WSV: back on track

Another season for Germany’s most important club, Wuppertaler SV. It’s been a pretty disappointing last, er, 40 years, but that’s what football is all about, suffering for your team as they continue to suck.

Four matches have now been played in the new Regionalliga West, and after another slow start, WSV has at least got back on track with some solid victories. Of course, they’ll need a few more thumping wins before they can legitimately be considered fully recovered. With only the champion getting promoted, it’s a tough challenge. And you have to be careful not to suck too much. Five clubs get relegated this season, and if too many 3.Liga clubs drop, it will be six. Eventually, the Regionalliga West will have the German standard of 18 clubs.

On paper, WSV have a fairly decent club, and are certainly capable of challenging for the title. However, their pattern has to been to suck ridiculously at the beginning of the season and get in a hopeless position. Then when they finally start playing to potential, they’re a million points behind. We can only hope that they’ll wake up earlier this campaign.

1. FC Köln II	 -   WUPPERTALER SV       1:1 (0:1)    1,200

  	                0:1 Mainka (18.) 
                        1:1 R. Schmidt (78.) 

WUPPERTALER SV 	         -   Fortuna Köln         1:2 (1:1)   2,712

            	        0:1 Pagano (41.) 
                        1:1 Schumacher (45.) 	 
            	        1:2 T. Kraus (78.) 

Fortuna Düsseldorf II	 -   WUPPERTALER SV       2:5 (2:2)    936

	       	        0:1 Quotschalla (7.) 
                        1:1 Golley (13.) 	  
  	                1:2 Moosmayer (19.) 
                        2:2 Rodriguez Diaz (32.) 	  
  	                2:3 Knappmann (48.) 
  	                2:4 Abel (58.) 
  	                2:5 Wassinger (75.)

WUPPERTALER SV 	         -   SV Bergisch Gladbach 09     3:0 (1:0) 	1,609

	                1:0 Landers (22.) 	  
                        2:0 Knappmann (57., penalty) 	  
                        3:0 Landers (73.)




Regionalliga West (4 rounds)


 1  FC Viktoria Köln (N)	4    4 	0  0 	12:3 	+9 	  12
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 2  Fortuna Köln	  	4    3 	0  1 	 6:3 	+3 	  9 
 3  FC Schalke 04 II	  	4    3 	0  1 	 8:6 	+2 	  9 
 4  Borussia M'gladbach II	4    2 	2  0 	 5:2 	+3 	  8 
 5  WUPPERTALER SV 	  	4    2 	1  1 	10:5 	+5 	  7 
 6  Sportfreunde Siegen (N)	4    2 	1  1 	 5:1 	+4 	  7 
 7  SC Verl	  	        4    2 	1  1 	 8:5 	+3 	  7 
 8  Sportfreunde Lotte	  	4    2 	1  1 	 6:5 	+1 	  7 
 9  Rot-Weiss Essen	  	2    2 	0  0 	 7:4 	+3 	  6 
10  VfL Bochum II	  	4    2 	0  2 	 5:4 	+1 	  6 
11  FC Kray (N)	  	        4    2 	0  2 	 5:6 	-1 	  6 
12  SV Bergisch Gladbach (N)	4    2 	0  2 	 3:4 	-1 	  6 
13  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (A)	4    2 	0  2 	 7:9 	-2 	  6 
14  MSV Duisburg II (N)	  	4    1 	1  2 	 3:5 	-2 	  4
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15  Bayer Leverkusen II	  	4    1 	1  2 	 7:10 	-3 	  4
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16  SSVg Velbert (N)	  	3    0 	1  2 	 0:4 	-4 	  1 
17  VfB Hüls (N)	  	4    0 	1  3 	 1:6 	-5 	  1 
18  Fortuna Düsseldorf II	4    0 	1  3 	 4:10 	-6 	  1 
19  1. FC Köln II	  	3    0 	1  2 	 1:7 	-6 	  1 
20  SC Wiedenbrück 2000	  	4    0 	0  4 	 8:12 	-4 	  0

2 thoughts on “WSV: back on track

    • You’re right, I believe there is a playoff for the 3.Liga promotion. The champions of the West, Nord, Nordost and Bayern go in, along with the top two of the Südwest. (Since the SW now consists of Rheinland-Pfalz, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg, it represents more clubs then the other Regionalliga.) Three clubs get relegated out of the 3.Liga, but I’m not sure if they all get replaced. The 3.Liga is now 20 clubs, and the DFB favors 18 member leagues, so they might be tempted to reduce.)

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