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Matarazzo got tired of Klimowitz as well, I see.
Yeah, he has been bringing Massimo in earlier lately, rather than Didavi or Klimowicz. Massimo is fast, but not so good at ball control yet. Once he gets that down, he will be a dangerous option on the right side. When Massimo comes in, Matarazzo has Silas move to the left side.
 

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Week 20: 6-7-7 25 points

Away loss 5-2 to Bayer Leverkusen. Substitute Thommy looked good on the left side assisting Kalajdzic on both his goals. Shambolic midfield play and defense lost the points.

Goals - Assists
Wamangituka 11 - 3
Kalajdzic 8 - 3
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Didavi 2 - 3
Castro 3 - 1
Sosa 0 - 4
Mangala 1 - 2
Kempf 2 - 0
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Klement 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Endo 0 - 1
Anton 0 - 1

Goals scored: 37
Goals conceded: 34
Clean sheets: 2
 

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Week 21: 6-8-7 26 points

Disappointing 1-1 draw at home against out-of-form Hertha Berlin. Sosa free kick headed in by Kalajdzic. Wamangituka very quiet on the right side; most offense went down the left through Sosa and Thommy. The inability to keep a clean sheet against lower level sides greatly hurts them.

Goals - Assists
Wamangituka 11 - 3
Kalajdzic 9 - 3
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Didavi 2 - 3
Sosa 0 - 5
Castro 3 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Kempf 2 - 0
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Klement 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Endo 0 - 1
Anton 0 - 1

Goals scored: 38
Goals conceded: 35
Clean sheets: 2
 

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Week 22: 7-8-7 29 points

Eeked out a 0-1 away win at FC Cologne. Sosa free kick headed in by Kalajdzic. Other than that, not much offense created. Kobel and defenders finally got another (rare) clean sheet. Three away points counter balances the poor home record.

Goals - Assists
Wamangituka 11 - 3
Kalajdzic 10 - 3
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Sosa 0 - 6
Didavi 2 - 3
Castro 3 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Kempf 2 - 0
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Klement 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Endo 0 - 1
Anton 0 - 1

Goals scored: 39
Goals conceded: 35
Clean sheets: 3
 

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Keep up the enthusiastic reports, teak :p
Well okay then. :)

Week 23: 8-8-7 32 points

VfB picked up only their second home win of the season with a 5-1 thrashing of Schalke. Endo with a man-of-the-match performance with two goals and two assists. First goal, he side footed in a Sosa right-side corner at the back left post. Second goal, he side-footed in a Castro left-side corner at the back right post. Schalke should learn to mark the back post area, eh?

Third goal was another Sosa cross from the left side, in off the head of Kalajdzic. Fourth goal, Klement took an Endo pass, turned and fired in on the left side of the goal. Final goal, Didavi took an Endo pass, and hit a rocket in from just outside the box.

Kobel didn't get a clean sheet, but he did save a penalty kick, his second of the season. Sosa picked up his 7th and 8th assists of the season. The Bundesliga is now starting to take notice of him and his connection with Kalajdzic.

Klement scored his first ever Bundesliga goal.

Goals - Assists
Wamangituka 11 - 3
Kalajdzic 11 - 3
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Sosa 0 - 8
Didavi 3 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Kempf 2 - 0
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Anton 0 - 1

Goals scored: 44
Goals conceded: 36
Clean sheets: 3
 

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Week 24: 8-9-7 33 points

VfB went to Frankfurt and picked up a point in a 1-1 draw. Kempf cross chested down by Kalajdzic and toe poked in for his 7th goal in 6 straight matches.

Goals - Assists
Kalajdzic 12 - 3
Wamangituka 11 - 3
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Sosa 0 - 8
Didavi 3 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Kempf 2 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Anton 0 - 1

Goals scored: 45
Goals conceded: 37
Clean sheets: 3
 

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Draw against Frankfurt is a very decent result.
Most certainly. Eintracht were the most in-form squad prior to their loss to Werder Bremen last week, so a point in Frankfurt is a good result for VfB. If Stuttgart is my #1 team to follow in the Bundesliga, then Frankfurt is my #2 squad.

