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QB Gabi Duvinage: "Next goal - World Cup 2013"


Autor: Jörg Schlüter / Huddle | Kategorie: Blog, Inside the Team

The first days after returning home, the first German female quarterback of a national football team still had a little surreal memory: "I felt that way, as if I had come back from a trip from the moon and now I was wondering, what could follow now. The experiences of the World Cup in Sweden and the 10 Days of a very regulated daily routine have left their mark “, explains Gabi Duvinage. “It was a great experience personally and I'm also very proud, that I was allowed to represent Germany in Stockholm and that my hometown Dietzenbach also supported me. The phone stopped on Monday evening and many friends wanted to know, what we had all experienced. ”Such a trip aroused Gabi's hunger for more and she now wants, even if the trained gardener is a little bit in her prime, also at the second World Cup, which will probably be held in North America in three years, be there again. "If I pass the try-outs, the coaches want me and if my feet keep carrying me, then I definitely want to be there again. ”Gabi doesn’t worry about her shape: “I am always in the fresh air at work and also work physically. Our football training is at least twice a week and we handle the Greater Frankfurt-Nuremberg area several times in a carpool. We love football and we like to sacrifice our free time for it. ”

In any case, Gabi Duvinage found the World Cup a sporty challenge. In Sweden, the participating nations played a higher level than in the DBL. The Americans were more athletic and lightning fast: “We could have beaten Canada in the first half, but we failed to score. I found Finland even more difficult to play. They were built smaller and more agile than we were, and much more agile on their feet. From this point of view, these two defeats were justified. "

What happens now? Thoughts of resignation were quickly pushed aside. The first round and probably also the playoffs in the DBL are waiting for Gabi and the Nürnberg Hurricanes and to be able to pass the Berlin Kobra Ladies would be nice in their opinion, but of course not that easy either.

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How I Lost My Heart to the federal eagle….


Autor: Bettina Janssen | Kategorie: General, Bettina Janssen, Blog, Inside the Team

For a week I'm back in the land. For a week I think about, how to summarize the experience of American Football World Cup in Sweden in words. How can I tell outsiders, how to feel part of a team, The playing against other nations in a fringe sport for women, never much attention has been and is now the very first time competes in an international tournament?

How can one describe the pride, to be able to make history? to participate as part of the first German national team at the first World Cup, on the lawn with 44 to be like-minded and belt out the national anthem?

How then describes the disappointment, accompanied, if ultimately only 4. Place pops, 'cause you have found a leg and too late for the two decisive games that showed, what you can actually?

And how to bring other people closer, what you feel, when Ten days of football, theory, Training sessions in the blazing sun, Sweat and tears, video analysis, human feelings with the other team members spend, is run by an incredibly dedicated team and you then suddenly back into the "reality" of everyday life must incorporate?

No one writes to me more, what to wear to what occasions, my laundry I have to do it again themselves and, worst, I miss the girls, a team from the opposing team here in the Bundesliga in a foreign land, my team has become.

I am never a friend of Dauerbespaßung and crowds have been, to be allowed to be but this experience World Cup in Sweden makes me so proud and happy part of the story have been, I just hope, that the squad 1. Women's national team in American football a few more games will contest this year.

While it is a well-worn phrase, but:

It was to be playing my honor with these girls and women for Germany.

And who ever such a thing could experience, White, that without the many helping hands and organizing all this would never have been possible.

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Swedish waterways


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog

The view from our hotel on the waters off Stockholm was fantastic. Behind a small, romantic island with two cottages attracted the large ferries and cruise ships its course on the way to Stockholm. Quiet and majestic they passed.

But then came the little noisy vehicles. Boats with 1OM length made more noise than the ferry on the image.

Really loud it was at night on weekends. The positive noise came opposite the Hafenkneipe. The one really good live band had, We also came to their enjoyment. But later in the evening I was then aware, why you do not live on a main road. The noise neagtive. The waterways around Stockholm are on weekends namely a main road: yachts, Motor boats and jet skis from all drove back and forth. All with Full Speed ​​and Full Noise. At about two o'clock in the morning it was then but annoyed me and I shut the window.

The archipelago extends the way good 20-30 km vor Stockholm. Coach Conny could not believe it and ran in a break off, to see the sea. But as far as she ran on our island, more than the next islands were out of sight…

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From the perspective of a fan


Autor: Johanna Frankenberg | Kategorie: Blog, Fan-Zone

It is early morning of 28.06.2010 when 5 make drowsy Hurricanes on their way to Sweden. The luggage we already checked on the eve. The boarding starts on time and so the plane starts to to short 08:30 AM Frankfurt.

The landing in sunny Stockholm against 10:00 Pm and the mood is good. The anticipation will come to what is huge. With the rainbow bus takes us then to central Stockholm. The hotel is a mix of grandma's living room and IKEA.

the rooms are quickly confiscated, only thrown in summer clothes and off you go to the team hotel. after about. 45 Minutes with the public we arrive at Nirvana Sweden. From the bus station to the hotel it aloud sign 50 Meter. It has to be another measure of length, because the hotel we reach only after 10 minutes. There we meet like the team from Finland. it tingles, soon the first World Cup starts. As we meet the German national team, We are warmly welcomed. But much time has not, the schedule of the players and coaches is tight. In the evening is still a training session in the stadium at Zinkensdamm.

