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From the perspective of a fan


Autor: Johanna Frankenberg | Kategorie: Blog, Fan-Zone

It is early morning of 28.06.2010 when 5 make drowsy Hurricanes on their way to Sweden. The luggage we already checked on the eve. The boarding starts on time and so the plane starts to to short 08:30 AM Frankfurt.

The landing in sunny Stockholm against 10:00 Pm and the mood is good. The anticipation will come to what is huge. With the rainbow bus takes us then to central Stockholm. The hotel is a mix of grandma's living room and IKEA.

the rooms are quickly confiscated, only thrown in summer clothes and off you go to the team hotel. after about. 45 Minutes with the public we arrive at Nirvana Sweden. From the bus station to the hotel it aloud sign 50 Meter. It has to be another measure of length, because the hotel we reach only after 10 minutes. There we meet like the team from Finland. it tingles, soon the first World Cup starts. As we meet the German national team, We are warmly welcomed. But much time has not, the schedule of the players and coaches is tight. In the evening is still a training session in the stadium at Zinkensdamm.

29.06.2010 - "Good morning. Stockholm" The sun is shining since 03:00 Uhr. But thanks sleeping mask is the GAR NO PROBLEM! Noch 5 Hours to get us the first game (Austria vs. Finland) look at. In the evening, the first time is then sounded the German national anthem. To play our neighbors are already ca. 20 Germany fans in the stadium and cheer.

Together, we are preparing for the arrival of our national team. When the bus against 16:00 PM pulls up to sound the vuvuzelas and the team will be made loudly in reception. Visibly moved, the coaches and players walk a while and feel Laola. It also run one or the other tears of joy, without naming names.

It is 17:50 enter clock as the teams into the stadium. The mood among the fans is good, the pulse is greatly increased and it tingles all over my body. When the national anthem is heard singing about 50 Germany fans loudly with. Delighted with the performance of the girls on the field the fans with all his force cheer. The vuvuzelas horns and roar of the stadium, so that one does not understand his own words. After the actual announcer speaks only Swedish is found quickly a German stadium spokeswoman with megaphone among fans. Beautiful scenes with comments like "VERY, VERY NICE "underlined and not caught balls is calmed with the words" GAR NO PROBLEM!“. Thank you Kathi. In the end Germany wins 14:00 against Sweden. This makes joy more.

The next day, the players 2 Hours of free time and you meet in Stockholm City for fun and sightseeing. Once the team is gone we make a harbor cruise. It goes past the castle, Old Town, Södermalm und Stockholm City. after nearly 2 we put hours back in the game- and destination port on. Understanding: In the summer months, a vacation home would be great, in winter it is particularly the north of Sweden shun, otherwise you run the risk of no daylight to see. This also explains the high suicide rate in the Nordic countries, but only at the margins.

Am 01.07.2010 is the second group match of the Germans and this time, some fans paint the letter "SCHLAAAAAAAND" on the belly and present the work during the national anthem.

First, Germany does not take into the game and quickly gets into arrears. However, after the 1. Quarter woke up the girls and are linked to the performance of the first game. After the halftime shows of the German Defense no getting past, but unfortunately it is impossible for the team to win the game even more. Knapp, Germany Canada has to admit defeat. It is thus clear, Germany plays on Saturday against the loser of the following match between Finland and USA.

The grandstand fills gradually. Shortly before entering the teams from Finland and the US sit next to the fans all participating teams in the stands. At the end USA won clearly with 72:00. But the Finns offer more resistance than the result, it can be guessed. Both teams shine through strong pass- and running game and tackle scenes.

Now it was clear, it would be a tough game against Finland to court 3 be on Saturday. But on Friday were again 2 Hours off the national team. This time we spend time at the sea, right next to the team hotel. During the lunch, and the next theory lesson of the team we enjoy the great weather and cool us in the water (stark) from. At the end of the day some of us have a healthy lobster pink, but that's GAR NO PROBLEM.

Saturday, 03.07.2010, only a few hours to the match for third place 3. Before Austria takes on Sweden for third place 5 und 6. Scene of the day / the World Cup, an Austrian interception should be, up in the end zone carries the the ball. Unfortunately it was the wrong end zone and thus the Swedes over more pleased 2 Points on the scoreboard. (Note the Redation: The two points were missing the Oester Eicher inside at the end. It ended 18:20)

14:50 Uhr: Inlet Team. 14:55 Uhr: The national anthem is heard. 15:00 Uhr: kickoff Germany. As in the game against Canada, the Germans found not initially into play. Finland achieved quickly the first points and a victory of the Germans seems hopeless. To the 2. Quarter but it looks even better. The first touchdown for Germany and shortly after the break succeed the next touchdown. The team is now completely changed and marched as a bulwark by the Finnish Line. In an exciting final sprint Germany still comes once in possession. It stands 18:26 Finland and it is still 1 to play minutes. The offense tried on passing towards the end zone, but at the 20-yard line is closing and possession changes at 4 Seconds on the game clock.

