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Eintracht Frankfurt - The Moody Diva

Started on 1 January 2016 by TNFM
Latest Reply on 8 January 2016 by TNFM
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Founded in 1899, Eintracht Frankfurt - located in Frankfurt am Main- was one of 16 founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963. Despite being a founding member, the club with the colours red,black and white never won the Bundesliga. Many ups-and-downs gave them their nickname "The Diva From Main". Their only league title was before the Bundesliga was founded, in 1959. Frankfurt won their last domnestic trophy in 1988 when they won the German Cup.

The biggest success in recent years was their qualification for the Europa League in 2013 after they got relegated into the first divison the season before. The fans enjoyed the tours through europe and many football fans around the world know the fans of the club now after more than 12.000 fans followed their team to their away game in the group stages in Bordeaux.

But since then, there wasn't much to celebrate for the fans. After getting knocked out in the first knock-out stage against Porto, the fans are confrontated with relegation battle season by season.
The club is now looking for consistensy in both, their staff policy and their sporting success.
To bring that, the club is now looking to bring in a manager that runs the club over the next season after they had 2 diffferent manager during the last 2 seasons.

Is there anybody that can restrain the "moody diva"?
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Armin Veh is back!

The rehiring of Veh, 15 months after his surprise decision to leave the club, will have some Eintracht fans full of optimism over the prodigal son’s return, while other supporters might not be quite so quick to forgive their ex-trainer’s decision to jump ship at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Comments he made justifying his choice to leave Frankfurt at the time may also come back to haunt him. “You try everything and do everything possible to establish Eintracht in the Bundesliga. But there are also barriers. And these are not necessarily my goals” Veh said after he left the club back then.

He joined league rivals VFB Stuttgart - his home club - after his spell at Frankfurt only to resign after 3 months.

Despite those remarks, the veteran Bundesliga coach still has plenty of allies at the club and his stock should remain high after his achievements between 2011 and 2014 when he managed to get the club back into the Bundesliga and then straight into the Europa League.

A large part of the current squad are still his players from before and it’s been reported that a number of the more influential members of the squad support him 100%- something that perhaps wasn’t the case under Thomas Schaaf (last season's coach)

Despite the way the marriage ended last time, Veh is now deemed that man.
The 54-year-old still sees himself as a Bundesliga trainer and he quite possibly also feels he has unfinished business at the Commerzbank Arena.

Speaking after his appointment was made official he explained; “Eintracht was and is a special assignment for me. I’ll do everything I can to lead the team into a positive future.”

Whether Veh can take things up where he left them and rediscover that winning formula remains to be seen. One thing is certain though - Eintracht fans will go into next season with a heightened sense of optimism. How long that optimism lasts depends very much on Armin Veh and how he and his team performs during his second coming.
I will follow this story beacuse Bundesliga is my favourite soccer league and I like Eintracht Frankfurt :) Good luck mate.
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Thanks @Spajkowy, hope I won't disappoint you ;-)

Kevin Trapp leaves Eintracht Frankfurt

Paris Saint-Germain have signed German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported fee of around €10 million which makes him the most expensive player Frankfurt have ever sold.

The 24-year-old has signed a long-term deal with the Ligue 1 champion, which will keep him at Parc des Princes until 2020.

Trapp, who kept five clean sheets in 22 Bundesliga appearances last season, will provide competition for Salvatore Sirigu in goal of PSG.

While Frankfurt's chairman said that they don't want to block the way for Trapp to join one of the best clubs in the world, Kevin Trapp himself claimed via a video on his Facebook page that "Eintracht and the combined time in Frankfurt will always be something special" for him.

Eintracht Frankfurt announced that the player will get a leave-taking during a Bundesliga game this season.
Paris is happy about the arrival of Kevin Trapp.

Quartet leaves Frankfurt as their contracts ran out

Frankfurt announced that they won't hand new contracts to Jan Rosenthal, Alexander Madlung, Felix Wiedwald and Nelson Valdez.
While Rosenthal (Darmstadt) and Wiedwald (Bremen) both joined league rivals, Nelson Valdez prefered a move to the US where he will go on goal-hunt for Seattle Sounders from now on. Alexander Madlung joins 2. Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Inui joins Eibar

Takashi Inui joins Spanish side SD Eibar for a reported fee of 500.000 euro. The japanese winger joined Frankfurt back in 2012 from VFL Bochum.
After 2 great years in good form, the 27-year old failed to make an impact last season. Most of the fans aren't to concerned about the departure of their winger as they think that Inui isn't good enough for the club anymore.
The japanese-international signed a contract until 2018.
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Five new players for Frankfurt

We take a look at Eintracht Frankfurt's first 5 signings of the season.

