Ice hockey – Panther take iron mixer – Sports

According to Max Eisenmenger, the Augsburg Panthers also signed his brother Magnus. The 20-year-old is also a storm talent and is also moving from the Löwen Frankfurt to the Fuggerstadt. This was announced by the Bavarian club from the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) on Friday. Magnus Eisenmenger has played 109 games for Frankfurt in the DEL2 in the past two years. “It is important to us that we position ourselves more broadly in the U23 positions. With the signing of Magnus Eisenmenger, we now have five players under contract who meet this criterion,” said coach Tray Tuomie. “Our task will now be to individually promote his talent and help him make the leap into the DEL.”

© SZ vom 18.07.2020 / dpa


TSV 1860 Munich – The loan paradox – Sport

On Friday, Sascha Mölders submitted a small riddle to honor the good news. “I had to choose between money and love,” he was quoted in the press release when he renewed his contract for another season. “And here I am.”

Now this puzzle would have been much more difficult to crack at any club other than TSV 1860 Munich. In view of the popularity of the chronically scarce cash registers with the third division club from Grünwalder Strasse, many observers immediately suspected: All right, Sascha Mölders can only have acted out of love! Günther Gorenzel, the managing director of sports, will hardly have offered him much money. After all, there has been a big topic at Sechzig for days that is worth being unraveled again. An appropriate title would be: The alleged loan paradox by and with majority shareholder Hasan Ismaik.

The starting point for all considerations is the question: How can it be that the proud sum of six million euros is available in the form of Ismaik’s loan, but not a single cent of it will flow into an increase in the team’s budget? Even more: the fact that loans are available makes even the possible investments of third parties in the management more difficult. So how can that be?

Last summer, when the question arose whether the popular defender Aaron Berzel would stay with TSV 1860 Munich, there were some private patrons who took over his salary. For example, the no less popular cleaning entrepreneur Hans Sitzberger, who is also vice president of the e. V. is. Now Berzel recently switched to the newly rich local rival Türkgücü, and this time no one called Sitzberger whether he might want to help prevent it. Sports director Günther Gorenzel explained the reason for this in the Evening News to: “A solution with patrons is no longer possible due to our financial construct.” Because: “What matters to me is what goes into the sports budget.”

And the stupid thing for Gorenzel is: If Sitzberger would pull out his wallet, none of it would matter in the sports budget. The construct, which the managing director of Sport means, is the corona-related security provided by investor Hasan Ismaik, who would step in via a loan for a total budget of six million euros. This was needed for the positive continuation forecast over two years. And from Gorenzel’s purely sporting perspective, it doesn’t matter whether the money comes from Sitzberger or Ismaik loans. Regardless of any income – whether spectators are allowed to come or not, whether sponsors are lining up or not – his gaming budget remains the same. And at a fairly low level – at around 2.4 million euros, the lions have a budget that corresponded to that of a relegation candidate in the pre-Corona period. Of course, no one knows what it means in the future, given the financial problems of numerous third division clubs.

Now, with a construct between the shareholders, it can be redesigned at any time if both sides agree. Only a Sitzberger payment is naturally too low a house number for Aaron Berzel to get into such conversations. If, on the other hand, the main sponsor “Die Bayerische” released the transfer investments in Marin Pongracic and Felix Uduokhai for the budget or if public transport fees due to ghost games were dropped, new discussions would be conceivable. In the case of insurance, it was considered that instead of the transfer participations – which it is currently holding as security for a loan of two million euros from the past – it could receive an entry in the land register of the office on Grünwalder Strasse. The problem with this: the leasehold property belongs to the city of Munich. And that would hardly agree to encumber a plot of land, just so that a quickly transitory investment in football legs can be made.

Gorenzel has apparently not given up hope yet: “It will be seen whether this basic package will be followed by an increase in the budget.” According to SZ information, this would probably be possible. But the path is complicated. For example, should a private patron be found, the one earmarked Sponsorship takes over and would like to finance a player, so the shareholders would have to agree to the project. In an additional contract.


