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SC Paderborn - Die Schwarz-Blau

Following Der SCP as they try to get to the Bundesliga for the first time ever!
Started on 16 March 2014 by Louis O.
Latest Reply on 9 April 2014 by Jer
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SC Paderborn - Die Schwarz-Blau

Hi everyone and welcome to my new story! I know I've done quite a few recently (Cruijff, Ameobi) that didn't work out and were very shortlived but now I'm going back to a simple save in Germany and just a simple story unlike Cruijff and Ameobi. The team is not going to be Eintracht Braunschweig this time nor is it going to be a secret. My team is SC Paderborn 07.

German football clubs are never solely that, at least, they have had other departments at one point in their history. And one can never quite find when their club was formed, due to name changes, minor relocations, mergers and dissolutions. The 07 in SC Paderborn's name would suggest they were formed in 1907, but the club began as TuS Paderborn-Neuhaus (TuS meaning Turnen und Spiele - Gymnastics and sport) after a merger between TuS Schloß Neuhaus and 1.FC Paderborn. That was back in 1895. In 1907, Arminia Neuhaus was formed, alongside SV 07 Neuhaus, FC Preußen Paderborn in 1908, and in 1910, TuS Sennelager. It all becomes very confusing. SV Paderborn 1913 split from FC Preußen in a year that you can probably guess, resulting in FC Preußen renaming itself VfB Paderborn, merging with VfJ 08 Paderborn (Verein für Jugendpfledge, Team for youth development) a youth club that had supplied Preußen with many players, though hey would later become known as VfJ 08 Paderborn again.

SV Paderborn 1913 sadly became nothing, and by 1955 had only spent time in the Amateurliga Westfalen, but they would merge with VfJ 08 to form 1. FC Paderborn in 1968. 1.FCP stayed in the Amateurliga though almost gained promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in the 1977/78 season. Meanwhile, the new TuS Schloß Neuhaus came 3rd in the Amateur Oberliga having formed by a merger of SV 07 Neuhaus. In 1982 they won promotion to the 2. Bundesliga and in 1985, the modern SC Paderborn 07 came into being - sort of. TuS Schloß Neuhaus merged with 1.FC Paderborn to form TuS Paderborn Neuhaus in the Oberliga Westfalen, though in 1994 they were promoted to the Regionalliga West. In 1997, they finally became SC Paderborn 07, but were relegated by the turn of the millennium. Fortunately they won the Oberliga Westfalen in their first season back to join the new Regionalliga Nord where they spent 4 years before finally reaching the 2. Bundesliga again. In 2008/09 they spent one year in the first ever 3. Liga but came straight back after a 3rd place position, behind Union Berlin and Fortuna Düsseldorf.

It has clearly not been an easy ride for SC Paderborn, no less for their poor fans who have needed to remember all those names. But at times the club's credibility, respectability and pretty much everything came into question, especially in the Deutsche Fußball Liga Scandal of 2005. In the end, Die Schwarz Blau were found to have no responsibility in the scandal, but the investigations began after they suspiciously beat Hamburger SV (two teams who have never played a league match together) in the DFB-Pokal, during their inaugural 2. Bundesliga season. SCP were awarded 2 suspicious penalties and HSV saw their forward Emile Mpenza shown the red card by referee Robert Hoyzer, resulting in a comeback by Paderborn from 2-0 down to win 4-2. The DFB subsequently began an investigation that uncovered a huge scandal, that revealed Hoyzer and Dominik Marks, another referee, were frequently having meetings in Berlin with a Croatian gambling syndicate run by Phillip and Milan Šapina, who were connected to organized crime. They were arrested alongside 3 Hertha Berliner SC (The club has been involved in all 3 Bundesliga scandals) players, Alexander Madlung, Nando Rafael and Josip Šimunic, who had all played in a shock cup defeat to 3rd tier Eintracht Braunschweig in which Madlung scored the winning own goal 10 minutes from time, though eventually no Hertha players were charged.

