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While last match report of the season was getting slooowly finished (still some media missing, will be up sometime 😉 ), the news on social media regarding a special press conference at Millerntor broke out. Shit, already some “suspicions” had risen from Sunday (there was also a post on Liga-Zwei already from May 18th that we chose not to reproduce it…) but this was going to fast… Fortunately, the final outcome was slightly different than the one I initially feared…

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It was a Saturday morning, early March 2014, a sunny day at Hoheluft, watching our U23 playing against someone ( 🙂 ) and having fun with friends with booze coming from Victoria Klause (the excellent stadium bar). I can still recall myself back in that day, talking with a friend about Thomas Meggle (coaching passionately from a chair right next to the sideline) and saying with my usual idiot-impersonating-the-connoisseur “experienced” look “this is the next FCSP head coach”. Some 2 and a half years after, with all the things that have happened in between, the only thing remaining really cool about this, is just the memory…

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fanshop

Winter break maybe horrible for the obvious reasons, however represents also a chance to break the weekend2weekend routine and take a look at some of the ongoing Club issues. Such an issue is the Fanshop, a subject that we have dealt with in the past here…There have been a lot of developments towards the end of the year, let’s take a look at them in detail…

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Azzouzi out, Meggle Sports Director, Ewald Lienen in!

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Sudden development tsunami in Hamburg! Yes, you heard right: Rachid Azzouzi has been released from his duties, Thomas Meggle has been promoted to Sports Director and…Ewald Lienen is the new Head Coach of FCSP! This not just a surprise, this is like the entire Sankt Pauli Cosmos is turning upside down! The only thing sure is that we have a brand new ball game and looks like that there are no intermediate scenarios this time, this is Death or Glory…

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New Presidium, new advisory board, new era

Left to right: Reinher Karl,  Oke Göttlich, Joachim Pawlik, Thomas Happe, Jochen Winand (photo: Stefan Goenveld on Instagram)

Left to right: Reinher Karl, Oke Göttlich, Joachim Pawlik, Thomas Happe, Jochen Winand (photo: Stefan Goenveld on Instagram)

Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) could be considered as a milestone. New Presidium and New Advisory board elected and, unlike political elections (especially here in Greece where practically mean very little to nothing), this looks like the foreword of a new era coming for FCSP. Whether the newly elected Presidiium will make it facing up successfully the ethical (stick to the Club values), financial (we’re on a good but “fragile” and risky path) and… football (squad looks and IS SICK, walking another path, the path to Liga 3 Hell!) challenges, remains to be seen in the near future…

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Scum news: Statement of Unity from all Greek organized FCSP fans

Posted: November 8, 2014 by FCSP Athens South End Scum in News
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Common statement from the 3 Greek FCSP fan clubs regarding the Dortmund incident

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There’s have been already a statement from us regarding the incident. However, during the course of this week (where a lot of things have happened) after some discussion with the other two clubs (communication was established almost immediately) we ended up with the conclusion that a common statement should be posted from all 3 Greek fan clubs on the issue. Aim, to pass a message of unity along with our position. It was quite easy, there was from the first moment almost 1905% agreement from everybody. The plan was to write a common one but after some discussion between us and the Athens Club earlier during the traumatic today’s game (match report…later) we agreed to both adopt and cosign the Thessaloniki Club statement, mainly for two reasons: a) these guys have the biggest problem (actually there’s no BIG problem in Athens at the moment except the blow to FCSP’s reputation, just the usual web bollockology) and b) because despite (a) they have made a very sober and mature statement – it can be found HERE. Since the main target is the Greek audience, it’s written in Greek but there’s no slang language inside, a translator will probably do the job just fine.

Also, thanks for the solidarity and greetings to the boys and girls of Apeitharhos Ioannina (the uprising glory of Greek football 😀 ), a club with a big sentimental (and not only) connection to the Greek FCSP fan scene 🙂

 

 

Scum statement: Shame…

Posted: November 2, 2014 by FCSP Athens South End Scum in News
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This came to our attention late yesterday, thanks to the brothers of the Athens Club. This banner was lifted last Tuesday, at the DFB Pokal game vs Dortmund, during the half time break. Contains slightly offensive content in Greek (translated in Greek as “Worms, you don’t exist – ONLY AEK FC“), a directly insulting comment for the fans of Aris FC (one of the traditional Thessaloniki football teams), “targeting” actually the fans of BVB, who have a “state of friendship” with the fans of the Aris, coming from FCSP fans who have a…”state of friendship” with the fans of the AEK… Yes, you’ ve heard right, Greek football rivalry at the Millerntor terraces…In the 3 years or so that we exist as a club and this blog exists, we have never made a single mention to anything regarding Greek football, we may be Greek but we are dedicated FC Sankt Pauli fans and this is our main concern.  However, we feel that this time we need to say a few words, we just hope that this is the very last time that we will have to do this…

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The club announced a while ago the, expected more or less, change of shifts in the Brown White bench… Roland Vrabec took his marching steps as result of the horrible squad performance during the opening stages of the season and he already belongs to FCSP History… The task of bringing FCSP back on track has been already undertaken by… Thomas Meggle!!! Yes, now we’re getting hot 🙂

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