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Thread: St Pauli.

  1. #1

    St Pauli.

    You can't keep the politics out of a documentary on St Pauli and I'm sure the Al-Jazeera programme I was sent this morning is not for some on here, but I find them a fascinating club - it's well worth a watch;-

    https://youtu.be/HTwrCEN2L5w

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    One of our past greats played for them Mats Møller Dæhli

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    Re: St Pauli.

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    You can't keep the politics out of a documentary on St Pauli and I'm sure the Al-Jazeera programme I was sent this morning is not for some on here, but I find them a fascinating club - it's well worth a watch;-

    https://youtu.be/HTwrCEN2L5w
    That was actually really interesting. And very good to see a club taking a moral high ground. Oddly enough I was looking at a city break in Hmaburg next year and I think I will make sure I have a visit to the ground while I'm there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maccy Blue View Post
    That was actually really interesting. And very good to see a club taking a moral high ground. Oddly enough I was looking at a city break in Hmaburg next year and I think I will make sure I have a visit to the ground while I'm there.
    Must give the article a proper read.

    I was in Hamburg last March at language school for a couple of weeks. I was determined to get to a St. Pauli match while there, but their game was sold out (most are, I gather). There was nothing available online and everyone I asked said they were like gold-dust.

    In the end I decided to go to the ground itself. The girl in the ticket office said that they did have a return but that it was in their main stand and really expensive. When I found out that really expensive meant 50 Euros I snapped it up!

    Then the game went behind closed doors anyway because of Covid!

    So I still haven't seen them. However, the visit to the ground was interesting in itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiss Peter View Post
    Must give the article a proper read.

    I was in Hamburg last March at language school for a couple of weeks. I was determined to get to a St. Pauli match while there, but their game was sold out (most are, I gather). There was nothing available online and everyone I asked said they were like gold-dust.

    In the end I decided to go to the ground itself. The girl in the ticket office said that they did have a return but that it was in their main stand and really expensive. When I found out that really expensive meant 50 Euros I snapped it up!

    Then the game went behind closed doors anyway because of Covid!

    So I still haven't seen them. However, the visit to the ground was interesting in itself.
    It's an ambition of mine (which probably won't be fulfilled) to watch a St Pauli home match. The video is part of an Al Jazeera series about football clubs - I watched one about Celtic yesterday which was very good as well.

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    I've been following them for about 10 years. Well worth a trip to Hamburg which for any fans of music - Beatles to Punk, worth it alone. They are very much in the shadow of HSV but hold their own very well. Their 30,000 stadium is sold out every home game.
    Ex City, Guido Burgstaller and Welsh International James Lawrence both currently playing for them.

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    Re: St Pauli.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Lime View Post
    Ex City, Guido Burgstaller and Welsh International James Lawrence both currently playing for them.
    Let's not forget the great Jorn Schwinkendorf who started his career with them.

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    Re: St Pauli.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maccy Blue View Post
    That was actually really interesting. And very good to see a club taking a moral high ground. Oddly enough I was looking at a city break in Hmaburg next year and I think I will make sure I have a visit to the ground while I'm there.
    you can pretty much see it from the Reeperbahn, so you can enjoy a good beer or two whilst you're there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    Let's not forget the great Jorn Schwinkendorf who started his career with them.
    he will never be forgotten

  10. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    he will never be forgotten
    The meanest drinker in town........ He hit the bar once!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    Let's not forget the great Jorn Schwinkendorf who started his career with them.
    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    he will never be forgotten
    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    The meanest drinker in town........ He hit the bar once!!

    When I collected his shirt, at the end of season sponsorship party, I stood on a chair next to him to have the photo taken and I still only came up to his chinny-chin-chin

