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Bundesliga restarts tomorrow.

 

Who are we all following?

 

Schalke 04 for me

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davemclaren

My adopted side ( Hannover 96 ) are in the second Bundesliga unfortunately. 

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Heartsofgold

A visit to Dortmund is in my bucket list so them for me. 

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Barack

Hearts (Hertha) Berlin.

 

Or Nuremberg for the history aspect. Or Wolfsburg, as I used to have a VW.

 

Can't decide.

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Sir Gio

Whoever is going to win the league

 

 

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will-i-am-a-jambo
11 minutes ago, Heartsofgold said:

A visit to Dortmund is in my bucket list so them for me. 

 

When you go and If you mention you are Scottish be prepared for the Celtic-love in. It's a great stadium though. One of the best l've been to.

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SectionDJambo
Just now, will-i-am-a-jambo said:

 

When you go and If you mention you are Scottish be prepared for the Celtic-love in. It's a great stadium though. One of the best l've been to.

Had a soft spot for Dortmund since they beat Liverpool at Hampden in 1966. Managed over 4 times in recent years, as a  reason to visit to cousins in Düsseldorf.

A fantastic stadium and a great experience. I wouldn’t say a Celtic love in, rather that they’ve been the victim of propaganda from Celtic fans and ex players over the years. 
First time we went, around 2010, we had to put a couple of guys straight about how evil an institution Celtic are. Last time we went, Murdo McLeod was on the pitch as part of a celebration of a cup winning team.

They also sing “You’ll never walk alone” before each match, but it’s something we used to sing as well, back in the day.     They have high regard for Paul Lambert, which is understandable given he won the Champions League with them.

Most bizarre thing I’ve seen there was during the last visit, last season. Some English guy started belting out “Jaydon Sancho, he’s one of our own”, expecting the locals to join in. Fortunately, he was on his own, and it didn’t happen.

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Eno
24 minutes ago, Barack said:

Hearts (Hertha) Berlin.

 

Or Nuremberg for the history aspect. Or Wolfsburg, as I used to have a VW.

 

Can't decide.

I'll make it easier for you. Wolfsburg play in green....

No team's wear maroon unfortunately. Petty I know.

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Barack
Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, Eno said:

I'll make it easier for you. Wolfsburg play in green....

No team's wear maroon unfortunately. Petty I know.

Wolfsburg's is a nice green though. Kaiserslautern play(ed) in a deep red/maroon-ish shirt, don't they, iirc?

 

 

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will-i-am-a-jambo
2 minutes ago, SectionDJambo said:

Had a soft spot for Dortmund since they beat Liverpool at Hampden in 1966. Managed over 4 times in recent years, as a  reason to visit to cousins in Düsseldorf.

A fantastic stadium and a great experience. I wouldn’t say a Celtic love in, rather that they’ve been the victim of propaganda from Celtic fans and ex players over the years. 
First time we went, around 2010, we had to put a couple of guys straight about how evil an institution Celtic are. Last time we went, Murdo McLeod was on the pitch as part of a celebration of a cup winning team.

They also sing “You’ll never walk alone” before each match, but it’s something we used to sing as well, back in the day.     They have high regard for Paul Lambert, which is understandable given he won the Champions League with them.

Most bizarre thing I’ve seen there was during the last visit, last season. Some English guy started belting out “Jaydon Sancho, he’s one of our own”, expecting the locals to join in. Fortunately, he was on his own, and it didn’t happen.

 

I'd happily follow them but l can't stand the Celtic connections. The atmosphere before, during and after is superb. It's the way football should be with beer stalls and sausage stalls outside the ground and free public transport on match day with a ticket etc. Totally understand their love for Paul Lambert though. I agree about them being subjected to the Celtic propaganda - l have Croatian friends that have also been subjected to that. I try my best to correct them but they've been far too 'corrupted' lol. 

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leginten
6 minutes ago, Barack said:

Wolfsburg's is a nice green though. Kaiserslautern play(ed) in a deep red/maroon-ish shirt, don't they, iirc?

 

 


They do. And some of Nürnberg’s kits have come pretty close to maroon. Bayern had an absolutely belting maroon third strip quite a few years back. Proper maroon.

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Nookie Bear

At no point in my life have i ever connected Borussioa Dortmund with celtic. Absolute pish, and almost as bad as their ridiculous St Pauli link due to their socialist credentials.

 

No idea who i would want to win but i just hope everyone has a good time :)

 

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hmfc_liam06

I've always found it utterly bizarre that folk feel the need to have a German team, a French team, a Spanish team.

Whos your Uzbeki team bud?

 

Just watch the games :lol:

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Barack
2 minutes ago, leginten said:


They do. And some of Nürnberg’s kits have come pretty close to maroon. Bayern had an absolutely belting maroon third strip quite a few years back. Proper maroon.

I'm not a massive follower of German football, but it must've stuck in my head from one of those kit threads on here over the years.

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Sneckiejambo

Schalke  04. 🇱🇻👍

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Barack
1 minute ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

I've always found it utterly bizarre that folk feel the need to have a German team, a French team, a Spanish team.

