SC Basel Nord A vs Basel City

By 24/04/2016

Recap

SC Basel Nord A 7-1 Basel City

Basel Nord- Basel City 7:1 (5:0)

Zuschauer: 18

Aufstellung BN: Stöckli; Mati, Kaiser, Leuggi, Rene; Joe, Dan, Andi, Nacho, Heutschi; Jock

Einwechslungen: Mike, Brian, Armands, Measor, Nino

Tore BN: 1:0 Andi (Heutschi), 2:0 Heutschi, 3:0 Andi (Nacho), 4:0 Andi (Heutschi), 5:0 Heutschi (Jock)

6:0 Andi (Nacho), 7:0 Joe (Mike)

Bemerkungen: BN ohne Milan, Luli (verletzt), Juan (gesperrt), Luca

In den vergangenen beiden Meisterschaftsspielen konnten die Eisbären nur gerade einen Punkt gewinnen und ein Tor wollte Ihnen nicht gelingen, obwohl mehr als genug Chancen da gewesen wären. Dass diese beiden Spiele ausgerechnet gegen Mitkonkurrenten im Kampf um die begehrten Aufstiegsplätze ausgetragen wurden, macht die Sache umso ärgerlicher.

Deswegen konnte das Motto gegen die neugegründete Mannschaft von Basel City nur lauten: Siegen und 3 Punkte einfahren.

Eine gewisse Unsicherheit im Spiel von BN war aber in der Anfangsphase nicht zu übersehen. Hinten gab es das eine oder andere Missverständnis, ohne das der Gegner daraus Kapital schlagen konnte. Und vorne wurden die vielen freien Räume, welchen die Gäste den Eisbären gewährten, nicht konsequent genug genutzt. Nach zirka 15 Minuten hatte sich die Mannschaft von Studi und Rolli dann gefunden, der Ball lief besser, die Verteidigung stand wieder gewohnt sicher und prompt konnte man auch den nun verdienten Führungstreffer erzielen. Andi traf nach einer Ecke von Heutschi zum 1:0.

Kurz darauf hatte Dan, unser polyvalenter englischer Internationale mit dem grossen Herzen, sogar das 2:0 auf dem Fuss. Sein Geschoss aus 20 Metern streifte allerdings nur den Pfosten. Der Torwart wäre absolut chancenlos gewesen. Was in den darauffolgenden 20 Minuten bis zur Pause geschah, erschien wie eine neue, positive Eigenschaft im Spiel der Eisbären. Man nutzt plötzlich (mehr oder weniger…) konsequent seine Torchancen. Das liest sich dann so:

-Heutschi liess 2 Gegner stehen und traf trocken ins Tor. 2:0.

-Nacho mit einem unwiderstehlichen Antritt, Pass zu Andi. Dieser mit seinem zweiten Tor zum 3:0.

-toller Steilpass von Capitano Joe auf Heutschi, dieser uneigennützig wieder zu Andi und es stand 4:0.

-Doppelpass zwischen Jock und Heutschi und es stand bereit 5:0.

Dies war der Schlusspunkt unter einer tollen ersten Halbzeit, in welcher man nur in den ersten Minuten Mühe hatte ins Spiel zu finden. Rolli und Studi machten die Jungs von BN in der Pause zu Recht darauf aufmerksam, dass man trotz des beruhigenden Vorsprunges konzentriert weiter spielen sollte. Schliesslich wolle man den zahlreichen, treuen Fans weiterhin gute Unterhaltung bieten.

Trotzdem blieben ein paar Titulare der ersten Halbzeit zur Pause draussen. Die Eisbären haben inzwischen aber ein breites und tiefes Kader, in welchem auch die Spieler, welche nicht immer zum Stamm gehören, eine hohe Qualität aufweisen. Diverse Nationalspieler tummeln sich da und für die beiden Trainer ist es eine grosse Herausforderung alle diese Jungs bei Laune zu halten…

Auch deswegen bot die Partie gegen Basel City in der zweiten Halbzeit eine perfekte Gelegenheit verschiedene Wechsel durchzuführen.

