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The Day of Stickers & the Missing Jogi Sticker

Seeing as how I’ve not been able to properly get started on my winter soldier story I thought I’d have a sticker day instead. I finally got round to sorting out my stack of Champions League stickers in which Manuel Neuer was lurking and to open some World Cup 2010 ones. But the best of the lot came in the last of the Deutschland sammelt Deutschland packets. I finally have number 200, Joachim Löw’s sticker. I was worried I’d never get it, down to the last sixteen packets and he was in the ninth of the ten I opened:

Joachim Löw – Deutschland sammelt Deutschland stickerManuel Neuer – FC Bayern München – CL 2013-14 sticker Philipp Lahm - Deutschland - WM 2010 sticker Per Mertesacker - Deutschland - WM 2010 sticker Lukas Podolski - Deutschland - WM 2010 sticker Jabulani match-ball - WM 2010 stickerOpening and sorting those stickers is only one of two constructive things I’ve done today. As well as this I wrote three new Matze pages, it’s proving to be slow going. As it turns out fictional three year olds are almost as much work as real ones. Of course it would have been difficult to get anything else done seeing as I’ve only just gotten up. But I’m not despairing over that, today and tomorrow aren’t so important. Thursday is the big day this week when Dortmund play Porto in the Europa League, the first knockout stage. I love the symmetry of sorts there. Dortmund are playing Porto who got knocked out by Bayern in last season’s Champions League and Bayern are playing Juventus who knocked out Dortmund last season. Even when Bayern and Dortmund aren’t in the same competition they’re connected somehow. I was disappointed when I realised Bayern weren’t playing this week but now I’m not. Because they’re playing next week, on the 23rd which is perfect because it’s the day before Hansi’s birthday. Who knows I might get a story out of it.  As for getting good night’s sleep this is just a glitch, I’m not reverting back to a vampire schedule. I want to but I’m not going to let that happen. Nor am I obsessing over the meaning of it all. Instead I’m focused on something quite different, a figurine I came across of Bucky. I badly want it but I don’t know if I should allow myself to spend so much money on something which I won’t actually get any use out of. Making my decision all the harder is the fact I have another figurine made by the same company of Hans Landa, and it is awesome. So I know it would be worth the money in terms of how great it will look. I’ll probably end up getting it if I can get the money together in time. I couldn’t resist the Landa one after all.

Stickers of the day – The Champions League Contingent

Lately I’ve been collecting old Champions League stickers, these are my favourites so far and of course by favourites I mean Germans, with the exception of Lewandowski who is of course Polish:

Manuel Neuer – FC Bayern München – CL 2010-11 Toni Kroos – FC Bayern München – CL 2010-11 Thomas Müller – FC Bayern München – CL 2010-11 Miroslav Klose – FC Bayern München – CL 2010-11 Benedikt Höwedes – Schalke 04 – CL 2010-11 Roman Weidenfeller – Borussia Dortmund – CL 2011-12 Andre Schürrle – Bayer Leverkusen – CL 2011-12 Robert Lewandowski – Borussia Dortmund – CL 2012-13 Sven Bender – Borussia Dortmund – CL 2013-14 Marco Reus – Borussia Dortmund – CL 2013-14

Super Neuer – Arsenal v Bayern (CL 2015/16)

Before losing 2-0 to Arsenal last night Bayern had won twelve games in a row, in the process making Bundesliga history by winning their first nine games. When the draw for the Champions League was made this was the game I was most looking forward to and it did not disappoint. The goals came late, in fact Özil’s was not until the third minute of stoppage time but the game was not short on excitement. There were a fair amount of chances for both Bayern and Arsenal but it was to be the night of the goalkeepers with both Neuer and Cech making several world class saves.

By now you’d think it was impossible for Neuer to impress you, that with all the incredible saves he’s made in the past, it would be impossible for him to top any of those. Last night he did just that, it may have been his mistake which led to Arsenal’s first goal but that’s not what will be remembered from the game. The return leg of the fixture two weeks from now is guaranteed to be epic. Equally so should Leverkusen’s trip to Roma. Their game ended 4-4. After going 2-0, Roma pulled two back, then went on to score two more. But Leverkusen weren’t finished, they pulled back two of their own with the fourth goal being scored by former Freiburger Admir Mehmedi in the 86th minute.