Whos your Uzbeki team bud?

 

Just watch the games :lol:

Lokamotiv Tashkent. You?

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vegas-voss
9 minutes ago, will-i-am-a-jambo said:

 

I'd happily follow them but l can't stand the Celtic connections. The atmosphere before, during and after is superb. It's the way football should be with beer stalls and sausage stalls outside the ground and free public transport on match day with a ticket etc. Totally understand their love for Paul Lambert though. I agree about them being subjected to the Celtic propaganda - l have Croatian friends that have also been subjected to that. I try my best to correct them but they've been far too 'corrupted' lol. 

It's mental it's like priest when they were spreading Christianity all round the world only it's pish about Celtic now.

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drumie jambo

Hannover 96 due to my Dad's work connections donkeys ago and I just liked the name too

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davemclaren
24 minutes ago, Eno said:

I'll make it easier for you. Wolfsburg play in green....

No team's wear maroon unfortunately. Petty I know.

 

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tian447

If you're petty, like me, and need to pick a team based on the colours they wear, here's an extract from the kits on FIFA 20 this season:

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Bundesliga shirts (click to zoom in)

 

Bundesliga2-Kits.png

Bundesliga 2 /Second Division shirts (click to zoom in)

 

:thumbsup:

 

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EH23-Jambo

I went to Munich in 1989. Followed Bayern's results since.

Mon the Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V 

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Still Tynie

Is there not a group of Hearts fans and Schalke 04 who visit each other regularly? 

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leginten

Love German football, but I have a real problem feeling any attachment to any team anywhere other than Hearts. If I had to take an interest in one it would probably be FSV Frankfurt, who’re now fourth tier (Regionalliga) after a few years earlier this century when they were doing not too badly in Bundesliga 2.

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SectionDJambo
23 minutes ago, will-i-am-a-jambo said:

 

I'd happily follow them but l can't stand the Celtic connections. The atmosphere before, during and after is superb. It's the way football should be with beer stalls and sausage stalls outside the ground and free public transport on match day with a ticket etc. Totally understand their love for Paul Lambert though. I agree about them being subjected to the Celtic propaganda - l have Croatian friends that have also been subjected to that. I try my best to correct them but they've been far too 'corrupted' lol. 

I’m still not sure that the Celtic connections are so strong. They’ve got their tentacles elsewhere in German football, which I informed those guys I mentioned before of.
They’ve got some tie up with St Pauli fans. Some nonsense about them being fellow rebels against the establishment. It’s one of the reasons the Hamburg fans did the big “no surrender” display before a match against Celtic.

Celtic fans are a pathetic, attention seeking shower of poison.

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ri Alban

Don't give a feck. Hope it goes well for everyone involved.

 

When Scotland and Hearts play, then I'll give a feck.

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Smith's right boot

Dortmund man me. 

 

Through and through. 

 

 

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Posted (edited)
29 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

I've always found it utterly bizarre that folk feel the need to have a German team, a French team, a Spanish team.

Whos your Uzbeki team bud?

 

Just watch the games :lol:

 

Mine is FC Pakhtakor Tashkent.

 

Come on the Cotton Growers!

 

Pakhtakor.gif

 

Edit: I've just seen above that Barack supports Lokomotiv Tashkent.

 

FTLT!!!

Edited by redjambo

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Tazio

I’ll be parked in front of the telly in my Fortuna Düsseldorf top. Enjoying the Usual brief visit to the top league. 

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SectionDJambo
11 minutes ago, leginten said:

Love German football, but I have a real problem feeling any attachment to any team anywhere other than Hearts. If I had to take an interest in one it would probably be FSV Frankfurt, who’re now fourth tier (Regionalliga) after a few years earlier this century when they were doing not too badly in Bundesliga 2.

I agree that the attachment is nothing like the same. It’s just having another interest.

I can’t understand people who get upset when their English team lose. It’s nothing like the same emotional connection, or certainly shouldn’t be.

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Heartsofgold
22 minutes ago, Still Tynie said:

Is there not a group of Hearts fans and Schalke 04 who visit each other regularly? 


yeah. I think Locky who posts on here visits them regularly. 

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leginten
5 minutes ago, SectionDJambo said:

I agree that the attachment is nothing like the same. It’s just having another interest.

I can’t understand people who get upset when their English team lose. It’s nothing like the same emotional connection, or certainly shouldn’t be.


I have to say that when I was growing up in Edinburgh in the 1960s and 1970s, nobody I knew had an English team and to do so would have been regarded as bizarre. I’m perfectly willing to accept that other people might have experienced things differently. Everyone supported either Hearts or Hibs apart from the very occasional OF or Motherwell weirdo I knew.

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Baldwigforjack
46 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

I've always found it utterly bizarre that folk feel the need to have a German team, a French team, a Spanish team.

Whos your Uzbeki team bud?

 

Just watch the games :lol:

This 100%

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Ribble
45 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

I've always found it utterly bizarre that folk feel the need to have a German team, a French team, a Spanish team.

