On the evening of August 23, 2010, the 2010/2011 second division season also began for these two teams. The second division has gained a permanent place in the weekly coverage by being granted an exclusive game played without any (domestic) football competition. Now something like that always represents a great opportunity to present football, to cultivate the old, dear supporters and to cultivate a new one.
Apart from that, second-tier football doesn’t really have any flaws other than those tiny second-tier ones. The stadiums are full and, according to recent statistics, better attended than any other – except typically English – second tier. Apart from that, one always observes a special atmosphere at evening games anyway, which the players are willing to use. Whether it’s because the stadiums are perfectly lit at this time (in contrast to afternoon games, especially when the sun is shining, which at least has a negative effect on the transmission) or the spectators are more receptive in the evening hour, or even because the Bio -The rhythm of the player late at night is better suited for maximum performance, be open to question.
Another aspect that can be used to style such a game into a very special highlight: The 2010 World Cup showed one thing very clearly: German football, which has been a few years despite major successes in the meantime – here the great 2006 World Cup is mentioned first and also the EM 2008, which, however, also brought in the participation in the final thanks to a little bit of luck — but quite obviously lagged behind, which was reflected particularly clearly in the UEFA coefficient, is again very far ahead. The euphoria that the German team unleashed worldwide with their great performances in South Africa naturally also ensures enthusiasm and increased fan potential in this country. And if that’s not enough of an aspect, then add that the new start of a season creates exceptional receptiveness among the fans of the game and especially the teams involved for three reasons: Firstly, you had to wait quite a while, which basically causes tension and Anticipation arouses, secondly, the table is at 0, everyone can still achieve – or even surpass – all of the goals for the season and, last but not least, and thirdly, the questions are “where is my team?” and “how will the newcomers present themselves? “ burning.
Since it was the Monday night game, there were already some results. Just studying them reveals that you can expect a lot of spectacle. The football shown in the first games of the season (Fri, Sat, Sun) was everywhere as positive as that played by the national team. You just believe in yourself and above all that you can score (many) goals. All teams played forward, ignoring excessive tactical considerations and caution. Certainly something like this is partly due to the fact that you really can’t lose anything on the first day of the game, but the effect remains: great football was offered, excitement, drama, passion, enthusiasm and above all – in both top leagues – goals, goals, Gates.
In short: the field is tilled. Now only the harvest has to be brought in. Here, the transmitting stations now have the unique opportunity to jump on this wave of euphoria and let themselves and the viewers be carried away with it. Simply convey the enthusiasm that football deserves.
The game itself was now the perfect through ball to implement this chance. Because: what more than a lot of goals (five in total), constant tension and drama, great atmosphere in the stands, attacking football, goal scenes, could one expect or hope for? If anyone should be looking for a hair in the soup, they should at least be warned: “More and better is not possible. Shut up. Be quiet!”
First of all, a brief summary of the actual game events: Both teams consistently offered football at the very highest level, even if it was “only” second division (the thought experiment is repeatedly referred to, once the players and jerseys are made unrecognizable and the recorded playing one of the “true experts” to our beloved commentators, here it would be captioned with the question: “Please, a question for you absolute experts after watching 90 minutes of football like this: in which league was the game played?” Claim: One would only get a shrug of the shoulders), it was played and fought, with heart and passion, but also with reason.
From the first minute, both teams felt the intention to score goals as described above. There seemed to be no lack of excellence anywhere. With every attack you had the feeling that a goal could be scored. And if it’s not this one, then the next one. That applied to both sides. It kind of went back and forth and up and down. Exactly how you (as a neutral spectator) can only wish for a game. Of course, the fans of this or that team also like to watch, are tense and excited, but it is conceivable that the Bochum fans would like 1860 not to play such great attacks and vice versa, so they like a successful one here and there defensive action, or when a partial goal is achieved – preferably leadership – that the clock ticks faster or that the team behaves more passively, more defensively, so that they don’t get into the danger of conceding again and again. This, in turn, would not apply to the neutral viewer, for whose feelings it could well hit again and again, just like that. Great action, great excitement, great goals. give me more
Bochum got through first and scored the 1-0 through the returnee Giovanni Federico. A great player, a great goal. However, they were by no means leaning back. It kept going forward. 1860 opposed it. And it happened: after 26 minutes, new signing Rakic managed to equalize after atark preparatory work and receiving the ball from close range. But Bochum was by no means shocked – and that’s not just an empty phrase at this point. You could tell straight away that they felt they were the favorites here and that they were willing to demonstrate and implement that. The determination was impressive.
