A few essential words just today, on Monday, 8 November 2010, about Werder Bremen, who are now being talked into a crisis – an effect that can occasionally actually be achieved by “talking them into it”.
All one can really say about this crisis talk is that in Germany the only criterion for measuring the quality of a performance is the result. On the one hand, this is pathetic, which is very critical of the rapporteurs, and on the other hand, it is very often wrong. Not to forget that at some point it seems that by knowing the results one can appoint oneself an expert. In other words, true analysis no longer takes place. The analysis of a game is limited to announcing the result and the doubter, the sceptic, who starts talking about “a good game” by the losers, or cites their “very good chances”, or also about “a few unfortunate referee decisions” and goals conceded after “deflected shots” or, in the case of their own attempts, recalls “the opponent’s posts being in the way”, is rather declared a dreamer, a fantasist: “Yes, but in football it’s the goals that count. And the others scored one more.