Threads in English

  • Welcome to the Noris Tavern!


    This section of the site has been set up to promote discussion of Club (and other football) issues for those who don't have a great command of the German language or those who just enjoy reading and writing in English (or in other language).


    Background


    The British-based fan club 1FCNUK, with over 100 members from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Slovakia and the USA, have run a forum for nearly four years. 1FCNUK-members and other football fans have used the forum to discuss football issues and to organise trips to support the Club at Bundesliga games in Nuremberg and elsewhere. Sometimes just two or three members can find time and/or afford to fly, sometimes larger groups are organised, such as the 30 who travelled to Nuremberg's game in Bremen during the 2006/7 season.


    As part of the forthcoming restructuring of the 1FCNUK website, http://www.1fcnuk.com, we decided to seek another 'home' for our forum activity. Faszination-Nordkurve responded warmly to our request and we are delighted to be here - a decision which we hope will promote and enrich discussion on this already very successful site.

    Auf geht's Glubb + Up the 'ammers + C'mon Norn Iron

  • Prefer Guinness myself, but get your drift 8) - see you in Finnis before the Hoppenheim game?

    Auf geht's Glubb + Up the 'ammers + C'mon Norn Iron

  • How did you guys get in love with the GLUBB? I mean, I appreciate that, but how - because of friends, family, special experiences or what else...?


    :fahne::fcn-dh::glubb:

    FUßBALLFANS SIND KEINE VERBRECHER !!!


    "Wir werden siegen, weil wir die Guten sind!"

  • Most of the members come from England, although there are quite a few Scots, Welsh and Irish. Sickened by the spiralling costs of attending English Premier League games and rampant commercialism of the British game, many have begun the search to find 'traditional football' elsewhere. German clubs - and in particular FCN - offer British fans what they are missing at home.


    Jon Goulding is probably the best known member of 1FCNUK. There's an interview with him in this season's first "CLUBmagazin" and he has just written a book "For Better Or For Wurst" about his love of Nuremberg and the FCN. His Nuremberg-born father-in-law, who now lives in England, took him to a Club home game many years ago and Jon became a Clubfan overnight!


    Since then Jon, many of his friends and an ever increasing number of UK football fans, fly over to watch the Club as often as time and money allow. Some members (including myself) live and work in Franconia and got to meet Jon and his mates on one of their trips in 2006. Since then we have set up our own 1FCNUK-Website http://www.1fcnuk.com and expanded the fan club to over 100 members.

    Auf geht's Glubb + Up the 'ammers + C'mon Norn Iron

  • Sounds like a good purchase! Maybe I'm going to order it in the next few days :)

    - FCN + S04 + SCR -

  • Jon G : BB-Code in the signature has been disable by the administrators of the forum. So it isn't write clickable links in your signature.
    Have fun.
    bömi

  • Wow, I think it's just great to have so much support from the UK and other places! :hoch: I hope you enjoy your time here. As I am very much interested in your view of things, you might find me rather often in here. Anyway... Let's have some fun, and let's hope that we can proceed to the next round in the Cup!

    "Resist - Peace!"

  • Zitat von Norn Iron

    Most of the members come from England, although there are quite a few Scots, Welsh and Irish. Sickened by the spiralling costs of attending English Premier League games and rampant commercialism of the British game, many have begun the search to find 'traditional football' elsewhere. German clubs - and in particular FCN - offer British fans what they are missing at home.


    Jon Goulding is probably the best known member of 1FCNUK. There's an interview with him in this season's first "CLUBmagazin" and he has just written a book "For Better Or For Wurst" about his love of Nuremberg and the FCN. His Nuremberg-born father-in-law, who now lives in England, took him to a Club home game many years ago and Jon became a Clubfan overnight!


    Since then Jon, many of his friends and an ever increasing number of UK football fans, fly over to watch the Club as often as time and money allow. Some members (including myself) live and work in Franconia and got to meet Jon and his mates on one of their trips in 2006. Since then we have set up our own 1FCNUK-Website http://www.1fcnuk.com and expanded the fan club to over 100 members.


    You always forget the American :motzen:

    1.BL - 2010/2011 Same procedure as every year

  • JoeT : I have been to Canada (Vancouver) this year, and I was quite surprised that soccer is already number three sport after Hockey and Football. I don't exactly follow the MLS, but I am quite convinced that the US boys are going to be THE surprise in the upcoming world cup. I like the American attitude on sports. It would be great if sports had this high reputation up here in Germany, especially at school and at the universities.

    "Resist - Peace!"

  • Though it is a dream of mine to see soccer so high up in the US, I think it will never happen. There is not the amount of money involved as in baseball, football or basketball. The MLS controls everything! Players, wages, trades, etc. There is a salary cap of $400K per year for good players with exception from the MLS for international players.


    I disagree with how they play, their junior development programs, and other political aspects of club soccer in the US. I currently hold a C License in Germany, and will start this fall on my B License. I am just in love with the sport. Perhaps one day I will go back to the US to try and help shape the sport there, but it is in my opinion a losing battle. Until you see the children (like in Germany) playing soccer in the street at the age of 4 and 5 you will never see it a popular sport there.


    In a coaching forum I am a member of in the US, we are currently discussing (since 5 moths) how to train upper level youth teams (select teams and the new primer league). The American's finally have understood that 2 games a week and one practice is not a good way to train youth, they will slowly move to a 5 to 1 ratio, 5 training to 1 game based over two week periods. With small steps like this, I think we will see a few more players with talent developed in the US.


    There is also the other way around. My son plays in Germany since he was born (has been pictured in ClubMagazine many times). We received his invitation last week to try out for the U16 National Team in the US next June. He is an above average player in Germany (currently Kreisklasse due to very bad grades in school), but in the top 10% of players in the US. When you look at the size of the US it is hard to believe that the number of good players is so small.


    Anyway, I will stop babbling now and read some of the craziest posts (apart from the Abendzeitung posts) I have ever seen in the German parts of the forum :wall:

    1.BL - 2010/2011 Same procedure as every year

  • Hi there. I think this is going to be a good possibility to practise my English skills. So I hope many people are going to write in here.

    “The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.” Nick Hornby