Bundesliga to return May 15



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John Brooks put in a MotM-level performance against the very dangerous attacking corps of Leverkusen. I truly believe he's a CL level CB if he can ever stay on the field consistently.
 
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Was there an outbreak of the virus infecting the players, coaches or refs?
 
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Was there an outbreak of the virus infecting the players, coaches or refs?
Not that I’ve heard. They tested players and staff 2+ weeks before kickoff. I think it was like 7 out of 800 or something that we’re asymptomatic carriers. They were quarantined and the show went on. Still early to know the full extent though.
 
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Was there an outbreak of the virus infecting the players, coaches or refs?
In the 2nd division Zweite Bundesliga two players at Dynamo Dresden tested postive back in May. They postponed two or three games. I have not read all of the quarantine requirements for the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, but I did see that the new trainer at Augsburg violated a quarantine by leaving the team hotel briefly and was briefly suspended.
 
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Mainz 05! Anyone can cheer for FCB or BVB, but I like a little torture. ;)
Good luck tomorrow against Augsburg. My guys in Regensburg seem to have almost wrapped up maintenance of second division for next year - another point or two would be nice, but today was a loss. Mainz 05 now has a former Jahn Regensburg trainer, Achim Beierlorzer, who did really well for Jahn (but his stay at Köln was short). You would be up against another former Regensburg trainer for Augsburg, Heiko Herrlich, the guy whom Beierlorzer replaced when Leverkusen hired Herrlich away. Recently Herrlich violated quarantine rules by leaving the team hotel to buy some tootpaste and skin cream and was suspended. I think he is back for tomorrow's game.
 
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Haven't been able to get back into the Bundesliga at all for some reason. I think I'm going to have to pick it up next season.
 
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Good luck tomorrow against Augsburg. My guys in Regensburg seem to have almost wrapped up maintenance of second division for next year - another point or two would be nice, but today was a loss. Mainz 05 now has a former Jahn Regensburg trainer, Achim Beierlorzer, who did really well for Jahn (but his stay at Köln was short). You would be up against another former Regensburg trainer for Augsburg, Heiko Herrlich, the guy whom Beierlorzer replaced when Leverkusen hired Herrlich away. Recently Herrlich violated quarantine rules by leaving the team hotel to buy some tootpaste and skin cream and was suspended. I think he is back for tomorrow's game.
Yeah, we crapped the bed as always. I think we're getting relegated which might not be a bad thing. Blow it up...
 
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I saw that goal 40 seconds in. Autsch! Then Mainz had so much possession and couldn't find the net. Tough situation now. My ex-brother-in-law, who lives in Schwabach near Nürnberg, is sweating seeing Der Club drop into the Dritte Liga. (Will they join K-town there? hope not)
 
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Werder Bremen are somewhat fortunate to remain in the top Bundesliga for next year. After a 0-0 tie at home on the first leg of the relegation play-off with Heidenheim, they kept their spot with a 2-2 tie at Heidenheim. They win the series on away goals, one of which was a gift own goal. Josh Sargent featured negatively in the early going as he was unable to convert two excellent chances. It's amazing that a team from the small town of Heidenheim, not even very close to any population centers put itself in the position to reach the Bundesliga. Tomorrow Nürnberg, Der Club, begin their relegation series with Ingolstadt hoping to avoid the falling into League 3 for the next season.
 
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Yeah, I was pulling for Heidenheim. I would not want to be Norman Theuerkauf today; what inopportune time to have a bad day at the office.

BTW, I really hate the away goal advantage; teams entire fortunes (be it relegation, tournament knockout rounds, et al) rests on such an arbitrary rule.
 
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BTW, I really hate the away goal advantage;
But I like it better than the alternative. I didn't see it, but does the Bremen game feature 4 goals if there isn't an away goal rule?
 
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But I like it better than the alternative. I didn't see it, but does the Bremen game feature 4 goals if there isn't an away goal rule?
Probably yes. I understand that alternatives are slim but man I feel bad for clubs that put a whole season of work in to fail because they drew 0-0 on the road and 1-1 at home. It's really a gut punch; fortunately Mainz is so mediocre they don't find themselves in that position.
 
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FC Kaiserslautern filed for bankruptcy. That sucks.
Kaiserslautern has a potential investor, a German named Horst Petersen who lives in Dubai. He has made an offer and supposedly wants an answer by the end of July, although it is reported that talks have been in the works for a while and he as already extended his deadline a couple of times.

Meanwhile, in Nürnberg today, Der Club got off to a good start in their hopes of maintaining second division status for next year. Two goals were scored by Fabian Nürnberger (fitting name but he was born in Hamburg) against Ingolstadt. Second leg on Saturday.
 

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