André Breitenreiter - The Gaffer

Crap cutout ikr
André Breitenreiter was born on October the 2nd 1973, in Hannover. He began his footballing career with the local side Hannover 96, as a striker. He made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga in 1991 and won the 1992 DFB-Pokal, shocking Gladbach in the final in Hannover's only Pokal victory to date. He also played in the 1993 Under 20 World Cup in Australia, and signed for Hamburger SV in 1994. After 3 successful Bundesliga years, he moved on to VfL Wolfsburg, who had just earner promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever in their history, but he managed just 1 goal, then moved to SpVgg Unterhaching in the 2. Bundesliga, who he helped to promotion, and helped keep in the Bundesliga until their relegation in the 2000/01 season, though he stayed on for one more year. He had brief spells at SC Langenhagen and KSV Hessen Kassel before settling at Holstein Kiel, where he spent 4 years. Then, he had a short stint at BV Cloppenburg, before joining TSV Havelse in 2009, and whilst he only played 11 times for Havelse, he became the Regionalliga Nord side's boss, and nearly inspired them to promotion in his first year, which was enough to convince Wilfried Finke's hand to sign him for SC Paderborn, and that is where our story begins.
Good start Louis and good luck :)
A great start Louis and it is great to see a story with a club that not many people may have heard of! Good luck.
Great start, was puzzled when I was reading the merging but it all gelled in perf. Hopefully this will become better than your Braunschweig (which was awesome).

SCP07 Squad Report

The full SC Paderborn squad, and their current abilities as judged by assistant manager Volkan Bulut and with a whole load of crap 5 second cut-outs, sorry.

Very detailed update! You've got some decent looking players there!
Much name change, such merge wow. Good luck Louis always love your stories.

Van Basten praises strong Paderborn

sc Heerenveen manager and former Dutch legend Marco van Basten has praised SC Paderborn's performance after the 2. Bundesliga team defeated the Frisians 2-1 at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.

Playing up against a top Eredivisie side, Paderborn were the underdogs going into the game, but just 13 minutes into the game, a Jens Wemmer free kick found it's way to Patrick Ziegler, who miscontrolled the ball but saw it roll past Nordfeldt and trickle into the net. Alfred Finnbogason, the Heerenveen forward, then had an effort parried onto the post by Paderborn's Lukas Kruse, but only 4 minutes later and just 21 minutes in, Heerenveen pulled level through a Marco van Basten esque goal from Raymond van Stereven, just 19 years of age. Chakib Dorst had the ball on the edge of the box, but spotted a gap on the left, due to Paderborn's 3-4-3 formation, and chipped the ball up for van Stereven to attempt a scissor kick in mid air that flew into the far corner. A quarter of an hour later, Jens Wemmer picked out Elias Kachunga who hit the post from a tight angle before it bounced clear off the head of Kum, and a minute later Thomas Bertels fired agonizingly wide after a good run, but the two teams went in for half time level.

Heerenveen didn't deserve to be level, though. Just 3 minutes into the second half Paderborn already made a good chance which Mahir Saglik wastefully placed over. Heerenveen's long balls were failing to reach their targets and gifted the ball consistently to Paderborn. However, their crosses were faring a little better especially when Boessen hit a perfectly weighted cross from deep which Luis Gerards just had to get a clean contact on to score, but dismally fluffed his effort. Heerenveen had been on top in the second half, but that would change, even if the chances kept coming. Finnbogason had an effort miraculously saved after 15 year old centre back Christian Habl misjudged a pass, but after 70 minutes Paderborn had the lead once again through an absolutely fantastic counter attack. Lukas Kruse collected a weak free kick, and launched the ball up to Jens Wemmer on the left wing, who could just about keep the ball in, before cutting inside and hitting the ball towards Rick ten Voorde who nodded it down into the path of Elias Kachunga, who made no mistake with the half volley. Johannes Wurtz had a chance to make it 3-1 from a Wemmer cross but missed, and then Kachunga came close to sealing the win when the substitute keeper Vandenbussche could only help the ball on after the SCP forward's shot but saw it clip off the bar and over, but the game was as good as lost for Heerenveen and soon the referee called for time.

