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Tag Archives: Germany U21 team
I got part of a Freiburg Friday because I did get to see two matches at least, the 2-2 draw at home with Hertha BSC and the 3-3 draw away at Hoffenheim. I didn’t get to see the two I really would have liked, the victories against Köln and Schalke but I did at least get a few extra seconds of footage of Jogi from the Hertha match and some new pictures:
Today the dates for the new season were released. SC Freiburg will kick off their 2. Bundesliga campaign at home, playing host to 1. FC Nürnberg. That certainly smarts given the relegation connection. Back in 1998/99 it was them who were against all odds relegated in a similarly tight relegation battle, everything that could go against them did go against them, including they themselves losing to Freiburg 2-1 on the last day of the season. All of their relegation rivals won, and so down they went. Freiburg’s second game is against 1860 München, a fact which is equally troublesome, a painful kind of symmetry there for it was the other Munich based team, Bayern of course that Freiburg beat on the one but last day of the season. Did that and got relegated anyway, and now on the second match-day of the new season they will face the other Munich.
The 2. Bundesliga kicks off on Friday 24th July and the season will end on the 15th May 2016. The winter break begins on the 21st December and the season resumes on the 6th February.
In the top flight, champions Bayern start their campaign on the 14th August at home against HSV. I hope they crush them. Newly promoted Ingolstadt play Mainz and Darmstadt face H96, I will naturally be rooting for the former. There’s a Jogi vs. Hansi match-up on the first day of the season with Stuttgart playing Köln. Roman Bürki and his new team Dortmund kick off the season with the battle of the Borussias, they face off against Mönchengladbach.
The early weeks of the season have some great clashes lined up with Bayern paying host to Wolfsburg on MD6 and der Klassiker on MD8.
The Hinrunde begins on the 24th July and ends on the 20th December. The Rückrunde begins on the 16th January and the season will end on the 14th May, 27 days before the start of Euro 2016.
I may not have got to see all the matches I wanted to see, but I did get a new video from the DFB site and some new pictures of Hansi. Besides how could I not be happy today, it is after all one year today that Germany beat the USA and Jogi debuted his famous wet look. Football tomorrow night in the form of the semi final of the U21 Euros which sees Germany face off against Portugal, Minions on Monday and a great new book to read. I really can’t complain. Plus the first match I got to see was at 5:00am, which of course meant getting up at 4:00am. Previously my solution to that would have been to stay up all night and pay the price later, I didn’t take that route this time instead doing the sensible thing of an early night for an early start. One step at a time and all that, but that is most certainly progress.
I am however worried about my plans for next week, I do hate it when people don’t share my appreciation of or need for a military precision schedule. For once though it’s not just that, I actually have tickets for a one time screening of a documentary about Niki Lauda, it’s not like I can wait that long before knowing if they’re coming or not. I hate it when people want to make plans, but then seem to forget about it. It’s fun spending time with other people sometimes but with the worry it creates I wonder if it’s worth it. After all if I were to go by myself I could go whatever time I wanted, not have to worry about other people being late or forgetting to show up and more importantly not have to play the waiting game in regards to organizing the whole event.
The video features Marc Andre ter Stegen, Emre Can and Leonardo Bittencourt sharing their thoughts on Portugal. The Hansi pictures are from the DFB delegation’s visit to the Theresiendstadt camp and some kind of memorial related to that.
The way things are going it’s likely I won’t get to have my Freiburg Friday, disappointing of course but I can’t complain. Today I got the final stickers to complete last season’s Champions League album and two new signed photos of Hansi Flick. The day is made even better by a new video on the DFB site, a video which has Hansi Flick in it. Two Hansi videos in two days, I definitely cannot complain.
Video and pictures of Hansi at last night’s match. Plus the pre-match show and post match interviews with Kevin Volland and Marc Andre ter Stegen.
It’s nice to get to do one of these posts for Hansi for a change, a video and a picture of him from tonight’s match, Germany v Denmark. Also some pictures from the pre-match show from training as well. And yes that is Schneider sitting next to him, but his name’s still not going in the title, this post is Hansi’s and his alone. Well not entirely, he’s technically sharing it with Mathias Ginter who scored the third goal tonight, but that’s different. Plus a video from Sportschau about last Saturday’s match and some new pictures of Jogi.
First up is a video of a new interview with Hansi Flick from the DFB site and pictures from said video. Then there’s the pre-match show from last night’s match which contains a segment about the U21 side that won the title in 2009. It also contains an interview with Horst Hrubesch and short interviews with goalkeepers Marc Andre ter Stegen and Bernd Leno.
2. Bundesliga count-down – 36 days to go.
The first one is a short video (plus some pictures) of Jogi Löw and Hansi Flick at the 2011 DFB Pokal final. Schalke beat 2. Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg 5-0. It was Manuel Neuer’s last ever game for Schalke before he moved to Bayern that summer. Annoyingly I wasn’t able to see the whole game, I’ll have to get it on DVD I guess. I can’t complain, I did get the video of Jogi and to see close to the first half hour of the game. I was right about something in my random ramblings early yesterday morning. I said that if I were to get the collectible I want I would most likely forget about everything I had written, at least until the next time. I don’t have it yet, but I did get something else in the post which has had such an effect and has helped a little in taking my mind off the waiting. Something that in addition, thankfully cost a lot less money and was most definitely not a wasteful purchase, and I mean by anyone’s standards, not just by my own obsessive have to have it standards. I plan to post a picture tomorrow.
Tonight was the first leg of the relegation play-off between HSV and Karlsruher SC. KSC went 1-0 up just four minutes in, unfortunately HSV equalised late in the game. It would have been interesting had they lost because all seven teams that won the away leg of the play-off went on to win the tie. Another unwanted record for HSV to have, along with being one of the teams who has scored the fewest amount of goals ever over the course of the season, they are the first Bundesliga team to be involved in the play-offs two years in a row. Random fact, the sporting director of KSC is one Jens Todt, the Freiburg legend who in the 1992/93 season helped them gain promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. But that’s not why I’m mentioning him here, the reason for that would be because he scored the third goal for Freiburg in their 3-1 victory over Bayern in 1996.
On the subject of Freiburg, I have the dates for the start of the 2015/16 season, the 2. Bundesliga ones. The season begins earlier than the top division, starting three weeks before it on the 24th July. The Bundesliga begins on the 14th August and the first round of the DFB Pokal takes place on the 7th-10th August. The draw for the first round takes place on the 10th June and is being shown live on TV on ARD, right after the Germany-USA friendly.
2. Bundesliga Count-down – 56 days till the first match.
Bundesliga Count-down – 76 days till the first match.
And best of all, just 11 days till the next Germany game.
The second one is another video from the DFB site of the U21 squad.
And now to get to the second part of the title, Jogi’s shirt. I know I said the same thing the first time around but I don’t care, I like it enough to write it again. It’s not literally his shirt, I’m not that kind of obsessive. There is something different about this one though, it’s not merely a Löw-a-like shirt, it’s a real Strenesse shirt complete with three stars.