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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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Dogan out injured

Fans of TSV Eintracht Braunschweig will be saddened to hear that star defender Deniz Dogan will miss 2 months of Bundesliga action after sustaining a rib injury in the game against Hertha BSC. He has fought off rivals in his central defence position such as Matthias Henn and Benjamin Kessel whilst also playing left back instead of Marco Caligiuri or Timo Perthel.

Dogan has managed to play 13 games in the league so far this year, under new coach Benno Mohlmann.He has fought off rivals in his central defence position such as Matthias Henn and Benjamin Kessel whilst also playing left back instead of Marco Caligiuri or Timo Perthel. He spoke to kicker and Sky Deutschland reporters, detailing his conversations with the head physiopherapist Frank Maier.

”We played well against Hertha, I played well, but I knew something wasn't right and in the last few minutes I could barely even walk, so I went straight to Frank after the game. I was in agony but he said he couldn’t do anything right there so I had to wait, and it hurt but I was patient. First thing in training the next days, there I am in Frank’s room, and he tells me – fractured ribs.”

Dogan joined Braunschweig from VfB Lubeck in the 2007/08 season with the club in the Regionalliga Nord, then the third division. That was also Torsten Lieberknecht’s first season and Dogan has been a regular starter in every single season since then, and was a key part to their promotion last year. He began his career in 2000, at Eichholzer SV near Lubeck. He then joined Hamburger SV's reserves after 31 games, and he played there for 2 years before being sold to VfL Osnabruck for €30k. He failed to inpress in the Bundesliga 2 and was sold to VfB Lubeck. He scored 9 goals in 3 years there, making over 100 appearances. He then joined Braunschweig.

Many Braunschweig fans and players are upset that Dogan will be missing 2 months of action.
“Dogan is 34 years old. He's not quite at his peak anymore and physically, after this, you've got to wonder how long he can continue..” said one fan of Braunschweig. The 34 year old from Turkey is considered a Braunschweig legend, as he joined them as they were on the brink of the 4th division – where they have never been before - and now they are in the Bundesliga amongst the two UEFA Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München, who won it, and they will also finally meet up with Lower Saxony rivals VfL Wolfsburg, having lost 5-3 earlier in the season.

Eintracht Braunschweig defender Matthias Henn, who has spent much of this season wishing to leave, has spoken to the media about Dogan's injury.

”People said I wanted to leave because he was taking my place in the first I wanted to leave for another reason. I've been here for a long time and perhaps now I can move to another country like England, where I've always wanted to play, as some people have heard of me now. Deniz asked me as soon as he found out I wanted to leave if he was the reason why. I just turned and said, 'Don't be ridiculous.'”

The search is now on to find the new man for defence. It is unknown whether Braunschweig are looking to sign a younger replacement or whether they will play Henn or another back up until Dogan returns.

Dogan will be out for 2 months.
Unlucky to use such a key player, especially for 2 months :/ ... Have you got an idea on who you're buying (or have you already bought him?)
Louis O.'s avatar Group Louis O.
10 yearsEdited

January - Return

The month's not quite over yet, but both of Braunschweig's two games in January following the winter break have been played. Let's see how they did and if they'll need to strengthen on deadline day.

The fans were bored after more than a month off of the Bundesliga calendar but they were soon content - even the Hertha fans were applauding at the final whistle. Braunschweig took the lead through Orhan Ademi who played a neat one two with Mirko Boland before powering the ball just beyond the reach of Thomas Kraft. It took Hertha until the second half to equalise through Adrián Ramos, as Sami Allagui flicked on a corner from Ben-Hatira, and Ramos volleyed in from yards out of goal. The lead didn't last long. Dennis Kruppke hit the bar with a thunderous free kick and although Hosogai attempted to clear it only went as far as Kratz who played it back to captain Kruppke before the 33 year old German fired in the 2nd and his 6th goal this season. However, Hertha soon levelled as Ben Hatira pounced on a loose ball and broke the net with his top corner blockbuster that nearly took Lamprou's head off. Orhan Ademi got his second later on, with a fantastic first time volley from Deniz Dogan's cross. Unfortunately Dogan was forced to come off minutes later.

