Posts Tagged ‘Bernd Schneider’

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Happy New Year! Sorry I’ve been away but school and holidays took me away from the blog. We’ll start with a quick wrap-up:

– Bernd Schneider’s started training with the team again though he didn’t join in the practice matches.

– The Werkself has just lost in the semifinals of the Rheinland Cup, part of the warm-up tournaments for the second half of the season.

Bayer will kick off the second half of the season officially against Energie Cottbus in the DFB-Pokal in late January.


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Happy birthday Schnix!


[ credit: Reuters Pictures ]

Today is 17th November and it is Schneider’s birthday. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! The midfield maestro  deserves a post all on his own for this. Work hard on your rehab Schneider, we’re looking forward to seeing you back. Don’t worry, the boss will find a way to squeeze you into the team somehow. Aherm.

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[ credit: Bild. de. Yes, that Bild. Shut up. ]

Huzzah, huzzah. Bayer has extended Bernd Schneider’s contract by another twelve months. That makes me a happy camper, seeing that he’s my favourite German player. His rehab is continuing, continuing –  clearly Bayer’s version of the Gary “back in two weeks” Neville saga  – and there’s no definitive date on his comeback yet. Fortunately, the team has learnt to cope without him but of course having him around would be a tremendous asset. It’s hard to predict how he’ll play when he does come back, though I wager his hours on the field will be limited the way Sir Alex Ferguson rations the playing time for Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville now.

Then, a write-up of Werder Bremen from the official site and Goal.com predicts a loss for Bayer in the upcoming match. It stings but it’s a fair prediction. Despite their woes, this is the Werder team that beat Bayern 5- 2 just a few weeks ago. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not putting my hopes up high as Bayer has yet to prove themselves against the likes of Bremen and Bayern in recent years but I’m still hoping the team will eke out a draw. What are fans without some hope, eh?

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