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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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The wait is almost over

After 33 years, the Hessenderby is finally back tomorrow.
With just 27 km between Darmstadt and Frankfurt there isn't a long way to travel for both, the away fans and the team they follow. The sensational run from Darmstadt - from the relegation zone of division 3 to Bundesliga football in just three years - has ended the 33 year long wait for the Derby between Eintracht Fankfurt and Darmstadt.

The last time the two sides met was back in 1983 when Frankfurt beat Darmstadt 2-1.
And the Eagles are the favourites for the clash on Friday again. The club of the bank metropole will certainly look to show Darmstadt their place in the shadow of Frankfurt only a few kilometers in the south of the town.

Darmstadt captain Aytac Sulu said that he thinks that the games against Frankfurt will be the highlights of the season for the fans and for the players of the Liliens as well.

While Darmstadt has nothing to lose, Eintracht coach Armin Veh already feels the pressure: "We know how much the game means to the fans and we want to give them something to celebrate. It's only normal to feel pressure in this situations."
More than one thousand Frankfurt fans visited todays training to show the team their support ahead of their home game against the Lilys. "It's a massive boost"', claims Frankfurt vice-captain Marco Russ who will lead the team as a captain against Darmstadt again as Meier will still be out due to the follow-up of his knee surgery.
Fans of both teams are already excited in relation to the Derby

No matter which team will go out on top at the Commerzbank Arena tomorrow, the security forces are already in alert as both fan groups threated the opposition side via the internet and during their previous games.

While Frankfurt got off to a winning start at Bremen, Darmstadt earned themselfs a surprising point through their 0-0 against Wolfsburg on opening day.
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2/34: Eintracht Frankfurt - Darmstadt 98

Welcome Ladies and Gentleman.
We are live in Frankfurt as the Hessenderby is back. Eintracht Frankfurt hosts Darmstadt. The two teams couldn’t be more different. On one side, the big club Eintracht Frankfurt. The club of the fith biggest town in Germany with 717.000 inhabitants dreams of the Europa Cup every season although they mostly get disappointed. On the other hand, Darmstadt. With only 150.000 inhabitants, the town is a bit like the Gaulish Village of the Bundesliga. But this difference is what makes the Derby so special.
With that being said, we are taking a look on the 22 man that shall bring glory to their towns.

It’s a great evening and there is a great atmosphere in the stadium as well. Just take a look on this beautiful display of the Frankfurt fans.
And the players diving into this fantastic atmosphere now as the teams follow referee Knut Kircher onto the pitch.
1‘ The fight of the gladiators begins.
6‘ First chance of the game as Junior Diaz tries his luck from long distance but the ball goes wide.
8‘ Corner for Frankfurt. Stendera brings it in, Reinarzt heads it. Saved! First big chance of the game!
12‘ First card of the game. Ignjovski sees yellow.
15‘ Aigner. Wins the dribble. Space for him now. Gets the cross in. Castaignos! Another save by Mathenia. Brilliant goal keeping.
25‘ Stendera passes it out to Aigner. He takes on two defenders but gets help from Chandler on the overlap. He passes the ball into the run of Chandler. Much space now, he could bring a cross in. There is the cross into the run of Castaignos but Caldirola get’s there first. Oh it’s an OWN GOAL, he wasn't able to control the ball properly. Frankfurt takes the lead!
25' Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Darmstadt ; Caldirola
32‘ Another Aigner cross finds Castaignos but it’s Mathenia who saves it again. What a game of Darmstadt’s goalkeeper so far.
34‘ Free kick for Frankfurt 30 meters away from goal. Stendera takes it. Great cross. It’s Zambrano! Oh it hits the woodwork and goes over.
41‘ Castaignos. Takes on Vrancic. Takes on Caldirola. It’s still Castaignos. Only Sulu left. Great dribble, he is free on goal. Oh what a goal! Beautiful solo-goal from Castaignos. 2-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt!
41' Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Darmstadt ; Castaignos
45‘ It’s halftime, beautiful game here.
46‘ No changes at half time. The referee blows the whistle for the second half.
62‘ Darmstadt substitution. Garics comes on for Jungwirth
63‘ Vrancic sees yellow after an hard foul on Stendera
65 Frankfurt substitution: Seferovic comes off the pitch and Kadlec comes on. A typical counter striker.
67‘ Gacinovic with some space, brings in the cross, Castaignos gets to it! Another save from Mathenia! This lad is by far Darmstadt’s best player today! That was the first chance oft he second half.
68 Darmstadt substitution: Kempe comes on for Vrancic and Rosenthal makes space for Sailer.
76‘ Heller on the ball. Great pace by him, Ignjovski can’t follow him. He is through! Great save by Hradecky! Corner for Darmstadt
77‘ Kempe brings in the corner, Stroh-Engel with the chance! Over the bar. Darmstadt almost got back in the game.
80‘ Frankfurt substitution: Castaignos jogs off and Abraham replaces him. Stendera makes space as well, Flum replaces him. Two defensive players for two attacking players here.
86‘ Kempe tries it with a shot from the edge oft he box but it goes wide.
87‘ It’s Darmstadt with a chacne again! Heller finds some space, brings in the cross and finds Stroh Engel. Header! What a save by Hradecky!
90+2‘ The game is over! Frankfurt wins the Derby! Look at that celebrations from the fans and the players!
Thank you for following, I hope you enjoyed it!

