Posts Tagged ‘Football’

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FIFA- World Cup 2014 Part I

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

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Sport News VII

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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German Football League Record

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

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I would like to thank

Eintracht Frankfurt

sincerely for yesterday’s birthday present in terms of the victory

Nuremberg : Frankfurt

1:2

and the associated German football league record for a promoted team of 12 points in the first 4 matches.

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Football Euro 2012 Part I

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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2nd win after 1:0 against Portugal.

My car is of course flagged with the “mirror socks“(see older blogpost).

Germany : Holland

2 : 1

Cheers, and bottoms up!

Go Germany…

Click on tag Football to read a lot of stories around the most wonderful pastime in the world.

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Special Edition!!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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Aachen : Eintracht

0 : 3

Mission completed, direct repromotion.

The orthosis was helpful!!!

(see older blogpost)


For the championship celebration 2013 I voluntarily put on the orthosis again.

I am still slightly in „repromotion-mania “!
If my neighbour wouldn’t have called and reminded me of an appointment my car still would have winter tyres… well then… never mind ;-)

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Chock Part XII

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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On Tuesday I was with my wife at the

Farewell Match of the Frankfurt football player Birgit Prinz.

She has been FIFA player of the year several times and scored 128 goals for the German national team. The match was great, but until I got there…

The organisation of a wheelchair ticket directly at the German Football Association (DFB) proved to be quite difficult this time. So far I had made only very good experiences during the women’s world cup (see older blogposts).

After my first e-mail with the ticket order apparently ended up in the digital nirvana, it worked out a little better with e-mail number two.

Well, apparently you have to see it sportingly. Such an e-mail doesn’t harm, but doesn’t necessarily help either…

Now the whole event approached rapidly… 3 or 4 days!

I had not received a confirmation if I can pick up my ticket at the box office until the moment when I hit the road to the stadium.

On the matchday I also tried to find out by phone where I could possibly park my car because my e-mail inquiry wasn’t answered either.

When I drove to the stadium I was hoping that an admission ticket would be deposited at the box-office for me, and the parking thing was still not clarified. I knew about the bad parking conditions there.

At some stage I didn’t care, I picked up my wife and drove directly to the entrance of the stadium. It was quite busy there!

Although I didn’t have an admission ticket, not to mention a special parking admission, the very kind marshals actually found an adequate parking space next to the OB vehicle of the regional broadcast station on which I could transfer easily into my wheelchair. Thanks again from this side.

Why the German football association as organiser of the event didn’t create a designated handicap parking area, they probably don’t know themselves. At least 15 wheelers were in the stadium. Where did they park?

If now no ticket had been deposited at the box office, or I hadn’t been able to buy a ticket, even a weekly dosage of my medication wouldn’t have calmed me down.

I got an envelope at the box office in which not only my ticket, but also a VIP parking admission was inside. A little too late, but as a proper German of course I laid out the parking permit in the car ;-)

 

Then in the stadium I actually would have needed my mountainbike tyres for my wheelchair, because the main stand currently consists just out of small homeopathic pieces and some rocks.

Luckily I had a ticket for the opposite stand, which was there ;-)

It was a great farewell game and I am a little sad that Birgt Prinz is quitting her active career.

When I was back home I read an e-mail from the German football association where all my inquiries about ticket, parking… were answered.

The e-mail was sent at 16:45 h, kick off 18:00 h.

The staff member was already at the stadium at this time as she wrote, and I totally uninformed on the road!!!

What a pity that I haven’t met the lady ;-)

I could inquire at the German football association if they wouldn’t sponsor a smartphone for me so that I can be always up to date online about my ticket status.

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Feedback on the shinbone fracture part II

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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Whereas for a pedestrian the growing together of the bones after a leg fracture without surgery is assessed with roundabout 6 weeks, it is around 6 months for us para-/quadriplegics. This is related to paralysis, blood circulation etc.

After the fracture of shinbone and fibula in early September a plastic leg orthosis was my permanent companion.

I have reported extensively about the fracture, hospital stay,…(see older blogposts), then you know the complete story.

As self-confessed football fan of Eintracht Frankfurt I got of course the special edition Frankfurt.

leg orthosis type: direct re-promotion

In the complete time during which I was wearing the orthosis Eintracht didn’t lose a single match. I am closely connected to my club and sit out almost everything, but eventually I wanted to get rid of the orthosis.

Just in the moment when I slowly began to do without the orthosis – how nice… -, a match was lost. The re-promotion was at risk!

I wasn’t sure, was it my fault???

What next… should I have to wear the orthosis until the German championship title 2013???

Yesterday I didn’t put on the orthosis the whole day and was worried that Eintracht wouldn’t lose the match.

