TSG reaction to the abolition of Monday matches
The DFL has announced that Monday matches will be abolished in the Bundesliga starting from 2021/22. The decision was reached unanimously by the 36 clubs in the top two tiers. Protesting fans had previously announced an 'atmosphere boycott' for Matchday 13 due to the Monday matches.
"It should first of all be pointed out that all 36 professional clubs agreed to the Monday matches, which were initially unanimously approved to relieve the burden on clubs participating in Europe. The fan protests have now prompted a rethink. That clearly demonstrates how important a critical and constructive discussion is. The change that has now been planned is definitely a good concession vis-a-vis the fans. The arrangement of fixture schedules naturally remains a balancing act between many individual interests. Because those Sundays on which more matches will be held in the future obviously mean more competition for amateur football," said TSG managing director Frank Briel of the move.
Special kickabout for Demirbay and Akpoguma
Kevin Akpoguma and Kerem Demirbay had a special appointment to get their weekly training schedule underway: the two TSG players had a training session on Monday in Zuzenhausen with the German national amputee team. The amputee team are administered by the ''Anpiff ins Leben'' (kick-off in life) foundation. The German Football League (DFL) was there to capture footage of the session. A video clip will be produced and then broadcast worldwide. Both of the TSG players enjoyed having the chance to talk to the national team players as well as to experience a very special brand of football.