Vedad Ibisevic enjoyed a mini-comeback in November. After starting strongly against Werder Bremen and FC Bayern, scoring in both, injury provided a major set back for the Bosnian. "The last few months were difficult", says the striker talking about the gap between Matchdays 5 and 13. The low point would have been the straight red card he received against Ingolstadt in the DFB Pokal. However, in November "Vedo" was determined to turn it all around and began to re-find his feet in the team. Three goals in two games followed and the Bosnian finally had a smile back on his face just in time for the second half of the season.
Alongside the striker there was a goalkeeper making a name for himself in Kraichgau. The number 2 had to step in for the injured Tom Starke, but soon stepped out of the number 1's shadow. After a clean sheet against Frankfurt he couldn't add another when facing Nürnberg, but made two world-class saves in the match. "It's annoying when you dominate a match, but can't kill off the match", explains Haas. No matter, 1899 fans can be pleased to have such a good keeper ready to step in when necessary.