Two teams sealed promotion and one was relegation; there were plenty of twists and turns along the way.
There seems to be more to the sacking of Bernhard Trares than meets the eye – but it could simply be an admission of defeat.
Is Steffen Baumgart beginning to see the end of his reign in Paderborn as defeat to Darmstadt leaves them stuck in mid-table?
A big few weeks are ahead but Bochum look like the team that could pull away at the top.
The standard of refereeing in the 2. Bundesliga has unfortunately come into the spotlight yet again, with events in Kiel and Hamburg over the weekend highlighting the issue. Of course, when referees even in the Bundesliga or Premier League barely know their arse from their elbow, what hope do those in the second tier have?Continue reading “Matchday 21 Review: Referees in the spotlight, manages under pressure, Vasiliadis and Männel impress”
1. FC Nürnberg’s return to the 2. Bundesliga last year after a season in the Bundesliga couldn’t have gone much worse, with a succession of coaches failing to halt the side, and just Fabian Schleusener and a matter of seconds separating them from a second-successive descent. This year, it was meant to be different. InContinue reading “Matchdays 18 & 19 Review: Pressure piles on Nürnberg, Karlsruhe flying, Kleindienst return”
Tuesday was a busy day in the 2. Bundesliga with six teams bringing in new players as the countdown to the new season continues.
FC St. Pauli announced two significant new signings on Sunday with the arrivals of Leart Paqarada and Dennis Smarsch.
Not content with signing Daniel Keita-Ruel, SV Sandhausen announced a second transfer on Friday, bringing in Nikolas Nartey on loan from VfB Stuttgart.
SV Sandhausen have signed striker Daniel Keita-Ruel from 2. Bundesliga rivals SpVgg Greuther Fürth.