Whos your Uzbeki team bud?

 

Just watch the games :lol:


For me it’s a generation thing, as a football living kid I picked a team from each country to follow their results when the pink paper came out on a Saturday night!

 

For Germany a Dortmund wallet purchased on a school trip is reason enough. That said I do wish union berlin all the best due to their story/fans

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Nookie Bear

I am more of a TSV Berchtesgaden man myself, althoigh not done much since the 30's

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hmfc_liam06
4 minutes ago, Ribble said:


For me it’s a generation thing, as a football living kid I picked a team from each country to follow their results when the pink paper came out on a Saturday night!

 

For Germany a Dortmund wallet purchased on a school trip is reason enough. That said I do wish union berlin all the best due to their story/fans

 

I had teams in various countries as a kid, but as an adult I realised how daft it was :lol:

I'm not talking about those with a genuine affiliation with another team in another country but there are folk out there who genuinely have teams in just about every other country. It's weird.

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will-i-am-a-jambo
27 minutes ago, SectionDJambo said:

I’m still not sure that the Celtic connections are so strong. They’ve got their tentacles elsewhere in German football, which I informed those guys I mentioned before of.
They’ve got some tie up with St Pauli fans. Some nonsense about them being fellow rebels against the establishment. It’s one of the reasons the Hamburg fans did the big “no surrender” display before a match against Celtic.

Celtic fans are a pathetic, attention seeking shower of poison.

 

Yeah l agree, Celtic seem to have their claws in quite a few foreign clubs. Sickening but as you say it's like some pathetic need to be loved. Not too dissimilar to them thinking they're the 'greatest fans in the world' as some kind of comfort blanket.

 

Anyway this about German football. I've been to a Duisburg game against Hansa Rostock in a relegation battle. Atmosphere was intense. We were on a train going to the game and the only Duisburg fan on the train sat beside us and then a carriage full of Rostock fans got on with nazi salutes and jack boots. Had one guy screaming at me in German l've no idea what he said. When we got off the train the station was lined with police with m16s and German shepherd dogs barking at anything that moved. I've never been quite so scared in whole my life but was a brilliant experience. Love German football for the passion alone. Was also at the Stuttgart game with Hearts. My only away day in Europe with a Hearts, best away trip ever.

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Jambof3tornado

I only want to watch Hearts.....**** everyone else. And I dont want to watch us on a shitty stream on a pc. I want to sit in my seat in the wheatfield.

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will-i-am-a-jambo
5 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

I only want to watch Hearts.....**** everyone else. And I dont want to watch us on a shitty stream on a pc. I want to sit in my seat in the wheatfield.

 

Thats fine chief, but why the need to post on this thread? Unless you've replied to the wrong thread?

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Ray Gin

 

1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

I've always found it utterly bizarre that folk feel the need to have a German team, a French team, a Spanish team.

Whos your Uzbeki team bud?

 

Just watch the games :lol:

 

Even worse, an English team. 

 

 

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Selkirk_Jambo

Certainly not a supporter as such (only 1 team for me) but I love a wee visit to the An Der Alte Försterei to watch Union. Great stadium.

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Jambof3tornado
18 minutes ago, will-i-am-a-jambo said:

 

Thats fine chief, but why the need to post on this thread? Unless you've replied to the wrong thread?

No not really. Crack on.

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Sertse
2 hours ago, Eno said:

I'll make it easier for you. Wolfsburg play in green....

No team's wear maroon unfortunately. Petty I know.

The only reason West Ham are my favourite English team is the colour of their strip tbh😂

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Auld Reekin'

For the remainder of this season, I shall mostly be following VfB Stuttgart in Bundesliga 2.

 

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Bunny Munro

FC Koln

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Eno
1 hour ago, davemclaren said:

 

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Is that Hannover 96 Dave?

Nice top. Quite plain, none of the fancy stuff. Like it.

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Eno
2 hours ago, Barack said:

Wolfsburg's is a nice green though. Kaiserslautern play(ed) in a deep red/maroon-ish shirt, don't they, iirc?

 

 

Just checked you are indeed correct. 

Looks like the current colour is red but lots of wiki pics show maroon. A lovely shade of maroon too! 👍

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tolcross lad

I went to see Hearts play Union Berlin in 2011.I liked the place the history and the set up.They play Bayern Munich on Sunday.

So a soft spot for them.

Ive cancelled my Sky and BT sports subs so wont be watching it on tele.

 

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davemclaren
24 minutes ago, Eno said:

Is that Hannover 96 Dave?

Nice top. Quite plain, none of the fancy stuff. Like it.

It is. 

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Famous 1874

Schalke 04

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Werner Herzog

BVB have been my second team for over a decade now & I've been to 8 games at the Westfalenstadion during that time, so a no brainer for me. Other than that, I have soft spots for Koln, Freiburg & Bremen (although they looked doomed long before lockdown). Naturally I have a strong disdain for Schalke, Bayern & Red Bull (otherwise known as Leipzig). Not crazy on the other plastic clubs either (Leverkusen, Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim).

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