So it happened that in the 38th minute, after a perfect attack on the right, a precise cross came to the head of new signing Chong Tese, who threw himself into the trajectory, regardless of the risk of collision with the storming 60-keeper Gabor Kiraly, short the ball reached before the goalkeeper – and sunk in the net. A goal that couldn’t be wished for better. Everything was fine. That’s what makes this sport worth watching. The round in the square. You can sell that to anyone in the world. This is circus — with a countable result. The big spectacle.
The game hardly changed its character after that. The second division players, who all long for it – many are still young and they have an even bigger career ahead of them — to step onto the big stage, also feel that this is not about tactical considerations or pure result football according to the motto “Vorsprung rocking over time”, but they understood that they now had the chance to show what they can do. Here and tonight. Here advertising is made for football and for oneself. We play football. The aim of the game is to put the ball in the box. When you have him, you run with him to the front, look for a teammate, play him, and keep running forward. Running or playing backwards does not count. At the earliest after losing the ball, running.
Both teams played out many good situations, promising or even with a conclusion. Not everyone can become a goalkeeper, but the attempt is evident. The half-time break came, giving the spectators a welcome opportunity to emulate the players for a quarter of an hour: take a deep breath. Recharge your batteries for the second half.
This started with a bang: The 3:1, again by Chong Tese, who really made a very agile impression, again with his head. Should that be the preliminary decision? It wouldn’t be bad, because: After that you would just watch football. You’re welcome to do that. However, one felt simply: this game is far from over. The lions have so much potential that they are always able to score their part. Since Bochum didn’t switch to the hated “results management” – which, by the way, was practically impossible given the heated atmosphere in the home stadium — something can happen to both sides at any time.
And indeed: In the 59th minute, a lion attack was successful, again on the right side, when the young player Stefan Aigner, who was being courted for obvious reasons, prevailed with a well-executed trick – ball passed to the right, body to the left – and reached it before the touchline and brings in well timed, fortunately the attacker in front missed the ball and so Benjamin Lauth got the ball and maneuvered it into the net with his foot in a well-controlled manner.
After that, everything stayed the same: both teams played well forward and tried to achieve the basic goal of the game: scoring goals. There was hardly any opportunity to take a breather and up to the last second the 3:3 was considered possible. Even if it didn’t work out — I’m not going to judge whether it’s deserved or undeserved — it was an exciting game that captivated everyone who watched seriously and who expressed any interest in “their” team other than pure fan interest.
What did the Sky spokesman, the live commentator Matthias Stach, do with it? He used his skills to the full and reduced the game to a mush with his standard cliché blah blah blah. In the final sequence, you could at least learn from him that “we saw a really entertaining game”. Wow, yes, the man needs a promotion. Straight to the Bundestag, where his talent is guaranteed not to disturb anyone’s sleep.
Here, briefly, is a small series of recorded separate clauses, which are only accidental and highly incomplete because of the staccato of such remarks. The reader should only briefly orientate himself as to whether he feels that these statements are a) positive, b) correct or true, c) entertaining or d) exciting and captivating for the viewer.
1) “The sparkle is standing there on the sidelines, scolding, saying: Keep going men, concentrate”
2) “.. the assignment is not correct”
3) “… they’re too far back in there”
4) “again everything only through the middle”
5) “.. Federico — nobody helps. He’s there all alone”
6) “…again — has the ball, but before someone comes along”
7) “… if he plays out to the left again — but then the Grote has to call out too”
8) “… in the end it will be a nail-biter”
9) “… not always high class”
Yes, so none of the comments can seriously be classified as positive. It should at least be mentioned here that once you have struck such a key, you do not leave it. This means that all other remarks that are made during the game are presented in the same jargon. Shortcomings after shortcomings that he, the expert, recognizes in the players.
to 1) “The sparkle stands there on the sidelines, who scolds, says: Keep going men, concentrate”
Whatever Funkel said to his people, it certainly wasn’t what Herr Stach thought he recognized. It’s also more about — since the words were captured right after the channel change from DSF to Sky — the self-proclaimed “I bet there was something negative in the first sentence you heard” was validated in a sense. This was combined with a “too much through the middle”. Ah yes, one has to assume that instead of his side’s three goals scored, which is already well above average, he would expect a lot more if only they didn’t always play so stupidly down the middle? The coach certainly demanded concentration. This instruction is a standard and is taken as motivation by the players. A simple clapping of the trainer’s hands is enough, as happened by the way.
