Talk:SC Verl

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Links to Wikipedia in other languages[edit]

Adding de:SC Verl to the bottom of the page puts a German language link in the language box in the menu on the left hand side, click where it says "Deutsch" to try it out. You can add similar links where articles in other languages exist i.e. fr:SC Verl would link to a French language article on the team if it existed, nl: to Dutch, it: to Italian, etc. If you look at an article for one of the more prominent clubs yoy'll see a clear example with lots of foreign language links. If you look at the German-language de:SC Verl you'll see it has en:SC Verl linking it to this article. See Wikipedia:Interlanguage links.

How's the club doing? Still in the race? Wiggy! 13:15, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, didn't know that. Club is still going strongy. One game away from qualifying for our forth DFB-Pokal appearance, and with probably the most important game of the season (against Preußen Münster) coming up this Sunday. I'll keep the page updated as soon as good perspective turns into fact. ;) DevSolar 11:22, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

New "History"[edit]

I completely rewrote the (rather too elaborate / detailed) "History" section, but chickened out before hitting the "Save page" button. What do you think? --DevSolar (talk) 12:52, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

After almost 50 years of comparably insignificant existence, SC Verl advanced to the Landesliga Westfalen (IV) in 1970. Since then, SC Verl relegated only once (in 2003), qualified for newly-introduced higher-class leagues three times, won their league twice, and played the promotion round for 2. Bundesliga once. Had they won that promotion round, SC Verl would have been the smallest town ever to field a German pro football team, but they failed to advance.
They appeared in the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) tournament four times. In 1979, they defeated VfB Oldenburg (III) and Spvgg Elversberg (IV) before going out to Stuttgarter Kickers (II). In 1992 they lost an all-amateur match in the first round. In 1999, SC Verl had its biggest appearance yet when they eliminated Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach 6:5 on penalties before going out to Eintracht Frankfurt in the second round. In their fourth appearance in 2007 , they lost in the first round against TSV 1860 München (II).
In 2003, a 15th place finish in the Regionalliga Nord (III) saw the team sent down for the first time in over thirty years. They had to spend four years in the Oberliga Westfalen (IV) before winning the championship and advancing to Regionalliga again in 2007. After half the 2007/08 season, the Regionalliga will be re-structured, with a Third League introduced between the Zweite Bundesliga and the Regionalliga, which will in turn be split up from two into three divisions. After a weak first half, SC Verl is ranked 16th (out of 19), and is likely to relegate to fourth tier again at the end of the season.
Having played at least fourth tier since 1970, and 17 consecutive seasons in the third tier, makes SC Verl one of the most consistently successful teams of Germany's amateur football. In their current Regionalliga season, they are not only one of the smallest towns to field one of Germany's top 73 football teams, but also reputedly the only one with no liabilities, a direct result of a continued policy of "no credit financing".
I think that right now it stands as a short simple read that is somewhere in between being too detailed and too simplistic, which is something that can be hard to do with some of the smaller, less storied clubs. It is also laid out as an easy to follow chronology. There's a couple of good additions in the updated stuff, such as the emphasis on the success of beating Borussia Mönchengladbach, the club's consistency, and its financial record (which especially distinguishes it from so many others).
I personally find that adding a lot of really current detail or making predictions can be a problem because that type of information is constantly changing. Unless you have an article that is a hot topic or someone who is doing serious caregiving, it quickly goes stale. That's a particular problem with many of the smaller German clubs.
My two bits. Wiggy! (talk) 14:57, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

"Noteable Players"[edit]

I just deleted the "noteable players" section in its entirety. First, noteables were already mentioned under "Famous Players" above. Second, the list provided made the impression of being a list of all former players the author could remember, with the impact most of them made on soccer being minimal, if at all existent. (Not wanting to belittle their efforts, and some are still held in fond memories by SCV supporters, but they aren't "noteable" in the Wikipedia sense.) -- DevSolar (talk) 11:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Nationality of players[edit]

Regarding this edit: Several players have dual citizenships. There has been a discussion (the link to which I cannot find ATM) that stated that giving both nationalities is not wanted, so we have to decide on one. Since a team may only field so-and-so-many non-native citizens, the fact that these players also have the German citizenship is important, while their other nationality isn't (for the sake of the article about SC Verl). That is why I undid the edit linked above. If you disagree, feel free to discuss here. -- DevSolar (talk) 07:56, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

PS: weltfussball.de lists all three players as German, scverl.de lists Kaminski as German. I cannot reach transfermarkt.de ATM, but I am sure that is where I got the information on the dual citizenships from. Zombie433, what is your source? -- DevSolar (talk) 08:00, 15 December 2009 (UTC)