1) Enis Bunjaki: The 17-year old striker is somebody to watch out. Even though he might not be ready for Bundesliga football yet, he scored 9 goals in 15 goals for Germany's U18 and U19 squads. Although Bunjaki plays for Einracht Frankfurt's youth teams since 2012, he is an officiel member of the club now as he signed a professional contract until 2017 this summer.

2) Stefan Reinartz: The 27-year old defensive midfielder joins Eintracht Frankfurt from Bayer Leverkusen on a free. The German, that can play as a central defender as well, signed a contract until 2017 and will bring experience as well as leadership ino the team.

3) Heinz Lindner: The Austrian goalkeeper joins Eintracht Frankfurt from Austria Wien where he is contract ran out. The 25-year old has big foot-steps to take as he is supposed to be the follower of Kevin Trapp who left the club to play for Paris SG. Heinz Lindner signed a contract until 2017 and will look to get his starting place in the Austrian national team back as the Euros 2016 are just one season away.

4) Yannick Zummack: The 19-year old goalkeeper made the same step as Enis Bunjaki although his contract runs only until 2016. Most people think that the German that was born in Frankfurt won't be able to make his way into the side.

5) Luc Castaignos: The 22-year old striker might be the best signing of the Eagles so far. Frankfurt payed 2.5 million euros for the Dutch striker that scored 10 goals in 29 Erediviese games for Twente last season.The 1.88 meters tall forward signed a contract until 2018.
Good luck mate, have been hoping to see a Frankfurt save for a while now, had a successful career with them on FM15, hopefully you can have similar levels of success.
@mgriffin2012 thank's mate, I will give my best.

Frankfurt signs Hradecky

Eintracht Frankfurt has just announced another signing. The Finish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky signed a contract until 2018 and will give Heinz Lindner, who signed for the club of the mainmetropole only days ago, a great competition for the following of Kevin Trapp in the goal of the SGE. Frankfurt paid a fee of 2 million euros to Brondby IF to get the 1.90 meters tall keeper.
New signing Hradecky with sporting director Bruno Hübner

Another 2 signings for Frankfurt

Frankfurt just announced the signings of David Abraham and Mijat Gacinovic. While 28-years old central defender David Abraham, who joins the Frankfurter Eintracht for a fee of 1.5 million euros from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim, signed a contract until 2018, 20-years old Gacinovic leaves Vojvodina for a fee of 1.2 million euros to sign until 2019. The Czech’s best position is the left wing from where he scored 11 goals and made 1 assist during 25 appereances in last years SuperLiga competition. Both players will join the first team squad that just arrived in Italy for their pre-season training camp.
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Eintracht Frankfurt returns from Italy

After their pre-season in Italy, the Eintracht squad returned to Germany three days before their first round game of the German cup against Unterhaching. Armin Veh struggled to find a tactical line during the friendlies. After a great win in their first game, Frankfurt wasn't able to beat their opponents in the following games.

Despite their bad pre-season results, the Bundesliga club is pointed to be the favourites for their cup clash against the 4th league side Unterhaching from Bavaria in a few days.

Late win for Frankfurt in DFB Pokal

Eintracht Frankfurt almost crashed out of the German cup as they failed to win the game during the official 90 minutes. They needed an extra 20 minutes to seal a 4-2 win against Regionalliga Bayern side SpVgg Unterhaching.
Although Armin Veh might have thought that the game will be easier he was happy with the win after the game as he said that „in cup-competition a win is all that matters no matter how you get it“.
There is still much work to do for Armin Veh ahead of next weekend’s Bundesliga kick-off where Frankfurt will face Bremen. Bremen wasn’t able to get away with a poor performance in their cup tie against Regionalliga Südwest side Elversberg (4th division) as Bremen lost in a dramatic extra time by 1 goal to 0.

