Camp freak and antidote: “Corona parties” celebrated the footballers 50 years ago

AFootball is also isolated from the outside world. But three players have managed to break through the foreclosure and become famous worldwide – in the police report.

Former international Nolberto Solano has been arrested for violating the curfew. Security forces picked him up at a corona party. “I saw many,” defended the ignorant, “who do that too.”

Amine Harit is one of them. The Schalke 04 Moroccan celebrated in the “Buddy Bar” in Essen, at half past one at night. Why? Schalke’s sports director Jochen Schneider explained: “Amine was there because he fell on the covers at home.”

Luka Jovic is the third headless. Real Madrid’s former Eintracht striker is under contract, and the other day he asked himself: What should I do in quarantine in Spain when my girlfriend’s birthday is in Belgrade? So he flew there, celebrated a big party with his Serbian model Sofija Milosevic and is now amazed at the criminal complaint and the headline of the newspaper “Kurir: “Do you want to kill us all?”

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Another, more fundamental question is being asked more and more often in talk shows to psychologists: Will we be imprisoned in quarantine at home soon? When, how and why do we go crazy when the ceiling falls on our heads?

You have to ask the soccer players.

When Heidi Brühl cared for Emperor Franz

“Millions of people”, the swimming Olympic champion Michael Groß recently described the current situation, “are in a training camp.” But the soccer players are the best at what they are. They know everything about the storage bunker, around the clock and for weeks they are often crammed together until they get on each other’s nerves or on the throat. This ordeal is a luxury problem in the case of football millionaires, but it does not change the fundamental question: How can they cope with themselves and others in a state of emergency?

An answer to this can already be found in the dusty days when Uli Hoeneß was not a pensioner but a fast-paced half-striker and Sepp Maier as the goalkeeper was still the “cat of Anzing” – at that time, at the 1974 World Cup, as the two on a dark night towered out of the quarantine.

Let us briefly explain the situation: The DFB team was barracked at the Malente sports school in Holstein. The special unit GSG 9 guarded the accommodation around the clock, the camp was sealed off for fear of the RAF terrorists. “The Franz,” defender Paul Breitner later revealed, referring to Libero Beckenbauer, “always carried a pistol with him.” When the 0-1 in the German-German brother fight against the GDR happened in the midst of this nervousness, the shop went in the air. Sepp Maier describes the dark night like this: “It was a real binge. We insulted and shouted at each other. When you squat for so many weeks, you have to say what you think. “

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74er world champion Höttges

And then: out, away, away. “You are drunk,” the GSG-9 security guard called when Maier and Hoeneß made their way to Hamburg in the middle of the night to their wives. The pedal brakes on the way. The Sepp, at the wheel, continued with the handbrake. The next morning, back on time at training, he had big blisters on his hand, could no longer grab the ball, and national coach Helmut Schön asked: “Sepp, what’s going on?” Maier’s answer lie went under in the Malente warehouse.

Heidi Brühl (middle) 1957 in the role of Eleanor in “Confessions of the imposter Felix Krull”

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“We are in prison,” cried Beckenbauer during a flash visit by Heidi Brühl – the pop singer (“We never want to part”) supposedly gave everything to raise the emperor again.

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The German national team poses for a group picture in front of the sphinx and pyramid. Back row, fifth from right: national coach Sepp Herberger on a camel

Domestic violence, at least in less severe cases, has also occurred. Hans Tilkowski is said to have dismantled the furniture of his room at the 1962 World Cup in Chile because national coach Sepp Herberger put 20-year-old Wolfgang Fahrian in the gate, not him. A bloodbath also threatened briefly at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where Uli Stein became verbally palpable against team boss Franz Beckenbauer (“soup pasper”) – he was forcibly flew home for safety.

