Q: Daddy, why did you lose your voice?
A: Because I went to Stamford Bridge to support Lalalalalalala Lalalalalalala Schalkeeeee 04!!!!!
Dear Fussballenglisch Fans
I may have lost my voice on Wednesday, but surprisingly enough, this time Schalke did not lose the match while we out-klaased the Chelsea supporters by miles. And the team rewarded us (and themselves) with a first-Klaas equalizer from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. What a lovely surprise!
Ingo, Thorsten, Phil and Co are surprisingly optimistic before the match against Chelsea.
Well done, boys! We may have to start practising 'Berlin, Berlin, wir fahren nach Berlin' as we are well on course towards the Champions League Final in Germany's capital next year.∗∗∗
Stewards Tracey and Julie, who dealt very effectively with the noisy travelling supporters, share a smile with me, just before Schalke's equalizer.
Another important result on Wednesday was that the Scottish people voted to stay in the United Kingdom (no real surprise there), so luckily our flag doesn't need changing.
∗∗∗ If you think that I have lost my sense of reality, check out the statements made by our former head coach/manager Felix Magath. He was disappointed and "surprised" to be sacked by Fulham after a perfectly successful start of the season (six defeats and one draw from seven matches). Of course it was not his fault at all as he blamed everyone else. Here are some lame excuses - usually in the third conditional - that he (may have) used:
- If the referee had not given a penalty against us, we could have won the match.
- If the former owner had not sold so many good players, we would not have been relegated.
- If Lewis Holtby had translated my instructions better, the team would have been more successful.
- If the match had stopped after 65 minutes, we would have won.
Yes, Felix. And if you had won all matches you may have been head-hunted by Manchester United or Real Madrid. But you didn't win any match. And I tell you something else. If I had won the jackpot in the lottery last Saturday, I would have bought Fulham and would have sacked you personally. Surprisingly, I didn't win the jackpot.
I wish you lots of positive surprises for the coming weeks.