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    I've got a Schwinkendorf story....
    Years ago, my wife was friendly with the wife of a City director, Phil Jardine, and as a result, I knew him quite well. For my 40th birthday, my wife asked Phil if I could go to a home game as his guest. As I was 40, this must have been 1999. He told me to dress smartly, and on the day, he picked me up, and we spent an hour or so before the game in the Boardroom, chatting to all and sundry. At some point, Schwinkendorf came into the room (ducking to avoid the weird sloping ceiling), and Phil introduced us. We had a brief chat (he didn't speak much English) and I got him to sign my programme.
    At half time, there was a buffet meal (pasta and salad), and while I was eating I put my programme down on the table, but when I went to pick it up, it was gone. I don't think anyone took it on purpose - there were piles of free programmes around the room, and someone had picked up my signed one by mistake. But it was gone forever. Here today, gone tomorrow - a bit like Jorn, I suppose.
    Last edited by tforturton; 28-04-21 at 18:44. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforturton View Post
    I've got a Schwinkendorf story....
    Years ago, my wife was friendly with the wife of a City director, Phil Jardine, and as a result, I knew him quite well. For my 40th birthday, my wife asked Phil if I could go to a home game as his guest. As I was 40, this must have been 1999. He told me to dress smartly, and on the day, he picked me up, and we spent an hour or so before the game in the Boardroom, chatting to all and sundry. At some point, Schwinkendorf came into the room (ducking to avoid the weird sloping ceiling), and Phil introduced us. We had a brief chat (he didn't speak much English) and I got him to sign my programme.
    At half time, there was a buffet meal (pasta and salad), and while I was eating I put my programme down on the table, but when I went to pick it up, it was gone. I don't think anyone took it on purpose - there were piles of free programmes around the room, and someone had picked up my signed one by mistake. But it was gone forever. Here today, gone tomorrow - a bit like Jorn, I suppose.
    Schwinkendorf most probably took it himself, couldn’t believe he had a programme from a professional game with his name in it, signed as well

  14. #14

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    He was about 6ft 8ins and never would head the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    He was about 6ft 8ins and never would head the ball.
    He jumped lower than his height, quite an achievement.


  16. #16

    Re: St Pauli.

    The Bundesliga seems to have got it right in so many ways and I really enjoy attending games in Germany.
    What a pity it is that one team is so very dominant though.

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    I used to love to go to St Pauli games. I went to uni in germany and one of my mates was a St Pauli fan. We were based in Bavaria so it was mostly away games we went to, but did about 3 or 4 trips to Hamburg that year too. I've just realised that this was 20 years ago.... blimey. And for about 10 years after that we went once a season, although generally to away games. It must be 7 or 8 years since I last went to a home game. The Gegengerade has turnstiles now, rather than a man with a rope. And it has seats! So maybe some of the 1980s feel will have gone which would be a pity, but it is a pretty unique experience in any case because of the fans.

    But what an amazing club. As regards tickets: their supporters club used to hold back some specifically for foreign fans - we always contacted them and sorted it that way if it was a home game. What a brilliant, welcoming scheme. Away games were generally easy enough. No idea if that still works.

    Fun fact: Hamburg is the coldest place on earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimistic Nick View Post
    I used to love to go to St Pauli games. I went to uni in germany and one of my mates was a St Pauli fan. We were based in Bavaria so it was mostly away games we went to, but did about 3 or 4 trips to Hamburg that year too. I've just realised that this was 20 years ago.... blimey. And for about 10 years after that we went once a season, although generally to away games. It must be 7 or 8 years since I last went to a home game. The Gegengerade has turnstiles now, rather than a man with a rope. And it has seats! So maybe some of the 1980s feel will have gone which would be a pity, but it is a pretty unique experience in any case because of the fans.

    But what an amazing club. As regards tickets: their supporters club used to hold back some specifically for foreign fans - we always contacted them and sorted it that way if it was a home game. What a brilliant, welcoming scheme. Away games were generally easy enough. No idea if that still works.

    Fun fact: Hamburg is the COLDEST place on earth.

    No it's not, on a pre-season tour of Scotland, City played in Cumbernauld, we had to go out and buy winter coats because it was frigging freezing.
    This was in JULY !!!!!!!!

  19. #19

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    When I used to write TBL, and not long after Schwinkendorf arrived, I had a fanzine from St Pauli through the post. The guy who produced it thought I might be interested, though the bulk of it was in German. I sent one back, and we did that back and forth for a couple of issues. Then one day an envelope arrived with loads of St Pauli stickers, and a little enamel badge. I did keep them for a while, but God knows where they are now...

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    Re: St Pauli.

    Quote Originally Posted by tforturton View Post
    When I used to write TBL, and not long after Schwinkendorf arrived, I had a fanzine from St Pauli through the post. The guy who produced it thought I might be interested, though the bulk of it was in German. I sent one back, and we did that back and forth for a couple of issues. Then one day an envelope arrived with loads of St Pauli stickers, and a little enamel badge. I did keep them for a while, but God knows where they are now...
    Schwinky picked them up with that programme!

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