Season 2014-15

NOTE: The Deutsche Fußball-Liga  (DFL) releases a ‘schedule’ of games at the beginning of the season but ‘fixtures’ are only confirmed, in batches, as the season goes on.  A bit of a bummer when you want to book tickets, flights, accommodation and so on, but that’s the way it is. So it is important to keep up to date with announcements. Don’t forget that you can watch FCSP games live at the Zeitgeist Pub in Vauxhall, London (see Venue for details) ; and see/add to fan comment on the FC St Pauli UK Fans message board.

RESULTS
Fixtures and Results 2014-15

Darmstadt 1-0 FC St. Pauli. [Game 34/34]. Sun. 24 May. 14:30 KO UK.  Both teams appeared a bit nervy. – understandable as both had to win ensure promotion and safety from relegation or else rely on results elsewhere going in their favour – and it looked for a long period like it could have been anyone’s game but it was the hosts who made the crucial breakthrough with a well place free kick that beats everyone (71min), although the boys in brown made a fight of it to the end. So Darmstadt get promotion to the Bundesliga at the first attempt, the glory seeking fools. Whereas, and more importantly, Pauli live to fight another day in 2bundesliga! With results from the other games going Pauli’s way, it’s time for a sigh of relief and to celebrate! It was a great credit and just reward for the team for their tremendous efforts during the second half of the season. Phew Hoo! But please don’t leave it so close next season 😉

FC St. Pauli 5-1 VfL Bochum. [Game 33/34]. Sun. 17 May. 14:30 KO UK. Pauli are a goal down in the fourth minute courtesy of (yet another) former player but ride their luck when a “I’ve seen them given” penalty is not awarded against them and instead equalise shortly after and get a second just as the first half ends; then get a brace in the early minutes of the second, adding a fifth seven minutes before the end. It was a game Pauli had to win in the fight to avoid relegation and it is now down to the wire with the last game of the season next week when Pauli’s fate will be determined. A win would see Pauli safe. But against Darmstadt? Why not.

FC Kaiserslautern  0-2  FC St.Pauli. [Game 32/34]. Sat. 9 May. 12:00 KO UK. FCK will be looking to secure a promotion position so expect them to fight hard for all three points…And whilst they apply pressure in the first half, taking the opportunity to flounce to the floor near the penalty area at every opportunity – resulting in a free kick in the early minutes which, after some kicking about, ends with the ball in the back of the Pauli net only for the goal to be disallowed for offiside – it is Pauli who come out on the front foot in the second half, and it is Kallas left foot that slots the ball into the home team’s net (47min), and a fair penalty award which is safely slotted home by Halstenberg (55min). FCK come back fighting and Himmelman is forced to make saves to keep Pauli ahead, so when the final whistle comes it is a well earned and deserved win. Which turns out to be vital as the teams around us all won.

FC St.Pauli 1-0 RB Leipzig. [Game 31/34]. Sun. 3 May. 12:30 KO UK. Pauli welcome Mammon’s playthings, who spanked us 4-1 earlier in the season…But there’s no repeat performance as Pauli nab a goal just on half time and, in spite of the bullish attitude of the visitors in the second half, Pauli hang on (with the help of a spectacular save late in injury time) to take 3 vital points.  Pauli just ease out of the bottom three, but there’s still three games to go…

FC Heidenheim 2-1 FC St.Pauli. [Game 30/34]. Sun. 26 Apr. 12:30 KO UK. Pauli start sprightly and make chances but the hosts come back strongly in the second half and go two ahead (the second a penalty with 8 minutes to go). Pauli grab a consolation goal in injury time to help our poor goal difference. Pauli settle into the bottom three with all teams on 28 points: 2 points away from 1860 Munchen and 3 points away from Furth.  Yes, it’s squeaky bum time again/still!

