KARLSRUHE FACT FILE
Thursday, 31. October 2019, 16:55 Uhr
After yesterday's cup game against Eintracht Frankfurt the Boys in Brown are straight back in action when they entertain Karlsruhe at the Millerntor on Saturday. How are Alois Schwartz's side doing this season? We checked them out!
KSC striker Philipp Hofmann has already bagged seven goals this season, four of them from corners. Three of those strikes were the result of pinpoint balls into the box from set-piece specialist Marvin Wanitzek. Warning enough for the Boys in Brown.
Former St. Pauli player Kyoungrok Choi had a long wait for his first start following Karlsruhe's return to the second division. The midfielder was named in the starting lineup for their last two games, however, which ended in 3-3 draws against Bochum and Hannover. Not only that, he gave his side the lead at Bochum. Prepare to see the Korean again, then.
Unbeaten in six in the league
Alois Schwartz's team will be in relatively confident mood when they take to the Millerntor pitch on Saturday, given that they are unbeaten in six matches. There is a caveat to that, though. The last five games have all ended in draws. Their most recent three-point haul came in Round 6, when they beat Sandhausen by the only goal.
Another member-run club was lost to the German game recently when KSC's annual general meeting voted by an 88 per cent majority to spin off the professional football section. "We've transferred our professional operations to a modern company that is fit for the future," said KSC president Ingo Wellenreuther afterwards. On the odd chance that you're interested in buying shares in the new KSC, you can do so early next year.
Narrow election victory
This year's vote to elect a new KSC president at the AGM on 11 October was a close-run thing. Ingo Wellenreuther clung on to his office, which he has held since 2010, by just 40 votes after seeing off the challenge of rival candidate Martin Müller.
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