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Friday, May 05, 2006

The Final

A date for your diaries. Be there!

Photo Love Story Home To BAK

22 Match day (Postponed from earlier)

Wed, 03.05.2006 | 19.30 Uhr | Mommsenstadion

Tennis Borussia - Berliner AK

TeBe 1:2 (0:2) Berliner AK

Team: Hampf - Gottlieb (42. Petrowsky), Schmidt, Eckl - Griesert (42. Vuckovic), Thomson (46. Kollmorgen), Lemcke, Köttig, Galic - Kadow, Fuß.

Ref: Matthias Klatte (Wildau).

Goals: 0:1 (26.) Inal, 0:2 (38.) Ben-Hatira, 1:2 (90.) Kadow.

Att: 248.

Yellow-Red: Schmidt (51., Foul.)

General Thoughts:

- Well the first word that springs to mind is "Boring!". After the first half I felt like going home. OK I wasnt feeling in the best of moods anyways but really the match was terrible.

- This is seen in the subs, all between the 42nd and 46th minute. Some of the players seemed tired and it just wasnt really working for us in the first half.

- In the 2nd Half things got better, TeBe dominating the game for longer stretches. The spark still wasnt quite there though.

- A really disappointing turn out fan wise, but they didnt miss much.

- Was Fuss offside? It was certainly a great move and he banged it in like his best days.... BUT Holgi says it was offside and although I have my doubts, we both were on the line and he has the height advantage from the stand.

- Schmidt got sent off in the 51st minute after picking up a second yellow. As Dejan said later, the team really did show fight with just 10 men despite being 2 down as well.

- We deserved a goal and got one from Kadow in the dying seconds. To be fair we didnt deserve a win after the terrible first half.

- The alarming thing was our complete inability to deal with the quick breaks from BAK. Ok, perhaps our players were tired but I worry that we are perhaps, even on a good day, very open to these quick attacks.


Turned up a bit late but was still surprised how few people were actually walking to the stadium. When I got in I saw the stadium pretty much empty.

Popped up to see Bungle and Holgi. Here the view from Holgi's eagle eye view in the stands.

Got to Block E and its also very empty. Didnt take any photos of the First Half because it was all too depressing. Needless to say, we went in at HT 2-0 down already. Come on Boys!

We started the 2nd half much better. Then Schmidt got sent off and I thought that would be it.

But TeBe stayed in the game and started putting on the pressure, creating a lot of chances.

Finally a goal but the time is ticking against us.

Its all over.

The team warm down and discuss their tactics.

Oh well.... there's still the cup final.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Photo Love Story MSV

27th Match Day | Sun, 30.04.2006 | 14.00 | Mommsenstadion

Tennis Borussia - MSV Neuruppin

TeBe 3:0 (0:0) MSV Neuruppin

Team: Hampf - Mansour - Duygun, Schalle - Thomson (38. Gottlieb), Below (58. Köttig), Lemcke, Perez - Griesert, Galic (70. Kollmorgen) - Kadow.

Referee: René Rohde (Rostock).

Goals: 1:0 (59.) Lemcke, 2:0 (63.) Kadow, 3:0 (85.) Köttig.

Att: 419.

General Thoughts:

- You have to hate MSV really. They get Bayern in the cup this year, have lots of fans, a lovely stadium BUT they still manage to have no money. They have a top team and win matches BUT they dont apply for a license and give the title to Union on a plate. We all hate the Oberliga, we all want out and they have the chance every year but just dont take it.... yes its a mixture of hate and sympathy for their situation and fans.

- Dejan's first match as manager was the away match against MSV where we lost 4-0. Very depressing day and a chance to see how far we have come in the last 6 months. I think most of us would have been happy with a draw, some in fact very happy. Very few thought that there was more than a point in the match for us, me included.

- Being the day after the cup final was held in Berlin the over 400 fans is slightly deceptive. Sure there were a fair few there on the Sunday afternoon but we were boosted by a fair few post-final groundhoppers and a small Kindergarden block from MSV.

- We started the match very cautiously but very little came from MSV, not really until the last 15 minutes of the 1st Half. TeBe controlled the game, Timo having very little to do between the posts.

- Ronny Ermel was back at TeBe after leaving us for MSV. He played the first half an hour or so before being substituted. He didnt have a great impact on the game but it was funny to see him playing again in front of Block E. MSV sadly seemed to have left pretty soon after the match so sadly no Ronny photo.

- In the second half TeBe seemed to go up a gear or two, at some moments even three. MSV just collapsed. TeBe made loads of great chances, used the width well, nice one two passes and a lot of pressure. The first goal a gift but tucked away well by Lemcke.

- 3 Goals and three deserved points. Important for us too that we scored three times without Nenadinho and Fuss. The team beat MSV and made it look easy at times. That means that we have beaten both our major rivals in next season in just a few days. This is looking good. Well done to the team.

- The MSV trainer Wolfgang Sidka is an old TeBe trainer, giving the tradition loving Tennis fans the chance to sing an old traditional ditty after the 2-0 went in: Sidka Raus! Sidka Raus!

- The newish version of "Caravan of Love" was sung and quite well.

So The Photos:

Tennis start off well from the beginning, dominating the game and making chances. Not enough for a goal in the first half but promising stuff. Their goalkeeper looked a bit like Kahn: Oli! Oli! Oli!

A good ammount of people at the match considering the holiday but a suspicious number of Bayern and Frankfurt scarves and even a banner. So 0-0 still at HT.

As we went 2-0 up the MSV ultras started burning something but Babelsberg they are not. Still not bad turn out from them at all.

TeBe pile on the pressure an the third goes in. Good football and exciting open play. Why Ping Pong Alex flew to Spain to see some football I dont know. He missed out here.

The final result and 3 deserved points.

We all shake hands. Quite a friendly match but sometimes it seeemed to boil over a bit. Not an amazingly consistent card distribution system from the referee but he had quite a good game compared to some.

The team can do the "Wave" and we even got a little dance.

Tennis *clap clap clap*

And of course some Caravan of Love!

After the pictures of the choreo in Babelsberg the groundskeeper seems to have got into the spirit, putting purple tape around the "dump area" in the corner. One brave fan checks it out and decides that his drink tastes just as good there as in Block E.

Sidka wasnt happy with the performance of his team. Dejan was and admits to enjoying taking presents by the oppositions defence. A man of few words still but he managed more than 4 sentences this week. A good mood in the TeBe camp.

Well done TeBe.

We believe in tradition!
We believe in TeBe!
We believe that we will go up,
One day!