When will Union Berlin’s losing streak end?

When will Union Berlin’s losing streak end?

  • Nov 8 @ Napoli

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  • Dec 2 @ Bayern

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  • Dec 8-10 Gladbach @ home

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  • Dec 12 Real Madrid @ home

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  • Dec 15-17 @ Bochum

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candylandriots

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We are at 11 games now, and I’m at my wits’ end. It’s as if every bit of good luck from the past 5 seasons is being paid for all at once. And honestly, it’s hard to see where it’s going to end right now. Tensions are high. Fischer got a red card at the end of the game last night. Fofana was suspended for not shaking hands after being subbed off. Remarkably, the fans are just as strongly, if not stronger behind the team. Which, as a player, I might think it makes me feel worse about it.

So when is this nightmare going to end? I’m just looking for a point here. The schedule doesn’t even look positive until late December, as Augsburg is their bogey team.

Maybe I’m hoping this painful exercise changes the luck?
 

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Ill do Ajax Amsterdam next if they lose this weekend.

Update: Thanx for the luck, they won last night for the first time since 8/12 in the eredivisie.
 
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Jimy Hendrix

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Braga seems like a reasonable target, that league isn't so great and they're not one if its greatest teams.

Hoo boy though. I've been checking in on them every so often to see how the Aaronson loan is going (not especially well!) and it is a rough hang, entertainment value wise. Credit to those fans for sticking it out.
 

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Fucking dreadful yesterday. I got offered a ticket at the last minute, but couldn't go without juggling a bunch of stuff and I guess I'm glad I didn't. My friend that did go texted me afterwards "well that was shite".

I am going to Napoli on Wednesday. Please, please, please let it end there.
 

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Fischer is gone. I haven’t been able to read what happened and I’m going into a meeting, but this is awful news.
 

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I guess one silver lining in this extraordinarily sad story is that we'll see the first ever female coach on the touchline in a Bundesliga match on the 25th. U-19 coach Markus Hoffman will take over for Fischer on an interim basis, and his assistant is Marie-Louise Eta.

I guess that this is important enough to cross-post to the women's soccer thread.
 

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Still kind of hard to believe that Fischer isn’t the manager anymore. Every Unioner I’ve spoken with is stunned and disappointed. It’s kind of hard to explain this club to people that haven’t experienced it. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like this after a manager left was fired it was mutual.

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Thanks for sharing that. I was going to write about the new manager, but I still don’t know what to write, about him anyway.

Still a lot to say about Fischer though. I was talking with my neighbors on the bus ride after the Napoli game, and someone had posed the hypothetical, “would you rather go down and keep Fischer, or stay up and lose him?” My answer was the former, as were the others in that discussion (after a lot of hemming and hawing, of course), and I think that ultimately holds true for most Unioners. Or would have.

It will be really interesting to see how Union supporters get behind Bjelica. The natural tendency would be to provide him significant support, but he’s got a VERY tough act to follow. A win on Wednesday, with the consequent “destiny charge” to staying in the Europa League, I think will do a lot, but even more than that, to see a team with some, ANY confidence out on the field then and against Bayern will be as important. Bjielica certainly seems to fit the profile for the position, and the support is definitely there if he understands how to access it, at least from the the supporters. But even after all what’s happened since the end of August, there still hasn’t been a peep out of the clubhouse. And as best I can tell, nobody on the outside has any clue. Will be interesting to watch.
 

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Were there rumors of Urs being considered for any other jobs? I’m surprised he hasn’t been snapped up.
I haven’t heard any. Going 16 winless will apparently harm your job prospects.

I have to say though, it sounded like he badly needed a break once the decision was made. That had to be an excruciating feeling an especially given the feelings between him and the club and the fans. Most managers are taken to the woodshed long before that and don’t live that depth of suffering.
 

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Kind of a weird lineup today. Gosens playing attacking midfield? Seems like, get all your best players on the pitch however you can kinda thing.

At a Freiburg bar in Berlin to watch, so should be fun. It’s about 50/50.

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So it’s win and a loss from either Mainz or Bochum for safety? Is that correct?
That is correct. There is also the playoff if things go sideways and we lose.

The only way they can automatically go down is with a loss and a Köln win that makes up 3 goal difference, which isn’t much.
 

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This feels like a game where Union need a second goal. Aaronson has put in a very nice shift today. Has the assist and nearly stole a penalty as well.
 

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This feels like a game where Union need a second goal. Aaronson has put in a very nice shift today. Has the assist and nearly stole a penalty as well.
That would certainly make me feel better.

BA has been the best player on the team the last 2 months or so.
 

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The very funny thing @Pesky Pole is that my cardiologist called me yesterday for the first time in like 15 months. (they thought I owed them money, but I don’t).
 

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The very funny thing @Pesky Pole is that my cardiologist called me yesterday for the first time in like 15 months. (they thought I owed them money, but I don’t).
last year Everton pulled out a remarkable come back. And now Union? Your cardiologist should be paying you for identifying leads on future heart attack victims.
 

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last year Everton pulled out a remarkable come back. And now Union? Your cardiologist should be paying you for identifying leads on future heart attack victims.
Seriously. I’d say my #2 EPL team. It’s been a rough go.
 
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