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Stickers of the Day: The Ginter Acquisition

As the title suggest Matthias Ginter is the real capture of the weekend, but I got something equally as special first; Freiburg’s kits meaning I now have both their stickers. I like the fact they were in the same packet, he’s not a Freiburg player anymore but they’re still connected. I also got Jonas Hector’s shiny sticker, good timing considering he got the assist for Köln’s goal yesterday:

SC Freiburg Trikots - Bundesliga 2015-16 stickerMatthias Ginter - Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga 2015-16 stickeJonas Hector - 1.FC Köln - Bundesliga 2015-16 stickerSpeaking of excellent timing getting Kevin Volland’s Euro 2016 sticker this weekend past is certainly fitting. After all he scored the very late equaliser for Hoffenheim against Köln yesterday. Though I still maintain he shouldn’t be in the album at all. There’s space for him but not for Matze or Jonas, that’s just wrong.

Kevin Volland - Germany - Euro 2016 Schoolshop sticker Toni Kroos - Germany - Euro 2016 Schoolshop sticker Vladimir Darida - Czech Republic - Euro 2016 Schoolshop sticker Robert Lewandowski - Poland - Euro 2016 Schoolshop sticker

DFB Cards 2016 – Part 2

Bastian Schweinsteiger – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Sami Khedira – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Sami Khedira – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Ilkay Gündogan – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Ilkay Gündogan – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Christoph Kramer – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Christoph Kramer – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Thomas Müller– die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Thomas Müller– die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Mario Götze – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Mario Götze – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Toni Kroos – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Toni Kroos – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Mesut Özil – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Mesut Özil – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Lukas Podolski – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Lukas Podolski – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Marco Reus – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Marco Reus – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Karim Bellarabi – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Karim Bellarabi – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Leroy Sane – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Leroy Sane – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Andre Schürrle – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Andre Schürrle – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Julian Draxler – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Julian Draxler – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Max Kruse – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Max Kruse – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Kevin Volland – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Kevin Volland – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Mario Gomez – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Mario Gomez – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2

Marketingtag in München Pictures

Thomas Müller - Marketingtag in München 1 Matthias Ginter - Marketingtag in München 1 Matthias Ginter - Marketingtag in München 2 Joachim Löw - Marketingtag in München 1 Joachim Löw - Marketingtag in München 2 Joachim Löw - Marketingtag in München 3 Joachim Löw - Marketingtag in München 4 Kevin Volland - Marketingtag in München Thomas Müller - Marketingtag in München 2 Marco Reus & Thomas Müller - Marketingtag in München

Tag zwei in München

Shkodran Mustafi & Matthias Ginter – Tag Zwei in München 1 Shkodran Mustafi & Matthias Ginter – Tag Zwei in München 2 Joachim Löw – Tag Zwei in München 1 Joachim Löw – Tag Zwei in München 2 Ron-Robert Zieler & Max Kruse – Tag Zwei in München Sami Khedira – Tag Zwei in München Joachim Löw & Lukas Podolski – Tag Zwei in München Manuel Neuer – Tag Zwei in München 1 Sebastian Rudy & Kevin Volland – Tag Zwei in München Shkodran Mustafi & Matthias Ginter – Tag Zwei in München Manuel Neuer – Tag Zwei in München 2 Joachim Löw – Tag Zwei in München 3 Joachim Löw – Tag Zwei in München 4

Ankunft der Spieler in München – 9/11/2015

Matthias Ginter – Ankunft in München 1 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 1 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 2 Matthias Ginter – Ankunft in München 2 Matthias Ginter – Ankunft in München 3 Bernd Leno – Ankunft in München 1 Bastian Schweinstieger – Ankunft in München 1 Joachim Löw & Mesut Özil – Ankunft in München 1 Joachim Löw & Mesut Özil – Ankunft in München 2 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 3 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 4 Benedikt Höwedes – Ankunft in München 1 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 5 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 6 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 7 Joachim Löw – Ankunft in München 8 Ginter, Mustafi, Rudy & Volland – Ankunft in München 1 Ginter, Mustafi, Rudy & Volland – Ankunft in München 2 Matthias Ginter & Shkodran Mustafi – Ankunft in München 1 Matthias Ginter & Shkodran Mustafi – Ankunft in München 2

Ireland v Germany – 2nd half – The Löw Highlights

Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 1 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 2 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 3 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 4 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 5 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 6 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 7 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 8 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 9 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 10 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 11 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 12 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 13 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 14 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 15 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 16 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 17 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 18 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 19 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 20 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 21 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 22 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 23 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 24 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 25 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 26 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 27 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 28 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 29 Joachim Löw – 2nd half – Ireland v Germany 30

