Season 2017-18

For this season’s games see Calendar NB. This includes games that have yet to have date/time confirmed (ie TBA).
Season schedule [google doc] here – ST PAULI SEASON 2017-18
Latest batch of games [PDF doc] here – SP_2017-18_4

GAMES (Confirmed). KO times are UK.
[18] ST PAULI v Bochum.  Mon 18 Dec. 19:30.
[19] Dynamo Dresden v ST PAULI.  Thu 25 Jan. 19:30.
[20] ST PAULI v Darnstadt.  Sun 28 Jan. 12:30.
[21] Heidenheim v ST PAULI.  Sat 3 Feb. 12:00.
[22] ST PAULI v Nuremberg.  Mon 12 Feb. 19:30.
> > [Games #23 to #32. Dates and times to be confirmed]
[33] ST PAULI v Arminia Bielefeld.  Sun 6 May 2018. 14:30.
[34] Duisburg v ST PAULI.  Sun 13 May 2018. 14:30.  


ST PAULI   2-2  Duisburg.  
[17/34. Sun 10 Dec. 12:30.] The new coach’s first venture ends in a worrying draw. Pauli went behind 32mins in after a penalty awarded for a high foot from Bouhaddouz. The game got testier from then on; tension and testosterone colliding. After the break Pauli came out fighting and incredibly got two goals in the space of a few minutes (58′ and 63′). Things turned to the worse when Bouhaddouz inexplicably squirted water into a zebra’s face, earning him a straight red (on top of the yellow he earned earlier for his high foot). Down to ten men, Pauli were on the back foot. The equalizer inevitably arrived in the 81st min. Thankfully, just one more game before Winterpause. 

Head-coach rolls out/in
The perplexing puzzle of Pauli’s poor performances/pummelings has prompted the prompt procurement of a new head coach: Markus Kauczinski. Who he? And what’s his pedigree Pauli punters ponder. His previous professional posts were at Karlsruhe (where he almost got them promoted but lost the play-offs to H$V) and Ingoooolstadt. Positive pronouncements in the press conference (on Thursday 7 Dec) belie the present predicament but let’s not pontificate! The proof will be on the pitch – starting this Sunday at home to Duisburg. A second home win of the season would be a promising beginning. His contract lasts until June 2019.  (7 Dec).

Injury Time
To add injuries to the, erm, insult, Christopher Buchtmann and Mats Möller-Daehli are both out for months. Buchtmann has an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, and Möller-Daehli has a groin injury, which he’s been carrying for weeks, and will be operated on today (6 Dec).  Fupping ‘ell.

Arminia Bielefeld   5-0  ST PAULI
[16/34] . If the last game was a disaster (and it was) then this game was a nightmare. Wake up folks! “No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Greuther Fürth  4-0  ST PAULI
[15/34].  Disaster the club says, and who can argue? 2-0 at half-time. A man down in the 69min (Nehrig with two yellows). It’s 3-0 in the 72min and defeat is a foregone conclusion even before Furth get their fourth in the 79min. Disaster.

ST PAULI  2-2  Regensburg
[14/34]. Pauli are first off the mark – but it’s with a yellow card in the 3rd min. It’s the visitors who score first, in the 21st min. Then again in the 24th.  Crisis? Nah. Two substitutions seem to make a difference and Pauli are level pegging by half-time – unfortunately a third proves elusive. As does that second home win… Club reaction

Union Berlin  1-0  ST PAULI
[13/34]. Oh fupping hell. Chances missed, Allagui gets booked for diving when we’re all thinking it’s a half-decent penalty shout (we’ve seen ’em given blah blah) and then the ref gives Union a free kick in the last moment when their player stumbles over his own ineptitude – and then the home side head-Tor from said free kick! Insult to injury? Hell, yeah. But what can you do? (Ok, the header may have been well taken but but….pfft).

ST PAULI  1-1  Erzgebirge Aue
[12/34]  For a while there it was looking like Pauli were going to get their second home win of the season but no. Oh well, next time eh?

SV Sandhausen   1-1  ST PAULI
[11/34]  Pauli played well without some strikers (out through injury) in the line-up, so when Sandhausen took the lead in the 82 minute (a desperate punt from outside the box of which Himmlemann seemed unsighted) it was a cruel twist of fate. With a clear penalty shout from Pauli waved away, and Nehrig having to be subbed through injury (yet another, gah) it looked it was not going to be Pauli’s night. But with seconds to go Schneider (who had come on a sub for the injured Nehrig)  hit home for his first goal in the league! A draw, but it feels like victory son!

ST PAULI  1-1  Kaiserslautern
[10/34]  Pauli won the game on stats but it’s goals that count right kids? As it was the visitors cruelly equalise to prevent Pauli getting their second home win. It will come.

Eintracht Braunschweig  0-2  ST PAULI
[09/34] Check It out! Streaker? Check. Saved penalty? Check (Himmelmann 12′, twice). Goals? Double Check (Buchtmann 76′, Sahin 80′). Three points? Triple Check (Pauli). Highlights (youtube).

ST PAULI  1-2  Dusseldorf.
[08/34] Pauli’s second home win of the season remains elusive. Oh well, next time eh?

Kiel  0-1 ST PAULI.
[07/34]  A tough game, where the busiest person on the pitch was the ref (who may be putting in a claim for rsi to his card-wielding elbow), with fouls aplenty, bodies rolling on the floor, Pauli palyers being subbed for yet more injuries, eight yellow cards and one red, five minutes of injury time, testy exchanges between the coaches etc etc.. And that was after a delayed start due to kiel hoolies running on the pitch,  But Pauli come away with the points – earned by a shot from Flum into the top corner of the net in the first half, and stalwart defending and a super save in the second from Himmelman in the dying moments!

ST PAULI  0-4 Ingoldstadt
[06/34]  All the goals (in the first half no less), all the cards (5 yellows) and all the points (who’s counting?) belong to the visitors.

Nuremburg  0-1 ST PAULI.
[05/34]  An unexpected route one goal – plus stalwart defending and the aid of the woodwork – gives Pauli the win against the run of play.

ST PAULI  1-0 Heidenheim.
[04]  Pauli pile on the pressure in the second half with 11 corners (11 more than they managed in the first half) but it’s in the last one, and in 90+2 minute, that Flum’s foot pokes in the ball (video). Phew hoo!

Darmstadt  3-0  ST PAULI.
[03/34]  A poor performance and a poorly taken/saved penalty = a dismal defeat in damp Darmstadt.

Paderborn  2-1 ST PAULI. [DFB Cup R1]
Usual quick exit from the cup. Nothing to see here.

ST PAULI  2-2  Dresden.
[02/34]  Good goals come to naught as the visitors bounce back. Twice.

Bochum  0-1  ST PAULI.
[01/34]  Yay. A good start to the season. Not saying anything….