This time we have to point out some interesting numbers. Some great achievements and some great numbers have been reached and have to be celebrated after this last week’s games.
We are talking about another qualification for a tournaments-final, the latest contract of an offspring of our academy and another player who joined the club of hundreds. But before that we have to mention the great success of our two teams within the leagues during the last week: both teams made an excellent job and have been victorious in their respectively games. While RJs won their game against Kamenice Lamers with 4-1 and jumped on the throne (where they would like to stay for the rest of this season), the Gold Rushers celebrated a 3-1 win against 1.FC Blue Knees Oberkirch and found themselves on runner-up again.
The number five (or will it be the number one)
This Monday the Gold Rushers met the Blue Hornets aka FC X-team from Romania to find out which team play the final game in the Gold Rushers Cup in Haiti. The game was hard and balanced, as expected, and in the end our lads could proceed to the final with a close 2-1 win. Both goals have been scored by Bruno Aoustin by free kicks. This is the fifth tournament final they’ll play and it will be repetition (or revenge) of the final in the first edition, when Blue Royals 04 won the trophy. Bruno was obviously happy about that:
I always kept the faith in reaching the final again and I’m very happy and proud to be the one who could score the deciding goals. This will be the fifth final the Gold Rushers play and probably it won’t be the last. Someday we’ll earn our first trophy, why shouldn’t it be next Monday? We are in a good mood and full of confidence, and we will of course give our best to win that trophy, we’re not afraid of Blue Royals. They do have weaknesses and we’ll find them, the only thing left to do is to use them to strengthen us!
The number twenty-five (or should it be the number thirty)
Max Morgan is the name of the first excellent talent who left RJs with a contract in his pocket. He made his last performance in the academy when they won against Kamenice Lamers last Friday, and he was very important in that game. Looking at the list (check page: Juniors) of actually active offspring from our academy, he’s the twenty-fifth talent in a foreign team and the thirtieth, when we include the five former RJs talents in our squad. Max had this to say, the day when he left:
This ending sixteen weeks have been great! It was maybe the best day in my live when Johan Lutiger (Scout of RJs) came to me one day and told me that Sir Schluurggi agreed on giving me a chance in the academy. It was something I dreamed of so long, to become a professional football player. We had big times and the team was getting better and better during this time. Today I’m leaving, but a part of me will always stay here, at least I’ll keep an eye on what’s going on in Rünenberg and the Golden League, where I would love to compete one day. Who knows? Maybe someday I’m back!
The number twenty (or should it be the number hundred)
It is a very exclusive club, the club of the players who played a hundred and more games for Rünenberg, and today we celebrate the twentieth player who joined this prestigious club: Serge Noftziger! It was of course not planned that he’ll join this club yesterday already, but unfortunately he had to take Arnold Meneske’s, who had to leave the pitch caused by an injury, place. By the way; the game against Majar was the semifinal of the FCBasel forever Cup, which was won by our lads with 9-0, what makes the next week the week of finals. Serge Noftziger joined the team in the age of eighteen and he was trained to a world class keeper with magnificent set-pieces skills. He was always the number two behind Arnold, but is close to take over, since Arnold is not getting younger. He has not much to say about his achievement:
I didn’t realize this was my hundredth performance this week, but now I know and it’s an honor to be part of this club of well-known and excellent players.
So here we would like to share the members of the club 100+ (the seventy tournament games are not included in these numbers):
Dölf Bilon (200)
Arnold Meneske (193)
Eugenio Cioccarelli (170)
Malte Wehrda (163)
Alfred Burch (142)
Bruno Aoustin (135)
Eugenio Freymond (132)
Gaudenz Straub (132)
Bruno Ginesu (132)
Nik Zenger (129)
Rodrigue Huguet (123)
Lionel Bernot (119)
Jan Pelka (113)
Bob Christensen (110)
Ben Urani (109)
Georg Casabella (107)
Max-Felix Dünen (101)
Guido Dübendorfer (101)
Anouk Döring (100)
Serge Noftziger (100)