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Eintracht Braunschweig - Alles Oder Nichts

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Started on 2 November 2013 by Louis O.
Latest Reply on 7 January 2014 by k1rups
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10 yearsEdited

Hello and welcome to today's coverage of FC Bayern Munchen away to Eintracht Braunschweig. Bayern are currently top of the table with 17 points, 2nd place Dortmund are level on points after their wins over Schalke and Freiburg but Bayern do have a game in hand. Braunschweig sit in 10th, with Bayer Leverkusen just behind. Let's see what happens today.

1 - Kick Off
Braunschweig kick the game off, Bayern have high expectations. Spain boss Vincente Del Bosque is watching his Spanish players in the Bayern team.

3 - GOAL! Eintracht Braunschweig 0-1 FC Bayern
It's a corner to Bayern. Toni Kroos to the near post... Kirchhoff beats Bicakcic in the air and IT 'S IN AT THE FAR POST! Jan Kirchhoff heads home his second goal this year! He's proving quite the player for Bayern!

24 - Chance
Robben's corner to the near post, Pizzaro has a chance... Reichel blocks! Kirchhoff with the follow up... Bicakcic beats him to it, cleared away. Another corner, for Robben, put out for yet another corner by Kruppke. Robben in the box... cleared by Elabdellaoui.

32 - GOAL! Eintracht Braunschweig 1-1 FC Bayern
Marcel Correia... Omar Ellabdelaoui on the wing, backheel to Correia, he plays in Elabdellaoui, cross to the near posttttttttttttt! ORHAN ADEMI! THE FIRST BUNDESLIGA GOAL OF HIS CAREER! HE BEATS MANUEL NEUER FROM INSIDE THE 6 YARD BOX! 1-1!

2nd Half

45 - Kick Off
Bayern kick off, Thiago, Robben... Kroos gives it away, Kevin Kratz, Omar Ellabdellaoui, dribbles down the wing...terrible tackle from Schweinsteiger! He went in two footed and the referee is coming over... it's a red card! Bayern's star man is off, and Braunschweig, having dominated the end of the first half, may take advantage!

47 - Chance
It's a corner to Braunschweig and it will come in from Jan Hochsheidt, it goes to Deniz DOGAN! AGAINST THE CROSSBAR! NEUER GOT HIS HANDS TO IT AND STOPPED DOGAN FROM MERE YARDS OUT! Unbelievable save from Neuer and Jan Kirchhoff clears away.

68 - GOAL! - Eintracht Braunschweig 1-2 FC Bayern
It's Daniel Van Buyten in the centre, he finds Phillip Lahm out wide, he cuts in to Thiago, Thiago to Robennnnnnnnnnnnnnn! ARJEN ROBBEN SCORES! HE FINDS THE NET FROM MILES OUT, KOSTAS LAMPROU IS EASILY BEATEN! 2-1! Bayern lead through Arjen Robben.

83 - Chance
Dennis Kruppke for Braunschweig. He finds Reichel, Ken Reichel, to Omar Elabdellaoui, he finds Simeon Jackson, ooh, a chance for the Canadian, he beats Alaba, he beats Alaba, he beats Alabaaaaa... he doesn't beat Manuel Neuer! A great stop from the national side's first choice keeper.

90 - Full Time
That is it! No more time to add and Bayern Municrh triumph! Eintracht Braunschweig will no doubt feel unlucky but Bayern bagged at one more goal and Bayern bagged all three points.

Not a bad result against Big Bad Bayern!! Nice to see you holding it down in 12th and not the relegation zone. -5 gd is not so bad.

Defensive crisis at Eintracht Braunschweig

Bicakcic in action against Leverkusen

There is defensive crisis at Eintracht Braunschweig as Bosnian centre back Ermin Bicakcic has been ruled out and Matthias Henn has asked for a transfer. Bicakcic has played most of Eintracht's games this season until his injury, while Henn is currently entering his 7th season with Braunschweig.

Bicakcic has played 6 games this season for Braunschweig, starting each one, but after a training session he has pulled his hamstring and will miss the next match against Schalke as well as the Lower Saxony derby against VfL Wolfsburg. The club's head physio Frank Maier has said precisely how long he is expected to be missing for.

"Well Ermin was stretching for the ball in training and his hamstring just went. It's not anyone's fault but he is injured and annoyingly he'll be out for a few weeks, 3 at least. It's not good but we'll see what we can do."

Henn, meanwhile, is an Eintracht Braunschweig veteran. He began his career with the Red Dwvils Kaiserslautern. He made his first footballing steps with Kaiserslautern which led to his Bundesliga debut in 2004. Unfortunately he managed just 2 more appearances for the first team but 77 for the reserves until he was released and joined Braunschweig on a free transfer in 2007 with the club in the Regionalliga Nord. He played 21 times in this first season before just 5 in the 2008/09 season, Torsten Lieberknecht's first full year. He was back in the side for the next year in which he made 25 appearances and got 37 starts in the next as Die Lowen were promoted to the Bundesliga. He only played 3 games last year though.