Boxing – rest in the ring – sport

Bernd Bönte commented on Mike Tyson’s fight for television for the first time in 1989, as did his famous duels against Evander Holyfield a few years later. He managed the Klitschko brothers and accompanied the younger, Vladimir, in one of the most dominant reigns in the history of the heavyweight division. So Bönte knows what it takes to be successful in sport, and since he was also a member of the supervisory board of Hamburger SV, he also knows what it takes to Not to be succesfull. Bernd Bönte says about the young boxer Peter Kadiru: “I believe that Peter has the potential to knock at the top.”

Bönte does not say this sentence quite freely, he works as a Kadirus Manager. However, he also combines this sentence with the request to the boxer to work “further disciplined and hard” on himself. Bönte says whether it will work out with a world championship fight or even a world title, “you never know, because the big fights are usually a tight box.”

Knock at the top. Big fights. Not so long ago, no one with a single boxing mind would have dared to say such a thing about a German heavyweight. But times have changed.

This Saturday, the Magdeburg SES team is organizing the first fight evening in Germany since the corona pandemic started with spectators. 1000 people can follow the events in the ring on the floating stage in Magdeburg. They will sit at a distance from each other, on the way to the square they have to wear a mask, which they can put down again. They won’t be chasing the biggest names in current boxing; Dominic Bösel, the SES light heavyweight world champion, will not compete, for example. But it will be seen how the heavyweight, which had sunk into insignificance in Germany, is gaining new strength.

The main fight will be contested by 27-year-old Agit Kabayel, who is already a European champion, who has won against well-known names like the former Klitschko opponent Dereck Chisora, who has an incredible fighting spirit. With the fight against the Greek Evgenios Lazaridis, Kabayel wants to position himself for a World Cup fight. Not everyone in the industry is yet convinced that he has the potential for absolute world leadership – Kabayel is still the heavyweight hope of the present. But the man for the future, many in the scene agree, that could be Peter Kadiru.

The 23-year-old from Hamburg climbs into the ring for the eighth time as a professional on Saturday, but after a short time it can be seen from his career how German price boxing has changed in recent years. For a long time, the motto here was to quickly drive young people to a spectacular-sounding battle record against nobodies, then add a few catchy stories, and the talent was soon to be the upcoming world champion. Kadiru, on the other hand, chooses a path that does not start breathtaking, but which has more substance for it. Kadiru was among the amateurs youth Olympic champion, he was European champion several times in youth. SES boss Ulf Steinforth and manager Bönte make sure that Kadiru only boxes against men who have a positive battle record – against opponents who have not given up, who still have this self-confidence, which makes boxers dangerous. Opponents who are serious trials. Kadirus’ originally planned opponent for Saturday was short-term, the new, Eugen Buchmüller, won 16 out of 21 fights. He is 16 years older, more experienced, has the eye of age – and yet he is the clear outsider against an athlete like Kadiru. But for him it’s not about winning anyway – it’s about how he wins.

“I still see myself in a phase in which I can learn a lot,” says Kadiru, “especially in the heavyweight division it’s not just about strength. It’s about recognizing situations – and then deciding whether strength is needed or rather a feint. ” Coach Christian Morales praises that Kadiru has a lot to offer, “he is agile, he has fast legs, he can hit hard”. Now he had to work on the “famous ring intelligence”. Morales wants Kadiru to fight, that he doesn’t tackle every lap at high speed, that he learns to calm his appearance. “I always want to see him give me an idea of ​​how to solve a situation.”

With all of these skills, Morales says, “he’ll be ready if the big attack comes at some point.”

