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Derby weekend

21st (part 3) August 2011

Excellent. 0:3 won in Vienna derby leaves me thinking we can win the league, Probably only Salzburg could match us.

21st (part 2) August 2011

Well I was wrong, We won 0:3. Austria have the potential to win the league.

21st August 2011

Well Leicester threw away a two goal lead in strange circumstance – final score 2:2.

Now off to watch Vienna derby hoping for better from Austria Wien.

20th August 2011

Well it’s derby weekend for me. Leicester City will shortly kick-off their match against Nottingham Forrest and interestingly this season both clubs are managed by ex-England managers. Hopefully a Leicester win, in the 99th derby, will be the start of a good run of form which will see the Foxes challenging for the league title and promotion to the Premiership.

Then tomorrow I’ll be join friends to watch Austria Wien secure the first derby win of the season against local rivals Rapid. The game is being staged at the national stadium as part of the punishment and security arrangements against Rapid after the last derby match of last season was abandoned due to the pitch invasion by about 200 Rapid fans.

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Is the end of the world actually today?…or Wednesday?

With much hope in their hearts, a little fear in their guts and the single mindedness of the true believers, a small group of the faithful will sit today amongst the devils own spawn awaiting the great moment. Only by entering the temple of the unbeliever can the faithful, through trial and tribulation, help bring forth the 100 years prophecy. Only by rising up at the moment of the
unbelievers fall can the faithful achieve true rapture, which is necessary to prepare themselves fully to enter the holy place for judgement day on Wednesday 25th May 2011.

The gods have truly tested the faithful in this year of prophecy. The skill and efforts of the disciples have not always been rewarded by the glorious ‘three points’. The faithful has been left bemused, as for example, the gods have allowed the referee to award a goal even though he admitted that he had seen an opposition player 15 yards inside our half at kick-off who then participated in the move that lead to the goal. We have sat bemused as the best footballing side in the league has time and again decided that it’s more fun to wait until the second half to actually start playing.

But the gods will have their fun. If results go as expected today, on Wednesday Austria Wien will start the final game of the season in third place and will be taking on fellow title rivals Salzburg. As the gods roll their dice the Violets will step forth to vanquish the Red Bull, whilst on a distant field Sturm Graz’s challenge will turn into a whiff of a summer breeze.

So the prophecy ¹ will be fulfilled. In the 100th year of the club Austria Wien will upon judgement day be crowned champions and
the faithful will be in rapture, lifted to new heights whilst the unbelievers known as the Rapid will have failed to qualify for European football next season.

¹ Disclaimer: Whilst the gods are all powerful, all knowing and absolute right without fail, they cannot be held responsible for the
misuse, misquotes and generally misinterpretation (of their statements, actions, or mess leftover from last night’s party) by mere mortals. All prophecy can be rescheduled, rerouted or cancelled up to one second before departure. The gods take no responsibility for lost Prophets or liability for any actions undertaken by believers in their name.

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Everything else is on hold until after the 25th May, now it’s all about the Football!

‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that’ (Bill Shankly).

I’ve always liked the above quote from the late great Bill Shankly. Between now and the 25th May these words are going to take on even greater meaning for the fans of the top three teams in the Austrian premier league.

With only three matches remain two points divide the top three:

Austrian Bundesliga

  1. Sturm Graz         57
  2. Salzburg               56
  3. Austria Wien     55

Shortly, I’ll be heading off to the stadium to watch Austria’s match. As ever, I’ll be full of that hope and dread that comes with following a team as you enter the ‘business end of the season’. Winning the league is always something you want to see your team do, but for Austria fans a win this season would be something special – it’s the 100th birthday of the club.

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Forza Viola

Wasn’t able to attend the Vienna derby today, which Austria lost 1:0. But had the following message, a few hours after the game, from a friend who did make the match.

‘It took us some while to overcome this … but I still believe we can make it and most of the fans believe in it as well!! forza viola!’

So next weekend we are off to the away game in Salzburg and three more points 🙂

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