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Advent Calendar Day 2: The Unfortunate Coincidence

It would be today of all days that I get not only Benedikt Höwedes’ sticker but the card of Jonas Hector. How perfect is that, getting them in the same calendar door when their teams play each other. And they end up drawing 2-2 just to make it that little bit more perfect. Well Schalke is only technically Benedikt’s team at the moment, with him being on loan to Juventus. And Jonas of course is still out injured so didn’t play. Though in a way it’s a good thing Benedikt isn’t there because I don’t like Schalke very much and I would under the circumstances feel compelled to root for Cologne anyway, even though they are in the relegation fight along with Freiburg. But I don’t feel too bad for doing so, simply because surely Cologne are too deep in trouble to be of any danger to Freiburg, Bremen or HSV who are also stuck in the relegation fight. At this point forget about fighting relegation, they’re fighting against having the unflattering record of being the worst Bundesliga team of all time. I bet no-one ever thought Tasmania Berlin were in danger of losing that record. But with three points and six goals after fourteen games Cologne are giving them a run for their money.

Rumor has it they’ve parted ways with Peter Stöger though that hasn’t been confirmed officially. I at least hope it’s not true. In the poll I voted in 71% of people agreed sacking him would be the wrong way to go. But then maybe I’m a little biased, I like the underdog after all. I don’t have to worry about the same thing happening at Freiburg. On the news last week the club president said that Christian Streich is going nowhere, that they stand by him “through thick and thin” which was reassuring if unnecessary to hear. For the simple reason Freiburg aren’t the kind of club to go sacking a coach just because things aren’t going so well. Whatever happens he’s going nowhere. Obviously I don’t want to think about them getting relegated but it would in a weird way be funny, a Jogi team and a Hansi team getting relegated together.

As what I’ve written so far suggests today has been all about football. And I know what they’ll say, fixating on one thing to the exclusion of everything else isn’t good, you need some balance in the day/your life in general. But you know what I don’t really care right now. For two reasons, first it got me out of bed and secondly it was a distraction from all the stuff I’m worried about at the moment. It’s a good thing I did get up too, I wouldn’t have gotten my new Hansi video if I hadn’t and I would have missed Peter’s pre-match show. It’s funny that is. Whilst I’m beating myself up for having obsessions at all and worrying how immersive they are I end up adding another one to the list. This one is kind of new too, I’ve never been obsessed with a reporter before. Seems I’m not done collecting things and that includes obsessions. In one way I suppose it’s a good sign, the fact I’m still engaged enough with something to form a new interest and to care about something. Even the stupid psych can’t argue with that. Though something tells me they’ll find something to complain about. They’re supposed to be helping but it feels like they’re doing the exact opposite. Surely it can’t be a good thing that I worry so much about what they think, then again I do that for pretty much every social situation, so it’s kind of hard to tell. I’m not even sure why I keep going, I guess I’m just used to going where I’m told when it comes to this sort of thing. I did at least manage to write something today, only three pages but it’s better than nothing.

Rückflug, Regeneration und Training 02/09/17

Confederations Cup Sieger 2017 – Rückkehr zum Hotel in St. Petersburg & Ankunft in Frankfurt

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – Mittagsmagazin 03/07/17 –  Ankunft in Frankfurt nach dem Confed Cup Finale 2017

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – Tageschau 03/07/17 – Ankunft in Frankfurt nach dem Confed Cup Finale 2017

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – RTL Aktuell 03/07/17

Reise nach St. Petersburg 30/06/17

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – ZDF video – Ankunft in St. Petersburg 30/06/17

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – SSN 30/06/17

Joachim Löw – RTL Aktuell 30-06-17

Jonas Hector & Joachim Löw – Pressekonferenz vor dem Mexiko Spiel 28/06/17

Jonas Hector & Joachim Löw – Pressekonferenz vor dem Mexiko Spiel 28/06/17

Training, Medien und Pool – der Tag in Sotschi/Video round-up 27/06/17

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – RTL Aktuell 27/06/17

Jogi at the Beach 26/06/17

Despite the tempting sounding title I don’t have a new Jogi adventure, though there’s a good chance these pictures might inspire one. Plus the title is a little misleading, the pictures of the players are actually at the beach, not Jogi, but in the absence of a better sounding title I stuck with my first choice. And I just had to make a GIF as well, he looked too good not to:

Joachim Löw/die Mannschaft – RTL Aktuell 26/06/17