Category Archives: Austrian

ÖFB Cup: Finale in Klagenfurt

Heute findet die “Mission Cupsieg Nr. 15″ des SK Rapid ihr Finale in Klagenfurt beim Spiel SK Rapid v Red Bull Salzburg. Den letzten ÖFB Cupsieg feierte Rapid 1995 gegen Leoben (Torschütze Peter Guggi). Im Semifinale hatte man damals Austria Salzburg mit 2:0 im heimischen Hanappi Stadion ausgeschaltet. Und auch dieses Cupmatch gegen die Salzburger sollte ein Heimspiel werden: [...]

The Curse and Magic of a “Parallel Campaign”

RapidHammer’s column for West Ham Till I Die The plot of one of the best known Austrian novels, Robert Musil’s “The Man Without Qualities” (Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften) is about a so-called “Parallel Campaign” meant to celebrate the Austrian Emperor’s 70 years of reign in the same year 1918 in which the German Emperor would [...]

An almost perfect October

I have left it late to write my October column for “West Ham till I die”. Now it has become an early November column. After a draw and three wins in a row from the beginning of the month I thought I could wait until the Everton game and then happily write about four weeks [...]

Your nightmare returns

RapidHammer’s first monthly column for West Ham Till I Die Good times for Austrian West Ham supporters: the season has not started yet, but in Austria we have already been able to watch four games of our beloved Hammers without having to travel the 900 miles or so to England. I am going to contribute [...]

Hammers to remain in Austria

Two bad injuries during pre-season The West Ham first team will remain in their training camp in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria this week until they travel directly to Slovenia to face NK Domzale in the capital city of Ljubljana at the 16,155-capacity Stozice Stadium, Claret and Hugh reports. The state of the art football camp facilities in Austria’s most [...]

West Ham in Bad Tatzmannsdorf

West Ham United has travelled to Austria for their pre-season camp in Bad Tatzmannsdorf in the Burgenland. The Hammers will play three pre-season matches with FC Slovacko, Rubin Kazan and Karlsruher SC this week: 19 July v FC Slovacko, 18.00, Rohrbach an der Lafnitz (Burgenland) 20 July v Rubin Kazan, 18.00, Krottendorf (Weiz, Steiermark) 23 [...]

Europa League draw on Friday

< Allianz Stadion / London Olympic Stadium West Ham Utd and Austrian clubs SK Rapid and FK Austria Vienna cannot play each other in the next qualifying round of the Europa League according to UEFA’s seedings ahead of the draw on Friday, 2 p.m. (BST) respectively 3 p.m. (MESZ). West Ham though will play at least [...]

West Ham in Austria

West Ham is going to travel to Austria on a pre-season tour Fixtures: 19 July v FC Slovacko, 18.00, Rohrbach 20 July v Rubin Kazan, 18.00, Krottendorf 23 July v Karlsruher SC, 17.00, Kapfenberg

Endlich wieder Hütteldorf

Zum ersten Mal im neuen Allianz Stadion von Rapid! Ein fantastisches Fußballstadion ist es geworden, von dem ich bei meinem ersten Besuch am “Mitglieder-Tag” beim Pre-Opening restlos begeistert bin! Endlich spielt Rapid wieder in Hütteldorf! Der Bauch des Allianz-Stadions ( ) mit den Kiosken für den Bier- und Wurst-Verkauf erinnert mich an ein englisches Stadion [...]

West Ham United v Sportklub Rapid 1-1

It was exactly 60 years ago that my favourite clubs West Ham United and SK Rapid Vienna played each other for the first and only time in their history. It was a friendly under the lights of the Boleyn Ground in London. The match between then 2nd Division club West Ham United and the Austrian record [...]