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Darmstadt
MOTM: Stefan Aigner
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With just one-and-a-half weeks to go, many Bundesliga teams will still look to improve their squads.
We take a look on the options the teams have:

Eintracht Frankfurt: With a remaining budget of only €2.5 million, there isn’t much left to invest for Frankfurt. But there are still some players Armin Veh should take a look at:

- Louis Schaub: The offensiv midfielder of Austrian side Rapid Wien can play every offensiv position in midfield and would be a great addition tot he young and hungry age due to being only 20 years old. The problem there coul be the price that could be around €6 million.

- Alexander Baumjohann: A similar player as Schaub but much older. The 28-year old currently plays for Hertha BSC Berlin but there are rumours that he is not happy there. The experience offensive player could cost about €1.5 million.

- Mensur Mujdza: The experienced right back would be a great rotation player fort he right side. He can play as a right midfielder an das a full back. With the lack of options Veh has on this positions, Mudjdza could be an important addition and wouldn't cost more than 1 million euros.

-Michael Madl: The Austrian full back of Sturm Graz can play on both defensive sides and would be available for around €500.000. The 27-year old would bring some more depth on both defensive sides.

Will he leave?

Eintracht Frankfurt’s striker Haris Seferovic is reportedly wanted by Borussia Dortmund. The striker scored 2 goals in the Eagles' cup win against Unterhaching but is still waiting for his first Bundesliga goal of the season. The striker's value is around 10 million euros, some money Frankfurt could use to bring in some new talent. We will keep you up to date.
3/34: Eintracht Frankfurt - Hannover 96

After their two wins in the previous games of the season, Frankfurt went into the game confidently. And it looked as their streak would continue as they scored only seconds after kick-off. Haris Seferovic picked up a great through-ball from Stendera and hammered it in the back of the net. After that start, both teams weren't able to creat more chances and so Frankfurt got into half time with a 1-0 lead.

The second half started with a bang as well. Zambrano fouled Benschop inside the box, just minutes after the referee blew his whistle. Zambrano conceded the red card. It was the fouled man himself who stept up to take the penalty. And - Hradecky saved it! Hannover dominated the second half after the red card decision but wasn't able to score the equaliser because of Hradecky's outstanding performance. Frankfurt got their second 25th minutes before the end. Stendera's long ball was reached by Seferovic who dribbled past 3 defenders at the edge of the box and chipped it into the goal.

Seferovic reacts to BVB rumours

The striker said in an interview following Eintracht's 2-0 win over Hannover, in which the Swiss scored both goals, that "he is in love with the club". He indicated as well to his performance and claimed that "nobody who feels unhappy at a club scores two goals in one game".
It seems like the Eintracht - Seferovic love-story will be continued.

2 in, 2 out!

signs for Eintracht Frankfurt from Bundesliga rival Hertha BSC Berlin for a fee of €1.1 million. The 28-year old winger can play in the center as well and will give both, Gacinovic and Stendera some load removal as both were without a fit back-up until now. He signed a contract until 2018.
leaves Freiburg for a fee of €800.000 and will be a great back-up for right back Chandler. Veh said that „Mujdza has, despite his age (31), the quality to put some pressure on Chandler“. The experienced Bosnian signed a contract until 2017.

Luca Waldschmidt joins 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig on loan until the end of the season. The player is believed tob e a valuable first-team member there and will look to earn some minutes to get back into the Frankfurt side when he returns.

Winger Gerezigher leaves Eintracht Frankfurt to join 2. Bundesliga side Duisburg on loan until the end of the season. He is seen as a key player there and will look to improve his abilities there as he „isn’t good enough“ for the Eintracht Frankfurt team yet.



After an surprisingly hard game against Unterhaching in the cup, I was pretty pleased with the performances in the Bundesliga. The win at Bremen was a hard piece of work but we did the job with an hard piece of work. In the following game against Darmstadt we played a brilliant first half and then did a great job of keeping the result in the second half. We continued our good run with the win against Hannover. I was really proud of the lads as we managed to score a goal while being one man down.
All in all I'm happy with our performances this month, especially with the defensive work we did. No goal against us in the first three games of the Bundesliga, not bad I reckon.