Unterhaching 2-4 Eintracht Frankfurt
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Eintracht Frankfurt Season Preview 2015/16

- Founding Date: March 8, 1899
- Stadium Name: Commerzbank-Arena, 51,500 capacity
- Nickname: Die Adler (The Eagles)
- Colours: Red, Black and White
- Rivals: Mainz 05, Kaiserslautern, Kickers Offenbach, Darmstadt

The Commerzbank Arena of Frankfurt

After their up-and-down season 2014/15, where they hoped to qualify for the Europa League in winter, only to end up in no man’s land, Frankfurt will certainly look to get more consistency into their performances.
The team scored 56 goals but conceded 62 goals last season so their defence is certainly a point that they will look to improve. Veh made the first steps to stabilize the defence by signing a number of well known defensive players like David Abraham and Stefan Reinarzt. Much will be down to the man between the goal posts as well. May it be Hradecky or Lindner – none of them will have it easy to fill the gap Trapp left as he joined PSG last month.
Eintracht Frankfurt has already spent the Trapp money on a few players, some of them were mentioned before, but they still need to bring some depth into their squad. With reportly remaining 2 million euros on their transfer budget, it could be taff to strengthen the depth on the fullback, left wing and playmaker position. It will be interesting to see what Armin Veh can make of this situation.

3 Key Players:

- Alexander Meier: The Bundesliga top-scorer of the 2014/15 season will be a key-factor for Frankfurts season. After scoring 19 goals in 26 appereances last season, the captain will start this season injured after carrying his knee-injury into this season. But the striker will be ready to fire again when he will be fit to play in his 10th season as a Frankfurt striker.

- Carlos Zambrano: The central defender is undoubtly one of the best defenders in the league but only when he puts his mind together. After giving away to many stupid fouls and getting to many stupid cards the fans hope that the player finally steps up to his potential.

- Haris Seferovic: The striker from Switzerland will have to prove that he can perform without the big man Alex Meier beside him during the start of the season. And he showed that he has his scoring boots on already as he scored two goals during Frankfurts win against Unterhaching in the DFB Pokal’s first round clash. He definetly has the backing oft he fans as his passion and commitment for the club are more than just visible.
from left to right: Stendera, Seferovic, Meier and Hasebe will be looking to celebrate some goals again this season

3 Players to look out for:

- Marc Stendera: The 19-year old playmaker is expected to play his break through season this year. The German always got stopped from playing more games at a stretch as he had bad luck with injuries.

- Luca Waldschmidt: The striker could get some game time during this season as he proofed his qualities in pre-season as well as in Frankfurt’s cup game against Unterhaching. The 19-year old German can play as a striker and as a winger.

- David Kinsombi: The defender already played a few games last season and might get even more playing time at the start of this season as Frankfurt faces many injury problems, especially on the full-back position. Although this isn’t the 19-year old central defender’s favourite position he will definetly grab his chance.
Squad picture 2015/16

Current Injuries

Manager Armin Veh has his say: „Everybody at the club is aiming high and everybody knows that we are at a club where the expectations of the fans are naturally higher than the expectations the players can fulfill. But we know as well that everything is possible with the help of our fans – we just have to believe that we can win every game we play. The fans are dreaming of the Europa League and I do it as well. But realistically, I see us between 12th and 8th place.“

Summary: All in all it could be a great season for the Moody Diva. If Frankfurt gets their defensive problems sorted they can compete for european places.
Expected finish: 11th place.
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Bundesliga kick-off

Today, the 53rd Bundesliga season will finally start and there are much questions ahead of it.
Will anybody able to rush Bayern München of their throne? How will Ingolstadt play their first season in the top flight ever? Will the fairy tale of Darmstadt be continued or will they get back on the floor of the lowdown?

With this questions being asked, let the season begin!

1/34: SV Werder Bremen - SG Eintracht Frankfurt

With both teams unsure in which direction their season will go, the sides were anxious to not make a mistake. In a game that lived of it's fight, it were the visitors that got the better end. Alexander Ignjovski gave himself a try in the 56th minute and fired the ball from the edge of the box behind his ex-teammate Felix Wiedwald, who left Frankfurt in Summer. With that goal being scored, the game opened up and Bremen got some shots away. Frankfurt waited for their counter attacking chances and almost got their second goal after substitute Vaclav Kadlec got onto the end of an counter attack but missed the target from inside the box.

Frankfurt will happily take the three points in a game were nobody deserved the win really but with the Derby against Darmstadt coming up, Eintracht Frankfurt will be happy to go with a bid of self-convidence in the big game next Friday. Werder Bremen however will have to take theirselfes together and bounce back from their defeats in the cup and the game today in next weeks Bundesliga clash.

A good result to start the season, it'll be interesting to see if you can aim for a Europa League place as Frankfurt do have some potential!
@Alfie J it will be a taff season, hopefully we can do better than Frankfurt does in real life but I'm confident that we can at least get a top half finish.

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