29.06.2010 - "Good morning. Stockholm" The sun is shining since 03:00 Uhr. But thanks sleeping mask is the GAR NO PROBLEM! Noch 5 Hours to get us the first game (Austria vs. Finland) look at. In the evening, the first time is then sounded the German national anthem. To play our neighbors are already ca. 20 Germany fans in the stadium and cheer.

Together, we are preparing for the arrival of our national team. When the bus against 16:00 PM pulls up to sound the vuvuzelas and the team will be made loudly in reception. Visibly moved, the coaches and players walk a while and feel Laola. It also run one or the other tears of joy, without naming names.

It is 17:50 enter clock as the teams into the stadium. The mood among the fans is good, the pulse is greatly increased and it tingles all over my body. When the national anthem is heard singing about 50 Germany fans loudly with. Delighted with the performance of the girls on the field the fans with all his force cheer. The vuvuzelas horns and roar of the stadium, so that one does not understand his own words. After the actual announcer speaks only Swedish is found quickly a German stadium spokeswoman with megaphone among fans. Beautiful scenes with comments like "VERY, VERY NICE "underlined and not caught balls is calmed with the words" GAR NO PROBLEM!“. Thank you Kathi. In the end Germany wins 14:00 against Sweden. This makes joy more.

The next day, the players 2 Hours of free time and you meet in Stockholm City for fun and sightseeing. Once the team is gone we make a harbor cruise. It goes past the castle, Old Town, Södermalm und Stockholm City. after nearly 2 we put hours back in the game- and destination port on. Understanding: In the summer months, a vacation home would be great, in winter it is particularly the north of Sweden shun, otherwise you run the risk of no daylight to see. This also explains the high suicide rate in the Nordic countries, but only at the margins.

Am 01.07.2010 is the second group match of the Germans and this time, some fans paint the letter "SCHLAAAAAAAND" on the belly and present the work during the national anthem.

First, Germany does not take into the game and quickly gets into arrears. However, after the 1. Quarter woke up the girls and are linked to the performance of the first game. After the halftime shows of the German Defense no getting past, but unfortunately it is impossible for the team to win the game even more. Knapp, Germany Canada has to admit defeat. It is thus clear, Germany plays on Saturday against the loser of the following match between Finland and USA.

The grandstand fills gradually. Shortly before entering the teams from Finland and the US sit next to the fans all participating teams in the stands. At the end USA won clearly with 72:00. But the Finns offer more resistance than the result, it can be guessed. Both teams shine through strong pass- and running game and tackle scenes.

Now it was clear, it would be a tough game against Finland to court 3 be on Saturday. But on Friday were again 2 Hours off the national team. This time we spend time at the sea, right next to the team hotel. During the lunch, and the next theory lesson of the team we enjoy the great weather and cool us in the water (stark) from. At the end of the day some of us have a healthy lobster pink, but that's GAR NO PROBLEM.

Saturday, 03.07.2010, only a few hours to the match for third place 3. Before Austria takes on Sweden for third place 5 und 6. Scene of the day / the World Cup, an Austrian interception should be, up in the end zone carries the the ball. Unfortunately it was the wrong end zone and thus the Swedes over more pleased 2 Points on the scoreboard. (Note the Redation: The two points were missing the Oester Eicher inside at the end. It ended 18:20)

14:50 Uhr: Inlet Team. 14:55 Uhr: The national anthem is heard. 15:00 Uhr: kickoff Germany. As in the game against Canada, the Germans found not initially into play. Finland achieved quickly the first points and a victory of the Germans seems hopeless. To the 2. Quarter but it looks even better. The first touchdown for Germany and shortly after the break succeed the next touchdown. The team is now completely changed and marched as a bulwark by the Finnish Line. In an exciting final sprint Germany still comes once in possession. It stands 18:26 Finland and it is still 1 to play minutes. The offense tried on passing towards the end zone, but at the 20-yard line is closing and possession changes at 4 Seconds on the game clock.

In a few months, to 2 Tryouts and only one collective training before the World Cup there have 45 Spielerinnen, managed behind the scenes to stomp the coaches and the hard-working helpers the first women's team from the ground.

Despite all doubts and despite many negative votes in advance they all pulled together and have grown into a team. It is a big step for women's football and I am glad to have been a fan a part of this World Cup.

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With terrors


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog, Inside the Team

This will first be my last post on the blog. It was an honor, to be able to be there at the premiere of the women's national team shank. One conclusion we will draw.

even as some stories are missing, I ask all teammates, Fans and friends, write these. Enter either directly or send me.

For me, the trip to Stockholm ended with a big fright.