Stein had lost the power struggle for a goal against Toni Schumacher, and the Cologne man later described the punching and stabbing at the camp koller as follows: “The poison was in the mind and soul. Small groups had formed. Suspicions and mistrust poisoned the atmosphere. “Bayern striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scolded the” Cologne Mafia “, and Dieter Hoeneß is said to have ended a debate with Beckenbauer with the power word:” I know what I have in mind and I know what you have in your head, so you don’t say idiot to me! “

The Zapfenstreich lost more and more importance, the desire for air and love became an integral part of the camp. Lothar (“Emma”) Emmerich, the Dortmund left wing, received a postcard many years after the 1966 World Cup from an Englishman named Wayne, who told him that he was his son as a result of a side trip on a game-free World Cup day.

The old warhorse Herberger had tamed his World Cup heroes from Bern back in 54 with the conventional home remedies for instinct relief: train hard, take a cold shower. But he reached his limits as early as 1962, when four of his ball wizards in the sperm jam exploited the barracking in the Chilean military academy Bernardo O’Higgins in a questionable establishment.

The process proved so groundbreaking that Toni Schumacher proposed in the late 1980s to cart women from the horizontal trade to the training camp: “Why not invite beautiful women who are under medical control? Better organized love than watching the boys flee to the nearest town and get in some bad puff gonorrhea, foot and mouth disease. ”

The thought was dismissed as a severe attack by camp freak. Instead, the philosophy of trainer guru Otto Rehhagel (“Your own wife is the best training camp”) has prevailed – on non-match days the kickers are released to take a plunge to their loved ones, who are waiting for them in nearby hotels.

“Deadlines,” say the soccer players.

But the days in the camp are still pretty long. On the occasion of the World Cup in 1978, defense attorney Bernard Dietz claimed to have watched the film “The Clou” with Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the DFB quarter in Ascochinga, a home of the Argentine Air Force, at least 370 times forwards and backwards recite by heart.

Double room at the DFB: Hansi Müller (left) and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the team quarters at the 1978 World Cup in Ascochinga

04.06.1978, football, FIFA World Cup 1978 in Argentina, World Cup quarter Germany DFB in Ascochinga: Hansi Müller (left) and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in their room. Photo: Herbert Rudel | Use worldwide

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The only change was provided by Franz Lambert, who flew in from home, who played on his organ to provide musical accompaniment to every lunch. Kalle Rummenigge longingly smacked the song “In the homeland, in the homeland, there is a reunion” with his desolate evening in the camp bar. As part of the “disgrace of Cordoba” they then voluntarily lost to the Austrians in order to be able to flee Ascochinga.

Rummenigge could write a thick book about the storage pan. He was also there four years later when the DFB team renamed the World Cup camp at Schluchsee “Schlucksee”. The alcohol flowed as a consolation donor, and Hansi Müller is said to have lost a lot of money playing at night. The video games and shisha pipes, with which footballers can kill the days and fog up the gloom, followed later, with the climax at the 2018 World Cup camp in Watutinki. Scientists have been talking about polar illness since then – they compare the footballers’ camp life with the exceptional situation of polar researchers who squat on each other until they get prickly and drum their fists on the pack ice.

Even the most virtuoso team can mess up a World Cup in the camp koller, and we have to turn back briefly to the 1974 World Cup. Johan Cruyff and his Dutch were then carried away to a wet night in their camp, the “Krautkrämer” hotel near Münster. It went haywire and there was a Swabian in the middle. “I am a spaetzle representative from Stuttgart,” he said at the reception and got a room. In reality, however, Guido H. Frick was a journalist for the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”, and clandestinely joined the hustle and bustle of the Dutch, which ended early in the morning as a bubbly and nude party in the swimming pool. Then he punched the keys and taught the world about Cruyff’s turtle with a redhead. “Cruyff, sparkling wine and naked girls” was the name of the “picture” heading the next day.

Gerd Müller

World champion in Munich: Gerd Müller cheers with national coach Helmut Schön about the final victory of the 1974 World Cup

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“Johan then had to make a lot of phone calls to his wife Danny,” recalls teammate Arie Haan, “we had a lot of theater, at least we lost the final against the Germans.” They, including Sepp and Uli, had already had their theater behind them.

From a German point of view, there is also good news about the storage bug: it can have a happy ending.