All of this sounds like a sensible, almost obvious path. But in the heavyweight division in particular, boxers have been oversold in the past few years, the surrounding area was much more spectacular than the athlete himself. But Kadiru says: “I know that the heavyweight is given special attention. Unfortunately, some of them also make it up by doing it do a big show, are loud. But I believe that I will be noticed even if I work calmly and disciplined on myself. Then a lot will be possible. “

And should he actually make it to the top, this new, calm, confident, but not overbearing tone would perhaps be an even greater legacy than any title won.


FC Barcelona – Messi speaks sentences from nitroglycerin – sport

The championship cup had not yet gone from hand to hand in Madrid, when Spain’s footballing nation was hit by the blast of an explosion. Real Madrid had won 2-1 against Villarreal to collect the 34th title in the club’s history, and in the end coach Zinedine Zidane was flung into the air by the professionals. However, debates about Lionel Messi, number 10 of FC Barcelona, ​​circled on the radio stations. The Catalans had lost 1: 2 against Osasuna – and that caused so much frustration for the little Argentine that he started a thundering general settlement that should seal the end for his coach Quique Setién.

Messi said that Real Madrid had made a contribution to the championship title. Since the end of the Corona break, the arch-rival from the capital has won all ten games and turned one point behind in the table into seven points ahead. You have to get that right, Messi added. Then came sentences that did not consist of verbs, subjects and predicates. But from nitroglycerin.

“Everything went badly since January”

“We did a lot to ensure that they could take the championship with us. We have to be self-critical – we players first, but also globally,” said the man with the captaincy at Barcelona. The whole season was “an inconsistent, weak team”, which was defeated by too many opponents “by intensity, by will”. Conclusion Messi: “Everything has been going badly since January.” Just in January, coach Ernesto Valverde was replaced by Setien – without success. But that’s not all: He had warned a long time ago that the Champions League could not be won in this way, “now it wasn’t even enough for the championship,” growled Messi. And: you shouldn’t fool yourself. “If we do not react,” you will lose in the second division second leg match against SSC Napoli (first leg: 1-1), the multiple world footballer believes.

With his full encasement, Messi should only have increased feelings of happiness in Madrid. And that, although at least with Reals coach Zidane, 48, they could hardly be increased anyway. The Frenchman is now the second most successful coach in club history behind Miguel Muñóz (14 titles), with only 209 games he was able to lift up a staggering eleven trophies – i.e. one cup every 19 games. Among other things, he won the Champions League three times, the fetish competition of his employer. And yet Zidane said that the championship was above the insignia of continental rule.

“This is one of the most beautiful days of my professional life,” said the world champion from 1998. That was not just said: In May 2018, when he retired (revised a few months later), he declared that the most important of all successes was Real’s championship title 2017 is a season that was under different footballing standards than this.


DFL – without cardboard mates – sport

The cardboard mates in Borussia Park did their job. With around 20,000 fans in their backs, Borussia Mönchengladbach made it into the Champions League, but their owners will be able to pick them up shortly – because soon, maybe even at the start of the season in mid-September, real fans will be back in the stands fill with life. But not only the Gladbachers feverishly work on the return of the spectators, the German professional clubs are facing a busy summer break.

They have had a guide for this since Wednesday. On the basis of the 41-page guidelines of the German Football League (DFL), the 36 first and second division teams are to develop safety concepts tailored to the respective stadium in cooperation with the health authorities. The DFL makes recommendations from distance regulations in the grandstands to arrival and departure and entry and exit at the stadium to catering and the use of sanitary facilities.

“That is exactly what we have been waiting for. It is a very good basis,” says Gladbach spokesman Markus Aretz: “We have waited for the guidelines and will now coordinate everything with the authorities in Mönchengladbach.” Some Bundesliga clubs have already set up working groups to work on a local concept.

“The essential components of these detailed concepts,” says the DFL guidelines, “are on the one hand avoiding infection by maintaining minimum distances in all stadium areas and on the other hand ensuring the traceability of infection chains.” The guidelines should also apply to competitions organized by the German Football Association (DFB) – the third division, the women’s division, the DFB cup, and international matches.