In a few months, to 2 Tryouts and only one collective training before the World Cup there have 45 Spielerinnen, managed behind the scenes to stomp the coaches and the hard-working helpers the first women's team from the ground.

Despite all doubts and despite many negative votes in advance they all pulled together and have grown into a team. It is a big step for women's football and I am glad to have been a fan a part of this World Cup.

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Große Ereignisse werfen ihre Schatten voraus


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: Blog, Inside the Team, Staff

Es vergeht eigentlich kein Tag mehr, an dem ich nicht irgendwas für die Nationalmannschaft zu tun habe. Manchmal nur Kleinigkeiten, ein Anruf oder ein E-Mail, manchmal aber auch mehr. Oft ist Arbeit ja auch mit angenehmen Dingen wie netten Gesprächen mit Journalisten oder Fotografieren beim U19 Auswahl-Spiel verbunden. Für mich hält sich das aber noch in Grenzen.

Ich möchte den Blick lieber auf Christiane Langkamm lenken. Für Christiane vergehen bestimmt keine sechs Stunden, ohne dass es etwas für die National-Mannschaft zu tun gibt. Manchmal bekam ich am Tag drei Updates, wie meine Reiseroute nach Schweden nun verläuft. Be der endgültigen Lösung fahre ich am Samstag Abend mit dem Equipment-Wagen nach Stockholm, um am Sonntag dann unsere Gegner zu filmen. Damit alles passt, hat Christiane nicht nur die Reise geplant, sondern auch gleich den Pressetermin am Samstag so zeitlich angepasst, dass ich den auch über die Bühne bringen kann und er trotzdem in den Trainingsplan passt.

Als die Anreise der Coaches nach Berlin zur Frage stand, bekam man gleich drei Vorschläge. Aber nicht nur einfach Vorschläge, sondern komplette Reiseangebote:

A: Auto mit Kilometerangabe, Dauer und Kosten
B: Zug mit Abfahrt und Ankunftszeiten, Umsteigebahnhof undKosten
C: Flug mit Uhrzeit, Fluggesellschaft, costs

One only had to choose, which alternative suits you best. And when I put a note on the train ticket about the need to reserve a seat, I got a phone call right away: “What do you think?? Of course I order them with ..”. 😉

Christiane is always active and tries to optimize everything down to the smallest detail. Everyone should have felt the comfort by now. One has, as well as already in the camp, always the feeling, to be completely taken care of. And she also always comes up with good ideas, also for press work.

Your email box has to be overflowing all the time. 30 to 40 Mails per day only for the national team are probably not uncommon. Mails with content are not just spam. Mails that also have to be answered.

Warum ich das schreibe, obwohl Christiane lieber im Hintergrund bleiben will und eine Lobpreisung hier gar nicht so gerne lesen wird? Zum einen, weil sie es jetzt schon verdient hat, zum anderen weil ich imMoment gerade nichts anderes für die Nationalmannschaft zu tun habe. Ich werde mal meine EMails abrufen oder die TODO-Liste checken. Dann wird sich dieser Zustand des Nichtstuns bestimmt auch wieder ändern….

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Be One – Support Germany


Autor: Johanna Frankenberg | Kategorie: General, Blog, Fan-Zone

This goes to the families, Friends and teams of the 45 squad, to the 30 Girls who do it
have not made it into the squad and all people who are interested in women's football.
Now that is certain 45 Women at the World Cup in Stockholm the colors black and red-
Gold are represented, Now is the time to think about fan support
In the survey on Ladiesfootball.de were 39,4% think that Germany is the bronze-
Can / will win medal. Until then, it's a tough job. But they will
45 Women with the help of the coaches do everything they can to meet expectations. It is
however clear, that these “Mission” without any support on the stadium ranks yet
is harder.
Only with a lot of effort, Willingness to win and commitment of all involved is the goal set
to reach. Also, look in your wallets, books a vacation in beautiful Stockholm and
comes to the stadium when Germany plays.

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