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All the best to the Blues, from Nürnberg

By Luzi Ludwig :  27/11/2007 :  Comments (36) :
Hello to the great supporters from everton, i was so happy and for sure a little bit proud about all the positiv letters from the everton fans. double double thank you back to you folks!!!!We have also a great time with you!!!everton is a great club with fantastic fans!!!!!Very Good people!!!

I think both clubs have similar roots and history....very successful in the past, 9 times champions... but in the last years... more pain than glory!!! But we stand everytime to our teams,whatever happen!!! Tradition rules!!!! Not russian oil!!!!

We have a lot of fun together and for sure too much beers.:-) thats the way it is!!!Yes!!! I hope we will have the chance in the future (o.k we need a lot of luck) to play someday in your city. Many "Clubberer" hope that so much!!! Believe me!!! Thanks for being our great guest!!! The pubs miss you!:-)

ps: by the end... the Germans are very happy that the relationship between England and Germany getting so much better now. It starts last year at the World Cup... the most English come the first time to our country (normaly before we meet you only in Southern Europe :-) ) and saw, hey the Germans are party animals like we are, friendly, ironical and not cold hearts!!!

No nazi-bullshit, German tanks bla bla! Normal people!!! Like the same music and the same ladies!!! I think the Germans and the English are the most similar people in europe... the Germans knows it and like the English way since many years ago now (but the English media coverage make a secret out of it) .. but now i think the English starts to see this like we are!!! Okay you don´t like the sauerkraut and blutwurst, but you saw the most Germans don´t like it too! :-)

The Nürnberg fans hope to see the great supporters from Everton soon again!!! Thanks for all and see you folks!!! 1.FCN Greetings from LUZI

(Sorry for my English, my German is better)

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Derek Thomas
1   Posted 28/11/2007 at 06:44:52

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Thanks for the kind words. Your English is better than my English, never mind my German.

Just as a matter of Interest, there are some lingiustic links in our local dialect to Bremen.
Sonny Murphy
2   Posted 28/11/2007 at 08:03:45

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The people of Nuremberg were the reason that Everton fans had such a wonderful time. I was in Nuremberg for the world cup but I thought the behaviour of the Everton fans were a class alone, no silly anti German songs and salutes, it really was a smashing occasion and I will take the memories with me for ever. A big thank you to all the people of Nuremberg, especially the bar staff, for their friendless and tolerance of so many drunk but very good mannered Everton fans and the organisation of everything. I am not usually in the business of thanking the police at football matches, but I must say the police were first class and a lesson to all police forces around the world ?treat people like humans, and they will behave like humans? Anyway good luck for the rest of the season and I hope you make it to the next round so we can one day meet you in Liverpool and return the wonderful hospitality. Thanks again for one of the best football days of my life (Rotterdam still the best, but close).
Andy Drake
3   Posted 28/11/2007 at 09:19:30

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Hi Luzi

I am a Blue who was at the game (and travelled 7,000 miles from Singapore) but happen to work in Asia for a Nurnberg company who I think you may know, GfK. We had a great time together at the game with our work colleagues and funnily enough some of the discussion was very similar to your points : EFC and 1FCN being ?real clubs? and the fact that the English and Germans have more in common than often they dare admit. Great night, good luck to 1FCN in the UEFA and the Bundesliga and we would very much like to return the hospitality one day.

Hoffentlich sehen sie sich bald wieder (or something like that)

Andy Drake
Shaun Brennan
4   Posted 28/11/2007 at 09:25:39

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Dank,

Hatte solch eine gute Zeit mit Nürnberg.

Das ganze Beste für die Zukunft.
Steve Lyth
5   Posted 28/11/2007 at 09:40:39

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Thanks Luzi, your comments are very much appreciated, great fans, fantastic Town, we had a ball.
Graham Eaves
6   Posted 28/11/2007 at 09:53:30

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Hi Luzi,
Thanks for your kind words and 3 points!
;-)
Had an ace time in Nurnberg and wish you all the best for the future of 1FCN - a proper club with a proper support!
Chris Hughes
7   Posted 28/11/2007 at 10:22:03

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Nurnberg for a friendly! the usual last one at goodison before the start of next season perhaps!?
James Thorley
8   Posted 28/11/2007 at 10:55:28

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Hallo Luzi,

Ich denke auch, dass Everton und Nuernberg beide Tradtionsvereins sind. Vielleicht gibt’s eine Moeglichkeit fuer ein Fansfreundschaft, wie ihr schon mit Schalke habt?