Henn has failed to hold down a starting role this year having played just 5 times and has asked coach Benno Mohlmann to sell him as quickly as he can as he is looking for 'a new club and a new challenge'.

"I've spent years and years at Eintracht and to be honest I think it's time to leave. I want to play in the Bundesliga but I don't think I'll get enough starts and I think, I need to leave. I know the club will stay up but I'm getting older and worse and soon I think maybe the 3.Liga will be all I want to play. I want to thank the fans. They've been great."
A legend goes......Oh well he's crap now, bye bye Henn.
See ya Henn! Great result against Bayern, even if you lost. Some great chances there, liked the reading :D
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10 yearsEdited

New Signing Jackson Speaks Out

New Eintracht Braunschweig forward Simeon Jackson has spoken to following his transfer from Norwich. Jackson has talked to the media about his prospects for his first season with Die Lowen.

"I had offers to leave Norwich other than here, at err, Eintracht, from a range of teams. I had one from AFC Bournemouth, in the English Championship, I got a phonecall from Doncaster and an email from Ryan Nelsen, back home in Canada, in charge of Toronto, yet I came here. I did have a wealth of offers and I could really have gone anywhere.

The main reason I wanted to join Eintracht because, it really is a miracle. I know the club's history and I know that the club was a big force, in the 60's. But I do know that just a few years ago Braunschweig nearly went down to the 4th division for the first time. And now we're here in the Bundesliga. I think the reason is Torsten Lieberknecht. He took the club from the brink, in the 3.Liga all the way to here, so it'll be tough. I think we may not quite be up to the standards of the league but we will fight and not go down."

This is the first time Jackson has played for a German side, or lived in Germany. The Jamaican born Jackson moved to Canada at the age of 3. At 15 he moved to England to have a trial with Gillingham but was rejected. He then played for Dulwich Hamlet whilst working at McDonalds. He was spotted by Rushden & Diamonds where he managed 43 goals in 100 games and had trials with both Manchester City and Manchester United. In 2008 he joined Gillingham, who he had trialled with before, and scored the goal that promoted the club to the English 3rd division. He was signed by former Dortmund midfielder Paul Lambert's Norwich side who soon went up to the Barclays Premier League where the side stayed for the next year. He failed to gain first team football and was released after his 3rd year with the club and has now signed for Eintracht Braunschweig.

Jackson is yet to speak good German, and this interview had to be done in English with the help of Bild’s translator. Jackson has not lived in Europe outside England. He is learning German quickly, saying that he did plan to have lessons even before moving to Braunschweig.

Braunschweig’s new manager Benno Möhlmann has also spoken to Bild about his team for the following season. The club are allegedly not going to spend any more money in the transfer market this season, but deals for Jan Hochsheidt from Erzgebirge Aue and Timo Perthel of Meiderich SV Duisburg are have also been agreed. Möhlmann has said that Jackson will be an important part of his side for the following season.

“We have to have good players if we are to survive, and Jackson, well, he’s had trials at Manchester United and Manchester City, he’s played for Canada’s national side, he’s played in the Premier League, and he was a key player for Norwich, so he will be for us. He’s done a great job in England and now he’s come to do it in Germany.

Yes, we do have a few other good strikers. Yes, Jackson struggled for game time last year. Yes, he’s still learning German. But Jackson is a good striker and he will prove to be an incredible player for us. He will play very, very well because he is a very, very good player. We may need to play a style befitting him, and he may want to adapt to the team’s style. I personally need to know the team better before I can decide any tactics but we have some good players in certain positions so they will perhaps be the basis to our playing style.”

Whilst there is many rivals to Jackson in the centre forward position, fellow striker and captain of Eintracht, Dennis Kruppke, has greeted the new signing with approval. Kruppke has been at Braunschweig since 2008 having scored 58 times. However, he has also played in a deeper midfield role and is set to do so under Möhlmann.

”One of the new manager’s first things he has done was coming up to me and asking what I thought of Jackson. I told him that he would be a magnificent signing, fantastic, and that if we could, we would make sure he joins, and he has. Benno asked me if I would play in the centre of the park and I said yes, because we have to make use of the talent in the team that we have. There is no point in making the better player play out of position, so I offered myself to the role.”

Former manager Torsten Lieberknecht is thought to have made the signing.
Really like the layout of this story. Keep it up man.
I'm a total noob, so I've not read many, but this is my favourite story so far. So engaging. Great effort in your use of commentary, graphics and the inclusion of other teams. I'll admit I only skimmed over the commentary, but I've read every word of your lengthy news reports. All of them come across as incredibly authentic.

Great stuff! :)
Jackson should have gone to Bournemouth. Daft sod. :P
Bayern: Soon there might be more ;)

Kazza: The yellow is epic!

