Bundesliga's Back Baybee!!!!

Discussion in 'Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International' started by HatterDon, May 15, 2020.

  1. HatterDon

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    I wasn't aware this was happening until last evening, but the Germans are back in business effective this Saturday morning. I don't know if there'll be attendees, but Dortmund kicks off on the early match on FS1.

    It'll be weird watching a side that routinely draws 70,000 play in an empty house, but we'll see.
     
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  2. stlouisbrad

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    I'm excited as well. If Korean baseball brings me such joy, I can't imagine how good it will be to watch some high quality soccer.
     
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  3. AggieMatt

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    Not nearly as weird as I was expecting. Of course maybe we’re just getting used to weird in general. Good match for Dortmund and I couldn’t help but think how much HD enjoyed Haland, if he watched it. That’s a proper CF that.

    So yeah, I’m not dead, just quit messageboards. However I do look in on this one from time to time (without logging in). Hopefully everyone is getting through the pandemic ok. Cheers.
     
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  4. HatterDon

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    Good to "see" you, Matt. Give me an email now and then
     
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    I only watched a little of the beginning of the Frankfurt-Monchengladbach match, long enough to see the two early G-bach goals. Changed the channel after the second. Just too weird. Hope nobody gets sick.
     
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  6. HatterDon

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    Shame about young Gio missing his first start due to injury. Hopefully it's minor.

    Noticed that Jaden Sancho must have donne too few push aways. Looks a bit chubbier than he did before.

    The Riviers Derby was much closer than the final result indicated. At one point in the match, both teams were equal on possession, each had 3 shots on goal, and the score was 3-0. Nice to have my German side back. Can't wait to get to watch the Fulham.
     
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  7. HatterDon

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    Saw three Americans in two matches today. Which of the three looked the best? John Brooks for Wolfsburg. Even though they had their asses handed to them by Dortmund, Brooks was by far their best player.

    It was good to see Reyna on the pitch, if only for about 20 minutes.
     
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    I saw a little bit of Brooks and his team vs. Dortmund. Also saw snippets of Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler, but not enough to form an opinion. Brooks did OK. I'm still trying to figure out if he's better off at Wolfsburg than Hertha Berlin.
     
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    I watched a good bit of the Schalke vs Augsburg match last weekend. It wasn't as weird as I thought it would be watching a match with no spectators. I did get a chuckle when the announcer stated that something could be heard from the bench that could not be translated on air.
     
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  10. astroevan

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    Watched Schalke vs Werder Bremen this morning. I don't like the fake crowd noise. I feel like it cheapened the authenticity of the match.

    Sargent put in a solid shift for Bremen, but the same couldn't be said for McKennie. Bremen did a great job keeping the ball away from Schalke's skill players early on, and then a couple of rash fouls led to Wagner pulling McKennie in the 55th minute. (There, I think I mentioned all the Americans involved.)
     
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  11. HatterDon

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    I think the fake crowd noise -- which is irritating -- was put there to mask the players' swearing. The first Dortmond match didn't feature that, but the second did.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens when the Prem gets back in business next month.
     
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