Humanly, Titz is a disaster


Mergim Mavraj played no more role under Christian Titz at HSV. The coach sent him to the club’s U21. Now the defender follows against the coach and reckons bitterly with him.

It is often the last resort of despair. If it doesn’t work, the trainer has to go. One goes, the next comes. The Hamburger SV has gone to these very often in recent years. For the last time last March. Christian Titz came for the hapless Bernd Hollerbach. The 47-year-old didn’t manage to save HSV from the first relegation in the club’s history, but he nevertheless sparked a new enthusiasm in the team and in the surrounding area.

But not everyone was enthusiastic about the new coach. One of Titz’s first official acts was to ban Mergim Mavraj from the professional squad. He sent the central defender to the amateurs. The degradation continues to have an effect on the Albanian to this day. “Humanly this coach is a disaster”, Mavraj said to the “picture”.

Mavraj had to train until the end of the season with the U21, which only plays in the regional league. “As one of the few in the entire club, Mr. Titz obviously didn’t trust me to be able to help the team. It’s the right of a coach to sort out a player – it’s all about the way it’s played,” said Mavraj.

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Mavraj had to train until the end of the season in the U21, which only plays in the regional league. “As one of the few in the entire club, Mr. Titz obviously didn’t trust me to be able to help the team. It’s the right of a coach to sort out a player – it’s all about the way it’s played,” Mavraj said.

The 32-year-old left HSV in the summer to join Greek first division club Aris Saloniki. According to his own statements, Titz never explained to him why he no longer played a role for him. “It almost had a system not to talk to the players you no longer needed. But I was an extreme case again,” said Mavraj.
Mavraj already sat under Hollerbach only on the bench.

Except for the four months under Titz, he does not regret his time with the Hamburgers. In the 2016/17 season, Mavraj under Markus Gisdol formed the central defence together with Kyriakos Papadopoulos and managed to keep his class on the last matchday. But already under Titz’ predecessor Hollerbach Mavraj was mostly sitting on the bench. Betbright sports is just recently launched.

“But maybe I have to apologize to Mr. Titz as well. For the fact that Papadopoulos and I under Gisdol hit so hard in the winter of 2017 and he therefore had to wait so long for his long-awaited Bundesliga job,” said Mavraj. He does not associate the time under Titz with the HSV: “The gratitude that I was allowed to be part of the successful class maintenance under Markus Gisdol outweighs.

Everyone should cool down a little

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Düsseldorf Once again, FC Bayern is at the top of the league. Basically, everything in the league is as usual. Only Schalke and Bayer 04 Leverkusen are still lagging behind.

It’s only the third (!) matchday in the Bundesliga and already all those involved are terribly excited. But many things are the same as always. The FC Bayern Munich is enthroned at the top, behind it the competition is united in humility. Zuggen, a few clubs pull in these days with still another portion more restraint by the country. At FC Schalke 04 they wanted to take a step forward after the runner-up championship last season. Probably they didn’t mean seriously to challenge the Bavarians, but wanted to consolidate their own style of play. But so far there is not so much to see about that. The king’s blues still have frighteningly big difficulties to internalize the ways of their work colleagues. But one can learn (in real time).

In Mönchengladbach many things look surprisingly easy. The first minutes against the squires have already made the first ones reminisce about Borussia Barcelona. To the general reassurance: until then it is still a long way. After all, Borussia’s manager Max Eberl did everything right when he repeatedly defended his continued cooperation with coach Dieter Hecking. In the Borussia environment, the man from Castrop-Rauxel is obviously notexciting” enough for some. Hecking would do well not to change anything about his “packaging”, but to concentrate on his “contents”.

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Dieter Hecking Honours


VfB Lübeck
  • Regionalliga Nord: 2001–02 (Promotion to 2. Bundesliga)
  • Schleswig-Holstein Cup: 2001
Alemannia Aachen
  • 2. Bundesliga promotion: 2005–06
VfL Wolfsburg
  • DFB-Pokal: 2014–15
  • DFL-Supercup: 2015


  • German Football Manager of the Year: 2015

In Leverkusen, you can once again marvel at how blue-eyed people sometimes go about their work in football. Heiko Herrlich is a totally likeable guy. However, he has already lost support in the club some time ago. Why, why, why – difficult to break down. In any case, he is already counted after the third matchday. Colleague Mr Hecking is absolutely right when he calls speculations about dismissal miserable. Once again, during the summer break, a club missed out on a clear position. In any case, there is no other way to explain why all the plans developed together should be worthless at such an early stage of the season. Karamba bet offers a very simple free bet promo to their bonuses.

The Bundesliga would do well to assess itself correctly. In the international competitions, no German representative could sustainably advertise on their own behalf. What matters most is the content and not the packaging. Only three days after the goalless draw against world champions France, Löw completed his 167th match with the national team. He thus surpassed the previous record set by Sepp Herberger.