FC St. Pauli 1-0 Nuremberg. [Game 29/34]. Fri. 17 Apr. 17:30 KO UK. What’s going on? Some luck comes Pauli’s way for a change, a corner that shouldn’t have been and a goal comes from it in the 90th minute so Pauli snatch three precious points under Nuremberg’s noses! For twelve hours or so Pauli escape the relegation zone, but then all the other teams fighting relegation go and win so Pauli settle back to the relegation play-off spot. What’s going on?

Karlsruher SC 3-0 FC St.Pauli. [Game 28/34]. Fri. 10 Apr. 17:30 KO UK. Reality bites back in Baden-Württemberg as promotion chasing Karlsruher kick the kiezkickers for three goals and all three points. But, after the teams around us have played at the weekend, Pauli stay in the relegation play-off spot, on equal points and on equal goal difference but having scored more at home. Phew.  PS. We were represented at the game. If you look very closely in the bottom left of the picture below you will see our banner!

SPLON at Karsruhe

FC St.Pauli 4-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf . [Game 27/34].  Mon. 06 Apr. 19:15 KO UK [Easter Monday Bank Holiday]. Tor!Tor!Tor!Tor! An Easter miracle! In an inspired move Lienen starts with Choi, an unknown from the U23 squad, who bags the first two goals and assists in the fourth before coming off to a deserved ovation. A very convincing win, with the whole team galvanised and solid making F95 look quite ordinary. It was their best performance of the season by a long way, and by a margin that helps improve the goal difference and puts Pauli into the play-off spot for now.

Union Berlin 1-0 FC St.Pauli. [Game 26/34]. Fri. 20 Mar. 17:30 KO UK. It’s looking like an even (so/so) contest as the clock ticks down to a draw. But no,  a minor flupp-up in the Pauli goal area when trying to clear the ball allows the irons to steel the game at the last moment. Words and replacements for expletives cannot describe the way we !*”&£^%$ feel……

FC St. Pauli 1-1 FSV Frankfurt .  [Game 25/34].  Sat. 14 Mar.  12:00 KO UK. Pauli score a minute into the the second half but before the hour is up it is one apiece. Neither side take their chances and so it ends with Pauli not conceding three points. A point is a point and all that. But just above them 1860 Munchen widen the gap, leaving Pauli, Aue and Aalen to play musical chairs in the relegation/play-off spots.

Eintracht Braunschweig 0 – 2 FC St.Pauli. [Game 24/34].  Sat. 07 Mar. 12:00 KO UK. Two headers are better than none! Pauli’s first away win since 5 April 2014 takes them off the bottom and two points away from fourth from bottom and safety. Woo hoo!

FC St.Pauli 0 – 0 Erzgebirge Aue. [Game 23/34]. Sun. 01 Mar. 12:30 KO UK. At least a draw keeps Aue within catching/overtaking distance if Pauli are to haul themselves off the bottom and out of the relegation spots or play-off.  But it is going to be a struggle.

TSV 1860 München 2 – 1 FC St.Pauli [Game 22/34]. Sat. 21 Feb. 12:00 KO UK. So it’s fellow strugglers 1860 who get the points to haul themselves up to the heady heights of 15th in the table, leaving Pauli adrift in 18th and circling the plug-hole to 3 Bundesliga. Next up is Aue who are in 16th…

FC St.Pauli 0 – 1 SpVgg Greuther Fürth  [Game 21/34].  Mon. 16 Feb. 19:15 KO UK. Argh. Pauli fail to get a point out of game which, if they had only been able to take their chances, they could have won. A bit of cliche but it was all Pauli to start with, even being awarded a penalty which the ref inexplicably retracted. Then, against the run of play and a debatable off-side position, Furth slot a well placed ball between the legs of Himmelman. From then on the game became a testy affair with lots of pushing and shoving and flouncing about and tempers rising. At the end Lienen was clearly unimpressed with the officials and who could blame him.  But Pauli need to impress in their next two games against fellow bottom-feeders 1860 and Aue if they are to climb out of the relegation zone.

