Remember René Schnitzler? The striker who Michael Skibbe back in his under 21 German national team days said to be twice the striker Mario Gomez was? No? Considering that Schnitzler’s biggest achievement in his playing career so far are 33 matches for the 2. Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli, only scoring 7 goals, hardly a good a return for a striker, it is maybe not that strange that you’d never have heard of him or that he slipped your mind. However, Schnitzler’s life and wasted talent is the theme of the book ”René Schnitzler Zockerliga – Ein Fussballprofi packt aus”. Read the rest of this entry
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Last Friday night’s match between St. Pauli and Schalke is only the 7th in Bundesliga history to be abandoned. One individual’s action has given an entire group of fans a bad wrap. Now the FC St. Pauli have to play their next home match against Werder in front of empty terraces.
88 minutes are gone, St. Pauli are down to 9 players after referee Deniz Atykin has sent of two of the players. About 27 minutes earlier the St. Pauli had a goal blown off for offside, a split second decision that was difficult to make, but right as the TV pictures later confirm. The linesman who made the decision is later hit by a pint of beer, thrown by an outraged spectator, and the referee abandoned the match. Read the rest of this entry
Dortmund thrashed Bayern in this week’s top match, and some of the teams in the relegation zone break their recent patterns and make the fight for survival more interesting. Here is the Bundesliga wrap up for match day 24. Read the rest of this entry
“Der Club” from Nürnberg and the 96’ers from Hannover continue their fairytale seasons. Dortmund and Bayern win their matches, before their clash next weekend. Leverkusen is still 10 points behind Dortmund, and Gladbach snatched their first home victory of the 10/11 season. Here is the Bundesliga wrap up for match day 23. Read the rest of this entry
Bayer Leverkusen shortened the gap between them and Borussia Dortmund down to 10 points, Bayern Munich continued their good run at home, while the troubles continue for Mönchengladbach and Stuttgart. Read the rest of this entry
This weekend taught us that Manuel Neuer is one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in the world. Cologne and Stuttgart came back from being down 2-0 and won their games, let´s dive right into this weekend´s action. Read the rest of this entry
“Hells Bells” of Australian legends AC/DC is ringing out of the speakers, and the fans have come to see a fight. No, I am not describing the atmosphere just before a boxing match, but the way FC St. Pauli start their home games. Here is why everybody in Germany loves the FC St. Pauli.
Above: St. Pauli entering the pitch.
Considering how St. Pauli start their games, the word romantic doesn’t pop into ones mind immediately. But, as a matter of fact, it is the best word to describe the fans of the club from Germany’s most sinful area. Being placed in a part of Hamburg that has embraced prostitution, strip joints, cabaret, theaters and a vibrant nightlife, most of the club’s fan
base is left leaning political. The fans of the club embrace multiculturalism, and a fan environment free of sexism or any other kind of mundane bigotry. St. Pauli’s fans have always fought against those things vigorously. An example of that should be mentioned: When the German version of the magazine Maxim put up an ad-board at the Millerntor that displayed a female in a compromising position, both male and female fans of the club rallied the club to get the board removed(which it ultimately was).There is just this certain touch of rock’n’roll mentality to the club’s fans, that makes St. Pauli so appealing beyond the boarders of Hamburg.
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