Eintracht have a nice attacking style. I would love to see Kostic and Jovic join VfB and play in the 2 spots just underneath the striker (3-4-2-1 formation, with 3 at the back). Those 2 have been the question mark for VfB this season. Lineup is pretty well set like this:

Kalajdzic (or Gonzalez when fit)
??-??
Sosa, Mangala, Endo, Wamangituka
Kempf, Anton, Mavropanos
Kobel

At ??-?? we have seen Castro, Klimowicz, Forster, Coulibaly, Thommy, Klement, Cisse, Massimo, and Churlinov. Matarazzo has yet to find the ideal duo for that position. He has played Forster there quite a bit lately, but Forster's performances haven't been too convincing. Coulibaly has great energy and so I like to see him start. Thommy has also impressed, but has been injury prone. So, Kostic and Jovic, IMHO, would be a great solution but I doubt that Eintracht would part with them.
 

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Week 25: 9-9-7 36 points

VfB downed Hoffenheim 2-0 in Stuttgart. Wamangituka cross toe poked in by a Hoffenheim defender for an own goal, and another Silas cross side footed home by Kalajdzic. Sasa scored in his 7th straight match which ties the club record held by Fredi Bobic. A rare clean sheet for Kobel.

Goals - Assists
Kalajdzic 13 - 3
Wamangituka 11 - 5
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Sosa 0 - 8
Didavi 3 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Kempf 2 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Anton 0 - 1
Opponent own goal 1

Goals scored: 47
Goals conceded: 37
Clean sheets: 4
 

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Yeah, I didn't watch the Eintracht match, but taking an away point from Red Bull is a good result.
 

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Week 26: 9-9-8 36 points

Went to Munich and lost to Bayern 4-0. Bayern went down to 10 men on 18 minutes, but then scored 4 goals in quick succession to lead 4-0 at the half. Second half was basically a kick around with Bayern getting a bunch of shots that went over the bar. This match really exposed VfB's defensive frailty to a quick attack, and also the inept offense when the other squad is well organized. Our +10 goal differential went quickly to +6.

Goals - Assists
Kalajdzic 13 - 3
Wamangituka 11 - 5
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Sosa 0 - 8
Didavi 3 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Kempf 2 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Anton 0 - 1
Opponent own goal 1

Goals scored: 47
Goals conceded: 41
Clean sheets: 4
 

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VfB won it near the end from a Bremen player's own goal. I watched most of the match and VfB had some good chances, but had poor finishing or final passes. Forster and Coulibaly started at the 2, and Castro played in place of Mangala in midfield. We missed having Silas out on the left. His speed keeps defenders honest.

Three points, but I wouldn't watch this on replay. A rare clean sheet for Kobel.

Week 27: 10-9-8 39 points

Goals - Assists
Kalajdzic 13 - 3
Wamangituka 11 - 5
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Sosa 0 - 8
Didavi 3 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Kempf 2 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Coulibaly 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Anton 0 - 1
Opponent own goal 2

Goals scored: 48
Goals conceded: 41
Clean sheets: 5
 

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Week 28: 10-9-9 39 points

Back down to 9th place on a 2-3 home loss to BVB Dortmund. Sosa cross to Kalajdzic for first goal, and Coulibaly cross to a wide open Didavi for the second goal.

Goals - Assists
Kalajdzic 14 - 3
Wamangituka 11 - 5
Sosa 0 - 9
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Didavi 4 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Kempf 2 - 1
Coulibaly 2 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Forster 1 - 0
Anton 0 - 1
Opponent own goal 2

Goals scored: 50
Goals conceded: 44
Clean sheets: 5
 

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Week 29: 10-9-10 39 points

Another loss, 2-1 to FC Union in Berlin. Playing very much with a makeshift lineup. Kalajdzic teed up Forster for the only VfB goal. Sinking in the table.

Goals - Assists
Kalajdzic 14 - 4
Wamangituka 11 - 5
Sosa 0 - 9
Gonzalez 6 - 2
Didavi 4 - 3
Castro 3 - 2
Endo 2 - 3
Kempf 2 - 1
Coulibaly 2 - 1
Mangala 1 - 2
Klement 1 - 2
Forster 2 - 0
Klimowicz 1 - 1
Thommy 0 - 2
Anton 0 - 1
Opponent own goal 2

Goals scored: 51
Goals conceded: 46
Clean sheets: 5
 
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