Today is Wednesday, so we are in action! Tannery as a baked Polish Champion On June 5, 1932, she played a match against the contemporary German champion, Hertha Berlin. That the “Bronze” would play one of the best matches in their history with this team. What was its course? We invite you to read!
In 1932, Garbarnia Kraków basked in the glory of the Polish championship. In just three seasons of the country’s league performances, she won the best football and reached the runner-up. It was an incredible story. Fans all over Poland rubbed their eyes with amazement, in Krakow a team was worn on the partner site. Because what was possible at the beginning of this beginning? What else could happen? Will the bronze players dominate the league for many years? Or maybe they will rise, fall, as fast as reaching the top. Later it turned out that there was still a third way that the club from Ludwinów wrote. This is a topic for a separate article.
Contacts with the national team did not start in the championship year, but the professional class with the championship country came to work. One of the most extreme strong for those times, the opponent was the early German champion Hertha Berlin. This club was founded in 1892 and it was at the beginning of the years of the country which was going through its best period (twice the championship in 1930, 1931). That the bronze players would play one of the best matches in their history with this team. The paradox in this match is that he was a loser for the Poles …
At the beginning of April 1932 we prepared the sensational news in the press that on May 26 in Berlin the Polish champions Garbarnia Kraków will meet on the pitch with pilm with the German champion Hertha Berlin. Due to the collision of this end with the match with Yugoslavia, it was not without problems to find a different date. the conversation was agreed on June 5 as the day of the Polish-German duel.
What predictions were the football experts before this? Neither the Poles nor the Germans gave the Bronzes any chances of victory. Our voices were full of pages about whether ours would be uncompromising. A convincing victory for Hertha was expected from the German side, although there were also appeals (for example in “Berliner Tageblatt” or in “Lokal Azeiger”) not to disregard life in any case.
On June 5, 1932, it was an unusually sunny day. The stands of the now defunct Stadion am Gesundbrunnen (in 1974 the hosts who were supposed to sell the facility to avoid bankruptcy) sat … Unfortunately, they diverge here, because Przegląd Sportowy lists 9,000 fans, IKC 15,000, and finally One Two three times published for 10,000 fans. Anyway, witnesses that the stadium’s capacity of about 35,000 must be admitted, it was not in a loud state. In this week’s excuse, I can write that attendance at Hertha matches was decreasing at that time, which the German deal complained about. There, those who came to watch, to watch the sports widow, witnessed excellent fans, and, as Poles emphasize, they were very honest and favorable to visitors.
For the first 60 minutes, the hosts did what was expected. They dominated the game by scoring Bronze. At the beginning, the player of Hertha Willi Kirsei shot a long distance, ball ball with ball on the net of Gregory’s goal. The referee, however, did not recognize that no one was on the website or the website had access to football …
A few years later, the judge again showed deep indolence. From a distance because I know he fired. According to the referee, there was no foul, but it was the first goal for the Germans. The second person adorned after an absurd auction for the sale of the referee referee totolety referee … Kiri scored and the referee 2-0. Fortunately, two minutes later the Tannery will have a combination and you will have Maurer wonla. You now seem to be applauded by the whole audience because they saw perfectly well that the judge that you cannot be in your best shape …
After the break, the German pressure did not melt like the last snow in spring. Nevertheless, Kirsei scores a third at the beginning, and a few minutes later Hermann Hahn adds a fourth. Seems to be over now. That nothing could happen anymore. That the Poles would not rise from the stadium’s slab, and would even take a few more powerful blows. Whoever did that was in horses, because the Tannery straightened up, dusted itself off with the technical specifics of the inevitable. A few moments after the fourth goal, Karol Pazurek dribbled a few players. He passed to Riesner and ten scored and it went 4-2. The bronze players did not doubt their skills, even when Hahn scored. Further consistently, like lava from an awakened volcano, they moved towards Gilhardt’s goal. The result was the third goal of the Dragon Ball. When five minutes before the start of the game, Maurer in the closest situation starts at 5: 4, they almost explode with excitement. Unfortunately, time is inexorable. If they predicted football matches lasting not 90, but 100 minutes, a storming of the bronze players would probably equalize …
The game ends with a slight victory of Hertha Berlin 5: 4. However, the public and journalists are delighted with the attitude of the Tannery. They close Poland, go down to the shane with Berlin lashings, it will set approx. After the match, the German press points out the shortcomings in the technique of education from Ludwinów, but it still has ambition, finish and a combination game. In Przegląd Sportowy the game was given a title that says it all: “The honorable loss of Polish footballers on the pitch of the German champion”.
As is not reported by Przegląd Sportowy in the ranks, two players with Polish connotations began to establish themselves. The first of them was Leo Promiński, who on the occasion of victories and victories of the Polish horse and in his stories told by parents from Poznań living in Bydgoszcz. The second was Otto Sommer from Lviv.
Since we are talking about players, we present the composition of the team:
Hertha Berlin: Gilhardt – Volker, Wilhelm, Staar, Muller, Promiński, Sommer, Schulz, Schobek, Kirsei, Hahn.
Tannery Krakow: Gregorczyk – Bill, Konkiewicz, Skwarczowski, Wilczkiewicz, Nagraba (Joksch), Riesner, Maurer, Smoczek, Pazurek, Bator.
Goal scorers: Kirsei-3, Hahn-2, Maurer – 2, Pacifier -1, Riesner – 1
Finally, I would like to mention that in their second match in Berlin, the Victoria-Frost team was playing 5: 1 …
Norbert Tkacz “Extraordinary Sports Tales”