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Thursday, July 01, 2010

New 1860 Kit

After a couple of seasons of camp tom foolery, Der Lowen have got their shit back on track with a most excellent kit for the upcoming season. Farewell to the over sized gay lion out of the Wizard of Oz plastered all don the side of the shirt. Hello traditional blue and white stripes, in an old school understated style. Of course it is unfortunate that the play in an almost identical shirt as the muppets of Huddersfield town, and the swarthy cheaters of Argentina, but I do like it. The away effort is pretty cool as well.
Coming up on the fifth of July is the Bundesliga Fixture list, at which point I shall start planning our annual excursion to watch the lads live. We have lost the chance of a Hamburg jaunt, St Pauli went and got themselves promoted, but with Hertha Berlin's relegation, there are not one, but two chances to head for Berlin. One of these matches, preferably the Hertha game, will take priority, depending on the dates. If they are both held early in the season, it is difficult as everybody has usually used up their holiday allocation. A return to Dusseldorf is a possibility, but I prefer new destinations, even though the home of Fortuna is a blinding party town. saying that VFL Bochum ply their trade in the same region, so a return can not be ruled out. The most left field choice would be FC Erzgebirge Aue, who hail from the former East German town of Aue, near the border with the Czech Republic. With a population of 18,000, it is comparable in size to Keighley, and is an old mining town renowned for cutlery. Interesting. The other major option is FSV Frankfurt, who like 1860 share a massive stadium with a more celebrated rival team, Eintract. The ground is a 50,000 plus capacity beast, used during the 2006 World Cup.

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