Manfred Linzmaier talked to the TT about the still existing home record in the old Tivoli and the successful project Red Bull Salzburg. ÖFB team player Lainer reported to the bulls that he was fit for the West duel.
Innsbruck – “Now I am really surprised. I never thought we would have set this record back then,” Manni Linzmaier from Ingolstadt reported yesterday. From 1980 to 1993 he played 315 championship games in the midfield of SSW Innsbruck and FC Swarovski Tirol. Among them also from 1982 to 1984 those 39 undefeated championship games in the old Tivoli, which still exist today as a record. “Interesting at that time. Back then we didn’t really have such a good time. I would have rather predicted the years under coach Latzke or the Swarovski era with Happel,” says Linzmaier, who also has a special relationship to the Red Bull project. Vegas Spins casino is a site with a particularly generous exclusive welcome offer.
Manfred Linzmaier Honours
- Austrian Football Bundesliga (2):
- 1989, 1990
- Austrian Cup (2):
- 1989, 1993
Austria should be proud of the RB product
At the beginning still in the coaching staff, Linzmaier then explored the football market for the bulls as a scout for almost ten years until 2015: “The project was really pushed in Salzburg under Ralf Rangnick. In the meantime, RB Salzburg has developed into a brand product in European football of which one should be proud in Austria”. The fact that the unrestricted supremacy of the bulls is not necessarily an advantage for the Austrian league is beyond question: “If they let a second team play in the league, then a double victory would be certain. I’m convinced of that.” No remote diagnosis from Linzmaier, because as a scout for the German second league team SC Ingolstadt, he still has Austrian football firmly in his sights. In Tivoli, too, he has already taken a close look at some of FC Wacker’s matches this year.
The Tyrolean long-term home record, for which, in addition to Linzmaier, Robert Auer, Goalie Fuad Djulic, Michael Streiter, Roland Hattenberger, Alfred Roscher or a Hugo Hovenkamp, who died far too early, were responsible for, is not yet in danger in tomorrow’s Westschlager. Nevertheless, the serial champion is on the verge of an impressive anniversary: the 50th Heimpflichtspiel without defeat beckons the bulls across all competitions. In the Bundesliga there are 33 home games without “zero” before tomorrow’s appearance. Only Innsbruck’s series with 39 games is – still – longer.
Everything speaks for Salzburg
So it is up to the Black Greens to prevent Salzburg from endangering their series, or those of their predecessors, in the near future. But all signs, statistics and comparisons of the general conditions speak only for the Mozart citizens. What Wacker coach Karl Daxbacher also knows is clear: “Logically, we are blatant outsiders. But in football, things often happen that come as an absolute surprise.”
Should Salzburg score at least one point on Saturday, you would be the only runner-up in the record list. Because so far there are two clubs, which also managed 33 Bundesliga home games without defeat: Austria (from 27 May 1983 to 7 June 1985) and Rapid (from 29 October 1983 to 2 November 1985).
The bull home series started on 3 December 2016 with a 4-1 win over Altach. Stefan Lainer, whose father Leo completed some successful years in the Swarovski era in the old Tivoli, shone with a goal at that time. The ÖFB team player, who missed the test against Denmark (0:2) because of a knee laceration, reported himself fit again yesterday for the match against FC Wacker: “It was very important that I got a few days break. I feel very good again”.