The curtain has come down on the 2014-15 season for die Grün-Weißen from the Weser Stadion and what a season it proved to be.
It all began with relative optimism under Robin Dutt, only to turn sour very quickly and we soon found ourselves languishing in the Bundesliga drop zone. Viktor Skripnik was parachuted in from within the club’s youth ranks charged with rescuing SVW.
The outlook at the Winter break was bleak, despite Werder at least bagging a few wins before the Bundesliga entered its hibernation. What followed in the Rückrunde was quite frankly a club revitalised and hardly comparable with the defensive shambles that came before it.
The January/ February form table had Werder on top with Bayern and Wolfsburg trailing in their wake. Remarkably, the Grün-Weißen pushed forward and, rather than a relegation dogfight, were involved in an unlikely push for Europa League qualification.
In the end, they fell short of Europe, but the recovery shown under Skripnik was remarkable and we should be thankful for small mercies and can look forward optimistically to next season.
So here is the 2014-15 Werder Bremen season summarised succinctly in emoji-form:
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