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 5 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 6 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 7 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 8 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 9 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 10 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 11 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 12 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 13 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 14 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 15 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 16 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 17 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 18 Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg v FC Bayern München 19

Ticket Collection Update 3

The latest additions to my ticket collection. A real mix again this time, some from Bayern and Dortmund, some Freiburg ones, a few Stuttgart ones from Jogi’s time in charge, a few Nils Petersen related ones and two Germany ones (including a very special one). Unfortunately nothing Hansi related this time, at least not directly, there is a Sandhausen one (Sandhausen being who he played for before moving to Bayern).

The Bayern ones first, a ticket from the very first game of this year’s Bundesliga campaign and then Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern from last season:

FCB v HSV - 2015-16 ticket Eintracht Frankfurt v FCB - 2014-15 ticketFor Dortmund first is a Europa league ticket from their qualifier in Austria and a league ticket from last season from the Hoffenheim game:

Wolfsberger SC v Borussia Dortmund - Europa League qualifier 15-16 Borussia Dortmund v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - 2014-15 ticketThe Freiburg ones, first one from this season, unfortunately it’s from the 3-1 defeat to Bochum. The rest are older ones, from the 2.Bundesliga, the Jena and Cottbus ones being particularly special because they are both former teams of current Freiburg striker Nils Petersen:

SC Freiburg v VfL Bochum - 2015-16 ticket SC Freiburg v Carl Zeiss Jena - 2. Bundesliga 2006-07 ticket SC Freiburg v Karlsruher SC - media pass 2005-06 SC Freiburg v Karlsruher SC - media pass 2006-07 FC Energie Cottbus v SC Freiburg - 2. Bundesliga 2005-06 ticket FC Energie Cottbus v SC Freiburg - 2. Bundesliga 1997-98 ticketThe two Stuttgart tickets are both from when Jogi was in charge and one of them is a DFB Pokal ticket from the 1996-97 season. This is one is extra special, not only is it an SC Freiburg ticket but it’s the season Stuttgart won the trophy, Jogi’s first trophy. The second is a Bundesliga ticket from his first real season in charge (he was only interim coach in 1996-97):

SC Freiburg v VfB Stuttgart - DFB Pokal - 1996-97 VfB Stuttgart v Hertha BSC - 1997-98 ticketAnd now to Nils Petersen, one from Carl Zeiss Jena and two from his time at Werder Bremen, amusingly one Bremen one is against a Hansi team (Hoffenheim) and one against a Jogi team (Stuttgart):

SV Sandhausen v Carl Zeiss Jena - 3. Bundesliga 2008-09 ticket SV Werder Bremen v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - 2012-13 ticket VfB Stuttgart v SV Werder Bremen - 2012-13 ticketFinally the two Germany tickets, the first is a very special one, it’s from Jogi’s first game in a charge, the friendly against Sweden on the 16th August 2006. The second is from the San Marino Euro 2008 qualifier:

Deutschland-Schweden friendly ticket - 16-8-06 Deutschland-San Marino - EM 2008 qualifier ticket

DFB Pokal – 2nd Round 2015/16 – Tuesday

Round two of the DFB Pokal, the biggest game of this round obviously being Wolfsburg v Bayern. Last season’s winner of the Pokal (and the Super Cup) against the league winners. There were no surprises, Wolfsburg being outclassed by Bayern once more. It took them a little over three minutes for them to put the game to bed. It wasn’t however the Robert Lewandowski show this time round, instead the goals were scored by Douglas Costa and Thomas Müller.

My favourite moment of the night was Manuel Neuer’s reaction to the third goal:

Manuel_Neuer_celebrates_Wolfsburg_v_Bayern_DFB_PokalWhilst there were no surprises in Wolfsburg there were some elsewhere. Unterhaching after knocking out newly promoted Bundesliga side Ingolstadt in the first round, continued their cup run by surprisingly beating 2.B side RB Leipzig 3-0. 1860 München are also still in the competition after beating Mainz 2-1. One big surprise of the evening was Eintracht Frankfurt losing 1-0 to Erzgebirge Aue. Even more surprising considering that they drew 0-0 to Bayern tonight. Consistency really isn’t their thing. That draw with Bayern is even more surprising when you take into account their woeful defensive record. One result I’m exceptionally pleased with is newly promoted Darmstadt triumphing over Hannover 96 2-1.

All of the results from Tuesday night:

DFB Pokal 2nd round results - TuesdayHighlights of each game:

Five matches in their full length, Wolfsburg v Bayern, Unterhaching v RB Leipzig, Darmstadt v Hannover 96, Erzgebirge Aue v Eintracht Frankfurt & Mainz v 1860 München:

Post match interviews with Philipp Lahm:

And pictures from Bayern’s game:

Robert Lewandowski – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1 Robert Lewandowski – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 2 Robert Lewandowski – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 3 Müller, Neuer & Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1 Müller, Neuer & Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 2 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 2 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 3 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 4 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 5 Robert Lewandowski – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 4 Robert Lewandowski – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 5 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 6 Thomas Müller & Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1 Thomas Müller & Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 2 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 7 Thomas Müller – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 2 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 3 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 4 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 5 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 6 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 7Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 9 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 10 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 11 Manuel Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 12 Lahm, Lewandowski & Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 1 Lahm, Lewandowski & Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 2 Lahm, Lewandowski & Neuer – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) 3 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 1 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 2 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 3 Philipp Lahm – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 4 Thomas Müller – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 1 Thomas Müller – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 2 Thomas Müller – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 3 Thomas Müller – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 4 Thomas Müller – Wolfsburg v Bayern (DFB Pokal 15-16) interview 5

Bundesliga MD4 2015/16

Another exciting weekend of action in the Bundesliga, with the game of the week most definitely not disappointing, Frankfurt finding themselves on the right side of another high scoring game. A very fitting way for them to celebrate the return of Alex Meier.

