Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Germany March 2008
This trip was made via Heathrow Terminal 5 - essentially a great shopping centre where you can catch a plane.
Rot Weiss Oberhausen 3 Lubeck 0
in the Regionalliga Nord (3rd level) played in a an older style ground , with a track around before some 3500.
After a poor first half this resulted in an easy win for the home team with Terranova getting all three.
In the evening I sample the delights of Dusseldorf - or at least a Maredo restaurant.
On the way a Tibet related protest took place - expect more to come as the Olympics nears .
Paderborn 4 St Pauli 1
In springlike weather the St Pauli fans were many & numerous, tracked by lots of police.
There were no shortage of drinks amongst the motley crew of punks & similar.
And piercings a-plenty.
During the game St Pauli start ok, scored first then collapsed with their goalie (Borger) having a nightmare.
They certainly got outfought by lowly Paderborn with Koen's left foot doing considerable damage .
As always in Germany there are people around to collect the discarded bottles and as always there are a bunch of Goths congregated at Duisburg station as I arrive back.
more pics at http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/40725139