Who gets the most credit: Brady or Belichick? – NBC Boston

From 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. The other two years ended in a tie in first place.

In that time frame, they went to 12 AFC championship games and nine Super bowls. Six have won.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been together for the entire race and – thanks to the past two decades – are now recognized as the best coach and quarterback in NFL history respectively.

Trying to share credit for a race never seen before the NFL domination and perhaps the most incredible trait in the history of professional sport – to some extent – is missing the point.

Did the ancient Egyptians stand in front of the pyramids and discuss whether the architect or builders deserved more credit? Did Mrs Wright analyze which of her children – Wilbur or Orville – was primarily responsible for the invention, construction and flight of the first plane?

There is something to be said just to close and appreciate the realization, isn’t there? Yup.

And we will get there.

But right now, with the engines going down Route 1 to pack Tom Brady’s remaining stuff and take him out of Foxboro forever, the question hangs on everything. Which man was most responsible for creating the story we’ve seen written in the past two decades: Belichick or Brady?

Results may vary. In fact, I know they will. But here’s how I see it.

If it hadn’t been for Belichick, there would never have been the mini-dynasty that they became in the decade 2000-2009.

If it weren’t for Brady, the Patriots would never have become the Super Dynasty that they became from 2010 to 2019 when they blew up the 60s Packers, 70s Steelers, 80s Niners and 90s Cowboys to become the only franchise that has dominated two decades.

Bill gets the first decade

The moment Mo Lewis cut an artery in Drew Bledsoe’s chest in September 2001, he is touched as the history of the NFL has changed. It wasn’t. It will only speed up a trial that began when Robert Kraft decided to hire Belichick to succeed Pete Carroll in January 2000.

Belichick took a look at the team’s register and management and started fumigating and renewing. In the end – despite the heavy contract that the Patriots gave Bledsoe in January 2001 to help strengthen public confidence and private investment in building CMGI Field (possibly Gillette Stadium) – Belichick was wary of being tied to a quarterback that the coach was able to routinely undress whenever he trained against him.

Especially a quarterback who had to be paid as the top of the market, as Bledsoe and his agent David Dunn made clear.

Brady was not enlisted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft as Bledsoe’s successor, but in September it became clear to Belichick that he had something. And it became obvious during the 2001 offseason and the training camp that – although not better than Bledsoe in all – the child who made $ 298,000 was more mobile, more precise, more ready in his pocket and destined to be more suited to handling a Bledsoe game.

Mo Lewis accelerated the process and – with a painful stroke – made the transition relatively painless. But the credit goes to Belichick for seeing what he had, promoting it and having the decision to pull the trigger.

The fact that the Patriots went 14-5 under Brady after starting 5-13 under Bledsoe is persuasive evidence that Brady was the missing piece. But Belichick created the register, built the culture and hired the right people – from managers to coaches – to put the team in a position to succeed. It deserves more credit.

Brady may have helped them get where they did, but the Patriots were undoubtedly headed in the right direction and the fruits of Belichick’s designs were collected in 2003 and 2004.

Those Super Bowl wins – the first at the end of a season that started with the shooting down of lawyer Milloy in favor of Rodney Harrison; the second thanks largely to a dice throw on Corey Dillon – they were the victories for “culture”.

Disinterest imposed. All done for the greatest good of the team. Everything ego in your pocket. The most impressive aspect of the patriots was therefore their stamina and mental endurance. Brady was an important part. But so were Tedy Bruschi and Harrison, Matt Light, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel and so on.

Fifty-three very intelligent and capable players row together in the hold of the big ship while Belichick was over the bridge to trace a route. It was from 2001 to 2004.

The dips in 2005 and 2006 began the process that would have led Brady to become, largely on Belichick’s design, the engine.

The 2005 Patriots were hit by injuries – not a hindsight surprise when you consider the nine extra games played in the previous four seasons and the difficulty of staying on top. They started to see some friction to grow old – Troy Brown was 34 then – and the ongoing game was marked as well as their defense on the run. They went 10-6 and lost in the division round.

