At FC Schalke 04, after the failed derby against Borussia Dortmund (0: 3), the moping continues. And slowly royal blues fans are losing their nerve.
In Gelsenkirchen nothing is heard: S04 has not won in 21 games. Even a widely acceptable defensive performance by the miners against the BVB changed nothing. The Schalke side presented themselves too harmless forward and too little stamina and relief was ultimately not to get three hits against their rivals.
No wonder then that the fan’s soul was bleeding again after the match. Some fans would have moved the defeat to move in front of the Veltins Arena on Saturday night and hang a banner on the wall of a thousand friends.
“Even the pigs of Tönnies show more fights than you!”, It was written in large letters, as reported by “Bild”. An allusion to former Schalke boss Clemens Tönnies, whose meat factories have been in the media several times due to crown outbreaks.
The Schalke Ultras do not appear in the arena
It wasn’t made clear exactly where the anger poster came from. Just that: a group of S04 Ultras who threatened players last weekend – or fed them, depending on how they viewed the incidents – weren’t responsible for the bad saying.
The Ultras had such statements “If you don’t show up at least like you do today, we’ll see each other again. But then it won’t be so peaceful.” caused a stir before the Revier derby, but did not appear around the stadium over the weekend.
It is also unclear whether the Schalke professionals saw the manifesto of anger when they returned by bus from Dortmund late in the evening.
For the Royal Blues, it will continue on Friday evening (20:30) in the local Veltins Arena against VfB Stuttgart. A key game for the faltering club.
After matches against big players like FC Bayern, RB Leipzig and BVB have already been played (and lost), a win against the newcomer is essential.
However, the Swabians have started the season well and are currently in fourth place, just behind the three heavyweights mentioned above. A fact that should not make life easier for the new coach Manuel Baum’s team.