According to this, the return of fans is only conceivable from a local infection event of less than 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous seven days – whether there will only be seating or standing room is still open.

The distribution of the spectators in the stadium with a minimum distance is a rather minor problem for the clubs. The big challenges lie elsewhere. For example, in order to prevent crowds at the entrance, the DFL is considering linking tickets to certain entrance slots. For this purpose, she recommends traveling by foot, bicycle or car, as full buses and trains increase the risk of infection.

But one thing is clear: more distance in the stands means fewer tickets – it can be assumed that demand will exceed supply. “The health of the spectators and the players must always be guaranteed,” said Oliver Kahn last at Sky, Bayern Munich’s board member expected a “fraction of the full cast”, about 10,000 to 11,000 fans instead of 75,000 spectators.

1. FC Köln had to find out how hard it was to find a fair distribution key. In the case of reduced contingents, the first division club wanted to prefer season ticket holders who pay the full price for their season ticket in advance and refrain from reimbursement. The protest has not yet died down.


Athletics – voice for active people – sport

Leading athletes have set up an independent international athlete body. With triple jump Olympic champion Christian Taylor (USA) as president, “The Athletics Association” demands more rights for active people. No German is represented on the management committee, which includes other top stars in addition to Taylor. Also from the official athlete commission of the world association World Athletics, to which Speer Olympic champion Thomas Röhler belongs, there is no athlete in the front line. “Overall, the WA Athletes Commission and the Association are communicatively connected, but not structurally,” says Röhler. The goals of the Athletics Association include more participation in decisions, the withdrawal of some Diamond League program changes and financial support after the career.

© SZ vom 17.07.2020 / SID


Premier League – there is no trace of Özil – sport

Regardless of how much excitement is around him, Mesut Özil has the remarkable ability to do his own thing without being disturbed. Garnished with a few current training photos, Özil said on Wednesday morning on social media – the only medium he is now publicly announcing – that he was ready for the Arsenal championship game against leaders Liverpool. This message looked like he wanted to put himself back in the game after last standing on Arsenal’s pitch on March 7, 1-0 over West Ham. The embassy caused a stir because it is the club’s popular image – Özil has back problems! – clearly disagreed.

Most recently, Arsenal’s new coach Mikel Arteta, 38, once captain of London, has been asked about his most famous player on almost every occasion. His answers were increasingly annoyed and narrow-lipped. After the game against Norwich at the beginning of the month, Arteta announced that Özil had sustained an injury and it was necessary to see how it developed. Three days later, before the away game at Wolverhampton, he said about a possible deployment of Özil: “That still has to be decided.” Before the Leicester game? “The situation is as it was before.” Before the duel with Tottenham? “No, no news. Sorry!” Before Liverpool? “The situation with Mesut has not changed.”

And against Liverpool? There was no trace of Özil. Despite the self-promotion, he was not in the squad at Arsenal’s happily fought 2-1 on Wednesday evening for the fifth time in a row, he has been waiting for a game for eight league games. The latest disagreement about his fitness only confirms again how much Özil seems to have become a burden for Arsenal.

Özil does not pay back enough for the trust placed in him

At the end of his term in winter 2018, Arsenal’s eternity coach Arsène Wenger (21 years in office) had the contract with Özil extended until June 2021 – out of fear of a free transfer and an astronomical weekly salary of £ 350,000. On this contract, the actually gifted and still influential footballer seems to have made himself comfortable. Wenger’s Basque successor, Unai Emery, tried to motivate him two years ago by naming him one of the captains. A year later, Emery turned around and tried to incite Özil by ignoring him during the lineup. In the same way, interim coach Freddie Ljungberg tried it in the fall, who initially gave Özil a strong role and then took him out of the eleven because he didn’t get enough back for his trust.