What was quite optimism for Braunschweig fans turned into disgust as another poor performance against league leaders Dortmund put Die Lowen down in last place for the first time this year. Dortmund took a while to get into the lead, as Robert Lewandowski got the opener on 45 minutes having been played in by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. After an hour Dortmund got another as Marco Reus was pushed inside the box by Dennis Kruppke and Lewandowski tucked home the resulting penalty. Dortmund went 3-0 up through Marco Reus who got the ball inside the box with his back to goal and turned before beating two men and firing home. The best goal was yet to come though, and it was Karim Bellarabi who scored it after 73 minutes. He got the ball on the halfway line on the right wing, beat Schmelzer, beat Bender, beat Sokratis and beat Piszczek before going past Schmelzer again and into the box, where he fired past Roman Weidenfeller to get a surefire goal of the season contender.

Dead last :/

Braunschweig transfers

Eintracht Braunschweig made 4 transfers in during the January Transfer Window. Let's see who they are and what they will bring to the team.

Our first signing came in the form of the 34 year old Bosnian goalkeeper Kenan Hasagi?. The experience he has should be vital for a keeper and we have the 3rd worst defensive record in the league as both Kostas Lamprou and Daniel Davari have made too many mistakes. He comes on a free transfer, having previously played for Istanbul BB.

Ciro Capuano

Having played alongside Hasagi? in our friendlies over the Winter Break as trialists, the man of the match for our 2-0 win over Gifhorn certainly deserved a contract. Italian left back Ciro Capuano formerly of Catania, Palermo and Bologna moves out of his home country to play for us in the Bundesliga.

Christian Eichner

Sooner or later we would sign a German and that's exactly what we did here. But he's not just any normal German, Christian Eichner is a full back of Bundesliga standard and with Bundesliga experience. He may have to fight off fellow free transfer Capuano and current first choice left back Timo Perthel but the former Koln man should provide enough to get past them.

Abou Koné

He may not be the finished article yet but the only paid transfer here is 17 year old Abou Koné for €95k. It may seem way too much but the young Ivorian from ASEC has the potential to be the Bundesliga's top centre back, according to my scouts. He will stay at ASEC until July so to develop.

Some nice signings that can hopefully help you stay clear of relegation :)

DFB-Pokal Quarter Final

Hello and welcome to the DFB-Pokal quarter finals. Let's see who will be playing and find a bit about them.
SC Freiburg vs Bayer -4 Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen have got to be the favourites for that one. They aren't having the best of seasons down in 8th and just 2 points ahead of Freiburg but they have enough talent in the side to be able to win that one.
FC Bayern vs Borussia Dortmund

The tie of the round! Last year's two Champions League Finalists face off again in a much lower profile game. Dortmund top the Bundesliga table and may just be favourites, especially with striker Robert Lewandowski who leads the league's scoring charts. Earlier this year they drew at the Allianz Arena, so how will this one go?

Eintracht Braunschweig vs VfB Stuttgart

Well this is an interesting one. Braunschweig are down in the lower reaches of the table and Stuttgart are doing well in 5th, but that's not what makes interesting - Stuttgart's coach Torsten Lieberknecht joined the club from Braunschweig and Die Lowen may be looking for their revenge.

VfL Wolfsburg vs Union Berlin

As well as Berlin are doing, the only side from a lower division may not be expected to be in the Quarter Finals of the cup and so VfL Wolfsburg have to be favourites. In Bas Dost they have one of the Bundesliga's top scorers and with Diego they have the assist leader.

Let's get on with the games.

- GOAL! - 1 - Domi Kumbela - Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0 VfB Stuttgart
BRAUNSCHWEIG LEAD! DOMI KUMBELA SCORES FOR BRAUNSCHWEIG AFTER JUST 20 SECONDS! Stuttgart... well, they've not even touched the ball! Caligiuri, plays a simple pass to Gianluca Korte, he gives it to Kevin Kratz and the Stuttgart defenders don't notice Kumbela's run, he's in the box, he shoots just beyond the reach of Thorsten Kirschbaum. There's a surprise.

- GOAL! - 6 - Domi Kumbela - Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 VfB Stuttgart
THERE IS A SURPRISE! BRAUNSCHWEIG SCORE AGAIN! KIRSCHBAUM IS AT FAULT, AND IT'S KUMBELA AGAIN! Thorsten Kirschbaum's goal kick lands on the head of Gianluca Korte who heads the ball to Domi Kumbela, who takes it round the goalkeeper. 2-0!