Videos and pictures, post match interviews with Per Mertesacker and Manuel Neuer. And of course the video of Neuer’s first super save, then the almost save of what was ultimately Özil’s goal.

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Per Mertesacker – Sportstudio – 19/09/2015

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Die Nationalmannschaft: Silbernes Lorbeerblatt Präsentation 1

I certainly didn’t expect to be making any GIFs from this particular video,  it’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to find any funny moments in and yet Hansi has provided two, one with just him and the second with him and Jogi. I would love to know what they’re saying, especially the second one. What kind of joke are him and Jogi sharing, what is it that’s so funny? What I wouldn’t give to know.

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Jogi Löw pictures: France v Germany (WM 2014)

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A Good day for Germans

A good day for Germans all round today, well except for Dortmund obviously. Jürgen Klopp did not get to walk off into the sunset with a Pokal winners medal around his neck, he didn’t get his fairy tale ending. Wolfsburg however got to end their season with a fitting tribute to Junior Malanda who died in a road traffic accident during the winter break. The Wolfsburg players wore special shirts with no. 19 on them in honour of his memory. They beat Dortmund 3-1 to win their first ever DFB Pokal.

Video of all the goals:

Elsewhere in the world there were three other Germans who were victorious with their clubs today. In England Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil were victorious in today’s FA Cup final with Arsenal beating Aston Villa 4-0, Mertesacker getting the third goal in the 62nd minute. In Spain Marc-Andre Ter Stegen played as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the Copa del Ray final.

Dortmund can have no complaints, they came out with all guns blazing and took the early lead with an Aubameyang goal but after the first 20 minutes they just disappeared. Wolfsburg were by far the better side and it showed, the defensive difficulties and errors that have plagued Dortmund all season once again making their presence felt here. A problem that was made worse by the decision to leave Sven Bender on the bench, instead Sebastian Kehl getting to start ahead of him in his final ever game for the club. Pragmatism should have triumphed over emotion there. Dortmund may feel that everything went against them with a few decisions that maybe should have gone their way, including a couple of penalty calls but truth is Wolfsburg simply got the better of them. They made the most of their chances and were organized better in terms of their defence. Today was a fair representation of how Dortmund’s season went, they just didn’t do enough.

Who knows, if Marco Reus hadn’t missed when he did, maybe they could have got back in the game. Another interesting choice for Dortmund was Langerak starting ahead of Weidenfeller, an interesting choice but not necessarily the wrong one. Langerak has gotten more playing time this season, I have to admit there were a few moments where I pictured Weidenfeller in goal but not in a good way, I pictured how he would have got it wrong, he hasn’t had the best of seasons after all. But then again, he’s not the one who conceded the fastest goal in Bundesliga history, Langerak did that on the opening day of the season against Leverkusen, nine seconds it took them to score.

I’m disappointed personally, I wanted Wolfsburg to lose simply because they were the ones who knocked Freiburg out of the competition. Still the day did as promised provide plenty of excitement, the game was fun to watch, Jogi was at the game along with Hansi and I have video of not only that but the post match interview with him and thus my decision to watch it on Sky instead of ARD is vindicated. To round things off, seeing them at the game gave me an idea for the next chapter of Jogi’s adventures.

2. Bundesliga Count-down – 54 days to go.

Another good thing that the weekend served up was getting the SC Freiburg badge and Jonathan Schmid in Friday’s lot of stickers. Thanks to getting Marc-Oliver Kempf today, that means I only have one more Freiburger to get and the page will be complete, Oliver Sorg is the last man standing. I had hoped that Freiburg would get to be the first page I completed, that honour goes to Eintracht Frankfurt instead. I’m not too unhappy with that, they are after all one of Jogi’s teams and I quite like them in their own right. Today was my last lot of stickers, the final fourteen packets, I like that they started and ended with Hansi, the first sticker was a Hoffenheim player and the last sticker was the Bayern badge. However the painful irony of having fourteen packets left is not lost on me, 14th being the position Freiburg were in going in to the final day of the season. I was going to post my favourites here but I figure they’d be better off in another post, seeing as how there’s enough pictures with the ones from today’s game.

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