"I'M USED TO IT" – SOBIECH CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY AT TRAINING CAMP
Groundhog Day may well be the first thought that comes to Lasse Sobiech's mind whenever his birthday – 18 January – comes around. Yesterday was not the first time the defender has celebrated his special day at training camp. The team congratulated him with a song in the morning, and the birthday boy returned the favour with a round of drinks in the evening.
JANSSEN CALLS FOR FOCUS IN REMAINING 17 GAMES
Drama, heart-stopping finale, happy end. With four games left to play in the 1998/99 season, hardly anyone believed Eintracht Frankfurt could avoid relegation. Three wins later, culminating in Jan-Aage Fjörthoft's all-important fifth goal in the 89th minute of a 5-1 home defeat of Kaiserslautern, proved the critics wrong. St. Pauli assistant coach Olaf Janssen played a key role in the great escape, scoring a vital winner in a 3-2 win at Schalke on the penultimate day.
KOGLIN JUST LOVES PLAYING FOOTBALL
Now three months a member of the senior squad, Brian Koglin is the youngster in the St. Pauli team. The 20-year-old made his debut in the 2-0 DFB Cup defeat against Hertha BSC at the back end of October, followed by appearances in the 1-1 draw with Nürnberg and the 1-0 reverse at Würzburg. This year the defender hopes to stake a claim for more starts in the second half of the season.
TWO WINS OUT OF TWO FOR THE BOYS IN BROWN
The schedule for training camp day 3 included not one but two warm-up matches. Ewald Lienen's men began with a comfortable 6-2 win over Chinese top-division club Tianjin Teda and later in the day a completely different team beat Swiss Super League outfit FC Basel 2-1 in Marbella.
KELLER EAGER TO FACE FORMER CLUB
Joel Keller became a St. Pauli player in the summer of 2015. The defender is now at training camp with his team-mates preparing for the second half of the season. The first two warm-up games there are scheduled for this Saturday – one of them against the club of Keller's youth, FC Basel, whose colours he wore for eight years.
"KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE SALT" - KALLA TALKS TRAINING CAMP
Early on Thursday morning the Boys in Brown set off for Sotogrande in southern Spain to continue their preparations for the league resumption at the end of January. For Jan-Philipp Kalla, who joined the club back in 2003 and has been a member of the senior squad since 2007, it won't be the first St. Pauli training camp. We spoke to our No27 about ...