TSV 1860: Flat before the party – Köllner gets a newcomer, Rupp probably won't
Created: 12/21/2022 8:09 am
By: Uli Kellner
Tried a lot: Marcel Bär & Co. succeeded but little against Bayreuth.
TSV 1860 loses its last game in 2022. Against league rival Bayreuth, the Köllner team shows an uninspired performance.
– Many things are unreasonable in these times of inflation and shortages.
Everything is getting more expensive – with dwindling supply.
All the better that the lions are working against this trend.
Your pre-Christmas offer to the fans: there are plenty of games, yesterday was the third test within five days.
And, also a novelty: The old Herberger wisdom, according to which a game lasts 90 minutes, is outdated.
Both the 2:3 in Hoffenheim and yesterday's 2:4 against Bayreuth were played over 4 x 30 minutes.
Which doesn't change the fact that the 300 fans on the club's premises didn't quite know what to do with this renewed defeat against the third division rivals from the bottom of the table.
TSV 1860: Willsch and Moll are missing from the squad again
It was already 2:3 after the first quarter, which was characterized by permeable defensive rows.
The starting eleven changed in two positions (Kretzschmar came for Hiller, captain Lex for Skenderovic) caused a roller coaster ride of emotions.
After the early deficit by the ex-lion Markus Ziereis, Jesper Verlaat equalized with a header after a Kobylanski corner (6th).
Albion Vrenezi made it 2-1 after a pass from Lex (8') before Eroll Zejnullahu gave Upper Franconia the lead again (18', 27').
Confusion continued - also before and after the longer break, during which coach Michael Köllner, as usual, made a complete change.
Tobias Stockinger set the final point in the 100th of 120 minutes, he too was a former lion.
Soon after that it was over - and the mood before the upcoming Christmas party didn't necessarily improve.
"You could tell that we were very tired today," said Köllner after 330 minutes of play since Friday afternoon.
After a weak start, his team got back on track, but brought the opponent back into the game through “strong individual mistakes.
It was a battle of attrition at the back.” Quirin Moll and Marius Willsch (both 31) were not allowed to fight again, they were missing from the squad like against Nürnberg (1:0) and Hoffenheim.
With both veterans, the signs are pointing to separation.
TSV 1860: Subsidy for transfer
Pleasing after all: According to information from our newspaper, there is new hope that Köllner will still get winter access.
Loyal sponsors have agreed to donate a sum in the six-figure range.
It is now up to the shareholders to accept this gift.
Insiders report that Lukas Rupp is unlikely to be.
The financial ideas of the former Premier League professional should not be compatible with the salary cap that sports director Günther Gorenzel collected before the season.
The search goes on - but at least as of yesterday it looks like someone might be signed at all.
When asked what was on his Christmas wish list, Köllner said: "Of course we want to strengthen ourselves..." (ulk)