Ankunft der Spieler in Frankfurt/Impressionen vom Training

Toni Kroos - arrival in Frankfurt 1 Toni Kroos - arrival in Frankfurt 2 Christoph Kramer - arrival in Frankfurt Shkodran Mustafi - arrival in Frankfurt Matthias Ginter - arrival in Frankfurt 1 Matthias Ginter -arrival in Frankfurt 2 Jonas Hector - arrival in Frankfurt Bernd Leno - arrival in Frankfurt Karim Bellarabi - arrival in Frankfurt Kevin Volland - arrival in Frankfurt Bastian Schweinsteiger - arrival in Frankfurt Mats Hummels - arrival in Frankfurt

Thomas Müller - training in Frankfurt 1 Thomas Müller - training in Frankfurt 2 Thomas Müller - training in Frankfurt 3 Bernd Leno - training in Frankfurt 1 Kevin Volland, Matthias Ginter & Sebastian Rudy - training in Frankfurt Bernd Leno & Marc Andre ter Stegen - training in Frankfurt Marco Reus, Matthias Ginter & Max Kruse - training in Frankfurt Marco Reus - training in Frankfurt

Last minute equalizers/Don’t joke about the Joker

Too Soon?

Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits?

Almost anything can be funny, I have a very dark sense of humor so there’s not many topics that I would consider off limits. There are however one or two topics that are just too painful to even consider joking about. Jokers to name one, to be more specific Russian jokers who score the equalizer just over a minute after Nils Petersen scored what I thought had to be the winner. Petersen’s goal was late, in the 89th minute and with only two minutes of extra time, a minute and 28 seconds of which had already been played, it was too late to respond in kind. I should be grateful that it ended 1-1, on the balance of play KSC deserved to win and if it wasn’t for a little bit of luck, Manzon’s goal would have been the winner. Yet I still feel cheated because for just a minute, literally a minute, I was already thinking of Freiburg returning to the top of the table.

Two Baden derbies in two days and they both ended on a similar note too. Though there is one major difference in that both Hoffenheim and Stuttgart are struggling, whereas with Freiburg and KSC they are at opposite ends of the table. The similarity is that they both ended in a draw and both with a last minute equalizer, plus in both cases it was a header.

In KSC’s case the equalizer was scored by joker Vadim Manzon who had been on the pitch for about seven minutes. And for Stuttgart their equalizer came from Timo Werner. It was not however the best goal of the game, that honour goes to Kevin Volland, but at least half of the credit has to go to former Freiburger Oliver Baumann who with his excellent and exceedingly accurate throw out (Manuel Neuer would be proud) started the move off.

KSC’s equalizer was obviously a big disappointment to me, Stuttgart’s not so much. At least now I don’t have to feel guilty or conflicted at all about rooting for Hansi’s team at the expense of Jogi’s team, or vice-versa.

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Nils Petersen goal – KSC v SC Freiburg

Vadim Manzon goal – KSC v SC Freiburg

Kevin Volland goal – Hoffenheim v Stuttgart

Timo Werner goal- Hoffenheim v Stuttgart

Ankunft der Spieler in Frankfurt

Matthias Ginter - Ankunft in Frankfurt Kevin Volland - Ankunft in Frankfurt Jonas Hector - Ankunft in Frankfurt Max Kruse - Ankunft in Frankfurt Andre Schürrle - Ankunft in Frankfurt Karim Bellarabi & Christoph Kramer - Ankunft in Frankfurt Marco Reus - Ankunft in Frankfurt Sami Khedira - Ankunft in Frankfurt

Bundesliga MD2 2015/16 – Draws, Prophet Kevin & Matze’s first Goal

When it comes to match-day two, I really don’t know where to start. Four 1-1 draws in a row, only one win for a home side, the mistake by Bayern which led to them conceding a goal in nine seconds, Hoffenheim’s missed penalty which could have seen them defeat Bayern for the first time ever or Matthias Ginter’s first goal as a Dortmund player. Only the second week back and there’s already plenty of excitement despite the unusual number of draws this weekend past.

Bundesliga MD2 results - 2015-16

On Saturday Bayern visited Hoffenheim and nine seconds into the game saw a misplaced pass by David Alaba which led to Kevin Volland seizing upon it and putting it past Manuel Neuer. It’s funny because Volland said he wanted to surprise Bayern, or that he thought they could. He did in a way turn out to be right, hence his new name Prophet Kevin. Though I suppose he’s more of an almost prophet now but that’s not as catchy. Hoffenheim were gifted a chance to put the game to bed when Boateng was judged to have handled the ball in the box after a free kick, but the resultant penalty hit the post and was quickly cleared up by Neuer. A Thomas Müller equaliser and a late winner by Robert Lewandowski earned all three points for Bayern.

