Friday! Relax for a minute, sit down and grab your electronical device of choice and get updated and enlightened by this weekly feature. In Trequartista editor Axel Falk roams free through the week's events and gives us his thoughts on anything football related. Before you go out for drinks or settle down to watch Bundesliga, make sure to update yourself by reading Trequartista.
It has been a normal week, footballwise, without any real happenings to write about. There have been a few games here and there in a few different leaagues, but they were mostly during last weekend. Chelsea beat Arsenal and Alex Meier scored his second hattrick of the season to secure three points to Eintracht Frankfurt against the wolves from Wolfsburg. In other news, it's a bit chilly on the North Pole.
What I would like to discuss in this week's Trequartista is the possibility of FC Ingolstadt being the archenemy of the catholic church. Before you close the electronical device of choice due to the absurd nature of the idea itself, let me explain! Ingolstadt is an old town, historical in many ways. Even though the club was founded as soon as 2004, the city itself was founded about 12 centuries ago. The city has been the scene for many great stories, for example Mary Shelley's iconical novel Frankenstein: the modern Prometheus, the gothical novel about a monster created by man. Furthermore, the Swedish (yay!) started a siege on the city in 1632 and Ingolstadt proved to be the first fortress in Germany that held out for the entire length of the Swedish siege, and the Swedes eventually withdrew. In 1776, in the midst of the Enlightenment, a group of German enlighted aristocrats met in a house in the city. They discussed and formed the Bavarian social society known as Illuminati, the enlightened.
It might be an old city, but the football club was only founded in 2004 and has been heavily aided by Audi, albeit they haven't broken the 51% rule and should under no circumstances be compared to TSG Hoffenheim, VFL Wolfsburg, RB Leipzig or Bayer Leverkusen. Even though Schanzer were aided by Audi, Audi haven't helped them progress in the recent years and the highest transfer figure is around 2 million Euros. Thus, they should not be compared to the villains of German football, the rulebreakers VFL, TSG, B04 and RBL.
Back to Illuminati. Even though Audi doesn't own more than 50% of the shares, one can assume that the Bavarian society Illuminati does. Be not afeard if Ingolstadt win die Meisterschale in a few year's time, be not afeard if they win the Champions League and be not afeard if they win Miss Universe and Eurovision Song Contest too. Keep calm, chaos will only aid their cause, but stay vigilant. The darkness has come and this week we need to plead for Borussia Dortmund's help as they face Schanzer this Saturday in Dortmund. It will be hard, it will prove tough. Aubameyang has been given a real challenge. Ramazan Özcan illuminatus est.
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