I'm not sure if I made the right decisions there. While Baumjohann seems as a great transfer as I don't think Gacinovic is ready to play every week, I'm not sure if I should have got a better full back. Somebody that strengthens the squad not only in depth but provides new quality as well.
When I take a look at the outgoing transfers I'm torn as well. On one hand I think that Waldschmidt really needs to play regualary but on the other I'm not sure if I should have given him some minutes here beside his future striking partners. I'm more sure about giving Gerezigher a loan as he surely isn't good enough for Bundesliga football yet.


With Oczipka and Russ coming back after the international break, I keep being confident on this hand. Djakpa will be back after one or two games as well as Meier will soon begin with light training. Our defense is looking pretty good at the moment so Anderson isn't needed so much at the moment. I just hope that Kittel will be as ambitious after his injury as he was before. He really is a talented player but his bad luck with injuries really stops him from developing.

I think I'll go with Hradecky as he made me the goalkeeper decision easy so far. He won us the three points against Hannover with the saved the penalty and some other great saves for sure and he commands the defence very good as well.
4/34: FC Schalke 04 - Eintracht Frankfurt

Although both teams are undefeated this season, the mood of the visitors might be much better than the home side's as Schalke failed to win a game so far this season.
But Schalke tried everything to get their first win. Chances minute by minute but Huntelaar and di Santo failed to hit the target. And so it was Frankfurt that almost took the lead. Seferovic picked up an Russ clearance and run towards goal but his goal was denied by the post. So the game went into half time without a goal.
The second half was pretty similar to the first half. Chances after chances but no goals on either side. In the end, Frankfurt got away with a poor performance and secured their 10th point of the season.

5/34: Eintracht Frankfurt - 1. FC Köln

Köln got off to the better start but needed until the 22nd minute to score the 1-0. Leonardo Bittencourt first failed to head in a well timed cross on the far post from Jojic as Hradecky made an spectacular save against his running direction but Bittencourt scored on the rebound to give the lead to the visitors. The game got more intense after the goal and so the referee had to show the yellow card to a number of players.

Frankfurt scored the equaliser 15 minutes after going behind as Castaignos headed in a Baumjohann cross, who only started because of Gacinovic's injury in mid-week. Frankfurt was able to take the lead just before half time as a Stendera free kick found the head of Oczipka who netted his first goal in his first game of the season after returning from injury this week.
Frankfurt fans showing their love for the club in consideration of the team's recent performances

Things didn't get easier for Köln as Vogt conceded his second yellow of the game after only 2 played minutes in the second half. From this point on, Frankfurt started to turn up the turbos and overran Köln in just 10 minutes. Firstly, Castaignos scored his second of the night after heading in another Baumjohann cross. Only 6 minutes later, Maroh scored an own goal as he wasn't able to clear an Oczipka cross away. Haris Seferovic finished the job off in the 6oth minute after Baumjohann provided his third assist in his debut game for the club with his through ball to the Switz striker that hasn't had any problem with scoring in his 1-on-1 against Köln's keeper.

DFB Pokal 2nd round draw

Eintracht Frankfurt hosts 2. Bundesliga side Bochum

6/34: Hertha BSC – Eintracht Frankfurt

Berlin, that still looked for a win at that stage, started the game off brilliantly and scored after just 7 minutes in. But Frankfurt reacted immediately and scored the equaliser in the 9th minute as Seferovic scooped the ball into the net after Castaignos made an unselfish pass to him. But Frankfurt wasn’t able to find the line in the game. And so it was just logical that Beerens scored the winner for Berlin in the 77th minute as he scored the rebound after his first shot was saved by Hradecky.

7/34: Eintracht Frankfurt – Augsburg

Augsburg dominated the first half and got their deserved lead in the 40th minute as Dong-Won finished a great combination oft he visitors. But Frankfurt got better in the second half and got the equaliser in the 70th minute when Castaignos once again assisted for Seferovic. Frankfurt almost won the game but Stendera’s try only hit the outside of the net.

Brilliant start for your season. And your transfers look great :)

Keep it up ;)
Thank's mate, really appreciat your comment :-)
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We can be happy with the point at Schalke and of course with the win against Köln but I’m disappointed with the performances we showed in the games against Hertha and Augsburg. I really hoped that we could gain some points there as both teams could be rivals in the fight for the European spots and with the away trips to Gladbach and Wolfsburg coming up, I’m afraid that we could fall into the bottom half of the table.


I’m happy that we haven’t got any new long term injuries. Meier and Djakpa both resumed light training, so you could say it was a perfect month on that front.


Another hard decision but I think Castaignos deserves it. 2 goals and 2 assists is not bad in my opinion. Although Seferovic scored 4 goals I think it has to be appreciated that Castaignos has integrated himself so fast into the team.