"I thought they were a very good side", began Marco van Basten after the game. "We had weaknesses but they played to their own strengths and came out on top. I think they deserved to win to be honest, but it is just a pre season friendly and I won't lose any sleep over it." When asked what he thought about Paderborn's aims and expectations for this season, he continued, "For this season? I don't know. As I said, they were a very good team but this season may be difficult because it is Breitenreiter's first season, and the players are young and have potential. OK, they may not be good enough for it yet but in a few seasons they will win promotion. You just have to look at the players' ages. We get our scouting reports for each team we play, Paderborn... their average age was something like 23, maybe 22. I think their midfielder, Krösche, is their oldest player, at 32. They will soon be in the Bundesliga, for sure."

The match at the Abe Lenstra Stadion is Paderborn's second game of their pre season and their first in their tour of the Netherlands, which will finish with games against RKC Waalwijk and Jupiler League team Fortuna Sittard. Their first game was away at Austrians SV Spittal an der Drau which finished 5-3 to SCP. Their pre season concludes with a trip to Switzerland to play US Terre Sainte, 6 days before the 2. Bundesliga season begins with a home fixture against SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

SC Paderborn - Pre Season

SC Paderborn faced 5 teams in their pre season. They began with a trip to SV Spittal an der Drau in Austria, then began their tour of Holland against sc Heerenveen, then RKC Waalwijk and Fortuna Sittard, before a game against Swiss side US Terre-Sainte.

The pre season began with a high scoring win over Austrian minnows SV Spittal, but while the score may suggest a relatively close game, André Breitenreiter's side were never in any danger, with Paderborn scoring just 5 shots of 25 and Spittal scoring all 3 of theirs. It took just 3 minutes for the first goal to go in via Rick ten Voorde, a fantastic passing move resulting in a fantastic shot from the young Dutchman. Then just 10 minutes later it was 2-0 thanks to Florian Hartherz who latched onto a long ball and kept his cool to finish from a difficult angle. Before they knew it Paderborn were 3 goals ahead through ten Voorde again, who beat the goalkeeper to the ball and tapped in on the slide, but soon Spittal managed their first goal through forward Marco Wulschnig who hit the roof of the net with a roaring strike after Geis laid the ball off to him perfectly. There was still enough time in the first half remaining for the teams to go in at 4-1 because Elias Kachunga lashed home a vicious drive after a couple of one two's between Marvin Bakalorz, Florian Hartherz and him. The second half was less successful for Paderborn, the referee awarding Spittal a dubious penalty against Kachunga, that was finished in style by Ismet Pitschko past trialist goalkeeper Alexander Walke, who has now returned to Salzburg. Daniel Brückner headed home after an hour, but Spittal would grab another consolation in injury time through Wulschnig who took advantage of poor keeping from Walke. In the end though, a 5-3 win for Paderborn meant both teams went home relatively pleased with their performance.