The following season, a protracted squabble over the contract led to the Deion Branch being swapped with Seattle shortly before the season began. Reche Caldwell led the team in receptions followed by Ben Watson, Troy Brown and Kevin Faulk. However, they were unable to advance to the Super Bowl, but lost on the road to the Colts.

That season, Brady got a toy he had never had in Randy Moss and a Troy Brown replica model named Wes Welker. The entire set of record sets went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.

Which brings us to 2008. This is the season that many are aiming for when they say that it is Belichick’s genius that is most responsible for twenty-year success. The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel starting in quarterback. Hadn’t he been a beginner from high school, yet the patriots still went 11-5?

Cassel was exceptional, better than anyone could hope for. But it’s still a sharp drop from 16-0 to 11-5.

In 2009, the central defense core was expelled or withdrawn: Vrabel, Bruschi, Seymour and Harrison. Belichick complained to Brady on the sidelines during a defeat for the Saints that season that “I just can’t get these kids to play the way I want them. So frustrating.”

The season ended with an ignominious home defeat against the crows in the AFC division playoff round.

Brady gets the second decade

The patriots renewed in the off-season and, in my opinion, Brady was at the forefront of finding their places where they had no business at that stage of their reconstruction. In 2010, the Patriots went 14-2, they were seed no. 1 and Brady was the unanimous MVP.

The offense, moving away from the narrow final position, enlisted two – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez – and their production would become historic in 2011 when the Patriots arrived at the Super Bowl and lost again to the Giants. Brady launched for 5,235 career yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 picks.

In the 2012 season, he launched 637 times, a career high and one of three times in four seasons that attempted more than 600 passes. With a defense that too often seemed to resist better teams, it was Brady and the offense to score and score and score a little more. They were the first, third, first and third in points marked from 2010 to 2013. Defensively in that period they were eighth, 15th, ninth and tenth.

Even in 2013, when Hernandez was jailed for murder, Gronkowski was grounded due to back surgery and then with an ACL, Brady still ran by hitting the ball with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and – to a lesser extent – Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Shane Vereen.

They won the Super Bowl in 2014, winning a shootout against the Ravens in the Divisional Round, 35-31, and then overcoming a 24-14 deficit against the Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Brady moved to a completely different level in the fourth quarter.

The previous April, Belichick had enlisted Brady’s aspiring successor, Jimmy Garoppolo, in the second round. Brady, perhaps remembering the shrug that Drew Bledsoe had encountered Brady’s arrival 14 years earlier, would not have fallen asleep on the move with the team that ran Garoppolo.

Brady went on to launch 69 touchdowns and 16 predictions in 2014 and 15. He lost four suspension games in 2016 – Garoppolo overcame six quarters of Brady’s relief before hurting himself and giving way to Jacoby Brissett – but he still threw 28 touchdowns and two interceptions before ending that season with a 43- record. by-62, 466 yards in the Super Bowl when the Patriots canceled out a deficit of 28-3. Brady did it at 39.

At 40 in the AFCCG, without Edelman, without an injured Gronkowski, Brady and Amendola joined together to push the Patriots beyond the Jaguars and in the Super Bowl against Philly where he would have launched for 505 yards.

So let’s tell here. From 2010 to 2017, the Patriots have reached seven consecutive AFC Championship Games and the year they didn’t, Brady was the unanimous MVP. He wrote the filming of the playoffs against Ravens and Seahawks in 2014, the Falcons in 2016, the Jaguars in 2017 and led the team to two Super Bowl wins.

In 2018, Edelman was exiting an ACL and was therefore suspended for the first four games. Gronk was injured for a large chunk of the year. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan were the main gimmicks for a while until the team faced Josh Gordon. It’s still? The team went 11-5, Brady put them on his back in the fourth quarter and overtime in Kansas City in the AFCCG and then the Patriots defense checked against the Rams and delivered a Super Bowl to Brady – apart from the shot at Gronk which led to the game’s winning touchdown – he just had to play OK to win the team.