Last season it was Weidenfeller I got to make a GIF for after he made a somewhat calamitous error, though that’s not what Neuer did. He was caught by surprise but it’s not the same thing. Didn’t stop me from making not one GIF but two though. Apparently some people thought my making a GIF of Weidenfeller’s mistake last season was a little mean-spirited. Well I’m not mocking Neuer here, consider this more of a kind of historical preservation. Things like this don’t happen often and they happen even less often to Manuel Neuer.

Neuer_TSG_goal_1(1)Neuer_TSG_goal_2Elsewhere in the Bundesliga Darmstadt continued their impressive start with a shock 1-1 draw at Schalke. And I was pleased to see Leverkusen beating H96 1-0.  In the game of the week, Stuttgart were the visitors in Hamburg and for once I was rooting for them. I don’t normally but I’d root for almost anyone against HSV. But like last week, Saturday was just not their day and as a result, just like the beginning of last season they find themselves at the wrong end of the table. Though obviously it’s early days yet, it doesn’t look good for them. But if last season is anything to go by, they’ll do just enough to scrape by and escape by the skin of their teeth. It’s worth bearing in mind what a commentator said towards the end of last season. HSV have relied upon there always being someone worse than them. Hypothetically if they were to continue improving, and with Darmstadt and Ingolstadt not looking (at least at this early stage) as definite relegation battlers, who would Stuttgart rely on to be worse and unluckier than they are right now?

Bundesliga table - MD2 2 2015-16 1 Bundesliga table - MD2 2 2015-16 2After Sunday’s games, Stuttgart are in some very strange company for currently propping up the table is Borussia Mönchengladbach after their 2-1 loss to Mainz. How strange it is, a Champions League team at the foot of the table. I bet they are regretting letting Max Kruse go right about now.

The other game on Sunday was Ingolstadt v Borussia Dortmund with the visitors continuing their fantastic start under new coach Thomas Tuchel. With their three points from the victory and their better goal difference they go to the top of the table. A terrific but not exactly unexpected 4-0 win for them against newly promoted Ingolstadt, though if you to judge by the first half and the first few minutes of the second half alone, the result would be a surprise. A result made all the better by former Freiburger Matthias Ginter getting his first goal in Dortmund colours.

There was also a moment of amusement when Roman Bürki almost got into a little bit of trouble on the edge of his box but in a fashion Manuel Neuer would be proud of managed to avert the danger:

Roman_B_rki_Ingolstadt_v_BVBTo finish, plenty of pictures, first from Bayern’s game and then some from Dortmund’s:

Kevin Volland – TSG v FCB 1 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 1 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 2 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 3 Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 1 Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 2 Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 3 Kevin Volland goal - TSG v FCB 1 Kevin Volland goal - TSG v FCB 2 Kevin Volland goal - TSG v FCB 3 Kevin Volland goal - TSG v FCB 4 Kevin Volland - TSG v FCB 2 Kevin Volland - TSG v FCB 3 Kevin Volland - TSG v FCB 4 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 4 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 5 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 6 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 7 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 8 Thomas Müller – TSG v FCB 1 Oliver Baumann - TSG v FCB 1 Thomas Müller & Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 1 Thomas Müller & Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 2 Thomas Müller & Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 3 Thomas Müller & Philipp Lahm – TSG v FCB 4 Robert Lewandowski goal celebrations – TSG v FCB 1 Robert Lewandowski goal celebrations – TSG v FCB 2 Oliver Baumann - TSG v FCB 2 Kevin Volland – TSG v FCB 6 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 9 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 10 Thomas Müller – TSG v FCB 2 Thomas Müller – TSG v FCB 3 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 11 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 12 Manuel Neuer – TSG v FCB 13

Roman Bürki – Ingolstadt v BVB 1 Roman Bürki – Ingolstadt v BVB 2 Roman Bürki – Ingolstadt v BVB 3 Roman Bürki – Ingolstadt v BVB 4 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 1 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 2 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 3 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 4 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 5 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 6 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 7 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 8 Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB 9 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 1 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 2 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 3 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 4 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 5 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 6 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 7 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 8 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 9 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 10 Ginter goal celebrations – Ingolstadt v BVB 11 Roman Bürki celebrates Ginter goal – Ingolstadt v BVB Matthias Ginter – Ingolstadt v BVB 1 Matthias Ginter – Ingolstadt v BVB 2