Florian Hartherz

The next game, however, was not against Austrian no hopers without even one decent player or one diehard fan. It was against sc Heerenveen, the Dutch side from the Eredivisie. It was the first game and hardest game of a pre season tour to Holland. Coach Breitenreiter opted not for the 4-1-2-1-2 of the previous game but a 3-4-3 to get the ball quickly upfield in counter attacks. Heerenveen were indeed tough but Paderborn had most of the possession and most of the chances, and coped brilliantly defensively. They even scored the first goal just 13 minutes into the game through centre back Patrick Ziegler who knocked in a Jens Wemmer cross with the Frisian defence nowhere near him. Alfred Finnbogason then missed a great chance, but Heerenveen's Raymond van Staveren netted a worthy equaliser that the scH manager Marco van Basten himself had hit a Euro 88 winning one vaguely similar to, Dorst finding him on the edge of the box and van Staveren leaping into the air and volleying past a startled Lukas Kruse. Finnbogason proceeded to miss more fantastic chances, and the teams went in at half time level. Then, with just 20 minutes left, Paderborn struck on the counter just as planned. Lukas Kruse collected the ball and hit it up to Jens Wemmer on the left, who cut in and played the ball up high to Rick ten Voorde, and the 22 year old nodded the ball perfectly down into the path of Elias Kachunga who kicked it home. What a goal and a worthy winner - for the deserved winners, as was acknowledged by van Basten after the game. 2-1!

Patrick Ziegler

The 2nd game of the Dutch tour was at the Mandemakers Stadion against RKC Waalwijk, once again using a new formation, a 4-5-1 with Saliou Sané as the lone striker, and 15 year old Vilson Shehu on the right wing. It was the man on the opposite wing that made the difference, though. Die Schwarz Blau got the lead through left winger Daniel Brückner and what a goal it was too. He hit the #QuickestShotTheWorldHasEverSeen from just outside the box that flew past the goalkeeper for 1-0. There was no further chances in the first half. However, 63 minutes in, Waalwijk's Belgian defender Jonas Ivens turned the ball into his own net at the near post from Shehu's cross, and then just two minutes later, Daniel Brückner added his second goal of the game, as Saliou Sané easily dispossessed Ivens and squared it to Brückner who hit it home. The game was not yet done, as Romeo Castelen set up Jeroen van Boksel who pulled a goal back, but it was a relatively undeserved 3-1 win for SCP in a game that was fairly even by the end.

Daniel Brückner

The Dutch tour ended with Jupiler League Fortuna Sittard at the Trendwork Arena in Sittard. The Green and Yellows should have been a walk over for Die Schwarz Blau and were, André Breitenreiter's side back in a 4-1-2-1-2. It took just 6 minutes for Florian Hartherz to open the scoring as he drove home a fantastic move, yet the score remained at 1-0 for the rest of the half. But after 70 minutes the game changed massively, as Mahir Saglik crossed to Mirnes Pepic who tapped the ball in, wrongfooting the keeper with a great finish. Then, on 74 minutes, Christian Strohdiek floated a ball into the near post after dispossessing Ramaker, and Saliou Sané headed past the goalkeeper. 3-0! But it was not over yet, as Saglik broke free and got another assist by lofting the ball to the onrushing Krösche who powered the ball home - 4-0, thank you very much, and that would be another win for SC Paderborn. There was no one who could stop them.

Markus Krösche

Actually, yes there was. Somehow. US Terre Sainte of Switzerland. It was one of the most bizarre games of the season, even if the season has not even begun. Just 3 minutes had elapsed when Terre Sainte somehow took the lead as the ball was headed across goal to Terre Sainte's Chiesa, who hit the post and got the rebound with Daniel Lück stranded. Rick ten Voorde then missed after a great move from him and Pepic, but at half time it was still 1-0 and it was still 1-0 until the 70th minute. Markus Palionis fired a long ranger against the cross bar but with the defenders out of position and the goalkeeper down on the floor Elias Kachunga was on hand to head in. Surely now Paderborn could go and win? No. The referee Firat Aydinus dubiously decided Thomas Bertels had tripped up Cyril Manser in the area and a penalty kick was awarded to Terre Sainte. Fredy Jähmann fired it in. 2-1 to Terre Sainte. Then things went from bad to worse. As Vielliard dribbled down the left wing, Christian Strohdiek inexplicably tripped up Chiesa and the referee rushed over and shockingly produced a red card to Strohdiek and a yellow to Mirnes Pepic for protesting. But one moment of tactical stupidity by Terre Sainte allowed Kachunga to score as they threw all their men forward for a corner when trying to desperately defend, and Wurtz booted the ball up to Kachunga who made no mistake. But the 2-2 final score was not good enough for SC Paderborn.

