We will show you where the goal is

FC Magdeburg aren’t having much luck at the moment. Currently bottom of Germany’s Regionalliga Nord, they haven’t scored in five games. As a last resort their fans gave them some extra, highly visual, support during last Sunday’s match against BAK ’07

FC Magdeburg aren’t having much luck at the moment. Currently bottom of Germany’s Regionalliga Nord, they haven’t scored in five games. As a last resort their fans gave them some extra, highly visual, support during last Sunday’s match against BAK ’07…

Before the game Magdeburg fans were seen handing out giant brightly-coloured arrows to fellow supporters. As the match started it became clear that the green, yellow and orange cut-outs would be used, swarm-style, to help indicate to the Magdeburg players where the goal was. A kind of in-game, responsive wayfinding system as they no doubt didn’t call it.

According to 101greatgoals.com, a banner was also constructed bearing the humiliating legend “we will show you where the goal is”. To a not-particulary packed crowd of 2,793 the fans kept up the moving pointers, getting particularly animated around corners (see link below).

Sadly, the fans’ exemplary use of movable supergraphics wasn’t quite enough. Magdeburg did score a goal, but went down 2-1. An 89th-minute goal from BAK ’07 substitute, Cakmak.

Some great footage of a Magedeburg corner is here (embedding disabled) while fan, FCM4ever1965, also shot this sequence from further away.

Thanks to @AJWShaughnessy (via @mb_studio) for spotting this and tweeting.

 

 

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