After a great run of fantastic results, the last two games are both drawn, but with 39 goals plus, and a point gap of 10 to Union Berlin in third, this looks certain to be a return to Bundesliga for the 19/20 season. Christian Clemens (picture) of course with good contribution.
The team has really shone under the management of Markus Anfang, who took charge in front of the new season after being recruited from Holstein Kiel. A young manager at 44 who ended his playing career at Eintracht Trier in 2010.
Anfang is born in Köln but never played for EffZeh but can take the team comfortably back to the top with a quality season in the 2nd tier. Hamburg who is in 2nd place were drawn against in the last game.
A goal from Drexler in the 24th minute wasn’t enough as Hamburg equalized from youngster and sub Manuel Wintzheimer. One player to watch as he also probably will be heading to the Bundesliga with his club next season.
The Köln team is mostly build with German players and that is cool to see in this time and of course with so many imports coming from different countries. Austrian Florian Kainz is one import the other is Spaniard Jorge Mere signed from Sporting Gijon.
You also have Jhon Cordoba who is a key player at Köln. The Columbian forward joined from Main two seasons ago. The 25 year old forward has been great scoring 16 goals so far in 27 games. A great tally for a forward.
We hope that Markus Anfang will ship shape his team in the games coming up and sail into the Bundesliga with a big point gap. Next is Dynamo Dresden in a game coming up on the 24th of April. Dresden looks safe in the 2nd tier, but down on the bottom half with 33 points.
Then Darmstadt comes to visit and Greuther Furth away will be next after that. Up front it will be a new challenge for Cordoba who is partnered with Simon Terodde, who has also been in great form scoring 28 goals so far, a real top quality forward.
Terodde (31) has scored goals all over the place, but is really a late bloomer, not really getting the chance early in his career, playing in the Köln reserves, and getting a few games the last time he was around from 2009 to 2011. Terodde has played for Duisburg, Köln, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Bochum and Union Berlin, before his great move back to Köln in front of this season.