Bayern: You beat me :P

Jozef: He's crap alright :P

Pauker: Good performance against Bayern, yeah, but not a good result :(

Toon: Thanks Toon :)

MVB: Wow, great to hear! Your Hertha BSC story looks great too btw, keep it up :D

510: Yeah, he's crap :))
Interesting team choice but not the worst start! Great intro to the story and a narrow loss to Bayern shows progress already! Good luck and keep the detail going because it's quality

October & November - Disaster

Braunschweig have played two more months, but after a good start did it get better or all go horribly wrong?

What could have been a famous victory for Braunschweig ended in a disappointing defeat for Die Lowen. Bayern took the lead through Jan Kirchhoff early on, but Orhan Ademi's volley levelled the scores up before the interval. It was just after the interval though, that the game seemed to tilt in Braunschweig's favour, as Bayern star Bastian Schweinstieger was sent off for a two footed lunge. Braunschweig failed to capitalise though and Arjen Robben condemned the yellows to defeat with a 25 yard strike.

After a good performance vs Bayern, Braunschweig might have been expected to take their form into the next game and beat Freiburg. They didn't. An extremely drab match saw no chances for Die Lowen and barely any for Freiburg - save for Francis Coquelin's 6th minute goal and Matthias Ginter's missed penalty kick 20 minutes later.

In a huge contrast to the previous game against Freiburg, Braunschweig were certainly not expected to win this one - and they didn't. Benedikt Howedes opened the scoring on the half hour mark with the returning Daniel Davari out of position, and Klaas Jan Huntelaar added the second after half time with a glancing header. Schalke attacked the Braunschweig goal endlessly and they finally got the 3rd as Christian Clemens received the ball from Kevin Prince Boateng and fired past Daniel Davari late on.

The next game promised to be one to remember, but for defenders worldwide it was one to forget as 8 goals went in, though 5 of them went past Kostas Lamprou as Eintracht Braunschweig headed for their 4th successive defeat. The Lower Saxony Derby began with a good goal from Omar Elabdellaoui after 10 minutes but moments later Timm Klose levelled the scores and right on half time, Diego lobbed Lamprou with a great free kick to put Wolfsburg ahead at the break. Braunschweig went out to score again and it was Elabdellaoui who did just that straight away, his shot too hot for Max Grun to handle. The Norwegian Elabdellaoui bagged his hat-trick on 66 minutes after a goalmouth scramble yet Ivica Olic went straight up the pitch and scored to make it 3-3. Two late Bas Dost goals consigned Braunschweig to defeat - their 4th one in a row.

Braunschweig just knew it wasn't their month after a 1-1 home draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. Why? Because after a great performance all they got was a draw, and Frankfurt staff and Frankfurt players would be the first to admit their point was undeserved. Mirko Boland put the home team in the lead after 42 minutes as he pounced on a loose ball to fire past Kevin Trapp in the Frankfurt goal. With just 20 minutes left Takashi Inui came in with a late tackle on Dennis Kruppke that went unpunished, but it left Kruppke with an injury and he had to come off. With seconds to go, Frankfurt levelled through Sebastian Aigner, who had also scored in the first half but for it to be disallowed, but this time it counted and it gave Frankfurt an unlikely point.

Another great game of attacking football but once again, a defender's nightmare as 7 goals went in this time, but Braunschweig never led and didn't deserve to either. Didier Ya Konan exposed more defensive frailties with his first which perhaps should have been stopped, and Lars Stindl added a second goal straight from a corner that Davari didn't want to have anything to do with. Braunschweig managed two lucky goals from Orhan Ademi and Matthias Henn to tie the score up but Hannover 96 got their revenge as the horribly placed Davari spilled Apostos Vellios' poor effort into the net. Dennis Kruppke, having made a quick recovery from his injury, pulled back the equaliser with a great free kick after Ron-Robert Zieler handled outside his area, but the unmarked Vellios added his second late on to make it 4-3 from 6 yards out. The result left only Mainz below Braunschweig - and they would play each other in the next match.

Eintracht Braunschweig coach Benno Mohlmann entered the Eintracht-Stadion with a boos and jeers echoing round the stadium, but he left with deafening applause as his tactical tinkering produced an emphatic 4-0 win over strugglers Mainz. Kevin Kratz opened the scoring after 22 minutes after a wonderful team move and Orhan Ademi made it 2 minutes later, but Karim Bellarabi went off injured before half time and will likely miss Braunschweig's next game, in the DFB-Pokal against Nurnberg. Dennis Kruppke won't though and that may be enough to get Braunschweig through anyway, as his performance against Mainz was sensational. He added the side's 3rd with a fantastic volley whilst running at full pace and he got the 4th with another world class free kick.

terrible month:O but good win against Mainz:D
Not a great month, but you were up against Bayern, Wolfsburg and Schalke, and didn't embarrass yourself too much, and a nice win to round the month off.
Great win against Mainz. Hopefully they respond to that victory and do better the rest of the year.

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