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Archive for June 8th, 2008

Even more annoying flag sightings, this time right across my backyard on a balcony on the top floor. A huge German flag. Boy, I’m pissed. What’s not surprising is that there have been slight squarrels between German and Polish fans in Klagenfurt with 17 arrests. German newspapers report that the German side was chanting anti-polish and racist slogans. All this comes as no surprise since tabloids from Poland had very mean and brutal headlines over the past week which led to retaliation from Germany’s biggest tabloid “Bild”. We’ll just have to wait and see what will happen after the game. When both teams met during the World Cup 2006 there were some of the worst riots during the tournament. (more…)

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I had been looking forward to this evening for a long time and then it was over a little bit too fast. I was working in the morning and had to rush to a rehearsal afterwards so there wasn’t any chance to grab something decent to eat by the time we arrived at the “Werkstatt”. The weather was fine, quite a few people were there and before we knew it our good friends of The Gaslight Anthem came out of the venue and the time turned back a few months. It was almost like they never left. I really enjoyed talking baseball with Benny again. (more…)

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To be honest, the tension wasn’t rising for me over the past few days. Somehow I was still in some state of shock after what happened in the final game of the Verbandsliga. Maybe this will change when Germany take action today, but I will just have to wait and see. The number of flags pinned to cars and hanging out of windows is definetely increasing over the past week and it is slowly reaching a point where I will be really annoyed by the sight of black-red-gold everywhere. (more…)

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