The final verdict

So, see what my answer to this debate is now. Bill gets a bigger share of the first three Lombards. Tom gets a higher share than the second three.

So many people over the years have speculated that Belichick wants to prove that he can win a championship without Brady. I don’t know if it’s true.

I think if Brady was gone, Belichick would appreciate the opportunity, but I never thought he would have wanted to get rid of what he thinks is a quarterback capable of giving him a title that the others couldn’t.

Maybe that’s why we’re here. Belichick doesn’t see Brady as special as he once was. Great? Sure. Are there other guys who can do things they can’t do now? Belichick seems to think so. Brady has apparently survived its usefulness here.

Bill will do what he has done to so many other players. Go ahead. But this is the life cycle of the NFL.

From what I’ve been told and what I’ve collected, Brady agrees. He hoped to be special and to be able to write a different ending here, but to realize he couldn’t shock him. For a legend, it is rather well established.

Playing for Bill Belichick will help keep a player that way. And maybe even for that, Belichick deserves a lot of credit. He allowed Tom Brady to become Tom Brady because he was eternally and exasperatedly Bill Belichick.

Every. Single. Year.


China’s soccer team Wuhan Zall for Corona to Wuhan

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Odd: While the Chinese kickers extended their training camp in Spain after the first cases of infection were reported in the metropolis of Wuhan, the home is now considered much safer. “The problem is here now,” said Spanish club coach José González shortly before departure. While the situation in China has eased, Spain, after Italy, is the most affected country in Europe by the pandemic.

According to the original plans, Wuhan Zall only wanted to train and play in Spain between late January and mid-February. For fear of the Sars-CoV-2 virus and the indefinite suspension of the Chinese Superleague, they had stayed longer in Sotogrande around 120 kilometers southwest of Málaga.

Meanwhile, the Italian Fabio Cannavaro, head coach of the Chinese first division club Guangzhou Evergrande, has returned to China after a break of several weeks as a result of the coronavirus epidemic to resume training at his club. However, he must first undergo a two-week quarantine, after which he can go back to the training ground himself. “China is on the way to eradicate the virus. The authorities are very strict so that it does not come back from abroad. Because now Europe is the center of the epidemic, ”said the former defender in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

After two months of rigorous measures, China is on the way to normal. “This is a positive message for the rest of the world. You can eradicate the virus, but you need rigor and good organization. You have to admire the Chinese people. 1.4 billion people understood how to behave in order to save themselves, ”said the 46-year-old, who had won the World Cup in 2006 in Berlin.

When the Wuhan epidemic broke out in January, Cannavaro was in China. He was tested again and again. “It was not easy to fight such a monster because this pandemic is a precedent,” said Cannavaro. The community spirit, the fundamental values ​​of life had won, “great sacrifices were made. The teaching is now clear to the world. We understood it well in Italy and we are on the right track. The behavior of the majority is positive, ”said the soccer teacher.

The virus does not stop at the sports world either. Some professional footballers have been infected. “The virus endangers everyone,” warned the trainer. China is now thinking of changing the schedule, the championship is expected to restart in May, according to Cannavaro. “This break should help to improve the format of the championships. I hope that this will also happen in Italy. The Chinese game calendar will probably adapt to the European one. That would be smart, ”said Cannavaro.

Because of his Italian origin, he was often strictly controlled when traveling. “In Dubai I was treated as if I had the plague. I always replied that I made three cuts and always tested negative. But in the end I say: the most important thing is that we overcome this situation, ”emphasized Cannavaro.


Anthony Davis leads the LeBron-Less Lakers for the seventh consecutive victory – NBC Los Angeles

With LeBron James put aside, Anthony Davis knew he had to do a little more – everyone had to do a little more to fix it.

Davis scored 23 points and six rebounds in three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh game in a row and the NBA 18 in a row on the road against the Western Conference, beating the Golden State Warriors 116-86 plagued by injuries 116-86 without King James.

It meant taking better care of the ball in the second half and bringing energy to both ends.

