It’s about time for a short recap of our last game against our French friends from Metz and Straßbourg, Team Rock’Est.
SGMRD 193 – 86 Team Rock’Est
We were able to roster 13 players, among them we had 2 novices and some returning players. We were also happy to welcome Chibi Chibster from the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz as Lineup Manager.
The game itself was intense and physical. Team Rock’Est was able to field jammers with really quick feet and amazing acceleration. However, SGMRD’s defensive walls held tight and forced the French jammers to recycle again and again or made them commit penalties and spend precious time at the penalty box. Team Rock’Est committed roughly twice as much penalties as SGMRD (42 against 22).
In the meantime, our jammer rotation of Duke Jukem, Bloodred Kelly, Mahatma Bronson and Psycho Crusher were able to get Lead Jammer status in 2/3 of the jams and could score constantly.
We quickly built up a nice lead until Team Rock’Est switched to playing more physical offense against our walls which briefly slowed us down.
Thanks to our experienced core team and our great bench staff we were able to adapt our game and keep the upper hand without loosing step.
Half Time had us in the lead with 99:49 and we never looked back. The second half continued just as the first with hard hits, artistic jamming and solid walls.
It was a wonderful and fair game, we had a blast and won some new fans for Men’s Roller Derby (as they told us after the game).
See you soon in Frankfurt!
All images are (c) by Olivier Vax (https://www.facebook.com/OlivierVaxPhoto)
Many more pictures of this game here: SGMRD vs. Team Rock’Est (all by Olivier)
Our wonderful Line Up manager, Chibi Chibster
Intense Bench Coaching
SGMRD 193 – 86 Team Rock’Est
The whole bunch of dudes
#11 – Jam Pain
#111 – Andy Bar
#12 – Michael Broydo
#1337 – Big Red
#17 – Lukomotive
#23 – Duke Jukem
#3 – Mahatma Bronson
#4 – Bloodred Kelly
#619 – Krasser Kollege
#666 – Rolling Reaper
#667 – Psycho Crusher
#85 – Track Gyver
#999 – Steißkerl
Bench: Ellie Minate
Line Up: Chibi Chibster
This is it, the one and only home game in 2016. We have been out and about. We traveled to the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup and Men’s European Cup as part of other teams. Now it is time to show the fans at home what we can do and present our new players.
We will face off against the Graouwheels hailing from Metz.
We need to start pretty early because this is part of a triple header with the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz. Seats are limited (this is for real, this was planed as a cosy season finish but kind of exploded).
SGMRD vs. Graouwheels
Get your Tickets here
Adults: 11 Euro (+ 1,55 Euro Fee)
Kids / Students: 7 Euro (+ 1,15 Euro Fee).
The print@home option ist free
Prices at the door are: 14 / 10 Euro (but expect it to be sold out)
Final Score 25:340
Road Trip to the Netherlands
We played the Rotterdam Classy Roaches who started with 5 new guys and some more experienced guest skaters on track.
SGMRD was able to field a well attuned roster introducing Steißkerl #999 who played his first bout and guest skater Psycho Crusher #667.
Playing with 9 guys and a rotation of 3 dedicated jammers (Duke Jukem, Bloodred Kelly and Mahatma Bronson), our blockers had to fill quite a bit of track time. Since the arena’s floor seemed constantly to be facing uphill we had some work to do against 12 opposite players.
The game itself went perfect for us from the start, we were able to strictly contain Rotterdam’s jammers while ours could work their way through the pack and score.
Our defense played well together while some offensive plays went pretty smooth as well.
This allowed us to pull away from our heroic friends from Rotterdam pretty quickly, build a strong lead and never look back.
Our thanks goes to all the guys from Rotterdam, some of whom had a 4 hours training session before the bout (crazy, aren’t they?), for staying positive and smiling all the time. Thanks to our wonderful bench and lineup manager Kadda Handlung, to all our hosts and everybody supporting the triple header in Rotterdam.
You can find a load of pictures on Facebook (click here)
#11 Jam Pain
#1337 Big Red
#23 Duke Jukem
#3 Mahatma Bronson
#4 Bloodred Kelly
#667 Psycho Crusher
#981 Rudi Cartell