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Altona 93

Discussion in 'football' started by otzenpunk, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    I'm buzzing for the game tomorrow!

    Have a great day out lads and lets hope we can enjoy an easy win :thumbs:
    & let's hope the queues for beer are quicker than at the semi-final ;)
     
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  2. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Don't want to disappoint you in advance, but Hoheluft stadium has a long-standing reputation for not being able to serve beer timely, even to much smaller crowds.:(
     
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  3. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Ooofff. Thanks for the warning ;)
    forewarned is forarmed... we'll try smuggeling some hidden byo then...
     
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  4. darryl

    darryl this wasn't supposed to happen

  5. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Bollox; 87th minute equaliser. Extra time now. Tough!
     
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  6. darryl

    darryl this wasn't supposed to happen

    Altona playing poorly and 2-1 down in extra time; nice shout-out for Dulwich Hamlet from the NDR commentator though.
     
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  7. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    :( the scorline dont do the game justice. Altona did an honourable job defending a slender lead.
    Arghfghgggfggghhffgjf
     
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  8. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Disagree. Our guys didn't play "poorly". They played against a team one division up and were close to win. Shame that we got that equalizer. Not undeserved, but we were pretty close to win, and nobody had asked about it.
     
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  9. otzenpunk

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  10. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was always going to be a bit one-sided. I was initially shocked at how big the difference in style was considering it's only a single tier seperating AFC & Norderstedt. Norderstedt looked far more professional, composed than AFC. But as a said above, it was an honourable display, holding the slender lead for most of the game and however professional Norderstedt looked, they were only 3 minutes away from being beaten.

    If I had one criticism of AFC it's that I'd have liked to have seen their playmaker (#28) take a few harder challenges earlier on in the first half. He was given far too much space to dominate midfield imo...
     
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  11. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

  12. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Today is the first match day of the play-offs, Altona playing at home against SV Eichede from Schleswig-Holstein. Will gonna be a hard match, especially because unfortunately we paid a huge price for the cup final in terms of injuries.

    - Afghan national player Mustafa Hadid got his cruciate ligament torn, just a few minutes after he was substituted into the game.:(
    - Holding midfielder Chris Pfeiffer got sick and was admitted to hospital immediately after a great performance. Diagnosis: acute kidney failure.:eek:
    - Left winger Ricardo Balzis got a bruise on his calf.
    - Centre back Cody Shields took away a 7 cm long cut after accidentally clashing heads with a Norderstedt player in the very last minute of extra time.:facepalm:
    - Playmaker Nick Brisevac is reported to have had 40 °C temperature on monday.

    So preconditions are everything else than optimal, but I'm sure, the remaining players will try their hardest to compensate these losses.
     
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  13. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    1-1 draw. Altona the better team for most part of the match, but failed to extend the 1-0 lead. Equalizer was a bit unfortunate, maybe offside, but we have to live with it. The other match between Bremer SV and Egestorf-Langreder ended 1-1 as well. This means, 5 points after three matches will definitely suffice for promotion.

    After the match a penalty shootout took place, which Altona won 5-3, but this will only be taken into account, if Altona and Eichede are equal in points and goals after all three matches. (Weird regulation, but that's how it is.)

    Next match against Bremer SV on saturday in Drochtersen. (About 60 km down the river Elbe.)

    Match highlights:

     
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  14. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Two more video clips. Different cameramen, different lines of vision:



     
  15. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Altona 2 – Bremen 0 \o/

    The other match tied 2-2. This means we are currently top of the table with 4 points, followed by Egestorf and Eichede with 2 and Bremen with 1. With another point on Tuesday at Egestorf we'd definitely get promoted. Will be a hard match though, because Egestorf has to win.

    Match highlights:

     
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  16. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Another video, from a Bremen-based news outlet. Just the goals, but you can see part of the Altona mob for a second or two.

     
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  17. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Less than 24 h and we'll know, which league we'll be playing next season!

    We're starting from the pole position, but we could still lose everything.

    To be precise, Altona will win promotion, if we…
    • … win in Egestorf.
    • … tie with Egestorf.
    • … lose in Egestorf, but the other match between Eichede and Bremen ends in a tie.
    We'd definitely be out, if we…
    • …lose in Egestorf and Eichede beats Bremen.
    Should we lose, and Bremen beats Eichede, we'd both have 4 points, but we've got the better goal difference by 4 goals at the moment. So if we lose and Bremen wins by a small margin, we'd still be ok. But because Eichede is considered favorite at home, we shouldn't depend on that and better just win (or at least draw).

