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Paco Alcacer already matched Nils Petersen's Bundesliga record of 9 Goals from a substitute from the 2016/17 season.

Frankfurt lost today 1-2 at home against ****ing Wolfsburg. Unbelievable!. And Gladbach lost 0-2 at Leipzig. So Dortmund actually 7 points clear at the top (still 9 points clear to Bayern).

2nd Buli: All 3 top teams won. Hamburg still #1, 1 point ahead of Köln. St.Pauli (#4) only 1-1 against Dresden, good!.
 

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So whats going on with Bayern this season?

Is it a case of Kovac taking on a bit more than he could handle? Or a case of the old generation of players are off the pace/past it? (aligning with Germany's world cup?)
 

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Answer number two. Bayern is an old squad but not sold on Kovac's ability either. Buying no one but Goretzka this summer was a bit shit.
In other news, Lothar Mattheus said that Timo Werner has all the qualities to be Bayern's CF. No pressure.
 

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HSV and Köln won yesterday.
HSV now unbeaten for 11 matches. Longest run since 2008 (we played in Europe back then ;) )
Shit rainy weather in Hamburg, early kick-off but still 50.000 and a 1-0 win, I'll take that. Could've been a higher win but also could've been a draw in the last seconds. That's the crux, with Lasogga out atm we have no clinical striker. Fiete Arp came again only as a sub in the 84th minute but had immediately a big chance, alone against Paderborn's Goalie, but failed.

We scored only 22 Goals in 16 matches but get 34 points for it.
And we conceded only 15 Goals, so under 1 per game. The 2 home losses against Kiel and Regensburg alone were 8 goals. So in the remaining 14 matches we conceded only 7 goals


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Top match in the 1.Buli is, of course, the duel between bitter rivals Schalke and Dortmund, the "Revier-Derby". Last season it was a spectacular 4-4 match. I don't think it will be another one of this kind but who knows.
Schalke had a very rough start in the season with 5 consecutive losses and are actually at #12 with 4W-2D-7L .

In 92 Bundesliga matches between both it's actually 32W-29D-31L, 143:132 Goals in Dortmund's favour

Bayern today at home against #15 Nürnberg. Should be another win for them.
 

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If Union and St Pauli fail to win Sunday and Monday, we may have a rather dull rest of the season with Hamburg and Köln already 6 points clear at the top which is high at this stage of the season. Not your problem D, I know but thinks of us neutrals.
 
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Anybody know of any lower league clubs near Hamburg that would be good to go and watch?

A group of us are going out next year and were going to watch Hamburg but they've now shifted the game to the monday night.
 

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When's the date mate? In the area you have St Pauli (Hamburg), Bremen (short trek on the bus) but if you have time and you really want your lower league fix (I dig that: off to Düsseldorf in 2 months to attend 2 3rd tier games and Fortuna vs Stuttgart, a Buli game but between the two worst sides in the league!) take the train up to Kiel or Rostock. The former are doing very well in the second division while the latter are stuck in 3rd but have awesome fans (up there with the best in the country!).
 
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When's the date mate? In the area you have St Pauli (Hamburg), Bremen (short trek on the bus) but if you have time and you really want your lower league fix (I dig that: off to Düsseldorf in 2 months to attend 2 3rd tier games and Fortuna vs Stuttgart, a Buli game but between the two worst sides in the league!) take the train up to Kiel or Rostock. The former are doing very well in the second division while the latter are stuck in 3rd but have awesome fans (up there with the best in the country!).
We're only going for 2 days between 9th-11th february. We cocked up on the dates really, we should have gone when St Pauli play at home but then we thought we'd just go and watch Hamburg instead, now that's a no goer.

I reckon Bremen will be the fall back game, would just rather watch a smaller team if possible, although can't find anything.
 

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Another Friday match for HSV and another early 6:30pm kickoff. This time at Duisburg. The Zebras are now coached by former Eintracht Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht. I like him and with him they could climb out of the relegation places but still looming at #15.

With a win we could extend our excellent away record to 5 wins in a row and our 11 matches unbeaten run. Hope both will be reached

Friday evening match in the Bundesliga is Nürnberg vs Wolfsburg.
The Lower Saxons actually in good form. The other club from Lower Saxony, Hannover 96 (#17), will need a small miracle to get a decent result at home against Bayern.
Dortmund (#1) vs Werder Bremen (#8) and Hoffenheim (#7) vs Gladbach (#2) will be the most interesting matches.
I hope that Dortmund extend their unbeaten run and destroy the green plague.
 

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Green plague. :lol:

HSV won at Duisburg 2-1 just like Bielefeld at Kiel. What I was dreading is becoming a reality; the top two will keep on winning while the chasing pack will struggle to put a run of form together. Oh well...
 

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We're only going for 2 days between 9th-11th february. We cocked up on the dates really, we should have gone when St Pauli play at home but then we thought we'd just go and watch Hamburg instead, now that's a no goer.

I reckon Bremen will be the fall back game, would just rather watch a smaller team if possible, although can't find anything.
Altona 93 who are essentially a smaller version of St. Pauli are away at Dassendorf (just outside of Hamburg) on the Saturday. Maybe that's an alternative?
 

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