James.
Tony Hopkins
9   Posted 28/11/2007 at 10:56:31

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We had a great time in Nurenberg, the people, the bars and the Police were all fantastic, I will cherish the memories forever cheers Nurenberg for a great time and one day I hope we can return the hospitality
John Royle
10   Posted 28/11/2007 at 11:42:22

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Luzi, vielen dank.
I was lucky enough to spend 3-4 years in your fantastic country in the late 70’s-ealrly 80’s. I worked in Erlangan and Eschenau for a while and used to get on the ale in Nurnberg. The only thing I couldn’t handle was your Frankenplat.
Best of luck to you and your team.
Emil Mathias
11   Posted 28/11/2007 at 12:20:09

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Great to see this kind of a mail from an opposition team in Europe.

Bet fan sites for those fellas across the park and in Manchester, don?t get mails like this. Death threats maybe, but not warm messages of support from other European fans.

Thanks Luzi, and thanks to everyone who went and did us proud. God i wish I could get time off for the Amsterdam trip!
Paul Black
12   Posted 28/11/2007 at 13:23:40

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Thanks Luzi,



You have a great City, with great people. The many fans of nuremberg I met are a real credit to your Team and city. I spent three days in all in nuremberg and rather enjoyed the blutwurst but not the sauerkraut so much! :-)

Good luck to FCN Nuremberg and I hope we meet again soon.

Chris Rudd
13   Posted 28/11/2007 at 13:17:24

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It says a great deal about the night we had in Nurnburg when we get a message like this. I was happy to wear my 1.FCN hat at Goodison on Saturday and have been singing the praises of the city, the police and the fans since I got back from Germany. It would be nice to think this ’mutual admiration’ could be continued with a visit from our Bavarian friends in the near future so we could return their brilliant hospitality. I’ll be watching for your results Luzi - good luck tomorrow evening when we can sit back and relax for a change. And by the way I loved the Bratwurst as well as the beer. Freundschaft durch fußball as we say down Goodison way.
Graham Eaves
14   Posted 28/11/2007 at 13:55:15

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Maybe someone should copy & paste this link to the fanny’s at UEFA?
Alex Taylor
15   Posted 28/11/2007 at 15:00:05

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Had a great time over there and your fans were fantastic. I?ve never felt so welcome sitting in a home end. The police and authorities were exemplary. Good luck for your UEFA ties.
Stig Meacham
16   Posted 28/11/2007 at 16:41:16

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Thanks, Luzi!

Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to have you over to ours next year when we’re both in the Champions League!
Lue Glover
17   Posted 28/11/2007 at 17:15:30

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I couldnt get to the game and I envy those who did. Thanks anyway Luzi for your kind words. We Blues are proud of our good reputation as fans and supporters. Let’s hope we will see you and all of your wonderful supporters over on Merseyside sometime soon. Very good luck for the rest of the season and I know it’s a bit early but, hey, Nadolig Llawen - That’s Welsh for Happy Christmas!
Mick Macabe
18   Posted 28/11/2007 at 17:45:33

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Fantastic time, from the minute we arrived in Germany, the German people were so friendly and helpful. The police were a credit to your city and a big thank you to all them patient bar staff who at to serve all us rather drunk Evertonians, yeah great memories of a great city and great people. I will return to Bavaria next year hopefully with Everton, I would love to get Bayern next time.
Mike Owen
19   Posted 28/11/2007 at 17:50:43

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Been following your results ever since, good win at the weekend.
If you need a win to stay up on the last day of the season, a few of us might be over.
Anthony Murray
20   Posted 28/11/2007 at 18:07:44

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Cheers Luzi
When the draw was made I couldn’t believe we got Nurenberg I had been there for the world cup and was telling everyone what a great city Nurenberg is, even the girls in the red light district were a different class, no serious the memories of this trip will live with me forever, the square full of blues, the train going to the game, the beer village by the ground what can I say about that, the karoke bar open until 5am and the police who found my hotel for me. But my warmest memory is the way the people of Germany treated us including the police, I think Police forces around the world can take lessons of how to treat people different class.
Jim Lloyd
21   Posted 28/11/2007 at 19:41:41

