Wuppertaler SV’s mini-revival was stopped by Jack Frost. The match against 1.FC Köln II had to be canceled, because the Zoo-Stadion pitch was frozen. No date has been set for the rematch.
Instead, folks were treated to a podium discussion about “Bergisch FC”, a so-called project to bring “professional” football back to the region. Supposedly this goofy idea would consist of a merger of WSV, Union Solingen and FC Remscheid. Luckily there is no support of this insanity. There are two schools thought regarding this idea:
1) It’s just a deliberate attempt by the board to spin up the fans and piss them off. If so, it would be one of the few successful moves by the board, since about 100 fans showed up to shout against this idea.
2) Crack is readily available in Wuppertal and smoked on a regular basis by certain members of the board.
There really is no support for this move. It worked 60 years ago in the founding of WSV, but virtually all subsequent mergers in the area have had no positive effects. Indeed, clubs disappear and the fans seem to go as well. A well run club is the only way forward, and clubs like Mainz or Freiburg clearly indicate that you can have success if you plan ahead.