Stumblers and arc lamps: Erdinger goalkeepers and their misadventures
Created: 05/14/2022, 1:00 p.m
By: Dieter Priglmeir
Dieter Priglmeir © private
Even number 1 can make mistakes.
This is part 1 of a collection of anecdotes.
SV Wörth 2 has already conceded 112 goals in this A-class season.
Who is to blame?
Certainly not the goalkeeper.
Because in the last five games that the team has played, four different people have been in the box.
Among others, Steffen Trümmel, whom the team saw off as coach earlier in the season, but that's another story.
We just want to say to all the Wörther keepers and Bucher goalkeepers (71 goals conceded in the district class): Even the best goalkeepers have suffered big defeats.
Vitus Eicher, for example, remembers a 7-0 defeat with the second team of TSV 1860 Munich against TSG Hoffenheim 2, followed a week later by a 5-0 pack in Worms.
The three red cards in the two games didn't exactly brighten up the season either.
Horror weeks in a year that the Langengeislinger still has fond memories of because that year he also came to his first second division game with the sixties.
By the way: Eicher can no longer remember that he was to blame for one of the twelve goals.
Markus Listl feels the same way.
All goals at Dorfener 1:7 in Bad Endorf were untenable.
At least the now 51-year-old no longer knows anything about a giant knock on his part.
However, he has not forgotten that coach Hans Hausmann banned the entire team from the festival.
He and Christoph Speer, for example, didn't take it that seriously, Listl recalls with a grin.
His face gets darker when he talks about the free-kick goal he conceded in Sulzemoos: from the center line.
"I just ran the ball under.
And who knows how close the spectators are to the pitch in Sulzemoos can imagine how much fun I had for the rest of the game,” said Listl.
Andi Bölsterl once collected a similar thing.
"It was an arc lamp from over 40 meters," says the 1.97 meter man from Inning from the game against SG Reichenkirchen.
He doesn't know how the game ended back then.
"In any case, we didn't win," says the 47-year-old.
Of course, the goal was his, "but no one complained," he recalls.
"It was my birthday too.
They were probably afraid that I wouldn't spend anything more in the evening," he says with a grin.
Speaking of scolding: If Robert Jell has conceded too many goals - such as in a 0:9 against Aspis - then you shouldn't talk to him.
"If I'm angry, I'll stick my chin out, I was once told," says the chairman of FC Schwaig.
"I'm glad that I can't see myself there." He will never forget the goal in a cup tournament when the ball was returned to him.
“I wanted to take him loosely sideways.
Back then, our place wasn't as good as it is today," says the 52-year-old.
Jell got stuck in the grass, stumbled and had to lie on the ground and watch the Eittinger striker hit the empty goal.
Which brings us to the stupidest, if not downright stupid goals that our keepers have conceded.
Lukas Loher still swears that he cleared the ball on the line in the district league game against FC Schwaig.
“Unfortunately, the linesman saw it differently,” says the man from Taufkirchen.
Worse than the goal: Loher's knee hit the post.
"I still have the scar today," he says.
At that time he played through and was responsible for the fact that the game only ended 1: 4 with some brilliant deeds.
After that, however, he was injured for the entire second half of the season and only came back in the following district league round.
He is now a regular keeper at BSG and recently saved two penalties against SC Kirchdorf.
Not many goalkeepers can say that about themselves.
But we also have to admit that we didn't even ask Fredy Obermeier about it, for example.
He experienced great times with FC Moosinning: for example, promotion to the district league.
A week before this was certain, FC had lost 7-0 in Milbertshofen.
He remembers Otto Humplmair's speech at the following training session as well as the bus ride after the 0:5 in Garmisch.
He himself was not approachable after defeats.
"And then we had players like Olli Chadt, Thomas Reiser or Fredy Bertsch.
You preferred to avoid them after defeats,” says Obermeier.
And that also applied to the upcoming training session on Tuesday.
"But that was a different time," says the 56-year-old."
He's right about that, but there will always be stupid and many goals conceded.
We've collected a few more stories.
It's next week.
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Can you think of a curious goalkeeper or other sporting anecdote?
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