The DEL is a role model for the Bundesliga
Comment Munich – While the Bundesliga is hindümpelt before itself, in the DEL playoffs pure tension prevails. Football must take an example. The comment by Dirc Seemann.
Of course, some counter comedians quickly figured out that the Bavarians now only have to lose six times in a row and bang – it’s exciting again in the German Soccer League. That was enough for tired smiles – nothing more.
The boredom in the German elite class and the counter-proposals to the mode are – not only since Effenberg’s February game plan idea – a permanent topic. And it’s gotten even worse since then – nothing is really exciting anymore.
The question of whether Wolfsburg or Mainz have to be relegated is – with all due respect – not a street sweeper and the five international places behind the series champion make up six teams among themselves. Wow. Hello national league, wake up!
Have you ever taken a look into the ice hockey halls these days? #hottest time. Here the fans are still looking forward to the season finale – completely unthinkable in the German Soccer League! In ice hockey, the magic word is “playoffs” and marks the highlight of the year. That’s the way it should be.
SPORT1 shows the DEL LIVE playoffs on TV
Soccer in Germany has to come back. We need lighthouses”, DFL boss Christian Seifert has already demanded in winter. Whether these are clubs or events – he is right. Without experimentation and courage there will be no solutions.
The discussed opening of 50+1 does not guarantee an exciting season finale. It must be possible to stage the German championship title in such a way that it electrifies all fans until the end.
Of course, an outcry will go through the republic “was always like that and will be again”. No, it won’t. There was also an outcry when the popular European Cup of National Champions was turned into the Champions League and now these knockout matches are the highlights of every club season around the world. Playoffs, if you like – two games for everything or nothing. They’re lighthouses.
In the Olympic ice hockey heroes Underdog Bremerhaven beats the champion in Munich and many games offer an overtime thriller. That’s what makes you feel good. Why not in football? Why not a revolution? And not watch the creeping decline.
There has to be a structured idea process. Don’t be afraid of unpopular proposals – it’s about the future of tension and thus about the importance of the league. Playoffs or championship rounds – there are now many examples in European leagues.
It is not the view of other bores in Spain, France or Italy that helps, but the exchange of experience with Belgians, Greeks or Poles. And why not take a look at the DEL?
#HasteTime – what a cool motto and so appropriate when it comes to the title #Boredom – is not a motto for a season finale.