- Title: Thousands of German soccer fans attend traditional Schalke day
- Date: 6th August 2017
- Summary: GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS) SCHALKE FANS ARRIVING AT SCHALKE'S VELTINS ARENA FOR ANNUAL "SCHALKE TAG" (DAY) SPONSOR'S FLAGS OUTSIDE VARIOUS OF PLAYERS ARRIVING ON PITCH FANS WATCHING VARIOUS OF TEAM STANDING ON PITCH FANS WATCHING PLAYERS ON PITCH WALKING PAST MASCOT VARIOUS OF PLAYERS JOGGING PAST CHEERING FANS WIDE OF PITCH BALLS WARM-UP (SOUNDBITE) (German) SCHALKE 04 FAN, DANIELA WIEMER, SAYING: "My hope is that this season will be better than the last one and that we won't face relegation. In any case I hope the coming season will be much better than the last season." (SOUNDBITE) (German) SCHALKE 04 FAN, MICHAEL HOPFSTOCK, SAYING: "I think the team is in good shape now. Several players who did not fit into the team are no longer a part of it. I think an example was set and I believe this will lift the team to reach at least fourth place." (SOUNDBITE) (German) SCHALKE 04 FAN, BERND KOSLOWSKI, SAYING: "I am very excited. The summer months without soccer are terrible. Now you can see that they reinforced themselves well and I am counting on playing all the way near the top." VARIOUS OF TEAM TRAINING FANS WATCHING VARIOUS OF PLAYERS TRAINING
- Embargoed: 20th August 2017 17:22
- Keywords: Schalke Tag day fans stadium Gelsenkirchen
- Location: GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY
- City: GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016T0Q4AN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Several thousand German soccer fans descended on Gelsenkirchen's Veltins Arena stadium on Sunday (August 6) to celebrate the traditional Schalke day.
The day's highlight was the presentation of the new team and fans' expectations were high.
One woman said the most important thing to her was that the new season would be better for her team than the previous one.
Another Schalke 04 fan expressed confidence that his favourite team was in "good shape" now that several players "who did not fit" were no longer there.
Schalke day marks the end of the summer break, with one week to go ahead of the new season's first game.
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