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It’s brilliant that the people of Nurnberg and our travelling fans got on so well. Someone has already said it but those twits at EUFA please take notice!
Hopefully Luzi, our two clubs can arrange a friendly during the Summer and that we could welcome you as well as your city welcomed our fans.
All the best for the rest of the season.
Gary Rimmer
22   Posted 28/11/2007 at 20:57:29

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It was a great night and you could see how much passion the Nuremberg fans had and hey theres some English who love Saurkraut & Sosauges
Ian Seymour
23   Posted 28/11/2007 at 21:43:53

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What can I say that hasn’t already been said Luzi.................?
We had a fabulous trip, great hospitality from everyone we met.
Great city, welcoming atmosphere and plenty og singing and drinking. Couldn’t really ask for more.
The attitude from the police has really restored my faith in trips abroad following the mighty blues.
Your comments are greatly appreciated.
Keep the faith !!!
Gary Suggs
24   Posted 28/11/2007 at 21:47:10

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Thanks Luzi, fantastic city, fantastic people. I hope we meet again in the future, so we can repay 1fcn fans for thier hospitality. Great win Saturday, good luck for Thursday.
Robert Carney
25   Posted 28/11/2007 at 23:32:14

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Maybe the club will take notice of these comments and arrange what seems to ba a TRUE freindly match.

Best Wishes to all Nuremburg fans and their families as we approach the festive season.
Luzi
26   Posted 29/11/2007 at 02:49:41

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Hi Derek,
My english..haijaijai!!!:-)
As to your question,sorry i´m not the godfather of linguistic,the only what i know is,that our local dialect (bavarian and franconian) have a lot of links to the english/american language. about your local dialect,i´m not sure but i thought i heard something about similar words from north german dialect(especially area of bermen) and english. but sorry,my home is the south!:-)
greetings and good luck for the next matches
Luzi
27   Posted 29/11/2007 at 02:50:27

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Hallo James,
Respect for your perfect german!!! you live/ lived in germany or?
Es wäre wirklich der Wahnsinn, eine Fanfreundschaft mit Everton!.Dafür müssten wir wohl die großen Fanverbände zusammen bringen,oder?Es schreit danach!:-)
Ist Klasse wieviele Leute hier auf meinen Bericht positiv antworten.Ich mach gleich mal Werbung in Nürnberg for EFC!!!
fanfriendschip sounds very good!
Linus
28   Posted 29/11/2007 at 09:14:57

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Hello Luuuuuzzzziiiii,
Respect for the perfect words :-)
Liam Loftus
29   Posted 29/11/2007 at 16:07:04

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An excellent and very kind point, in many ways we were lucky to draw a proper football club from a proper footballing country away.

And as for Germans and English people being similair, i couldn’t agree more. It makes me cringe when you get these big fat english fans abroad slateing germans, just because its what "english people do", who just simply dont understand your culture and people. If im been totally honest, during last years world cup i really wanted you to win it (everton fans generally care very little for england football team), the way you played with passion and desire compared to England self proclaimed "golden generation" summed up your country.

All the best for the season and i really hope we do meet again soon (pre season friendly maybee...?)
Joe McParland
30   Posted 29/11/2007 at 16:50:58

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Zenit 0 Nurnberg 1 (HT)
Nich Starling
31   Posted 29/11/2007 at 17:43:27

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Liam, speak for yourself. i suupport England because I am English. I chose to be an Everton fan (or was chosen), but have to support England because I am English.

Supporting anyone else is like decidiing to support Man Utd "because they win things".
Markus Steinbauer
32   Posted 29/11/2007 at 18:06:38

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Dire Club fan quoting Lothar MAtthäus ;-) HA HA
Shaun Osu
33   Posted 29/11/2007 at 23:24:09

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You are the friendliest city in Germany and the Everton Fans will always remember the best hospitality in Europe. Good Luck, you have many fans on Merseyside now!
John McNeight
34   Posted 30/11/2007 at 04:00:26

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I totally agree nice 1!
Mark Perry
35   Posted 30/11/2007 at 16:36:02

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Fantastic night, Great City, amazing fans - thanks Nurnberg!
Mike Keating
36   Posted 01/12/2007 at 15:44:50

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Why not forward all this to EFC and Nurnberg with the recommendation already made (twice) that this inspires a pre season friendly?

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