    Unfortunately we suffered even more injuries on saturday, with playmaker Nick Brisevac probably and winger Ricardo Balzis definitely missing. On the other hand, two players of Egestorf got sent-off last match and will be banned, one of them the scorer of both goals against Eichede.
     
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  18. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Got my fingers and everything else crossed :cool:
     
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  19. Noss

    Noss Well-Known Member

    Looks like they were home and dry at 90 mins as both games were 1-1, so they were top, but injury time goals in each game means they finish third in the group and miss out. At least that's what I've managed to work out from several Twitter feeds
     
  20. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    That was fscking ridiculous. We conceded a goal after a free kick, where the player just had slipped by himself, and were 1-0 down for most of the match. But because Eichede and Bremen was 1-1, we still would've been fine. Then in the 90th minute we scored the well deserved equalizer, which would've kicked Egestorf out of the race and strengthened our position even more.

    To drop out, we would have to concede another goal in injury time, and Eichede had to score in the same time. How fscking unlikely is this? And then, in the 5th minute of injury time, one of our defenders is hit by the ball from a short distance, and the referee gives them a penalty. And not enough, exactly at the same time, Eichede also gets a penalty. Lost by double penalty in injury time.

    Egestorf is by the way 2km away from the headquarter of the Lower Saxony Football Federation (NFV), and is widely considered as their "pet club". The referee also came from the NFV.
     
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  21. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    For fuck's sake.. :mad:
    Dodgy fuckers!

    Any videos otzenpunk?
     
  22. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately haven't seen any. The architecture of the away sector was shit as well, with a very unfavourable perspective. There must have been a camera team, because local TV station Hamburg1 has a few scenes during this interview with our coach: Bittere Pille für Altona 93

    But they show just the penalty itself, and our players complaining to the ref before. Not the situation leading to the decision. Don't know why. Maybe they didn't film the whole match and just activated the camera after the ref blew the whistle.
     
  23. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Let me guess, the NFV decides who get's the broadcasting licenses next season and came to a nice arrangement with Hamburg 1 about deleting that refs decision...
     
  24. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    No, that's too much of tinfoil hat for me.;)

    Hamburg1 is way too small a local station, and generally not in the business of doing sports broadcasting. Seems to me quite plausible, that they just sent a single team of freelancers there and told them to get the end result and take a few pictures as background scenes for the interview.
     
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  25. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Yeah, forgive my paranoia. :oops:
    It's just all been a bit uncanny, these late goals of major consequence bringing such misery in the last couple of weeks :(
     
  26. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Apparently I was too fast assuming that we don't have a video. Here it is:



    The penalty scene starts at 8:51 min.
     
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  27. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Gutting! Horrible watching the players post game :(

    As for the penalty: Fair enough it's impossible to see anything from the decision but I'm fairly sure the ref can't blow the final whistle while the ball's still in the back of the net and the game hasn't even been properly restarted from the center circle.

    eta: "liked" but didn't like iyswim
     
  28. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    After a very short summer break, the new season is going to start today with a cup match away at Harburger Türksport, who play three tiers below in the Kreisliga.

    There've been a few changes to our squad. Striker Brügmann and right back Aug moved out of town and found Regionalliga clubs to play for. The contracts of centre back Buchholz and team captain Lipke weren't renewed, and some players like Niemeyer and Segedi moved to other clubs, where they're hoping to get more time on the pitch. Taking into account that Afghan national player Hadid and left winger Balzis are missing due to ACL injuries probably till winter, there's just about half of the team left, that was so close to winning the cup and the promotion.

    On the other hand, there are several promising new players, part of them Regionalliga-experienced, part of them young talents. Manager and players are pretty clear, that they want to try for promotion again.

    Next Friday we're playing the league opener against current champions TuS Dassendorf, and everyone is expecting a solid four-digit number of spectators again. Just a week later we're facing last season's runner-ups Barmbek-Uhlenhorst away.
     
  29. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    Won 10-0. Video footage:



    Next round will be drawn on Monday.
     
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  30. all to nah

    all to nah Well-Known Member

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