It is the end of a season with ups and downs. The team played some great games within the different tournaments and the series, but they lost some of them truly unlucky. But still it was a day to be there, when Rünenberg ended the season with a big farewell party to honor some of their most loyal players!
The crowd was huge, the mood was fantastic and the weather… could be better! But still it seemed that the whole region came to wave goodbye to the five players that won’t wear the kit of Rünenberg again. It was a dramatic, emotional and unforgettable scene in minute 85 of the game. Nobody was interested in the fact that the Gold Rushers won this game with 4-1 and earned the fourth place in the final table. What happened five minutes before the game ended? Well, Loïc Genhart made a substitution orgy! After he had to replace Dölf Bilon, who’s got injured after he settled his third top scorer crown, Dölf Schönmann replaced Matthias Flaig and Marian Dominguez left the pitch to give Alfred Burch the space! The game was interrupted for several minutes during a fantastic and most deserved scenery. Every single one of the leaving players got standing ovations and was forced for a lap of honor followed by “laola”, and even the supporters and the players of FC Supermanu have been involved in it!
While Dölf Schönmann (Chuormo F.C. from France), Matthias Flaig (AG SC from the Netherlands) and Marian Dominguez (K_di_kurt_c_di_cobain from Italy) have already signed their new contract, Jan Pelka is still in negotiations, but we’re sure he will find a new club too. But the most important transfer is of course the one of Alfred Burch who signed a new contract at MS Odense of Denmark yesterday! You can find here what he told the MSO Blog guys after he signed the paper. But maybe you’re also interested in the words he said before he left Rünenberg:
Alfred, these have been busy days, how does it come?
It was a strange feeling when Schluurggi came to the Golden Cup at lunch and told me that we have to talk after I have finished the meal. I never have seen something comparable during the last nine seasons, when I was a part of the Gold Rushers.
You had no idea, what he would like to talk about?
Absolutely! I finished lunch and went to his office, and he asked me to close the door. I was surprised because his door is always open. And then I couldn’t believe what he told me. Hojris has asked if I would join the team of MSO! You can’t imagine how I felt in that moment. It was somewhere in between pride and honor or was it a mix?
But as we have been informed it still took some time, before you decided to do that step?
Of course! I have played nine seasons in this team. This is a long time. As I joined the team their first season ended and they promoted to the eighth division. In the upcoming seasons we competed in the needle-eye and finally promoted to the seventh, which we rushed within one season only. We had so many great times together, especially since we joined the golden league.
And what was the main reason to take this choice?
Schluurggi was absolutely honest and told me that he planned to keep me at least one more season and see how I fit after that. Maybe there would be a place for me still, but maybe he would force me to go for another contract. Keeping this in mind, I decided to make that step now after several hours of thinking about, because I like to play the Golden League that much, and who knows where I will be a season later?
You are leaving now two weeks before the Gold Rushers could maybe win the most prestigious title. What would you like to tell the lads?
Believe in you, guys! There’s nothing more to say! I’m sure they will give whatever it takes and if they believe in what seems impossible, then it will come true!
Thank you Alfred, not only for these words but also for everything you did for the team. All the best in Denmark, and maybe we’ll meet again. Take care!
You’re welcome mate. We’ll meet again for sure!
And so one of the most loyal players left the team from Rünenberg! But as we heard, there are some negotiations to fill this gap soon!