The game turned on the red card but Bochum still came out with their heads held high.
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”
A 2-1 defeat to Lower Saxony ‘rivals’ VfL Osnabrück was not the way that Hannover 96 wanted to prepare for their ‘real’ derby next week against Eintracht Braunschweig, with their promotion credentials far from view on Friday evening.
Tuesday was a busy day in the 2. Bundesliga with six teams bringing in new players as the countdown to the new season continues.
Eintracht Braunschweig and VfL Bochum have both announced returning players over the past few days, with VfL Osnabrück making a double swoop as well.
The 26-year-old left Der Club earlier in the summer after becoming surplus to requirements, and has now signed a two-year contract with the Lower Saxony club.
VfL Osnabrück began training on Monday and confirmed two new faces were involved, with Maurice Multhaup and Luc Ihorst signing for the club.