Mesut Ozil

Mikel Arteta (left) must also recognize that a basic orientation without playmaker Mesut Özil is more effective.

(Photo: John Walton / dpa)

With Mikel Arteta, the third coach of the Gunners this season since December, it’s hardly any different. First, he cleared the playmaker position for the light-footed Özil, just to have a similar experience to his predecessors: that in the end a basic direction is more purposeful that does not include the former German international. As proof of performance for the 2014 world champion this season, in addition to two assists, only one ligator and one yellow card are in the statistics. The sports portal The Athletic wrote about Özil, who turns 32 in October, that his lost efficiency and importance on the pitch would make it increasingly difficult to advocate his puristic style.


Handball – three-sentence of existence – sport

Ralf Bader has been there before. It’s been a few years, but Bader’s memories haven’t faded, he still knows what it’s like to play in these halls of the second handball Bundesliga. There are halls that have little in common with those in Baunatal and Groß-Bieberau – they are stages that feel like professional sports.

It is a lukewarm summer evening in the center of Aschaffenburg. The day before, Bader gathered his team around for the start of the training session. Now Großwallstadt’s coach sits in a café near the train station and says: “We have to find our own identity, which is very important to me this year.”

Bader, 39, also talks about handball that evening. He explains the plus of his squad compared to that team from Großwallstadt that relegated to the third division a year ago; he also explains why it was so important to prove yourself in Baunatal and Groß-Bieberau last season – but in essence Bader is all about one thing: identity.

It is a topic that goes far beyond sport, a life topic if you will. Bader, however, refers to handball when he says: “We have to know: who are we? Every player has to know for himself: who am I? What can I do? And where do I want to go?”

It sounds like a three sentence, a formula. For Bader it is an orientation, a guideline that gives support on bad days. He believes: “If we as a team can develop an identity, it will be easy to get through difficult times. I know that defeats will come, but then I have to have confidence.” Trust in yourself, trust in the answers to Bader’s questions.

The identity, explains Großwallstadt coach, arises in the hall, in experiences on the field, in victories, even in defeats. But: Hasn’t the identity of the TVG been defined long ago? Isn’t it clear who the TVG is? Six-time German champion, four-time cup winner, two-time European cup winner of the national champions.

Bader smiles. These titles, the high points of the great club history, have spoken of all this over and over again during the past twelve months, said Bader. What he doesn’t say: that not all hall speakers mentioned that the majority of all successes were four decades ago. “We can’t buy anything from the story,” Bader says. He knows that, his players know that, the people around the club know that. Nevertheless, the environment of the TVG sometimes looks as if it was anchored in yesterday. For himself, Bader says, the trophies of earlier days are both an incentive and a burden: incentive because the trophies show the dimensions Großwallstadt once reached and what this club can do. Burdens, because some still use the dimensions at that time as a benchmark.

Bader has only been in office for a year; but when he talks about the TVG now, he makes an extremely clear impression. Doubts about the youth of his team? Maybe even worries? Neither. Players like Jan-Steffen Redwitz or Goran Bogunovic would definitely have experience, says Bader. Mario Stark, Florian Eisträger and Lars Spieß are also personalities. And: “I have a team that is burning because there are a lot of players in it who have the goal Bundesliga in mind.”

That the TVG, two years ago, had already plunged into the second league adventure full of optimism and ultimately failed? Irrelevant. “There are many factors that are now different,” replies Bader, and then lists them up: The team trains almost twice as often as under the former coach Florian Bauer, the squad was more balanced, the daily training work more professional, the coach another. The TVG will therefore be prepared when it starts in October, Bader says. He says it with the certainty of a man who, with his ascent, fulfilled his first major job as a coach in Großwallstadt.

Last year, says Ralf Bader, he often told his players that they would have to win in training halls if they no longer wanted to play in training halls in the future. Now the TV Großwallstadt will head for larger venues again. Before that, however, he has to master one more task: he has to answer the questions that concern Bader these days.