- GOAL! - 29 - Bas Dost - VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 Union Berlin
And it's the danger man we pointed out before the game, 3rd in the Bundesliga scoring charts, Bas Dost, scores here! The fairy tale of Union Berlin's season so far maybe over, and whilst they still do well in the league they may not go further in the cup. Dost gets the ball in the box, nice turn, spins past Eggiman and slots it past Haas. 1-0 to Wolfsburg.

- GOAL! - 31 - Jonathan Schmid - SC Freiburg 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
And there is a goal, at the MAGE SOLAR Stadium, and who is it to? IT'S JONATHAN SCHMID OF SC FREIBURG WHO SCORES! It's a goal, I think, that Leverkusen will feel annoyed at, because it is against the run of play and it so easily could have been avoided. Boenisch stands around outside the box and Schmid comes and tackles him, Omer Toprak tries to clear but blasts it against Boenisch and Schmid hits it straight at Leno who only manages to parry the ball in.

Half Time
SC Freiburg 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Bayern 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
Eintracht Braunschweig
2-0 VfB Stuttgart
VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 Union Berlin

And on with the second half.

- GOAL! - 53 - Georg Niedermeier - Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 VfB Stuttgart
Stuttgart pull a goal back! It's 2-1 now and they may come back into the game, they have the momentum and they finally have been getting an equal share of possession, this half. Niedermeier didn't mean it, he flicked on a corner from Torun and it was headed for Vedad Ibisevic, who couldn't reach it, but it ended up in the bottom corner of the net. Braunschweig, can they hold on? And Stuttgart, can they come back in it?

- GOAL! - 57 - Vierinha - VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 Union Berlin
And that should win the game for Wolfsburg, surely no way back for Union Berlin now. The corner comes to the near post from Contento, and it's Vierinha who is there to put it past Haas in goal.

- GOAL! - 58 - Vierinha - VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 Union Berlin
And Vierinha has another one! It's Brandt who does most of the work. He crosses for Perisic whose shot is deflected by the defender - into the path of Vierinha, and it is 3-0.

- GOAL! - 66 - Kevin Grosskreutz - FC Bayern 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
AND FINALLY THE DEADLOCK IS BROKEN! KEVIN GROSSKREUTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! 1-0! 1-0! DORTMUND LEAD! Bayern Munchen may be heading for a cup exit here, it's Reus who crosses with a free kick, and Grosskreutz gets in front of the defender, and absolutely SMASHES the volley at goal. Neuer could do nothing about it but Bayern are behind and Dortmund may not let them get back into it.

- GOAL! - 68- Vedad Ibisevic - Eintracht Braunschweig 2-2 VfB Stuttgart
Oh, and it's all gone horribly wrong for Eintracht Braunschweig, from 2-0 up to 2 each! It's Ibisevic who scores and it's Correia who's at fault. Stuttgart were on the attack and Ibisevic played in Torun, and Kessel got there first and played the ball to Marcel Correia who didn't spot Timo Werner lurking. He tackled him and the ball fell for the Bosnian striker Ibisevic who made no mistake.

- GOAL! - 80 - Simon Terrode - VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 Union Berlin
It may be no more than a consolation goal - except a great goal. It's Mattuschka on the wing and he goes past Ricardo Rodriguez with ease. The cross comes into Terrode's feet, who takes it past defender Klose and fires it in with venom.

SC Freiburg 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Bayern 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
Eintracht Braunschweig
2-2 VfB Stuttgart
VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 Union Berlin

And as Braunschweig vs Stuttgart is still on going, let's have a look at what's happening in extra time.

103 - Penalty?
Stuttgart have a free kick from around the halfway line, Sakai plays the ball into the box... and is Sararer pushed there? Bicakcic seemed to move him out the way, and it just rolls out for a goal kick. Jajalo is furious but the referee says nothing doing.

Half Time In Extra Time
106 - Chance
Leitner on the halfway line finds Werner... just. Werner, past Bicakcic. He plays in Ibisevic, for his second... ohhh, great chance! How did Ibisevic put it so far wide?

119 - Chance
Perthel out wide, finds Kevin Kratz. Passes to Perthel again, now it's Marco Caligiuri, he finds Christian Eichner, out on the left, oh, he beats Schwaab, cross... cleared, Caligiuri... to KRATZ! OH! JUST WIDE! INCHES AWAY FROM BEING THE WINNING GOAL! Kevin Kratz drills the ball just past the post and that may be the last chance of the game.