Borussia wins against Schalke

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Mönchengladbach Borussia has established itself in the top group of the Bundesliga with a win against FC Schalke 04. Despite an early Gladbach goal, the game remained open for a long time.

The second home game, the second victory. After the 2:1 against Leverkusen, Borussia has now also defeated FC Schalke 04 with this result. Matthias Ginter and Patrick Herrmann scored. Now the Borussians have collected seven points after three games, Schalke is still without points. For coach Dieter Hecking’s team it was a deserved victory, especially because of the first half.

Hecking made three personnel changes compared to the first two games of the season. Right at the front was Alassane Plea, who replaced the battered Raffael, for the first time from the beginning in the game. Two Swiss players also made their debut in the starting eleven this season. However, Nico Elvedi did not play in his intended position in the centre of the defensive, but in the back right. In midfield, Denis Zakaria replaced Florian Neuhaus. His fighting power and his length were in demand against the many high grown Schalkers.


Schalke 04 2:1 (1:0)

Mönchengladbach Summer – Elvedi, Ginter, Jantschke, Wendt – Strobl – Hofmann, Zakaria (72nd Kramer) – Johnson (67th Herrmann), Plea (86th Neuhaus), Hazard. – Trainer: Hecking

Schalke Fährmann – Salif Sane, Naldo, Nastasic – Rudy, Bentaleb – Caligiuri, Mendyl (25th Schöpf) – Di Santo (67th Embolo) – Uth, Burgstaller (67th Teuchert). – Trainer: Tedesco

Referee Manuel Gräfe (Berlin)

Goals 1:0 Ginter (3.), 2:0 Herrmann (76.), 2:1 Embolo (90.+3)

Spectators 54,022 (sold out)

Yellow Cards Mendyl, Schöpf, Nastasic, Embolo

The “Lulatsche” on the other side were overwhelmed after only three minutes. Jonas Hofmann kicked a corner long and found Matthias Ginter, whose header was dropped into the net by Schalke’s goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. Ginter’s sixth goal for Gladbach, the first of the season, brought an early 1-0 win. Spicy: Both Hofmann and Ginter used to play for Schalke’s great rival Borussia Dortmund.

The lead was deserved because Borussia was playfully superior. Schalke was perhaps a little more innovative with the poison-green jerseys, but the Gladbachers shone footballerically. Especially Jonas Hofmann enjoyed the game, he was always the initiator of promising offensive actions. So he played a very fine pass to Thorgan Hozard, who was slightly offside (18th) – luckily for Plea, because the Frenchman missed the goal from five meters in the scene. “The miss would have been viral,” speculated tactics expert Tobias Escher on Twitter.

There were further good chances. However, Hazard failed after 29 minutes to Fährmann, after 37 minutes, the goalkeeper also fended off a header from Plea. There were plenty of chances to score 2-0, the second goal would also have been appropriate. But it could easily have been 1-1. Because there were the one or other careless mistake with which Schalke options were opened before the goal. Yann Sommer, however, first responded with a superb header from Salif Sané and then took Mark Uth’s shot.

Jonas Hofmann Honours


Borussia Dortmund
  • Bundesliga: 2010–11, 2011–12
  • DFB-Pokal: 2011–12
  • DFL-Supercup: 2013, 2014
  • UEFA Champions League: Runners-up 2012–13

It was like so often in the Gladbacher games against Schalke: They were superior, but did not fix the matter. Thus Schalke remained in the game and dangerous, in particular with standards. To make it more difficult for the Borussians to build up the game, Franco Di Santo took Borussia’s only sixth Tobias Strobl in man-to-man cover. After the change of sides, Schalke was also far more keen to avert the third defeat in a row. The team of Domenico Tedesco put more pressure. And scored. But Mark Uth was offside (50th).

Borussia was now challenged to find herself again and hold her ground. But the access to the game was gone for the time being, there were hardly any pressing moments left, with which Hecking’s team had caused so big problems for the opponent in the first run. Schalke, however, didn’t get much of a chance. The best opportunity to score was Zakaria, but after Oscar Wendt’s flank he shot his head past the goal (65th). Then Hofmann played Patrick Herrmann free, who also missed the goal with his left hand. Sportnation bet offers a live betting.

The fans, who celebrated the 30th birthday of the FP MG Supporters Club with a choreo, felt that the Gladbachers needed their support and switched to continuous singing mode. It was understandable, however, that quite a few Gladbach friends on the net were fatalistically reminded of some missed victories against Schalke. In the 72nd minute Christoph Kramer also made his season debut, he should be active as a stabilizer in the decisive phase of the game. Patrick Herrmann then made the decision. After a turn flank Plea put away and Herrmann scored with a well timed flat shot. Herrmann roared out his joy, the fans celebrated.

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