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Langen: Englische Giraffen

7. November 2012 Allgemein

TV-Basketballer künftig mit besonderem Service – In Zusammenarbeit mit der „PEACOCK SCHOOL OF ENGLISH“, Business-Partner des TV Langen, präsentieren die Basketballer die Vor- und Nachberichte aus der 2. Basketball-Bundesliga künftig auch in englischer Sprache. Ein Service, der innerhalb der Liga wohl seines Gleichen sucht und die internationalen Fans der Giraffen noch enger an das Liga-Geschehen binden soll.

„Vor allem Freunde, Bekannte und Verwandte von unseren US-Profis verfolgen unsere Status-Meldungen bei Facebook oder Twitter. Ihnen wollen wir künftig diesen besonderen Service bieten, um, trotz der Entfernung, nah bei den Giraffen dabei zu sein“, erklärt Marketing-Manager Martin Schenk, der sich mit Marietta Donovan, Inhaber der Sprachschule, auf eine entsprechende Kooperation einigte. Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen der im hessischen Dietzenbach ansässigen Peacock-School und den Giraffen trägt dabei schon die zweite gemeinsame Frucht. Im ersten Schritt lernen die US-Spieler des TV Langen sowie der Rhein-Main-Baskets in der Sprachschule die Deutsche Sprache, um die Integration zu erleichtern.

Englische Berichte finden sich künftig auf zu den Heim- und Auswärtsspielen auf der Internetpräsenz des TV Langen – so zum Beispiel den Nachbericht des Gastspieles in Frankfurt:

Two sides to the Giraffen

TV Langen goes under in Frankfurt

 

Almost every one of the Langen fans who came along was in agreement – this is something they had rarely experienced. The TV Langen ProB-Basketball team suffered a colossal loss of 53:103 (17:62) against the FRAPORT SKYLINERS Juniors in the Hessen Derby. There were not many positive aspects to be found last Saturday; it was clear that the hosts dominated over the experienced Bundesliga (Federal League) players Konstantin Klein, Larry Wright, Johannes Voigtmann and Danilo Barthel.

 

The first minutes of the match set the tone for the rest of the game: The Giraffen lacked aggression, seemed afraid and tense and went off course in their actions or made the wrong decisions. After the fifth minute, the Giraffen had a meager two points while the hosts were up to a whopping 18 points. Combo guard Larry Wright was unstoppable – he scored a total of 27 points from all over the court. Altogether during the first half, almost everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong for the Giraffen. A lousy field goal percentage (2/13 three-pointers, 4/13 from mid-field), a poor help-side defense which the Frankfurt players then used to their advantage, as well as two technical fouls against the bench all led to the Giraffen feeling fed up with a halftime score of 17:62.  The second halftime could be consolingly called “Making it look good“ as the team did its best to catch up.

 

Even well-meaning contributions went up in smoke: a fast-break dunk by Tobias Jahn, who scored 11 points against defeat, and what was intended to be a sort of wake-up call ended up in a technical foul against head coach Ty Shaw While the team is still undefeated on home soil in the Georg-Sehring-Halle, there has still been no sign of a win on foreign turf. In addition to the very close loss against Hanau, the games against Nördlingen and now Frankfurt have provided for some very major away game losses. The idea of there being two sides to the Langen Giraffen is something which Joscha Domday & co. want to get out of the players‘ minds as quickly as possible – before they travel to Rhöndorf to play against the top league team this upcoming weekend.

PM: TV Langen