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29 July 2017 23:22 Post ID: #481796
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This is a translated report from Dennis Rink

http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/sport/top-clubs/mainz-05/mainz-05-...

FSV Mainz 05 won their penultimate test against Newcastle with 2-1 (1-0) after a steady performance.

Levin Öztunali (5min) and Viktor Fischer (84min) scored the goals in the Opel Arena for the Team of Trainer Sandro Schwarz with an attendence of just 6,470.

The ex trainer from Switzerland watched how the team he previously trained coped with the newly promoted english Premier League newcomers and he liked it !

Early Lead

The players of the new trainer Sandro Schwarz had a good start in the game and were leading already after 5 minutes.

After a well executed combination betweeen Alexandru Maxim and Pablo de Blasis, Levin Öztunali finished the attack with a goal that made it 1-0. Maxim and Blasis stood out in attack,releasing the ball quickly whilst looking for and finding free space.

It would have being better if they had found their team mates more often though.

The 05er s showed massive weakness in defence.
New signings Abdou Diallo,Stefan Bell and Daniel Brosinski need to communicate better,luckily Newcastle did not punish their mistakes.

As for their own game,the team of star trainer Rafael Benitez were ineffective.
The 05er's should have had a bigger lead by half time.
Pablo de Blasis missed one of many good opportunities in the 43rd minute.

As soon as Schwarz however changed his team almost completely in the 61st minute,the English team scored the equalizer.
A deflected shot by Jesus Gamez left Keeper Robin Zentner no chance (65mins).

With new strength, the 05er tried to add more pressure.
Especially the elusive Karim Onisiwo who showed a few good efforts on the right hand side.
In the 72th minute he set up an opportunity for new signing Viktor Fischer who was denied by a very good save from Newcastle Keeper Freddie Woodman.
In the 84th minute however, Woodman was powerless to do anything with Fischer's shot, 2-1 for Mainz.

Very good for our team spirit

We were disiplined said Schwarz and as a result made chances that led to goals.
In general,the trainer was happy with the performance.

It was also good for our confidence that even after the wholesale changes in the 61st min the boys were able to go on and win the game.

However, he also saw things that his team could do better.

We can improve with winning the ball and finding team mates.

The trainer emphasized that the team set up against Newcastle is not necessarily his established team.

Others can still change his mind.

By the way,the game was the official test for the video referee Technology.
Referee Christian Dingert however did not have to use this option in the game.

In summary, the 05er s made a good impression against a non threatning and unconvincing English team. Two weeks ahead of the game in the DFB trophy against Lüneburg, the FSV is on a good path.

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30 July 2017 00:11 Post ID: #481797 - in reply to #481796
The game taught me nowt whatsoever and was just an exercise to improve fitness on the unfit or to get some in the shop window.

The fact that we started with 75% of players that were either our reserves or had been linked with moves away spoke volumes. Even the likes of Shelvey, Gayle and Perez didn't come on until after the hour mark.

The home game against Verona may be more of a benchmark as to what the starting side will be against Spurs and i'll predict now that probably 2 or 3 at best that started today will start the game against Spurs. Those being Ritchie and Lejuene with Murphy having an outside chance.
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30 July 2017 05:16 Post ID: #481801 - in reply to #481796
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De Jong was shite again, allegedly.
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30 July 2017 05:45 Post ID: #481802 - in reply to #481796
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Watched about 20 mins of the spurs v man city game ( both playing full first teams ) man city made spurs look very ordinary .With spurs not spending a penny yet and looking nowhere hitting their spurs so to say I hope they play like that first day of the season . We may scrape a draw .
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30 July 2017 10:05 Post ID: #481805 - in reply to #481796
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No point playing the likes of Dummet and Colback and others, they are simply not good enough for The Premiership. Time to wake up else we will take a few hammering so. No alternative left back or midfielder or striker does not augur well. Hopefully this is addressed in the next week. Shelley, Gayle and Eloitt out and we would be in trouble. Darlow not good enough for this league, Woodman too inexperienced at present. Too reliant on Shelvey in midfield. Gayle our only striker
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30 July 2017 10:59 Post ID: #481806 - in reply to #481796
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If we dont sign a striker we are fucked. Personally would like to see Remy back he will get you 15 goals a season which we dont have at the minute
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30 July 2017 12:14 Post ID: #481807 - in reply to #481796
Whilst it's 2 weeks until the season starts for us, there is still over 4 weeks until the window shuts and you get the sense that there's no panicking yet.

It's still all about getting rid of players to create space in the 25 man squad and to build a transfer kitty.

With the next instalment of premier league cash due this week, I think, we may see movement on the striking front but unless they can get rid of Mitrovic for £15m+ then we wont be getting a well known one.
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30 July 2017 13:34 Post ID: #481812 - in reply to #481796
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Build a transfer kitty? There's no need as there's over 100 million still in it.
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30 July 2017 13:41 Post ID: #481814 - in reply to #481796
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Didn't Rafa explain that agent fees and wages gobbled up the millions ?

Or was it Pardew ?

Their messages are so similar...
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30 July 2017 13:53 Post ID: #481815 - in reply to #481796
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You'd think SDU were the only club who had to buy players.
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30 July 2017 14:11 Post ID: #481816 - in reply to #481815
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Officemonkey - 30/7/2017 13:53

You'd think SDU were the only club who had to buy players.


Just listened to that True Faith podcast again.

Rafa clearly stated they cannot afford it.

You need to start listening to him he's an honest sort apparently.
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31 July 2017 17:26 Post ID: #481847 - in reply to #481796
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The ambition therefor is bottom half, hopefully just avoiding relegation. In Premiership terms this current squad is mediocre at best and not a threat.
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31 July 2017 17:29 Post ID: #481848 - in reply to #481796
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This season, ambition is survival, while obtaining some balance to the squad. Stage 1.

You can't begin to compete until you have the basics in place. It's the same with running and walking. You walk before you can run. This is not the season to try to run.


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01 August 2017 06:45 Post ID: #481856 - in reply to #481796
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Quite agree, we're only 10yrs into a 5yr plan,now is not the time to panic.
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01 August 2017 07:56 Post ID: #481857 - in reply to #481796
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I'd say the same perspective as after the Bradford game, we're a decent championship side and a poor Premiership one.
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