2018-19 Swiss Challenge League [R]

Discussion in 'Austria & Switzerland' started by KensingtonSC, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huge crowd for Winterthur - Servette.
     
  2. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    9 Nov
    Winterthur - Servette 1-3

    10 Nov
    Schaffhausen - Chiasso 3-2

    11 Nov
    Kriens - LS 1-1
    Aarau - RJ 3-0 Aarau is off the bottom of the table!
    Vaduz - Wil 0-2

    Servette 27
    Wil 25
    Winterthur 24
    LS 22
    Schaffhausen 19
    Vaduz 18
    RJ 17
    Kriens 15
    Aarau 13
    Chiasso 11
     
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  3. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goalscoring leaders:
    9 - Aldn Turkes - RJ
    8 - Nico Siegrist - Kriens
    8 - Miguel Castroman - Schaffhausen
    6 - Sebastien Wutrich - Servette
    6 - Simone Rapp - LS
    6 - Taulant Seferi - Winterthur
    6 - Zoran Josipovic - Chiasso


    Assist Leaders:
    6 - Luca Radice - Winterthur
    6 - Varol Tasar - Aarau
    5 - Davide Calla - Winterthur
    4 - 8 with 4 assists


    Attendance:
    Winterthur (7) 3,650
    Servette (6) 3,212
    Aarau (7) 2,770
    LS (7) 1,935
    Vaduz (7) 1,521
    Kriens (7) 1,479
    RJ (7) 1,427
    Wil (7) 1,136
    Schaffhausen (7) 1,082
    Chiasso (7) 541

    Fun fact, Winterthur is averaging almost as many people as Chiasso has had total in their stadium this sesaon (3,790).
     
  4. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Sorry if this has been discussed which teams from the BCL if they win the title would have no license issues?
     
  5. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that Servette, Vaduz and LS were the ones that would be fine. Wil might as well as well as Schaffhausen.
     
  6. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I guess a no to Winterthur? They are having an ok season so far.
     
  7. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC "They're lucky we want equality, and not revenge."

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    As Rob said, LS, Servette, and Vaduz would be the only ones who would initially have no problem going up.

    Schaffhausen could probably appeal for a license given their stadium, but they wouldn't meet the money requirements of a license.

    Wil and Winterthur wouldn't meet stadium requirements. These teams don't have enough physical seats. Aarau would also not meet stadium requirements despite being in the Super League in the last few years.

    Chiasso, Kriens, and Rapperswil-Jona can't meet stadium or money requirements.
     
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  8. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wil's stadium, although new, only has a very small section of seats.
    Now, Wil could play in St Gallen, and Winterthur could play in Zurich. This would meet the stadium requirement. That would kill their attendance, and I am not sure how three teams in Zurich would work.
     
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  9. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One other interesting note. Servette's Alain Geiger's has advocated for a 12 team RSL and a 12 team BCL.

    The article is here.

    Another interesting note from the article, speaking of possible promotion "We are ambitious," says Geiger. "Our plan is for the next two or three years."

    I see two things here. Do not set up fan base to win this year. Also, he wants a team that will be able to stay up in the RSL, not fall back to the BCL.
     
  10. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC "They're lucky we want equality, and not revenge."

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    Wil could play at kybunpark, and I don't necessarily think the canton would have a problem with it. They rent out to the stadium to Zurich teams whenever they have an early season Europa League game when the Letzigrund is occupied. The question would be if Wil wants to pay the rent there. Also, their finances were in a bad way after their last owners almost ran them into the ground a couple of years ago, so I'm not sure if they'll even meet the monetary requirements.

    As for Winti, there's no possible way for them to share the Letzigrund with two other teams. The field would be torn to shreds. If it were a turf field, I would say maybe, but it's not possible. Ironically enough, they're closer to LIPO-Park in Schaffhausen, and that's a stadium that would pass Super League requirements. Of course, it would be hilarious if this were to happen given the rivalry of the two teams, but there's no chance of that happening. Winti spent a lot of money a couple of years ago upgrading the Schutzenwiese, too. The stand on the far side of the field that is brand new is all concrete, but there's no possible seating for it. It was designed for people to stand and lean against railings, or to sit on the concrete. Although they'd be happy with being promoted, I don't know how happy they would be knowing that they'd have to leave the Schutzenwiese.

    Of course, all of this is moot with Servette set to get promoted anyway. :D
     
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  11. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC "They're lucky we want equality, and not revenge."

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    I agree on your two points. The SFL did all kinds of work two years ago to determine if the Super League should be expanded, or if the league should make changes, but all of those ideas were shot down, and we're exactly where we were, minus the addition of the scramble 9th RSL/2nd BCL match. I don't think we're going to see any changes made moving forward, no matter how much some changes may need to be made.
     
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  12. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    thank you for the clarification.
     
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  13. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that Wil playing at kybunpark would be a non starter from a financial position. They are only averaging 1,136 for a competitive team in a stadium that is 5 min walk from the train station, which is right in the middle of the city. (I did it about 6 years ago). I would have to see what type of numbers they would have.

