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Advent Calendar Day 4: Schwolow Strikes Back/New Jogi Pictures

Yesterday I said it would have been perfect had I gotten Schwolow in the calendar, well I got my wish in a way. Typical, I wrote about him yesterday because he was the man of the hour and now I have to write about him again because today is his day. There’s two other coincidences too which make the day similar to yesterday. First of all as the title says, more new Jogi pictures, some from an interview from Barcelona’s TV channel, two from their visit to training and one from the match itself. The interview would be a real find, were it not for the fact they have of course dubbed it over with Spanish. You can only pick out a few words of what Jogi’s saying, still at least you get to see him smile. These posts are certainly a lot easier when I get new pictures of Jogi, of course that doesn’t happen every day but I should get a few more such chances next week. At least I will if the article I read is accurate. I’ve read two articles which say two different things. One which said Jogi will be going to Gladbach’s game on Tuesday and Dortmund’s on Wednesday and another which mentioned the others going but not him. I also read he plans on going to Gladbach’s youth game played just before the main game on Tuesday, a game which from what I can see isn’t on German TV. Which leaves two choices, either Serbian or Portuguese TV, obviously I’m going with the Serbian option.

The other coincidence is Eintracht Frankfurt drawing 1-1 with Augsburg, now Freiburg aren’t the only team to draw all weekend. The draw works well in their favour, it stopped Augsburg from leaping ahead of Freiburg in the table. It’s good for Matze and Dortmund too because had Frankfurt won they would have moved up to third place, sending Dortmund down to seventh.

It’s perfect in a way that Schwolow made his appearance today, and not just because four is one of my favourite numbers. Today is the day someone finally figured out the origin of my nickname, its origins going back to a game in which Schwolow was also the man of the hour. RBL may be top of the Bundesliga and beaten Freiburg 4-1 this time around but they didn’t win the first two encounters, and neither did they win the title last season.  That’s worth remembering. Alexander_Schwolow_save_1_SC_Freiburg_v_RB_LeipzigAlexander_Schwolow_save_2_SC_Freiburg_v_RB_LeipzigAlexander_Schwolow_save_of_the_game_SC_Freiburg_v_RB_LeipzigAlexander_Schwolow_celebrates_SC_Freiburg_v_RB_LeipzigAnd I’ll never forget this picture, it’s the reason for the Star Wars joke in the title:

Alexander Schwolow als SchowbaccaAs for the Dortmund calendar behind door number four was Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino who so far this season has made just one appearance. It’s perfect that he was today’s player simply because of his nationality.

20161205_011131-1Speaking of Spain that brings me to the real entertainment, first the picture from Barcelona’s game and then the two from training:

Joachim Löw and Andreas Köpke during spanish La Liga match between Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona , Spain. Decembe r03, 2016. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxPOLxDENxNORxSWExONLY (20161203002) Joachim Loew and Andreas Köpke during Spanish La League Match between Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid AT Camp Nou Stage in Barcelona Spain Decembe 2016 PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxPOLxDENxNORxSWExONLY

joachim-low-barcelona-training-2016-1 joachim-low-barcelona-training-2016-2And of course the video and some pictures taken from it:

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