Union and Hertha very rarely play at home the same weekend, not because of trouble or anything but just policing I think, you’d be looking at Dynamo (boo) or Borussia Tennis or one of the Turkish Teams if wanting two in one weekend!
but yes, DiS bier* meet in Berlin sounds like a plan
Not even if Hertha played on a Sunday and Union on a Saturday? I also remember a strong police presence after our friendly with Union, and going to some big pub/bar on a corner with police vans outside.
I remember worrying it might kick off, but the Union fans were as good as gold when the realised we were Palace.
actually, there’s probably some casual fans who go watch both teams too, so that might also be a reason. I think it’s maybe just not to overload the city with two different sets of fans over a weekend, even though they play at complete opposite ends of the city.
Union fans are fine, and Hertha are just kinda dull, but there are a few idiots who hang around the stadium sometimes, I think that’s the main reason for the police presence. Last year I saw them play Karlsruhe as well, who are rivals because Karlsruhe are friends with Hertha.
Anyway, the only time it’s happening this upcoming season (bar a cup run from both) is the weekend of the 10th of March:
Union vs FC Erzgebirge Aue
Hertha vs Freiburg
There’s a good chance that these get played Friday and Monday, but won’t know that until closer to the time. Save the dates!