    I also think that the idea of playing in Zurich and Schaffhausen are non starters for Winterthur as KennsingtonSC has explained as well. I had forgotten that the far side is terraces only, like Wil for that matter.
     
  14. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good news for Aarau - the long delayed vote for a new stadium looks like it will happen in January.
     
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  15. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Fingers crossed for the stadium to happen.
     
  16. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    23 Nov
    Schaffhausen - Aarau

    24 Nov
    Servette - Vaduz
    LS - Winterthur

    25 Nov
    Chiasso - Kriens
     
  17. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    23 Nov
    Schaffhausen - Aarau 1-3 Maierhofer is turning into a really good signing by the club.

    24 Nov
    LS - Winterthur 5-1 LS returns to winning ways in a very emphatic way.
    Servette - Vaduz 4-1 5 in a row for Servette

    25 Nov
    Chiasso - Kriens 3-3 Chiasso gave up 2 pks and were down 1-3 in the 75, but came back for a draw. Too bad only
    RJ - Wil 0-1 Wil stays ahead of LS in 2nd place with the win.

    Servette 30
    Wil 28
    LS 25
    WInterthur 24
    Schaffhausen 19
    Vaduz 18
    RJ 17
    Kriens 16
    Aarau 16
    Chiasso 12

    The odd thing is that Aarau, could end up in 6th place by the end of next week. With the terrible start to the season they had, that is nice to see. I really think Chiasso is going down.
     
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  18. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goalscoring leaders:
    11 - Nico Siegrist - Kriens
    9 - Aldn Turkes - RJ
    8 - Miguel Castroman - Schaffhausen
    7 - Stefan Maierhofer - Aarau
    6 - Sebastien Wutrich - Servette
    6 - Simone Rapp - LS
    6 - Taulant Seferi - Winterthur
    6 - Zoran Josipovic - Chiasso


    Assist Leaders:
    6 - Luca Radice - Winterthur
    6 - Varol Tasar - Aarau
    5 - Davide Calla - Winterthur
    5 - Stjepan Kukuruzovic - LS
    5 - Francesco Margiotta - LS
    5 - Mohamed Coulibaly - Vaduz

    Attendance:
    Winterthur (8) 3,650
    Servette (7) 3,146
    Aarau (7) 2,770
    LS (8) 1,958
    Vaduz (7) 1,521
    Kriens (7) 1,479
    RJ (8) 1,404
    Wil (7) 1,136
    Schaffhausen (8) 1,068
    Chiasso (8) 541
     
  19. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I was very worried...if they can stay healthy they could be quite competitive come the spring.
     
  20. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And then it is not ... The vote has been pushed for later in 2019. It turns out that Aarau's President Alfred Schmid, will resign in the summer of 2019, and the vote can only be done once the new president is put into place.
     
  21. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    30 Nov
    Vaduz - RJ

    1 Nov
    Kriens - Winterthur

    2 Nov
    Wil - Schaffhausen
    Aarau - LS
    Servette - Chiasso

    Aarau vs LS might be the best match of the week.
     
  22. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    30 Nov
    Vaduz - RJ 3-3 Back and forth match that was very entertaining.

    1 Dec
    Kriens - Winterthur 1-2 Late goal from Ousmane Doumbia gave the win to Winterthur

    2 Dec
    Wil - Schaffhausen 1-2
    Aarau - LS 2-2
    Servette - Chiasso 5-1

    Servette 33
    Wil 28
    Winterthur 27
    LS 26
    Schaffhausen 22
    Vaduz 19
    RJ 18
    Aarau 17
    Kriens 16
    Chiasso

    One small stat to show how dominating Servette has been lately. Their GD is +21, Wil is only +6. Why do I think that Chiasso is going to be relegated, their GD is -19, while Kriens is only -3.
     
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  23. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goalscoring leaders:
    11 - Nico Siegrist - Kriens
    9 - Aldn Turkes - RJ
    9 - Miguel Castroman - Schaffhausen
    7 - Stefan Maierhofer - Aarau
    7 - Sebastien Wutrich - Servette
    7 - Zoran Josipovic - Chiasso
    6 - Simone Rapp - LS
    6 - Taulant Seferi - Winterthur



    Assist Leaders:
    6 - Luca Radice - Winterthur
    6 - Varol Tasar - Aarau
    5 - Davide Calla - Winterthur
    5 - Stjepan Kukuruzovic - LS
    5 - Francesco Margiotta - LS
    5 - Mohamed Coulibaly - Vaduz
    5 - Nico Siegrist - Kriens

    Attendance:
    Winterthur (8) 3,650
    Servette (8) 3,092
    Aarau (8) 2,748
    LS (8) 1,958
    Vaduz (8) 1,492
    Kriens (8) 1,469
    RJ (8) 1,404
    Wil (8) 1,116
    Schaffhausen (8) 1,068
    Chiasso (8) 541
     
  24. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I know this isn't the spot for this but I feel I have a very limited audience who might be interested. I have a small collection of Swiss club shirts and I am looking to downsize and sell them off. If interested please visit www.mwswiss.weebly.com

    thanks!
     
  25. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice collection.

    The 90s era LS jersey is something.
     

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