With the two away trips to Gladbach an Wolfsburg coming up, I’m afraid that we will firstly gain points when we play Ingolstadt at home. The cup-clash against Bochum shouldn’t cause to many problems. We end the month with the away trip to my ex-club Stuttgart. That‘s surely something special to me and I hope we can get three points there although the lads didn’t do to well in Suttgart in the last few years.
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8/34 Borussia Mönchengladbach - Eintracht Frankfurt

Frankfurt was off to a flyer and scored the 1-0 in the first minute through a Russ header after an Stendera corner. The vice-captain scored his first goal of the season. But Gladbach reacted immediately and scored the equaliser in the 4th minute. And Drimic completed his brace just 10 minutes later as he brought the Borussia in front. But it was another Switzman who set the game level again as Seferovic scored the 2-2 in the 55th minute.
Both teams had chances to win the game but in the end, the draw was a fair result.

9/34 Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt

Wolfsburg dominated the beginning and set the game in the right direction for them as they scored two goals in as many minutes between the 15th and 17th minute. Frankfurt almost got one back but missed too many chances after Wolfsburg took the lead. And the visitors got punished for their missed chances as Naldo headed in the 3-0 in the 41th minute. Although Castaignos got one back just before half time, Frankfurt never had the chance to really put pressure on the Wölfe. Kruse sealed the deal for Wolfsburg as he scores the 4-1 in the 60th minute. Armin Veh rested a few players after that and made 3 changes. And he got punished for that as well as Abraham saw red and Castaignos received a knock and had to go off. Wolfsburg scored their 5th just minutes before the end against 9 men.
10/34: Eintracht Frankfurt - Ingolstadt

Ingolstadt got the lead after 15 minutes in the first half but their celebrations didn't take that long because Gacinovic scored the equaliser with his first ever goal for Frankfurt. But Lex hit Frankfurt back again as he scored the 2-1 just minutes later. Aigner, who made the assist for Gacinovic, gave Frankfurt the equaliser again. Frankfurt got the win in an entertaining game just before the end. Aigner scored his second of the game and of the season and sealed the win for Frankfurt in his 100th appearance for the club.
2nd round: Eintracht Frankfurt - Bochum

Armin Veh rested a few players but his team wasn't able to reload their batteries. Frankfurt wasn’t able to get the win in the first 90 minutes but took the lead in extra time through a Kadlec header. Bochum conceded the equaliser just before the end in the 120th minute. The game went to penalties where Hradecky was the hero for Frankfurt as he saved 3 penalties and helped Frankfurt to progress into the next round.
11/34: VFB Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt

With both teams having tired legs due to their cup clashes in mid-week, there wasn't to much spectacle to expect. And the teams really did everything to euthanize the fans. Not a single shot on target in the first half and the second half barely got better. Stendera missed the biggest chance of the game 1.71 meters small midfielder wasn't able to put enough speed on his header. Armin Veh's return to Stuttgart ended how it had to end, with a boring 0-0 draw.

VFB Stuttgart 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Armin Veh on...

...his return: "It felt good to come back here. I still know the staff and the persons here and I had some great conversations."

...the game: "I thought the game was really tactic stamped. I'm happy with our defensive work from the whole team. I want to highlight Gacinovic at this point as I thought that he did an excellent job with the defending of Ochs."

...the next games: "We have got really taff fixtures until Christmas but I'm confident that we will get out of them with a few points."

...Mejdojevic:"The rumours are true and we are close to agreement with a Bundesliga club. He will most likely leave Frankfurt in January."

...his contract:"The board and me will talk about it during the inernational break in two weeks."


Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
VFL Wolfsburg 5-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 Ingolstadt
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Bochum (Frankfurt through after penalties)
Stuttgart 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

It wasn’t the best of month’s but all in all I’m happy with the point yield. The game against Gladbach was a positive of this month, we really fought for the point and we got it. Unfortunately, we destroyed our good mood with the heavy defeat in Wolfsburg but I’m happy that we bounced back against Ingolstadt with a win. But once again, we destroyed our good work with the next two games as we weren’t able to put up a good performance against Bochum in the cup however we are through to the next round! The game in Stuttgart might be the game of the season that will be forgotten first. We weren’t creative but at least we got that draw.


We weren’t lucky this month. I risked Meier too early and so he received a little set-back but it isn’t too bad luckily. Castaignos’ injury was just unlucky but at least it isn’t too bad. The same with Seferovic, Zambrano and Lindner. I'm happy that Anderson and Kittel are on their way back!

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That’s easy this time, Stefan Aigner! Two goals in his 100th game, 2 assists and he scored his penalty against Bochum. He really is a leader now!


I'm very happy here of course. We are still up there with the best teams in Germany and we already have a big gap to the relegation zone.


It’s going to be a though month! Hoffenheim is a game where you never know what you get. Dortmund away – enough said! And then league leaders Leverkusen at home. I think we should aim for four points this month.

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