to 2) “there the assignment is not correct”
Well, you hear this part of the sentence, exchanged with a few other phrases such as “catastrophic positional error” or “nobody has it on the bill” almost always when a goal chance comes about. The aloof must somehow feel good about being able to bolster his expert status in this silly way. Because: He definitely has no idea of the agreed assignment. In addition, the scene represents what the neutral spectator would like to see, a chance to score, and he doesn’t want to let it be ruined by observing any assignment problems in the back team. “Now there’s action, there’s something going on, bring that over man, and save yourself your stupid analyses” you want to shout at him.
The empty phrases are in any case unsuitable for spreading tension. The disdainful “pattern recognition” that the man relies on would practically never do justice to the multifaceted nature of a football game. It suggests that you don’t actually understand all that much about it, and that’s putting it very mildly. So: Even if it were true – which, by the way, can certainly be the case in individual cases, but that would obviously be a coincidence — one should not say it by a long shot. The viewer entertainment should and must be in the foreground. And this is not conducive. Rather the opposite: switch off, change channels, turn off the sound as a minimum.
to 3) “…they are too far back”
Here, please, may the question be allowed, to achieve which goal you are “too far” in? If he were a fan of Bochum – who was affected by this (bogus but devastating) judgment – one would understand the concern, but he would then have to a) make it known and b) should the observation made is then at least correct. When a fan whispers to a neighbor: “Hey, they’re too far in the back. Something could happen against us soon.” then that is purely due to concern and makes no claim to validity. As a speaker in front of an audience of millions (! note; many are still watching, hardly anyone is listening) one should attach a little importance to validity. That being said, he hasn’t identified himself as a fan anywhere, and if he were, the advice to the broadcaster would still be: use a neutral commentator for the next game.
They are “too far behind”, one would have to continue here with “they could soon concede a goal” and what would he then have to say in conclusion? “Yes, and who wants that?”, or what?
You yell at him again, the TV: “Hey boy, wake up, you have the chance, something great is happening here, maybe a goal, be happy about it and mediate it – or finally, finally clear this chair!”
Conclusion: embarrassing, stupid and wrong.
to 4) “again everything only through the middle”
The “everything again” had something to do with what was said before, when he thought he realized that “his VfL” (or how else to interpret it?) tried too much through the middle. Three goals is a lot that they managed. And they always achieved this in the same way: playing football, carrying the ball forward, creating passing stations and trying to get as close to the goal as possible and finish. The gate is now in the middle. Apart from that, every means is right for a smartass: If they had gone outside and not scored (which would certainly have been the case, because goals are rare), then he would have guaranteed them with “bring to the small attackers”. the flanks nothing, they should know that” or “the flanks just don’t come, there’s a lack of precision and concentration. The sparkle (editor’s note: the trainer) will be pretty angry.”
to 5) “.. Federico — no one helps. He’s there all alone”
It was a highly normal game situation. Hopefully it goes without saying that the leading team is forgiven for not moving up with all their men for the reasons of a) wasting their strength and b) eventually maintaining the lead. But it is also understandable that Giovanni Federico is given the ball in a tight spot, precisely because he has brilliant technique. You should also know that it is a standard tactic that players who are further up the field are sought – i.e. played – and that they are simply divided up to claim the ball until the teammates move up. Federico claimed the ball and soon passed it to a teammate. What moves you to work out something critical in this scene, to recognize a lack? This can only be due to a lack of reporter understanding of this game. Apart from that — see above. What’s the point of negative comments anyway? scare viewers away?
to 6) “…again — has the ball, but before someone comes along”
The identified weakness has to be hacked away at — thus proven amateurishness or not. Again the same situation, already near the end of the game. Bochum have put in a lot of effort, they are leading, and the audience is ecstatic. He wants to force them to move up more energetically? Where is the problem? “before someone comes along”. Yes, the man may have been without proper support for the moment. But they don’t have anything to do at the moment. You don’t have to score. That’s how you play these days. Having said that, of course, the remark was fundamentally wrong because, as mentioned above, it’s not true that the game somehow went to rest. Why look for non-existent weaknesses when you have such a great game in front of you? It’s not just a lack of expertise.
