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Archive for December, 2008

It lives!

In the words of the Pet Shop Boys, I don’ t normally do this kind of thing but importantly for all Werkself fans, the Bayer Offside is back in action with a new blogger at the helm.

Go visit. I command you. *makes Jedi mind-trick hand gestures*

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I’m sorry I’ve been away but this is the height of the school season. First off, did everybody have a good Thanksgiving weekend last week? To summarise, the Werkself did not but I guess it’s just as well that they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving anyway.

Bayer finally got back to winning ways this week in the second Rhine derby of the season for the team when they beat Borussia Mönchengladbach comfortably 3-1.  That win brings Bayer back up to third place. In other good news, Bayern beat Hoffenheim, and thus the top two teams are tied in points and the Werkself is now three points behind them. Which is not an insurmountable gap. The Werkself will close the year with a home game against Energie Cottbus.

In other news, the club had an official meeting with the fans earlier in November. It’s all in the report but in summary, the fans met with the some of the club bigwigs who updated them on the status of the club and their future plans.  There was a meet-the-first team session and Bruno Labbadia entertained some questions.

The most pressing matter after the last game will of course, be the move to the LTU-Arena. More on that later. The next few games have been scheduled as below:

18. Spieltag:31 Jan 2009 – Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

19. Spieltag: 6 Jan 2009 – Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs VfB Stuttgart

20. Spieltag: 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Let’s hope the Werkself won’t suffer from homesickness.

And lastly, Happy Eid Mubarak to those who celebrate it!

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