Boys in Brown kick off at Bochum hoping to show a different face
The Boys in Brown made a losing start to the 2020/21 campaign last weekend, going out of the DFB Cup at the first hurdle after a below-par showing at fourth-tier SV 07 Elversberg. Timo Schultz’s side begin in the league on Monday evening (20:30 CET) knowing full well that they have to show a different side to themselves at VfL Bochum.
CUP RUN ENDS EARLY AFTER 4-2 DEFEAT AT ELVERSBERG
FC St. Pauli made a losing start to the 2020/21 campaign on Sunday afternoon, going down 4-2 at Regionalliga South-West side SV 07 Elversberg to exit the DFB Cup in the first round. It all started so well when Marvin Knoll opened the scoring with just seven minutes gone. But the fourth-tier outfit hit back with two first-half goals through Luca Schnellbacher and Patryk Dragon before Robin Fellhauer and Schnellbacher extended their advantage after the interval. Rico Benatelli pulled one back with 12 minutes left but it was too little too late.
SCHULTZ AND HIMMELMANN BEMOAN SLOPPINESS AND LACK OF AGGRESSION
After going out of the DFB Cup at the first hurdle following a 4-2 reverse at fourth-tier SV 07 Elversberg, the mood in the camp was more than deflated. In the mixed zone after the game, Timo Schultz, Robin Himmelmann and Marvin Knoll looked back at the 90 minutes and the reasons for the defeat.
Boys in Brown set for cup battle at Elversberg
So many things are different this year due to Covid-19, including the match schedule for the 2020/21 season. The Boys in Brown thus kick off the new campaign in the DFB Cup rather than the second division when they go to Saarland cup winners SV 07 Elversberg on Sunday (15:30 CET). The aim is clear: FC St. Pauli want to advance to the second round!
AVEVOR TO CONTINUE AS CAPTAIN - KNOLL NEW DEPUTY
The question of who will skipper the Boys in Brown this season has been settled. After Robin Himmelmann, Christopher Avevor, Daniel Buballa, Philipp Ziereis and Marvin Knoll were voted onto the five-man players' committee during training camp, head coach Timo Schultz has now named Avevor as team captain.
BOYS IN BROWN WIN DRESS REHEARSAL AGAINST SØNDERJYSKE
FC St. Pauli beat SønderjyskE Fodbold by the only goal in their final pre-season warm-up game on Sunday. Borys Tashchy struck in the 29th minute to see off the Danish cup winners at a regrettably empty Millerntor Stadium.
BOYS IN BROWN CONCLUDE TRAINING CAMP WITH A WIN
The Boys in Brown marked the end of their summer training camp in Herzlake with a 2-1 friendly win over SV Meppen on Wednesday afternoon. Borys Tashchy opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the third minute before René Guder levelled for the third-division outfit on 51. But Under-23 striker Christian Stark grabbed a late winner seven minutes from time to end the training camp on a positive note.
Bednarczyk joins Zagłębie Lubin on loan
In another change to the St. Pauli squad, Jakub Bednarczyk has joined Polish first-division side Zagłębie Lubin on loan until June 2021 after the two clubs and the player reached agreement over a move. Bednarczyk, 21, arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in January 2019 and has made two second-division appearances for the club plus 23 for the Under-23s (3 goals, 2 assists) to date.
Makienok: "A good feeling about everything"
New signing Simon Makienok hooked up with his new teammates for the first time in Herzlake on Sunday evening before completing his first two training sessions with the squad the following day. In between the two workouts, the 6'6" striker took time out to field questions from the media representatives in attendance, speaking about...