I had my friend and running back coach Conny Jackel on Sunday evening take you directly in the eye clinic Frankfurt Höchst. was at this time is almost completely blind in his left eye. The cause is a retinal detachment. Yesterday she had an operation. Whether the medical practitioners were able to save the eyesight, we will in the coming days (and weeks) see.

As long as we have to wait and hope.

Update: At least light dark and moving things they can already perceive.

Update 2: The professor himself has operated. Doctors are optimistic. Above the gas horizon can already see something, even if everything is completely green. However, the vision will not be able to reach the previous state on the eye, since the point of sharpest vision is affected. I want to thank everyone for the many wishes. Who wants to ring the bell times in the next few days: 069 3106 75886. She is getting boring.

Update 3: On Friday Conny can go home. The rest time will tell

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Great gesture


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog, Inside the Team

At a World Cup there are always players, who take a step forward. Like Manuela Scott from second division Stuttgart Scorpions Sisters. In the game for third place she could show that,what was already indicated in the first two encounters. It is able to carry the load in the attack. It made them reliable meter by meter.

On the other hand, there are players, they don't 100% of their performance. This time, she was unlucky on her side. Undisputedly she is one of the best players in Germany and was able to show at least in the second half. But Suse is more than just a good football player. She is also a good team player.

In the match for third place she was awarded the MVP honor by the organizer, because she ended up scoring two touchdowns. After handing over the helmet trophy on the field, she went directly to Manuela Scott and passed the trophy on to her. With this fair gesture, she wasn't just showing team- and sportsmanship, but also what everyone in the Germany team thought: Manuela Scott had earned the honor!

Suse got a helmet after all: We received a mini helmet from Team USA. It was passed on directly to her in thanks for her gesture.

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Pictures from the Hotel


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog, Photos

From Pregame Walkthru and other occasions…

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Bilder vom Training in Zinkensdamm IP


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog, Photos

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Ausflug nach Stockholm


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog

Am Mittwoch stand ein bisschen Kultur auf dem Programm. Nach dem Sieg gegen Schweden durfte das Team für zwei Stunden in die Innenstadt von Stockholm. Da das Internet mal wieder nicht ging, fuhr ich mit.

Genaugenommen wartete ich mit. Denn unser Bus um 9:00 kam nicht. Wenn ein Team zu spät kommt,muss es Strafe zahlen. Und was ist mit dem Bus. Aber kam nicht zu spät, er kam gar nicht. Dafür kam um 9:20 der Bus der Kanadier, der für 10:00 bestellt war. To 15 Minuten hatte Christiane das lokale Organisationskommitte in Person von Laura (der bunte Klecks hinter der Windschutzscheibe), dass es Sinn macht, wenn der Bus uns schnell in der Innenstadt absetzt und dann Kanada fährt.

Also rein und los. Am Ende hatten wir 45 Minuten vergeudet. Der Besuch reichte gerade einmal dafür, durch die Einkaufspassage bis zum Schloss zu laufen, ein Bogen durch die Altstadt und wieder zurück. Am Schloss konnten wir kurz einer kleinen Parade beiwohnen, für die irgendein hoher Politiker dazu kam. Wer? Keine Ahnung, wir mussten auch wieder zurück.

Auf dem Rückweg habe ich was gelernt. Das hätte ich mir vorher auch schon denken können, aber gut. Man geht am Hauptbahnhog niemals auf die Toilette eines Fastfood-Restaurants. Niemals. Nachdem ich fünf Kronen eingeworfen habe, ging die Tür auf. Vor mir ein schwarzes Loch. Ich taste nach dem Lichtschalter. Es geht nur ein Schwarzlicht an. Wo bin ich hier? Das Schwarzlicht hilft nicht wirklich weiter, dafür sieht man jeden Spritzer an der Wand und jeden Fetzen Papier auf dem Boden. Skurril. Details erspare ich mir lieber. In Zukunft werde ich daran denken.

Abersonst war de Ausflug kurz, aber schön. Hier kann man auch mal so herkommen.

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Greetings from Dresden


Autor: AGebek | Kategorie: General, Blog

It's been a few days. Our first training in Zinkensdamm IP.

There are very strict guidelines here, as for scouting when training the other teams. It is forbidden in any form. You can't even look. Nobody, no matter if player, Coach, Staff or fan.

Sometimes it's not that easy. The training units are lined up seamlessly. And because the bus never arrives exactly to the minute, just take a look. It cannot be avoided. In addition, the stadium was full during our training. A group of athletes, soccer-playing kids, a few loitering figures. And an elderly gentleman in civilian clothes. He looked very interested. That's Larry, the Canadian head coach. Age, the beard, glasses, figure, size. Everything fits. Only the typical Canada red of the clothes is missing.

We don't care about normal viewers, but Canada? That does not have to be. So watch closely. A photo taken with telephoto. Hm, perhaps, rather probably not. Now his wife is taking notes, maybe yes?

The solution was simple. Our #40 Jana ran over to the next water break and greeted her parents. This “Spy” came from Dresden.

But what is the Japanese doing there? She films the pregame against Sweden? The next spy? Always stay vigilant…

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