120+2 Chance
It really is the Last Chance Saloon now, Caligiuri gives it to Boland, Mirko Boland finds the debutant EICHNER!!!! OH, HOW CLOSE! CHRISTIAN EICHNER! He hit the post! And it was cleared before Boland could get there. It can't be Braunschweig's day, can it?


And we will now go to a penalty shoot-out.

Penalty Shootout

- GOAL! - Timo Perthel - Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0 VfB Stuttgart
And here comes the first penalty kick, from Timo Perthel, he takes his run up and KIRSCHBAUM CAN'T GET THERE! He goes the right way but Perthel's kick is too strong, too quick.

- GOAL! - Daniel Schwaab - Eintracht Braunschweig 1-1 VfB Stuttgart
And Stuttgart's first taker will be defender Daniel Schwaab. There must be a reason why he's taking it... and there is the reason! A fine penalty from Daniel Schwaab, squeezed underneath Lamprou.

- GOAL! - Kevin Kratz - Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 VfB Stuttgart
And now it's Braunschweig's second penalty, and Kevin Kratz is brave enough to step up to the plate. Can he score? OH YES HE CAN! 2-1! A good penalty from Kratz there, but Thorsten Kirschbaum, on the replay, has seemingly let the ball through his legs, he saw it coming and really should have stopped it.

- MISS! - Vedad Ibisevic - Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 VfB StuttgartAnd he scored earlier in the game, the Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic is to take. He goes straight down the middle but IT'S SAVED! LAMPROU PUSHES IT AWAY! Braunschweig have the advantage, but will they make use of it?

- GOAL! - Marco Caligiuri - Eintracht Braunschweig 3-1 VfB Stuttgart
No pressure, son. Marco Caligiuri is to take the next spot kick for Eintracht Braunschweig, He shoots... he scores! Now that is a penalty. Places it right in the corner, sends the goalkeeper the wrong way, never going anywhere but in.

- GOAL! - Timo Werner- Eintracht Braunschweig 3-2 VfB Stuttgart
And it's Stuttgart's turn now. Who's coming to take it? Oh, it's the youngster, Timo Werner! He'll have a lot more penalty shootouts in his career... but he won't always do as well as he did here! Fantastic spot kick!.

- GOAL! - Christian Eichner - Eintracht Braunschweig 4-2 VfB Stuttgart
Christian Eichner up next, he hit the post earlier in the game. This time, he... scores! He sends it straight in, he doesn't need the help of the woodwork.

- GOAL! - Sercan Sararer - Eintracht Braunschweig 4-3 VfB Stuttgart
And this will be interesting. Sercan Sararer must score to keep Stuttgart in it. His team mates can't bear to watch... but they had no reason to worry! GREAT PENALTY! SARARER KEEPS HIS TEAM IN IT! But all Braunschweig need is the next penalty...

- GOAL! - Ermin Bicakcic - Eintracht Braunschweig 4-3 VfB Stuttgart
So, now it goes down to this. Braunschweig just need one more penalty, to win, and it is the centre back, Ermin Bicakcic, the Bosnian. The other Bosnian to take one here was Ibisevic who missed for Stuttgart. Will Bicakcic do the same? NO! HE WILL NOT! IT IS BRAUNSCHWEIG WHO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND! HEARTBREAK FOR STUTTGART!

Eintracht Braunschweig progress to the next round. (I may use Blue font next time :P)

Well, a penalty shoot out can't have been good for either side but it was for us neutrals. We've had a cracking round here, in the DFB-Pokal, and I hope that you join us for the Semi final soon. The Semi Finals will be on the 14th of April, 2 months from now, and let's look at the draw.

And one last time, today's results.

Congrats on the win. You must have been going nuts during the shootout?
2-0 after 6 minutes, what the hell is going on. Congrats on the win though.
Louis O.'s avatar Group Louis O.
10 yearsEdited
100th reply! Thanks guys for commenting after every update, keeping me going and keeping me playing (though I'd do that anyway) :P

Perfect time for comment responses, don't ya think?

101st reply. sorry TV
2013-11-19 18:46#144944 Louis O. : 100th reply

DELETE THIS NOW!!!! I want Number 100!

*cries in corner*
2013-11-19 18:48#144947 TVDLC123 :
2013-11-19 18:46#144944 Louis O. : 100th reply

DELETE THIS NOW!!!! I want Number 100!

*cries in corner*
Even if he does. I'll hold it and I won't delete my post *Evil Smile*
Great read so far, new to this forum but definitely a story I will be following!

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