Kimmo is back with another update about the German Cup tournament. What’s more: he challenges the remaining clubs to mobilize their crowd.
“First of all my apologies for the lateness of this article. I had to fly unexpectedly to Finland due to family emergency and writing these blogs has not been really high up on my list of things to do. I did manage however to find some time to do a short write-up on the Cup-action (the leagues being on a break at the moment) so here it comes.
READ – Round 2 of the German Cup
This past weekend saw the Round 2 winding up with the remaining games. Here are the results of the remaining games:
|Frankfurt Falcons||UHC Sparkasse Weißenfels II||9:13||(4:4;2:5;3:4)|
|SG SCS Berlin/Eisbären Juniors||SCS Berlin||3:14||(1:6;2:4;0:4)|
|SG TSV Bordesholm / Preetzer TSV / Gettorfer TV||TV Eiche Horn Bremen||2:7||(1:3;0:2;1:2)|
|Dümptener Füchse||SG Hochdahl-Aachen||18:3||(5:1;7:2;6:0)|
|SC DHfK Leipzig||Tollwut Ebersgöns||9:7||(0:4;6:2;3:1)|
|USV Halle Saalebiber II||Floor Fighters Chemnitz||0:19||(0:6;0:9;0:4)|
|TSG Füchse||BSV Roxel||12:4||(3:0;4:2;5:2)|
|ASV Köln 1||FC Stern München I||3:5||(1:2;1:0;1:3)|
|SG Schriesheim/Mannheim||Unihockey Igels Dresden||0:3||(0:2;0:1;0:0)|
|SV 03 Tübingen Sharks||VfL Red Hocks Kaufering||3:5||(3:2;0:1;0:2)|
No upset nor absurd scorelines
As you can see, no major upsets there but also no absurd scorelines. Slowly but surely we’re heading towards the latter part of the competition where some interesting matchups are likely to come.
Drawing round 3
As a matter of fact, the drawing of the games took place last weekend as well and here are the pairs:
Baltic Storms – SCS Berlin
Blau-Weiß 96 Schenefeld – Red Devils Wernigerode
Hannover Mustangs – ETV Piranhhas Hamburg
TSG Füchse – DJK Holzbüttgen
SG Mellensee/Rangsdorf – MFBC Leipzig
TV Eiche Horn Bremen – USV Halle Saalebiber
FC Stern München – Lumberjacks Rohrdorf
Donau-Floorball Ingolstadt/Nordheim – Floor Fighters Chemnitz
UHC Sparkasse Weißenfels II – SC DHfK Leipzig
Unihockey Igels Dresden – UHC Sparkasse Weißenfels
Dümptener Füchse – TV Schriesheim VfL
Red Hocks Kaufering – SSF Dragons Bonn
From 1st League standpoint, two matches stand out as Schenefeld meets up with Wernigerode and Kaufering gets ready to host Bonn. These are the only pure 1st League matchups, but I would definitely not count out some upsets as there are many capable lower league teams gearing up for some upsets.
Six hours on the bus, again
Personally I hope not only that my DJK, having to sit 6h one-way in a bus again, comes out fighting and clears its way to the final rounds – but perhaps even more than that everyone mobilizes their friends (or enemies for that matter), neighbors, families, strangers, media, anyone! to come and watch the games.
Challenge for the teams: mobilize your audience
Should we want to attract sponsors and media attention to our sport, we have to make sure we care about ourselves enough to promote it. Besides, it is quite a feeling to walk in front of an audience that is there to watch you! We have managed to create quite an atmosphere in our home-games and I know there are a handful of other teams that manage to get a following. I challenge now all the rest as well! 12 games, surely we can beat 1.000 butts on seats with 12 games, right?!
One last thing
Oh before I go, after my last blog, I was approached by people that also Chemnitz Floorfighters broadcast their home games! So I tip my (imaginary) hat to them as well. I did not manage to find a link to their stream, but if anyone is reading, send it! For any team actually, if you know your team is broadcasting their games online, let me know and I will make a list and share it on these pages!”
Kimmo Vallema blogs about his floorball experiences in Germany. Want to know more about him? Click here to read his introduction article.