Trinchieri new coach at FC Bayern Basketball – Sport

Andrea Trinchieri, the new Bayern basketball coach, brings competence, temperament and passion to the table – and thus stands for things that Munichers have been missing recently.

Bloodless, hardly any emotions, no passion – the last appearances of the FC Bayern basketball team in the 2019/20 season did not leave a good impression. In the tournament for the German championship title, which the Munich team intended to defend in its own hall, the champion consequently failed due to a team that was clearly underpinned, but brought exactly that emotion and passion to the field. Ludwigsburg bowled the favorite from the tournament with an unrestrained will to fight. FC Bayern’s season was finally messed up: Cup out in the first round, 17th and penultimate in the Euroleague, in which the round of the best eight was the goal – and the inglorious failure in the championship tournament. These are the facts that remain alongside the pictures of the tired players.

But Bayern’s athletic leadership has a plan for how to light the team’s fire again: with an Italian volcano. This flat image for the hot-bloodedness of the Italians does not go badly with the new head coach of the Munich, who Andrea Trinchieri, her preferred candidate, will officially present on Wednesday. As the SZ had reported, only details had to be clarified, now a one-year contract has been agreed. According to reports, other options are said to be in the room.

A reduction in wages in Belgrade can be heard, he did not want to agree

The 51-year-old Trinchieri is expected in Munich next week, and is currently recovering from his most recent engagement with Partizan Belgrade in the Italian resort of Milano Marittima on the Adriatic. There he had led the traditional Serbian club in the Southeast European Adriatic League ABA to the top of the table and was in the Eurocup, the second highest European competition, with the best group record of all participants in the quarterfinals against Kazan – before the corona virus paralyzed basketball worldwide. A reduction in wages in Belgrade can be heard, he did not want to agree. Trinchieri already had a clause in the contract that allowed him to switch to a Euroleague club. This is now FC Bayern. Born in Milan, Trinchieri calls his new job “the perfect challenge”.

If Trinchieri is known for one thing besides his professional competence, it is his temperament. His coaching balance speaks for competence: where he worked, there was success. In Italy, he was twice coach of the year, winning the Italian Supercup with Cantu at his first stop as head coach. With Kazan he won the Russian Cup in 2014, became Eurocup Coach of the Year and at the same time coached the Greek national team. He then hired Brose Bamberg in the Bundesliga (BBL) – and made himself immortal with three championships and a cup victory, at least in Upper Franconia.


Fan debate – “Who owns football?” – Sports

The fan alliance “Our Football” has rejected Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s criticism that ultra-groupings are adopting an attitude that is too demanding in German football: “Football fans give a lot, above all time and passion – everything that football does makes more than just a sport, “said Alliance spokesman Jan-Henrik Gruszecki,” if you do that, you can definitely draw attention to things. “

FC Bayern chief Rummenigge had in the Sport picture said: “Unfortunately, we have reached a point where I only read from the Ultras: we demand this, we demand that. Now they wanted to have a say in the debate about the distribution of TV money.” Rummenigge added: “But if I always just challenge, but I’m never willing to take on duties and responsibilities, it ends in a one-way street.” Gruszecki replied that the fan scene had proven in recent weeks that it would assume social responsibility. Many fans, including numerous Ultras, were involved in the corona crisis.

Rummenigge also criticized the naming of the new alliance, which, as of Wednesday, supports more than 2,300 fan clubs and groups and more than 12,000 individuals. Rummenigge said of “Our Football”: “I think the name is a bit presumptuous. Who owns the football? Most likely those who play it – no matter what level. The fans are part of football, but it does not belong to them . ” This remark shows, according to Gruszecki, “that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge didn’t understand anything. The fan clubs that signed say that is how we would define our football,” said the spokesman: “We don’t say: football belongs to us.” Because when someone says, “We have to save our planet, it doesn’t imply that the planet itself belongs to them.”