Friday night however was a different matter, more misery for Gladbach as they lost 3-0 to HSV. Before Friday night they’d conceded eight goals, four of them against Dortmund on match-day one. That’s almost as many as they conceded in the whole of the second half of last season (ten). As things stand now they’ve conceded more goals in the four opening games (eleven now) than in seventeen games last season. Their luck just gets worse and worse, they were without Patrick Hermann due to injury and will also be without Martin Stranzl for some time after he fractured a cheek bone in a clash of heads on Friday. And going by what happened on Tuesday night in their Champions League debut against Sevilla, their luck can get worse. They face Köln next, who will no doubt be keen to take advantage of their woes in the process of getting over their own demolition at the hands of Frankfurt.

Still keeping them company at the foot of the table is VfB Stuttgart who continue to break all the wrong kinds of records, with them having their worst ever start to a Bundesliga season, twelve goals conceded in their four opening games. As strange as it sounds, Stuttgart may actually be in better shape than Gladbach, at least at the moment. For they have actually looked capable of winning at times these past few weeks. Though they are still without a win, losing 2-1 to Hertha BSC. I’m also a little pleased that joining them in the play-off place is none other than H96 who lost 4-2 to Borussia Dortmund, thanks to an own goal and two penalties. A little revenge for last season and served up by Roman and his new club.

Bayern beat Augsburg 2-1, Thomas Müller getting to celebrate his 26th birthday a little early with another goal for him, this time from the penalty spot right at the end of the game. I’m no fan of Augsburg, but I have to admit it they were cheated out of their point. No way was that a penalty, absolutely not. You can’t get a penalty because you ran into someone, the defender wasn’t obstructing Douglas Costa, he chose to run into him to make the contact. I get that maybe the referee didn’t see it from where he was standing but the linesman would have had a perfect view, and yet he raised his flag. It was in his opinion a foul, but he was wrong, it’s that simple. I don’t like to criticize the official’s decisions too much, I think referees get a lot of unfair criticism. Everyone has an opinion about how to do their job, about what they should have seen or done, but no-one actually wants to do it themselves. But with calls like that, it’s impossible not to. In no universe was that a penalty. All due respect to Thomas Müller, but he’s wrong. Though I wonder if he really does believe it was a penalty or is just saying that. It wouldn’t exactly be showing loyalty to his team-mate to say otherwise, would it?

And saving the best till last, the real excitement of the week, Eintracht Frankfurt v 1.FC Köln. I was sure this would be a terrific game and I was not disappointed. I’m not even disappointed that I got the result completely wrong, not even close. Though to be fair, the numbers were on Köln’s side because Frankfurt have only won one of the last nine meetings against Köln. Interestingly enough Armin Veh doesn’t have a great record against them either, as a coach he’s lost the last five out of six matches against Köln. And Köln are the more consistent side. It was a fixture that promised a lot of goals if last season was anything to go by. Last time out there were six goals in total, funny because that’s how many Frankfurt scored this time. It’s also very fitting that Alex Meier makes his first appearance in this game because he scored both goals for Frankfurt last time (final score 4-2 in Köln’s favour). The first encounter last season was also full of goals, two of them again being scored by Meier. Final score that time was 3-2 in Frankfurt’s favour.

Frankfurt wasted no time making their intentions perfectly clear, it took them all of four minutes to get off the mark. With just over twenty minutes played they were 3-0 up, Meier helping himself to another goal. Köln did manage a reply via Anthony Modeste but Frankfurt were ready with an answer of their own just two minutes later. Just to add to the fun Haris Seferovic got in on the scoring and with three minutes to go Meier completed his hat-trick, making his return to the team perfect. Köln showed little of the patience and determination they’ve displayed in recent weeks, giving away cheap fouls, allowing themselves to be frustrated, making simple mistakes with giving possession away. There’s no doubt that Frankfurt can be a lot of fun to watch and can be capable of spectacular performances like this one, but can they actually build on that. Last season they had real problem stringing results together, if they can solve that problem they could realistically challenge for a Europa League spot.

Bundesliga MD4 results Bundesliga MD4 table 2 Bundesliga MD4 table 1Videos of the highlights, plus a post-match interview with Thomas Müller. And some pictures of Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Philipp Lahm:

Bayern v Augsburg highlights.

Thomas Müller post-match interview.

Gladbach v HSV highlights.

H96 v Borussia Dortmund highlights.

Leverkusen v Darmstadt highlights.

Hertha BSC v VfB Stuttgart highlights.

Ingolstadt v Wolfsburg highlights.

Eintracht Frankfurt v 1.FC Köln highlights.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim v SV Werder Bremen highlights.

Schalke v Mainz highlights.

Philipp Lahm & Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 1 Philipp Lahm & Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 2 Lahm, Müller & Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 1 Lahm, Müller & Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 2 Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 1 Philipp Lahm & Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 3 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 1 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 2 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 3 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 4 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 5 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 6 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 7 Manuel Neuer - Bayern v Augsburg 8 Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 2 Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 3 Thomas Müller – Bayern v Augsburg 4