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Entertainment Heldt: Season end "hangs over us like the sword of Damocles"

14:50  19 october  2020
14:50  19 october  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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Like many courtiers, Damocles constantly flattered the king, in the hopes that he Towards the end of the day, while seated at dinner, Damocles looked up to see a heavy sword suspended directly over his head The Sword of Damocles is a somber reminder that power comes with many dangers attached.

Were we to select a date for the beginning of the Iranian revolution it would be November 1976, the month that Amnesty International issued its report charging brutality Thus, during the 444 day holding of American hostages, this threat was held over the head of Europe like the sword of Damocles .

For sports director Horst Heldt from 1. FC Köln, a possible cessation of game operations in the Bundesliga is a constant threat in view of the increasing corona numbers.

Horst Heldt ist der Sportchef des 1. FC Köln. © Lars Baron / Getty / Pool / dpa Horst Heldt is the sports director of 1. FC Köln.

"It hangs over us like a sword of Damocles that this can happen," said Heldt. “The DFL has always said that we will stop playing games again if there are bottlenecks in test capacities. And when there are bottlenecks, it is important that we take responsibility. At the moment we're getting everything right and trying to keep our game operations going. "

criticized the two-time national player again and emphatically at the friendly game of the DFB team last week against Turkey in Cologne (3: 3). “Friendlies are to be avoided, nobody needs them,” said the 50-year-old: “The Nations League was sold to us in such a way that friendlies no longer have to take place. Now the Nations League is taking place and friendly games too. I can't do anything with that. We all have to pull together, and we didn't have that feeling during the last international break. "

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Impeachment, too, like the sword of Damocles , hangs over the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States . As it was, conscription remained a sword of Damocles , suspended over but never descending upon the head of Ireland.[Ireland in the Last Fify Years, Sir Ernest Barker

The Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head And I´ve got the feeling someone´s gonna be cutting the thread Oh, woe is me, my life is a misery And oh, can´t you see that I´m at the start of a pretty big downer I woke up this morning with a start when I fell out of bed Transylvanians


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He does not speak out against the Nations League, assured Heldt: "But what upsets me, of course, and you have to incorporate Corona, are three games in an international break; two in the Nations League and one friendly game. And the friendly game is what is wrong. "

The clubs and the DFL are «powerless there. The players want to play for their national team, but they are also torn. " In the end, says Heldt, “the DFB is certainly in demand. And FIFA has to stick its head out and make decisions. "

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