With Darmstadt’s 6-0 win over relegated Aue, even FCN’s last minute hopes of promotion have been met.
BILD says what was missing to return to the Bundesliga!
► constancy: With an average of 1.6 points per game, no team has ever been promoted to the Bundesliga. If the club is unlucky, they will do even worse in the second half of the season (24 points so far) than in the first series (27). The poor performances against Ingolstadt (0: 5), Karlsruhe (1: 4) and in the second half against Dresden (1: 1) were offset by excellent performances against the best teams of Heidenheim (4: 0), Hamburg (2: 1), Darmstadt (3: 1) or Bremen (1: 1). Just one trio in the last six games wasn’t enough for the big success.
► objective danger: As in last season (46 goals), the club misses goals for highest goals (previously 48). All ascension competitors have at least one true clipper that has hit double digits. At the club, Nikola Dovedan (27/27 who left the club after the season) is the most accurate player with seven goals.
► Standard: In the hot end of the season against Bremen (1: 1), Sandhausen (2: 4) and St. Pauli (1: 1) lack the strength, courage and nerves of steel to score important triangles. The club have also been one of the worst standard sides this season with just six goals from corners and free-kicks. So far only Kiel, Hannover and Aue are worse off in these statistics.
Conclusion BILD: The ifs and buts should not play a role in the analysis of the Nuremberg season, because the competition for promotion has also lost many surprising points. But it is also clear: with a clipper like Terodde (Schalke / 27 goals), Duksch (Werder / 20), Glatzel (HSV / 19) or Pfeiffer (Darmstadt / 15), the club would have been promoted.
So it’s no wonder the club executives are now digging up St. Pauli’s Guido Burgstaller (18 goals) and Dresden’s Christoph Daferner (13 goals).