“LeBron, when he’s out, is taking a lot of the things we do, so it’s up to all of us to make sure we fill in those gaps, and I think we did it tonight,” Davis said.

Rajon Rondo started in James’s place and contributed 12 points and six assists, while Los Angeles turned him into a 40-17 third quarter defeat. James sat outside due to recurring pain in his problematic left groin.

Davis fired 6 by 13, made 10 of the 12 free throws and also had a couple of blocked and stolen shots for the Lakers, whose 12 bills in the first half allowed the Warriors to keep him close. Kyle Kuzma added 18 points from the bench.

Rookie Eric Paschall scored 23 points off the bench for his eleventh 20-point game and Jordan Poole had 16 in the Warriors’ eighth consecutive defeat both overall and at home in the new Chase Center. Poole limped with 5:44 remaining in the third after rolling his right ankle, then returned after registering it, but briefly left Golden State with eight players available, two of them with 10-day contracts.

Golden State guard Ky Bowman came down with 1:11 to play and was helped.

The return of the Golden State striker Draymond Green from an absence of two games with a bruise in his right pelvic area was short: he was sent off 5:45 before the interval in his second technician just 11 seconds from his first at 5:56 am.

Golden State also lost Andrew Wiggins, a late scratch with spasms in the upper back. The Warriors resisted early but were unable to stay with the Lakers as they did in Los Angeles’ 125-120 victory here on February 8.

And if it couldn’t get any worse for the home team, beloved super-sub Lakers Alex Caruso drew the late MVP delays as the arena emptied quickly.

This losing streak is taking place on Warriors.

“We have to win a game,” said coach Steve Kerr. “We need to win a game every now and then to feel better about things. We are in a bad stretch right now. It’s hard.”


James had already been banned on Wednesday and coach Frank Vogel said that after the game a decision on James’s status would come Saturday morning before a game in Memphis that night.

“I’m just dealing with a little pain. There are still two days to go, “said Vogel.

James, who lost 27 games last season while breastfeeding the tender groin that injured Christmas Day 2018 at the Golden State, scored 40 points in Tuesday’s home season against Zion Williamson and the pelicans.

Kerr can see James as an example of a superstar taking him to a new level after a full offseason given that the Lakers star had played in eight consecutive NBA finals before last year.

Golden State has reached five consecutive finals, but not this season – so players like Stephen Curry, Green and Klay Thompson can benefit from prolonged rest.

“Looking at LeBron, he looks refreshed, he seems recharged. The idea of ​​eight consecutive finals is crazy when you think of five here and what has been done and how our players have felt last year and the injuries they have hit, “said Kerr. “When everything is said and done, I think our kids should feel refreshed, refreshed and ready to go by next year’s training camp. I hope so. LeBron is also LeBron. It built differently than most people. “


Lakers: The Lakers have won their first three games with one left on April 7 in Los Angeles. This marks their first win in the season series against Golden State since they went 3-1 in the 2012-13 season and the first time the Lakers have won both games on the Warriors home floor since they swept all four started in 2011-12. … Los Angeles improved overall 18-1 from the Staples Center against the West, having lost its forerunner “road” on October 22 against the Clippers at the Staples Center. The Lakers have won their fourth consecutive road game to improve to 24-5 in the season.

Warriors: The Warriors used its 29th different lineup, most in one season from a franchise record 49 in 2009-10. … Golden State is planning an update on Saturday about Curry’s status, which has long targeted Sunday’s home game against the Magicians as a return date from a broken left hand – and if it does, it will have lost 56 games since when he hurt himself against Soli on 30 October. … The Warriors went down to 7-23 at home and 5-16 against the West. … Golden State had won 12 of their previous 14 home games against the Lakers. … The Warriors signed G Mychal Mulder with a 10 day contract.


Lakers: At Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night looking for a 4-0 season before a quick turnaround to play Sunday in New Orleans. The Lakers are 8-0 this season when they play consecutive days on the road.

Warriors: to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday after losing their last in the desert, 112-106 on February 12. This marks the start of the team’s seventh back-to-back set this season.