SV Sandhausen 0 -0 FC St.Pauli.  [Game 20/34]. Sat. 7 Feb. 2015. 12:00 (KO UK). The Rückrunde  begins with a draw as FCSP fail to take their chances against a so-so Sandhausen and so slip to the bottom once more.

* * WINTERPAUSE * *

FC St.Pauli 3 – 1 VfR Aalen. [Game 19/34]. Sat. 20 Dec. 12:00 (KO UK). Yes, Yes, Yes! Pauli win (check), Pauli win at HOME (check), Pauli get off the bottom of the table (check). The turnaround under new coach Lienen begins. O xmas/winterpause joy! (Until February…… 😉

FC IngOOOOlstadt 2 – 1 FC St. Pauli. [Game 18/34]. Wed. 17 Dec. 16:30 (KO UK). A promising Pauli performance under new coach Ewald Lienen and for nearly 30 seconds Pauli were heading hopefully for a draw. IngOOOOlstad stay table leaders whilst Pauli settle on the bottom along with Aue and four points adrift of next game’s opponents Aalen.

FC St.Pauli 0 – 1 Darmstadt 98. [Game 17/34].  Sun 14 Dec. 12:30 (KO UK). FCSP lose, at home, again; and, not for the first time, due to a defensive slip, and with only 5 minutes left on the clock. Sure, getting a point or three against the visiting promotion chasers was never going to be easy. But, apart from that one slip, FCSP’s defence looked more solid than usual and the visitors weren’t as threatening or clinical as you would have thought. Whilst FCSP had few chances themselves on goal, a draw looked promising. Can only conceding one goal be seen as some sort of victory? Hardly. This game marks the half way point of the season and FCSP stay bottom of the table by virtue of goal difference.

😐 VfL Bochum 3 – 3 FC St.Pauli. [Game 16/34]. Fri. 5 Dec. 17:30 (KO UK).  FCSP take the lead three times with three superb goals but the home team manage to equalise each time (including an unfortunate own goal). Still lots of fight in the boys in brown and an encouraging display up front but ultimately a disappointing 1 point earned when 3 points looked likely three times during the game.

😦FC St. Pauli 1 – 3 FC Kaiserslautern [Game 15/34]. Sun 30 Nov. 12.30 (KO UK). Pauli try to bounce back from the 0-2 halftime scoreline with a rare goal in the second half and a full-on attack to get the equaliser but, sure enough, the visitors grab a third on the counter attack in the dying moments. Pauli now hit the bottom (of the table).

😦 TM Leipzig 4 – 1 FC St.Pauli [Game 14/34]. Sun 23 Nov. 12:30 (KO UK). Pauli face another recently promoted and promotion chasing team, this time away at energy drink owned Liepzig. Perhaps Pauli should get out their energy drink sponsored shirts from last season for a pro-plus soft-drink face-off. Ho hum. / “Money talks, hey listen can’t you hear it?” Trade-mark Leipzig steamroll Pauli with four clinical goals, but the boys in brown showed real spirit with a goal early on the second half to make it 2-1 and an offside goal could have helped at 3-2 but no. It was always going to be dream to get a away win, and so the nightmare continues.

😦FC St. Pauli 0 – 3 1.FC Heidenheim [Game 13/34]. Newly promoted and promotion chasing Heidenheim prove ruthless on the counter attack and get their first away win of the season at the Millerntor. Gah.

😐 1.FC Nürnberg 2 – 2 FC St.Pauli [Game 12/34] Pauli take the lead twice and with three minutes to go look like they are going to get all three points, but no. It’s hard to have to settle for a draw but there you are.

😦 St Pauli 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund. DFB Cup (Round 2). No alarms and no surprises please as Pauli head out of the pokal bauble; the boys in black try hard, Kringe plays his socks off against his old club and Tschauner makes crucial saves but it’s the evostik-ed coloured visitors who harrumph into round 3. The trophy-chasing fools.