Elias Kachunga

Goal of The Month

Many goals to choose from for SCP's goal of the Month but this one had to go to Daniel Brückner for his first goal in the 3-1 win over RKC Waalwijk, when he beat the ball home from 20 yards at astonishing pace.

Good preseason form for Pade...



It did rhyme.
Great update and a good pre-season too Louis!
Good preseason man. Hopefully you are ready for promotion.

SCP loan Barg from Gladbach

SC Paderborn have signed Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Benjamin Barg on a loan deal until the 30th of June 2014. It is thought that SCP will pay none of Barg's wages.

The 28 year old from the former West German capital of Bonn has very little 2. Bundesliga experience, managing just one game for Karlsruher SC back in the 2005/06 season. He had begun his career with the Blau-Weiß back in 2001, but left the club in 2003 before returning to KSC in 2005 via two seasons in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg with SV Sandhausen and Bahlinger SC. He spent the rest of his career with the Eurofighter in their reserves in the Regionalliga Südwest, making 42 appearances, before returning once again to SV Sandhausen, now also of the Regionalliga Südwest. Again he spent just one year, playing only 11 times, before signing for Wuppertaler SV in the 3. Liga where he played the 2008/09 season, playing 18 times. Then he joined Regionalliga Südwest side VfR Aalen and finally settled there, gaining promotion to the 3. Liga in the 2009/10 season. He played two more seasons with Aalen in the 3. Liga and finished second, gaining promotion, in the 2011/12 season, but it was his last with Aalen before joining Borussia Mönchengladbach, from whom Barg joins SCP.

Barg said at the press conference called at the Benteler Arena to unveil the signing that he was delighted to join Paderborn.

"I am happy to join SC Paderborn on loan because they are a very good team, in the 2. Bundesliga, and I've never played in the 2. Bundesliga regularly, just once for Karlsruher SC, so it's an exciting experience. I had the chance to play for VfR Aalen but I felt Mönchengladbach, even Mönchengladbach II, would be better for me. OK, maybe it wasn't the best but I'm pleased with how it has turned out anyway and I come to the 2. Bundesliga as a better player than I was when Aalen were promoted."

It is thought that Barg will either play as a central defender or a defensive midfielder during his stint at Paderborn. He is, so far, Paderborn's only signing of the transfer window, with no one going out and no one else coming in, though Alexander Walke and son of FSV Frankfurt's Franco Foda, Sandro Foda, have both had trials.

There is suggestions that the deal for Barg could result in a link between Borussia Mönchengladbach and SC Paderborn. It is well known that Der SCP have been looking for financial investment from somewhere and a link with a financially stable club could help Paderborn get out of debt. Of course, it would also help on the field, as Gladbach have some of the best young players in the country that can be loaned, like Barg, to Paderborn to bolster their first team squad. Paderborn manager André Breitenreiter has hinted at a possible deal at Barg's unveiling, saying:

"It is entirely possible, we have good relations with Gladbach, the deal for Benjamin [Barg] was done very amicably, and there would be benefits for us, benefits for them... yes, a deal is possible. But that is Wilfried Finke's responsibility, not mine, and I don't know a thing about it. For all I know a deal could be concluded in one minute from now, or the two chairmen might hate each other."
Great update mate, hopefully Barg will be a great addition to your squad :)

Fürth too much for SCP

SpVgg Greuther Fürth proved to be just too good for SC Paderborn as they defeated the Schwarz-Blau on the opening day with a 1-0 victory. Fürth were only relegated back to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of last season and are currently the favourites to head straight back up to the top flight.

