Personally I hate this play-off system Bundesliga have, If you've been shit all season and end in the bottom 3 you deserve to go down. Just my honest opinion, it just seems harsh that the team below's hardwork in their campaign goes unrewarded and is decided over two games on away goals. If it is the play-offs then at least scrap the away goals like they do in the play-off in England.Bremen should have won this with more comfort, honestly. Once again, they didn't take their chances, and fear played its part as Bremen sank deeper and deeper. As it is, Bremen have deservedly stayed up, but they have to do so much more to stay up.
I wonder if Kohfeldt will remain as their manager after this season. He has a decent collection of players; they should be doing better than going through a relegation playoff.
Regarding your first point, I get what you mean, but we grew up with the 3rd teams not having a playoff, respectively. I can accept a playoff and find it fair enough given that the Bundesliga has 18 teams instead of 20.Personally I hate this play-off system Bundesliga have, If you've been shit all season and end in the bottom 3 you deserve to go down. Just my honest opinion, it just seems harsh that the team below's hardwork in their campaign goes unrewarded and is decided over two games on away goals. If it is the play-offs then at least scrap the away goals like they do in the play-off in England.
Relegation is the German term for the play offs. Not to be confused with relegation in british football. The descent to the lower league (eithet direct or after Relegation) is called Abstieg.Why is the playoff called Relegation 2020? Some guy just texted me that Bremen won Relegation 2020 and I didn't know where they ended up.
Always liked the guy, always seemed genuine and very reflected in the way he thought and saw his own role. I can see how he doesn't fit in today's pro footballs world and it's sad.After officially terminating his contract (in mutual agreement) with Dortmund two days ago, Schürrle today revealed in an interview wie SPIEGEL - titled: I don't need applause anymore - that he's ending his career, just 29 years old.
"the decision has been maturing within me for a long time"..."you always have to play [act] a certain role to survive within the business, otherwise you lose your job and won't get a new one either." Apparently he's often been lonely, especially when "the lows got lower and the highs got sparser", but the business didn't allow for him to show how he really felt.
I was about to post yesterday that both him and Götze, both World Cup final heroes, are out of contract now and seemingly discarded by the high end of the business. To say he's hinting at mental health issues is probably a big understatement, makes you wonder how much of a gilded curse that goal really might have been in the end.
I think it might be more than that. We have a couple of players in Germany who get elevated to extreme heights and scrutiny very quickly and then the public holds them to that standard for the rest of their careers. Schürrle probably peaked at Mainz or Leverkusen and normalized to the level of a decent Bundesliga player, but clubs like Wolfsburg and Dortmund kept signing him for €30m and expected a corresponding return - his record for the national team didn't "help" in that regard either I guess. Whatever he did it wasn't good enough. "He did okay, but for €30m you expect more", I don't think anyone ever seriously doubted his motivation, but still I hope he never read the things people wrote about him online, people are sometimes quick to forget that you don't become a robot, just because you earn filthy amounts of money...Always liked the guy, always seemed genuine and very reflected in the way he thought and saw his own role. I can see how he doesn't fit in today's pro footballs world and it's sad.