😦 😦 😦 😦 FC St. Pauli 0 – 4 Karlsruher SC [Game 11/34]
In spite of some encouraging play up front early on Pauli rue some poor defending at the back, and it’s the visitors that take the three points.

😦 Düsseldorf 1 – 0 St Pauli [Game10/34]
In a hard fought game on a rainy Düsseldorf evening Fortune favours Fortuna’s professional time-wasters who, along with a keen-eyed lino who raises the offside flag as Pauli ‘score’, deny the boys in white a point.

BOLLZEN! Hoellenhunde 5 – 1 FC St Pauli
FußBoll Gott Fabian Boll scores in his testimonial match, leading his hell hounds to victory and raising EUR75,000 for causes. Für Immer mit Dir!

🙂 🙂 🙂 FC St. Pauli 3 – 0 Union Berlin [Game 9/34]
The ref sees red and Union are down to 10 men within 23 minutes and the boys in white go 1-0 up from the resulting penalty (Nöthe). It’s not until the 73 min that FCSP press home their advantage when Rzatkowski scores the second (his lightening reflexes getting the ball in the third attempt). Finally it’s Der Joker, Verhoek, who scores with a screamer on the counter attack.

😐 😐 😐 FSV Frankfurt 3 – 3 FC St.Pauli [Game 8/34]
What the…? FCSP go from being 0-2 up to 3-2 down but Daube saves the point with four minutes to go. Phew.

🙂 FC St. Pauli 1 – 0 Eintracht Braunschweig [Game 7]
Woo hoo! The boys in white (WHY is it they are not playing in brown at home these days?) get 3 crucial points at the Millerntor.

😦 😦 😦 Erzgebirge Aue  3 –  0 FC St.Pauli [Game 6]
Treble Aue-ouch ! Aue get their first 3 goals and their first 3 points in the 2bundesliga this season, courtesy of their guest Aufbaugegnor (that’s FC St Pauli).

😦 😦 FC St Pauli 1 – 2 1860 Munchen [Game 5]
A frustrating game to have to watch with the first of many poor decisions by the ref gifting a dubious penalty and first goal to Munchen. With Pauli having to contend against 12 men it is inevitable that 1860 will hang on to their 1-2 half time lead. New coach Meggle begins/ends his first game by being sent to the stands for arguing with ref. Grr.

😦 😦 😦 Greuther Furth 3 – 0 FC St Pauli [Game 4]
A couple of easy/free headers within two minutes in the first-half left the boys in brown shaking their heads after their hard work in the first 20 mins, and a second-half swerving free kick made it game over. Arguably the free kick taker, Trinke, should have been off the field long before that after a dirty/nasty stamp on a prone Gonther which went unnoticed by any of the officials in the first half. Gonther left the field holding his ribs and did not come back on for the second half: let’s hope it’s not too serious.

🙂 🙂 FC St Pauli 2 – 1 SV Sandhausen [Game 3]
Nöthe puts FCSP into the lead after four minutes. The visitors equalise 20 minutes later. Neither side can make a breakthrough but then, going against tradition (again), it is Pauli who get the winner in the last minute of injury time (credited to Sobiech). Highlights |Comment

🙂 🙂 🙂 Optik Rathenow 1 – 3 FC St Paul [Cup R1]
Going against tradition FCSP go through the round 2 of the cup. Two goals from Nöthe and one from recent signing Budimir secure a win against regionalliga Rathenow. Highlights on YT

😦 😦 VfR Aalen 2 – 0 FC St Pauli [Game 2]
An unlucky own goal doubled Aalen’s lead and FCSP’s away winning form of last season seems to have deserted them. For now.

😐 FC St Pauli 1 – 1 FC Ingoldstadt [Game 1]
FCSP come back in the second half with a superb goal from new captain Gonther to secure a happy draw. Word of the week: Freibeuterbier (for free beer from the Zeitgeist landlord for Pauli’s first goal of the season)!

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