Of all things the opponent was Rostock. There was an occasion in the early 90s, I don’t want to remember this match… (translator’s note: 20 years ago Eintracht lost against Rostock on the last matchday of the season and thus didn’t win the German championship title.)

Rostock : Eintracht

1 : 5

The spell was „broken“ and the fracture will heal soon!!!
The orthosis is standing well next to the closet and is only put on when needed.

For the championship celebration 2013 I voluntarily put on the orthosis again.

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Addendum Chock X

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

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Master Gepetto from the orthopedic craft shop actually managed to finalize the orthosis on Thursday afternoon so that nothing stands in the way of being released from the hospital. However I have to correct the naming of the orthosis. The name snow lionpard is invalid.

At closer examination it is clearly the model known from Star Wars:

Imperial Clone Trooper

After three wins in a row I have hung up the Eintracht Frankfurt pennant above my bed at home as well.

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Football Women’s World Cup Part III

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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Final Japan-USA 5:3

Yesterday I had to go again to the stadium, this time fortunately to the final, the whole football world cup slowly gets tiresome.

So one would fancy a little drive with the wheelchair, and once again gets a parking place directly at the stadium entrance assigned.

I had taken out again another football shirt, I thought red to be suitable, the other fans were partially dressed up as if the match was in a carnival city!

So you are looking forward to a cozy 90-minute not too stressful women’s football match, and nothing like that. My beloved SLR camera gave up the ghost already before the match, but my “Little Conan” was in a good mood.

It already started excellently. Before the match 1000 colourfully dressed, slightly confused people were running around on the field, trampling down the lawn and calling it final ceremony.

A glass ball, so what…

There was even a little bit of music…

Afterwards the match finally started!

In front of me there was an unqualified foolish clatterer with a kind of castanets shaped as black-red-golden hands. She got on my nerves with her clattering that much that I almost sacrificed half a liter of cider to extinct her confusion!!!

My “parking position“ in the stadium wasn’t too great. From there you could see too well how the Americans constantly dropped the ball.

After 90 minutes it started to get rather cold. Although the stadium roof was closed the heating was probably out of order. This permanent delay of the game by the Japanese players slowly got on my nerves. I was feeling cold, and they permanently scored an equalizing goal. Couldn’t they simply let the Americans win, then I wouldn’t have a cold now and no flat butt either. In the 120th minute the Japanese collected a red card and even got the fairplay reward of the tournament for this…

During the penalty shoot-out my mood hit rock bottom. The Americans still have to practice the 11 meter distance. They almost managed to score the ball underneath the goal.

What flight attendants are doing at the award ceremony they probably don’t know themselves, they certainly have lost their way, the airport is nearby.

When the Japanese finally held the cup in their hands they made a real mess in the stadium. They threw golden emergency blankets cut into pieces from above onto our holy Frankfurt lawn.

My ears are still buzzing from the noise of the fireworks, and because of the closed roof I haven’t even seen anything.

When I finally got outside it started raining, and afterwards I stood with the car in a traffic jam. I won’t forget the final too soon.

Oh, the effect of my medication fades away. It was a great football match yesterday!!!

Translator BL

 

Final Japan-USA 5:3

Yesterday I had to go again to the stadium, this time fortunately to the final, the whole football world cup slowly gets tiresome.

So one would fancy a little drive with the wheelchair, and once again gets a parking place directly at the stadium entrance assigned.

I had taken out again another football shirt, I thought red to be suitable, the other fans were partially dressed up as if the match was in a carnival city!

So you are looking forward to a cozy 90-minute not too stressful women’s football match, and nothing like that. My beloved SLR camera gave up the ghost already before the match, but my “Little Conan” was in a good mood.

It already started excellently. Before the match 1000 colourfully dressed, slightly confused people were running around on the field, trampling down the lawn and calling it final ceremony.

A glass ball, so what…

There was even a little bit of music…

Afterwards the match finally started!

In front of me there was an unqualified foolish clatterer with a kind of castanets shaped as black-red-golden hands. She got on my nerves with her clattering that much that I almost sacrificed half a liter of cider to extinct her confusion!!!

My “parking position“ in the stadium wasn’t too great. From there you could see too well how the Americans constantly dropped the ball.

After 90 minutes it started to get rather cold. Although the stadium roof was closed the heating was probably out of order. This permanent delay of the game by the Japanese players slowly got on my nerves. I was feeling cold, and they permanently scored an equalizing goal. Couldn’t they simply let the Americans win, then I wouldn’t have a cold now and no flat butt either. In the 120th minute the Japanese collected a red card and even got the fairplay reward of the tournament for this…

During the penalty shoot-out my mood hit rock bottom. The Americans still have to practice the 11 meter distance. They almost managed to score the ball underneath the goal.

What flight attendants are doing at the award ceremony they probably don’t know themselves, they certainly have lost their way, the airport is nearby.