It’s a bit reminiscent of a photographer wanting to snap butterflies for a nature magazine while a house is collapsing behind him — he’d have the photo of the year — and at the same time he’s complaining that he can’t find any butterflies here — presumably that roaring noise responsible in the background.
to 7) “… if he plays out to the left again — but then the Grote must also call”
Shortcomings after shortcomings are recognized and highlighted. Yes, you can’t fool a true expert with an X for a U or a house collapse for a colorful butterfly? Nah, what’s bad needs to be mentioned. If someone scores the goal of the year and then sprains their arm while celebrating, they were probably “pretty stupid”. One has to play out on the left, the other has to call. Whatever the truth is. He dreams of a certain move. Only: If he fulfilled himself like that, then he would immediately start chasing the sleepy back team. The successful action does not exist anyway.
By the way: Grote called. The teammate knew of his presence there. He had another idea. According to Matthias Stach, it should be “that’s not going to happen” (heard it often enough) and, if they followed the wise advice — “left, play out to the left” — yes, then, then Tor would be. —- Unfortunately, the back team is to blame, as his knowledge teaches us afterwards. There was no room for praise.
to 8) “… in the end it will be a nail-biter”
How unfortunate. For the Bochum fan? Not even they could escape the fascination. It suggests that he was settling in for a comfortable night’s sleep, where “everything goes according to plan” (er, what was that again?) and most importantly, where there’s no need to get upset or excited. No tension, no drama, just don’t do that! It’s going to be a nail-biter!
So seriously: you can only say it as a fan of Bochum. After all, the 1860 supporters have the right to point out that they long for the equalizing goal? What is the comment actually about? Is there any requirement for a reporter at all? Just one? “Tell me what’s on your mind. It doesn’t matter if it’s true. It doesn’t matter if the viewer wants to hear it. Whether it’s entertaining doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter whether you make it exciting. Babbling and bubbling. We’ll get the viewers away eventually, don’t worry about that.”
That phrase is so sad to hear. It expresses almost everything that is generally criticized. And no one to check. How about a viewer survey? For example: “Do you like the current way games are commented?”
To be honest, it’s easy to see why this isn’t done. A postal avalanche would follow, all of which this time rightly had a completely unified tenor: “It’s horrible, unbearable. Unfortunately, I can no longer make any judgments about the last four years. Because since then I’ve been watching football without sound.”
to 9) “… not always high-class”
There was a conclusion, And something in the nonsense chatterbox’s spinal cord, the rudiments of a football mind, a sense that, besides just stringing together some random phrases, told him that he had felt some kind of amusement or excitement, himself, and that there really wasn’t much more to expect than good entertainment, he let himself be carried away to the conclusion, which sounded like this: “Yeah, actually we saw a quite entertaining game.”
The “Yo” (and, hand on heart, that really was a “Yo”) already indicates that on the one hand it was difficult for him, and on the other hand that it definitely didn’t tear him out of the chair (which was firmly welded to his rear). . Still, it betrayed a tiny bit of temporary appreciation. At the same moment, however, he was frightened of himself, something like this: the thought voice “What did I just say? Something positive? How could that happen!
And he just had to, that’s the reporter gene, you either have it or you don’t, that disposition that you keep for life, that obliges you to always strive for objectivity, that teaches you everything you can
Entertainment is needed, so he had to correct it with the unspeakable “…not always top-class”, which you can then add to yourself with “well anyway”.
As a reporter genius, you’ve seen everything yourself, that’s clear. They won the Milky Way Cup six times in a row in the intergalactic league, scoring 83 goals. Later, as a coach and then as a manager, you repeated the feat. You’ve seen everything, really everything — and done it yourself and skillfully. That’s not a question either. So of course it becomes impossible to ever feel anything like “enthusiasm” or “passion” for normal, earthly second division football. But: is this forced to withhold them from the viewer? Wouldn’t someone be better suited, whose mouth accidentally hangs open, and a subsequent “Great, great” escapes, without subsequent troubleshooting, without restriction, in view of the outstanding — by earthly standards — performances?
The viewer has to do the same: You, viewer, don’t get out of your chair, because I won’t do it either. This is my role. And now I really fill it out perfectly. That applied to all viewers on the evening of August 23, 2010. All three. Exactly the three who listened until the final whistle (there were maybe even more spectators). Next week there are two more…