Für das 6:0 nach 56 Minuten waren aber zwei Akteure zuständig, welche schon im ersten Durchgang auf dem Platz standen. Erneut konnte sich Nacho auf der linken Seite so durchtanken, wie es wohl nur Nacho kann. Und erneut behielt er die Übersicht und bedient den besser positionierten Andi, welche sehenswert zum 6:0 traf. Andis viertes Tor an diesem Abend!! Die Millionen von Fans, welcher der in Lörrach wohnhafte Basler weltweit hat, überschlugen sich in den sozialen Medien mit Huldigungen und Superlativen.

Das letzte Tor für die Eisbären an diesem Tag gelang unserem Capitano Joe. Eine perfekt getimte Flanke von unserem bescheidenen, kanadischen Superstar Mike wurde von Joe ebenso sehenswert wie unhaltbar im Tor untergebracht.

In der Folge begnügten sich die Eisbären mit dem Verwalten des komfortablen Vorsprunges. Trotzdem hatte man noch diverse Abschlussmöglichkeiten, welche aber allesamt ungenutzt blieben. Das letzte Tor in diesem Spiel gelang kurz vor Schluss den Gästen nach einem Missverständnis zwischen unserem Abwehrpatron Leuggi und Torwart Stöckli. Dass die beiden involvierten Spieler der Eisbären sich darüber masslos ärgerten zeigt den Ehrgeiz, welchen die Jungs an den Tag legen. Und dies ist gut so. Werden doch in den nächsten Spielen wieder Gegner auf dem Platz stehen, welche sicherlich eine andere Qualität aufweisen werden, als Basel City an diesem Tag.

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The Magnificent Seven. 

Stockli

Matti  Leuggi  Kaisi  René

Hunt   Joey(c)

Andi       Heutschi     Nacho

Jock

Sunday morning saw some lovely, nice, honest, decent, nice, honest, decent, lovely Turkish footballers travel to the always welcoming and friendly Basel Nord. 

Following the disappointment of last week the Bears looked confident especially when they viewed the athletes from Basel City. I believe the word is obese. I don’t want to be harsh on these portly gentlemen who were nice guys, I think they all just had very slow metabolisms, and very, very fast kebab arms.  

The Turks looked comfortable in defence for all of two minutes when a corner from the magic wand of Heutschi found Andi free at the far post to head home and set the tone for the game. The (slightly) older brother of Matti, Andi is a mercurial figure for the Bears. The Metzger’s were raised by a pack of wolves in the deepest, darkest part of Allschwil jungle. With only a serious black leopard with a fun-loving bear for guidance, things looked bleak for them. Andi would spend his days endlessly sprinting around the jungle whilst Matti simply kicked trees as hard as he could. After a run in with a hypnotic snake, king of the orangutans and a rather temperamental tiger, they somehow managed to find themselves in the Basel Nord A team.

Basel Nord 1 – 0 Basel City

The Bears were straight back into the mix, Hunt looked a changed man and was actually seen sprinting about and going forward, a right-footed drive from outside of the box hit the post as Hunt tried to break his 127 year goal drought. ‘’You know why he’s playing like that don’t you?’’ – remarked one of the Bears fans, ‘’he’s still embarrassed about that lass telling him she’s not interested because she’s lesbian. And her cat attacked him. No wonder he’s charging about the poor bugger’’.

20 minutes into the game a nice little dribble from Heutschi saw – from his high standards – quite a tame shot go towards goal. It went under their keeper and put the Bears into a deserved 2-0 lead. Heutschi wasn’t complaining and neither were the 500 fans (5 substitutes) on the sidelines.

2-0

After half an hour the ball found Nacho on the left or Das Autobahn as Nacho likes to call it. Whilst signing naked breasts before the game, a fan questioned him, ‘’why do you refer to the left as Das Autobahn Nacho?’’, ‘’deeeez iiiz because of thee high speed of dee owner of dee left side. Me.’’

Another lung-bursting run down the left from Nacho saw him play the ball across the middle straight to the feet of Jock who was lining up in the centre of the goal in front of the penalty spot. An exquisite piece of skill came from the big man as he casually let the ball run through his legs, the goalie following Jock was beaten all ends up and Andi was on hand to put the ball into the back of the net.