When the Japanese finally held the cup in their hands they made a real mess in the stadium. They threw golden emergency blankets cut into pieces from above onto our holy Frankfurt lawn.

My ears are still buzzing from the noise of the fireworks, and because of the closed roof I haven’t even seen anything.

When I finally got outside it started raining, and afterwards I stood with the car in a traffic jam. I won’t forget the final too soon.

Oh, the effect of my medication fades away. It was a great football match yesterday!!!

Translator BL

Football Women’s World Cup Part II

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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Semi final: Sweden – Japan 1:3

Yesterday it was raining only once. It started in the morning at 07:45. It was raining, raining, and in between it was raining as well.

Rainy weather and wheelchair, that doesn’t fit. When you are travelling alone with an umbrella, you are always driving around in circles ;-)

The only positive thing with rain is, it doesn’t hurt!!!

Unbelievable, but God is a football fan…
Just in time before the kick-off the pouring rain stopped, and all 46000 fans arrived with dry hair at the Frankfurt stadium to the semi final Sweden vs. Japan. The Wet T-Shirt Contest would have been omitted anyway as the stadium roof was closed to be on the safe side.
Because I am supporting the playing technique of the Swedes, the visual appearance of the ladies doesn’t interest me in no way, all contradictory claims would be a lie, I went to the stadium together with my wife in the best mood.
My yellow Eintracht Frankfurt Tetra-Pack football shirt from the 90s (see older blogpost), was virtually made for this event. About the match I remain silent.

Japan has deservedly won, will I be rolling to the final against the US?

Translator BL

 

Semi final: Sweden – Japan 1:3

Yesterday it was raining only once. It started in the morning at 07:45. It was raining, raining, and in between it was raining as well.

Rainy weather and wheelchair, that doesn’t fit. When you are travelling alone with an umbrella, you are always driving around in circles ;-)

The only positive thing with rain is, it doesn’t hurt!!!

Unbelievable, but God is a football fan…
Just in time before the kick-off the pouring rain stopped, and all 46000 fans arrived with dry hair at the Frankfurt stadium to the semi final Sweden vs. Japan. The Wet T-Shirt Contest would have been omitted anyway as the stadium roof was closed to be on the safe side.
Because I am supporting the playing technique of the Swedes, the visual appearance of the ladies doesn’t interest me in no way, all contradictory claims would be a lie, I went to the stadium together with my wife in the best mood.
My yellow Eintracht Frankfurt Tetra-Pack football shirt from the 90s (see older blogpost), was virtually made for this event. About the match I remain silent.

Japan has deservedly won, will I be rolling to the final against the US?

Translator BL

Football Women’s World Cup Part I

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

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Germany – Nigeria 1:0

I could actually get hold of one of the 100 wheelchair tickets for the stadium.

In total almost 50.000 people fit in the Frankfurt stadium. I consider the contingent of 100 wheelchair places as much too high. Thus you get the admission tickets quasi imposed so that not so many places remain vacant. Ho, ho, ho…

In the preparation I was yet surprised that I received together with the admission ticket a parking permit as well. Look at that:

I am standing with my car directly in front of the

main entrance of the stadium!!!

Ok, the actual match was, let’s call it “valuable”, didn’t have the highest standard in football terms, but the whole event was an experience.

I think I got somewhere some orange tickets lying around…

Translator BL

 

 

Alternative Therapy

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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There are various therapies for muscle relaxation.

Mud packs, acupuncture, massages of all kind, stimulation current therapy, etc. etc. etc…

There is a shockingly expensive machine called Galileo which is basically just a vibrating plate on which you can regulate different frequencies.

On Saturday night we went to the group vibration therapy, similar to Galileo, to the “Festhalle” in Frankfurt (big event hall).

The English therapists are known since 1975 under the name

Iron Maiden

and achieve with their years of experience and permanent frequency changes best possible therapy successes by full body vibration.

Muscle build-up by clapping and CPAP lung exercise by singing along!

By slight shock-values generated by the stage design additionally the circulation is stimulated.
Several thousand patients were treated at the same time.

An additional positive effect is that you can still hear slightly the sound of the ocean days later which causes a holiday feeling.
Incomprehensibly the health insurance does not cover the costs of this since 36 years proven and tested alternative therapy.

Read my older blogpost Football ticket on prescription.

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Technical Aids for Quadriplegics

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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With my buckled Tetra fingers I can’t open cans any more.

I think that I might succeed some day with this

plastic bow

.

The can is standing on a non-slip mat (see older blogpost).

The leverage is considerable.

The opener is distributed by the Company Brix Denmark.
The company produces other openers as well.

With this part it should be possible to open an

Eintracht- Frankfurt Adlerschoppe

.

It is incomprehensible to me why the plastic bow is called J-Popper.
Let’s think about it…

Translator BL