Poll: Can Werder Avoid the Drop?By: Jamie | February 23rd, 2011
Wow. It’s been a miserable time to be watching Werder Bremen. Every time we think it can’t get any worse… it does. One thing that I can count on is seeing the Werder fans singing, week in and week out, despite the terrible performances. But even they have their limits – as they confronted the team bus after the 4-0 defeat to rivals Hamburg.
Around 250 Werder fans took it upon themselves to get answers to the problems at the club in a peaceful confrontation and dialogue with the players. It didn’t turn into a full-scale riot, so perhaps something came out of it. Maybe the fans were satisfied with the answers they received, even if they aren’t satisfied with the on-pitch performances.
Despite the poor results and the easy placing of blame on the manager, fans still seem to support Schaaf. The man has been in charge at Werder for over a decade. Players have come and gone, Schaaf has remained. Allofs has declared his support for the coach as well – basically, his argument is “well, who else would we get to take his place?” At least we’re not willing to participate in the ridiculous game of managerial musical chairs that keeps going on in the league.
But really, how much worse can this get? We are lingering dangerously just above the relegation zone. Per Mertesacker has fallen to pieces. Aaron Hunt and Marko Marin have become ineffective. What did we buy Avdic for, when Schaaf seems to prefer the inefficient Wagner?
Can Werder avoid the drop?