Amazingly, with 10 out of 14 shots on target it required a courageous performance from Lukas Kruse in the Paderborn goal to repel Fürth. Paderborn, meanwhile, had 10 shots but a poor effort from their forwards saw none go on target.
Paderborn were back into their usual 3-4-3 for this game, trying to throw men forward on the counter but despite their 3 strikers their offence was poor and was of no real threat to the Fürth defence. Alban Meha and Mario Vrancic both sat out with injuries, as did Saliou Sané, and the new man Martin Amedick, signed from Eintracht Frankfurt, was unable to get off the bench to make his debut. Youngster Mirnes Pepic also didn't make it onto the pitch, though 19 year old German midfielder Sebastian Schonlau came on for his Paderborn debut after impressing for the youth team last year. Marvin Bakalorz, on loan from Borussia Dortmund, started, but it was him that was subbed for Schonlau after the hour mark.
Fürth took the lead early in the first half through Nikola Djurdjic, though it came from a defensive error rather than a piece of defensive brilliance. Niclas Füllkrug hit a through ball to Djurdjic, but it went straight to Christian Strohdiek, who disastrously knocked the ball back into Djurdjic's path, and the 27 year old with just one cap for Serbia found space and picked out the bottom corner. Fürth took the sting out of the game for the second half, but Paderborn came back re invigorated for the second half, yet it was still the Clover Leaves who were on top, Herbert Paul hitting a long range effort that almost caught out Lukas Kruse, and seconds later, Niclas Füllkrug smashed a volley past Kruse but unfortunately for him it came off the post, and the Paderborn keeper made a superb stop from Djurdjic's volley after an hour and then again ten minutes later when the Serbian forward had the whole of the goal to aim at with the defence in no man's land. He then dived at the feet of Dominick Drexler and scrambled the ball to safety, and then, on 78 minutes, Fürth's Djurdjic, Paderborn's Kruse and Markus Palionis, and everyone else watching from the stands, were wondering how it was not 2-0. Djurdjic nodded a Tim Sparv cross towards goal and Kruse leaped to tip it onto the bar, and then Palionis accidentally hit the ball straight back into Kruse and almost over the line, but Christian Strohdiek was on hand to clear before Djurdjic got his second goal of the game. Then came controversy. Elias Kachunga was adjudged to be offside when he received the ball from Krösche, and although he squared to Johannes Wurtz who hit the back of the net, the goal was ruled out - but the replays clearly showed that the referee Robert Hartmann's assistant was wrong, and Kachunga was onside. Then Krösche fired narrowly wide from an angle, but Jens Wemmer wasted Paderborn's final chance with a free kick and they were made to rue the first 80 minutes' poor performances. The linesman received boos from the home fans on their way out but the damage was done.

However, André Breitenreiter, the Paderborn coach, was not willing to criticize the officials decisions after the match.

"We can see from the replays it is not offside. Our goal should have stood and it should have been 1-1, but I am not here to criticise the referee's. We can see the replay, and see they were wrong, but it is very difficult to get decisions like those right at such pace with no help, and when all the players appeal your mind is made up even if you think it was on. These things happen because the referee's are human and it's no use complaining because you can't get any better than them."

He was, however, less easy on himself.

"Perhaps it was a tactical mistake from me, playing 3-4-3, just 3 defenders, when we knew Fürth play all 5 midfielders higher up, play a high line, and get the ball up there down the wings. I didn't expect the central midfielders to play so high and it was them, Sparv and Sukalo, who caused us the most danger."

"The plan was to hit them on the break with the men we had forward but we didn't have the strength in midfield to do that. I was especially disappointed with our strikers, we had enough chances to get something from the game and we didn't manage it. We tried to press high but they didn't give us the chances to."

Markus Krösche, the captain of Paderborn, acknowledged that his side did not deserve a win.

"To be honest Fürth were just too good for us, though I thought we played well. We had chances that we built but we were too wasteful with our chances and we let people through to easily. I think we can get a result against Union Berlin next but it is hard to play to the same level every week."

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