What’s Next… Matchday 23

Posted: February 19, 2012 by St. John in Zweite Liga 2011-12

After a very successful Friday (17/02), not only for St. Pauli but also for the South End Scum that finished some “projects” running for the last three months, I believe that honoring this day is a must. From now on, 17/02 is a national holiday for all scum across Greece.


Getting back to business now, next match is against Eintracht Braunschweig in Millerntor. It will be a mistake to assume that this matchday will be like a walk in the park. Braunschweig, although is not a pretty stable team with many ups and downs this season, is an opponent that we must look in the eye and make an appearance similar to the appearance with Duisburg. Nothing fancy, strong defensive line and very often presence to the opponents side of the field.

The boys in brown have four wins in seven matches against Braunschweig and no draws. This means that, according to recent history, on the rematch for this season we will surely have a winner and hopefully will be St. Pauli.
Starting from the glorious 7-1 victory in Millerntor, let’s have a closer look at the passed seven matches between these two.
It was 11/09/2002 when the boys in brown smashed Braunschweig by scoring seven times. By the end of the first half the score was 2-1 (Meier 10’ and Stanislawski 17’) and everything looked pretty normal. In fact, the boys from Braunschweig were thinking that they could steal the three points. Fifteen minutes after the second half’s kick-off the party started and the honoured guests just stood there watching history being written. Ofodile (60’ and 80’), Yang (70’), Stanislawski (76’) and Meier (88’) for the second time, surely gave nightmares to the opponent.
On the rematch, this time in Braunschweig, St. Pauli got away with the three points with a simple 0-1 score offered by Spoelder (33’).

Next year both teams won on their home matches. In Millerntor, Agu saved the day by scoring in 27’. On the rematch, paulianers lost the game with a 3-2 score in a pretty equalized game. Scorers were Mazingu (7’ and 57’) and Arnold (33’) on behalf of Braunschweig and Gunesch (17’) with Hanke (46’) from the boys in brown.

Same things happened on season 2004/2005. St. Pauli lost the match in Braunschweig when Bick in 75’ woke up the fans from their “hibernation” in a pretty boring Saturday. On the rematch in Millerntor, the boys in brown actually stole the match in 83’ with Bounoua, just three minutes after Kuru, who equalized the match on behalf of Braunschweig. Arifi opened the score in the additional time of the first half.

On the first match for the current season, Kruppke gave us a good lesson by scoring in 65’ and proved that our way to the top will not be easy and that we must face each opponent as equal.
It is time for us to prove that Kruppke is a good teacher. Victory is what we want. Just victory not fancy scores no big parties.



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