2014/2015 Bundesliga Thread

Discussion in 'FC Schalke 04' started by LongDuckDong, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    #226 cortisoljunkie, Mar 19, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
    Massive game against Leverkusen; if we lose, it puts near enough to a two game buffer between us and 4th - and a Cl place is all but impossible esp. with our crappy goal difference. If we win, it keeps us within touching distance of 4th and, given BMG are playing in Munich, probably also 3rd. To be honest, given this is a home against a side who only just played an extremely taxing 120 minutes against Athletico, we have no excuses at all ...

    :unsure:

    At least our upcoming schedule isn't as painful as this one :p
     
  2. CCinGermany

    CCinGermany Member

    May 3, 2006
    Chicagoland
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just back from some time on the road, mostly in Slovenia. The good news was that it was no problem to see the Leverkusen match on TV there...the bad news was the match itself. :(

    I was in Maribor and I did indeed stay in the same hotel as all of the visiting teams in the Champions League group last autumn. I also made a freundschaft visit to the NK Maribor fan shop...picked up a CL group t-shirt at clearance price. Maribor and Gelsenkirchen actually have a fair bit in common. Both are football mad industrial towns struggling to re-invent themselves, with sleepy town centers full of German shops! ;)
     
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  3. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Today's game against Augsburg is another must win as they sit only one point back and it could decide the current positioning between clubs. Teams like Werder are also hot on your trail and catching up quickly. ;) Gaining three points today will also keep the gap from 4th place Leverkusen within 6 points. Good news is that Fährmann and Goretzka make their returns and will feature in the starting line up.
     
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  4. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    the day-care centres of Augsburg seem to have been emptied onto the pitch ...

    Nordkurve have these colored raincoat things on and doing a Poznan before kickoff :inlove:

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
  6. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
  7. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  8. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Well that sucks, Goretzka subbed off after 15 mins of play. It didn't appear serious as he was able to walk off by himself. Perhaps just precautionary measure or muscle pains.
     
  9. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    #234 cortisoljunkie, Apr 5, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
    Did look completely innocuous ..but he's off, and the commentator - no idea how - seemed to think it was his thigh again.

    If we're that precautionary he must be damn fragile. I'd rather just start Uchida or Aogo instead and not risk it at all. 3-4-3 would be cool; put Sane up front with EMCM and HUntelaar, and have Uchi and Fuchs on the sides, Höger and Meyer central. disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing...
     
  10. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    I hate Bobadilla, always been one of the most annoying players in the league to watch.
     
  11. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Sometimes I wonder if Höger has genetic disease causing cerebellar ataxia (unco :rolleyes: )
     
  12. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Going for a more aggressive attacking display, Farfan on for Fuchs in the second half.
     
  13. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Best chance of the game so far. Barnetta does well to pick off the defender and gets in dangerous 3-on-2 possession. Hunterlaar turns away from his marker but blasts straight at the keeper. Looks like he rushed on the shot, should have aimed for the corners.
     
  14. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Farfan has added good energy since entering the game. Made a sweet dribbling run earlier where he deked out two opponents. And he did well just now to get on the end of a Meyer thru ball, but just lacking a bit on the finishing product.
     
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  15. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    what even is a goal? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  16. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Pretty sure that I jinxed you guys. 3 of the matches I've watched this weekend all ended as nil-nillers (Werder vs Mainz, Heerenveen vs Breda & now this). :whistling::p
     
  17. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Do you think you could watch all of Leverkusen and BMGs remaining matches this season? And stay the hell away from ours ;)
     
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  18. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Valencia vs Villarreal also ended scoreless....that's it, from now on I'm only watching RB Leipzig games. :mad:
     
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  19. CCinGermany

    CCinGermany Member

    May 3, 2006
    Chicagoland
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Advice for Schalke fans: clear your Thursdays for later this year.
     
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  20. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Draxler has been training fully with the team this week and is nearing his return after a 5-month injury layoff. He should be ready this Saturday for the match versus Freiburg. Also tests have shown that there's nothing serious with Goretzka after being subbed off last week, and he has also resumed training.

     
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  21. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    #246 cortisoljunkie, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
    Just hope we can score; if that means leaving ourselves vulnerable +/- conceding, so be it. No goals in the past two games is just :thumbsdown:

    Good thing about Europa is, against some teams, it's pretty straight forward securing an away ticket (can never forget seeing the 12000 sge in Bordeaux on tv, man that was something) . Good chance/excuse to travel :)
     
  22. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    First half: Meyer had a few half-chances, Huntelaar and EMCM had one shot each ..though more out of hope than opportunity. 0 clear chances created. Same can be said for Freiburg, defensive side of things is pretty good.

    Kola looking solid, apart from the odd ball control issue which looked a bit silly. Farfan, so so. Got to be patient with both of course.

    Fans are restless. So is cortisoljunkie. Watching this game, and hearing score updates; Gladbach nailing Dortmund, Bayern and Mirena FC also scoring. Kinda jealous :rolleyes::confused::(
     
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  23. CCinGermany

    CCinGermany Member

    May 3, 2006
    Chicagoland
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is a fact! Pretty easy getting into the Arena as well.
     
  24. cortisoljunkie

    Jun 24, 2014
    melancholy hill
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Wolfsburg conceded 4 goals at home to Napoli a few hours ago. I'm going to take this as a sign :sneaky:
     
  25. Epitome990

    Epitome990 Member+

    Jun 27, 2013
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Sane absolutely unstoppable, like a man on a mission going on that run build up to the goal. He adds an extra element whenever he's on the pitch, hopefully RDM continues to give him starts.

     
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