3-0

As usual when describing a goal, Michi Heutschi was involved. Another clever run and dribble from Heutschi in the opposition box saw him get the ball through to Andi who made no mistake putting it over the line to grab his hat-trick and the match ball. Bagheera and Baloo were seen shedding a tear of pride as their boy got his third goal.

4-0

Andi’s third goal was in the 40th minute and if that was a stake through the heart of Basel City to kill the game off then Heutschi’s goal a minute later was an atomic bomb. Michi playing a one-two with Hunt near the halfway line turned and found Jock in a bit of space, a lovely one-two with Jock saw the advancing Heutschi clean through on goal, as he took the ball around the goalkeepers left side, there was nothing to stop him rifling the ball home from a tight angle. Simple, easy football completed the destruction of Basel City.

5-0

Half-time

Measor fresh from his trip back to England (darn sarf) looked leaner and fitter than before, some said he had put in extra training sessions, others claimed he’d simply trimmed his beard, replaced Hunt in the centre of the midfield. Andi went upfront and Jock came off for Mike, the Canadian slipping into the right-midfield spot. The game was a lacked a little bit of rhythm in the second-half which is understandable considering the total dominance from the Bears.

It took until the 56th minute before Andi grabbed his fourth. Nacho doing what Nacho does on the wing went past the defender before pulling it back to Andi who was in the box on the left, his right foot ball placed the ball in the top corner. A prone goalkeeper was laid looking helplessly as the ball had managed to trap itself in the top corner.

6-0

Nino, who wasn’t being an ambulance driver for one of the Bears today (thankfully) replaced Nacho on the left wing, Matti came off for Bryan with Bryan going to left-back and René going to right, Armands  replaced Heutschi. Around the 60th minute Heutschi split three defenders with a ball to the right, the Canadian David Beckham taking it into the corner wrapped his tiempo around the ball and crossed from the right to find Joey coming into the box to the left of the goal. A good first touch from the skipper saw him smash home a left footer into the net. His fringe instantly pointing North and transmitting his love and a full description of his goal back to Eva. An industrious display from the captain and a great goal rounded off a strong performance (albeit against weak opposition) from the Bears.

7-0

There was still time for the usual ridiculousness associated with the Bears. Bryan on the arrival of his wife and daughter on the sideline saw himself get ran over, quite literally ran over by a fat guy. A fat guy who then shrieked and claimed to be knocked out before wandering around doing his best WWE wrestler impression, ‘’hey everybody! Come see how dazed I am!’’. His Oscar nomination is in the post.

To pick my favourite moment is impossible, was it a great tackle? Or one of the goals? Andi scoring his 4th? None of the above, it’s a straight choice between Measor or Mike for this one. Temporarily forgetting that he is Dan Measor not Ronaldo, Meas attempted an overhead kick on the edge of the box. There was a collective intake of breath as he leapt like a young salmon into the air, and a collective ‘’OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’’ when he sliced the ball and went shoulder first into the grass almost ending his career in pretty spectacular fashion.

Just before the end of the game a high-pitched wailing sound erupted in the Rankhof, as Swiss people headed for their Fritzel dungeons mistaking this noise for an air raid siren, it turned out to be something slightly different. Seeing his chance at glory, a sprawled out keeper  was unable to do anything as Mike approached the ball, this golden opportunity was just about to be put away by Mike when Armando decided he wanted a piece of the pie as well. Mike facing the goal about to kick the ball in the net nearly lost an eye as Armands smashed a volley whilst facing the wrong way high and wide. Canadian screaming champion 1996’ Mike emitted his displeasure as thousands of dogs converged on the Rankhof.

Yeah also they scored, but I just want to forget about it, last minute, Leuggi and Stockli ran into each other and a fat lad ran into them and kicked it into a net. (Well we couldn’t go the whole game without something daft, could we?)

7-1 Full-time

Muttenz are up next, which is bad for them because the magic carpet ride is back on.

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Ground

Stadion Rankhof
Grenzacherstrasse 405, 4058 Basel, Switzerland