WSV blog: Fantasy, then back to (drab) reality

Do to the internationals last week, there were few league matches.

Away from reality as WSV had a midweek “benefit” against 1. FC Köln. The 2.Liga club waved any fees so that all the money could go to help Wuppertal get back on their feet. A small, but boisterous crowd of almost 5,000 saw WSV put up a good fight – at least in the 1st half, as only a late goal by FCK had WSV down only 2-1. Second half? Not so good. The Kölners decdied to quit dicking around and new signing Patrick Helmes promptly banged in a couple to open the floodgates. WSV ended up losing 9-1 (yes, nine) in a rather embarassing scoreline, although nobody really cares as it was all for the euros…which is one of the reasons why WSV is in the 5th division in the first place…

Back to the brutal reality of the 5th division, this Sunday WSV defeated giants VfB Speldorf at home 4-2. WSV dominated the match, but wasted chances in what have turned this into a rout. Instead the Mülheim visitors managed to sneak back into the match. Luckily at least one WSV player was in the right spot, as Marvin Ellmann grabbed a hat-trick to secure the win. Some 1,825 showed up, which isn’t horrible for the 5th division, but certainly a long way from the heydays of the Zoo-Satdion packing 30,000 in to watch the likes of Bayern (or even Düsseldorf in the old second division Regionalliga!)

So far, Wuppertal has fewer matches than the other league clubs, due to some of their away matches being canceled. Overall, the new squad has not really grown together just yet, so although they are unbeaten, they haven’t really been overly impressive.


OBERLIGA NIEDERRHEIN

 1  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen II	7    5 	1  1 	 21:9 	+12 	  	16
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 2  MSV Duisburg II (A)	  	7    5 	0  2 	 15:7 	+8 	  	15 
 3  FC Kray (A)	  	        7    4 	2  1 	 16:8 	+8 	  	14 
 4  SV Hönnepel-Niedermörmter	6    4 	2  0 	 10:3 	+7 	  	14 
 5  TuS Bösinghoven	  	7    4 	2  1 	 17:11 	+6 	  	14 
 6  TV Jahn Hiesfeld	  	7    4 	2  1 	 11:5 	+6 	  	14
 7  WUPPERTALER SV (A)	  	5    3 	2  0 	 11:6 	+5 	  	11 
 8  Schwarz-Weiß Essen	  	7    3 	2  2 	  8:6 	+2 	  	11 
 9  VfB Homberg	  	        7    3 	1  3 	 15:16 	-1 	  	10 
10  SC Kapellen-Erft	  	7    2 	3  2 	 13:7 	+6 	  	9 
11  Ratinger SV	  	        6    2 	2  2 	  8:5 	+3 	  	8 
12  SV Sonsbeck	  	        7    2 	2  3 	 11:13 	-2 	  	8 
13  TuRU Düsseldorf	  	7    2 	2  3 	 11:14 	-3 	  	8 
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14  Rot-Weiss Essen II (N)	7    2 	2  3 	  9:14 	-5 	  	8 
15  VfB Hilden (N)	  	7    2 	1  4 	 10:14 	-4 	  	7 
16  VfB Speldorf	  	7    1 	3  3 	  7:11 	-4 	  	6
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17  VfL Rhede	  	        7    1 	1  5 	 11:19 	-8 	  	4 
18  PSV Wesel-Lackhausen (N)	7    1 	1  5 	  5:18 	-13 	  	4 
19  Sportfreunde Baumberg	7    0 	3  4 	  8:17 	-9 	  	3 
20  SV Uedesheim	  	7    1 	0  6 	  3:17 	-14 	  	3

Champion is promoted to Regionalliga West
Four team auto-relegated, up to seven go down pending Regionalliga results

2 thoughts on “WSV blog: Fantasy, then back to (drab) reality

  1. Love it. “giants VfB Splendorf”. German football has always been pretty good at helping others with exhibition matches etc. It’s good to see the bigger clubs helping out.

  2. Good on the Goats for doing that.

    Meanwhile, that is quite a rogues gallery of a league table…especially considering you have like SIX Bundesliga contestants just one level above in the RL West.

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