2018-19 Swiss Super League [R]

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

  1. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC All You Fascists Bound to Lose

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    With the World Cup now done and dusted, it's time to get back to business. Welcome back Xamax! With their return, I've once again been to all 9 Super League stadiums. New season starts on 21 July. Los geht's!! Allons-y!!
     
  2. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC All You Fascists Bound to Lose

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    Runde 1

    21 July
    Basel - FCSG
    Luzern - Xamax

    22 July
    Sion - Lugano
    Zurich - Thun
    YB - GCZ (SRG SSR)
     
  3. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC All You Fascists Bound to Lose

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    My Predictions

    1 - Young Boys
    2 - Basel
    3 - St. Gallen
    4 - FC Zurich
    5 - Luzern
    6 - Thun
    7 - Xamax
    8 - Lugano
    9 - Sion
    10 - Grasshopper Club Zurich
     
  4. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My Predictions

    1 - Young Boys
    2 - Basel
    3 - St. Gallen
    4 - FC Zurich
    5 - Luzern
    6 - Xamax
    7 - Lugano
    8 - Sion
    9 - Thun
    10 - Grasshopper Club Zurich

    I think that Basel has lost too much to challenge YB.
    I agree that GCZ seems to be the team who is relegated. I would not be surprised if two BCL teams are promoted.
     
  5. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    My Predictions


    1 - Young Boys
    2 - Basel
    3 - Xamax
    4 - St. Gallen
    5 - Grasshopper
    6 - FC Zurich
    7 - Luzern
    8 - Lugano
    9 - Thun
    10 - Sion

    No chance GCZ will be relegated... Look for a big season from Xamax!
     
  6. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    21 July
    Basel - FCSG 1-2 Late goal gets the win for FCSG.
    Luzern - Xamax 0-2 Great way for Xamax to start the RSL season.

    22 July
    FCZ - Thun 2-1
    Sion - Lugano 1-2 Not a great start for Sion, CC has banned a reporter from the Neuchatel Newpaper from entering the stadium.
    YB - GCZ 2-0

    Xamax 3
    YB 3
    Lugano 3
    FCSG 3
    FCZ 3
    Thun 0
    Basel 0
    Sion 0
    GCZ 0
    Luzern 0
     
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  7. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leading goalscorers:
    12 with 1

    Leading assists:
    12 with 1

    Attendance:
    Basel (1) 25,648
    YB (1) 21,369
    FCZ (1) 9,310
    Luzern (1) 8,905
    Sion (1) 8,300
    Lugano
    FCSG
    Thun
    Xamax
    GCZ
     
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  8. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bad news for Xamax - Starting central defender Igor Djuric is out for an extended period of time due to an knee injury suffered on Wednesday during training. An exact timetable is unknown at this point, too much swelling, but it looks like a long time.
     
  9. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And the first managerial casualty of the season is ... Raphael Wicky of Basel! Two matches and he was fired. Alexandre Frei will head up the team on an interim basis, while being assisted by Marco Schallibaum.
     
  10. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    28 July
    GCZ - FCZ Limmat Derby really early this season.
    Xamax - Basel Will the newly promoted further the misery of Basel start?

    29 July
    Lugano - YB
    FCSG - Sion
    Thun - Luzern
     
  11. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    July 28
    Grasshopper 0 - 2 FC Zuerich
    Xamax 1 - 1 Basel

    July 29
    Lugano 0 - 2 Young Boys
    St. Gallen 2 - 4 Sion
    Thun 2 - 1 Luzern
     
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    YB pulls 5 points clear of Basel already.

    YB 6
    FCZ 6
    Xamax 4
    Sion 3
    Thun 3
    FCSG 3
    Lugano 3
    Basel 1
    Luzern 0
    GCZ 0

    Wow, those are some very different standings than we have come to accept.
     
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  13. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leading goalscorers:
    2 - Cedric Itten - FCSG
    2 - Anto Grgic - Sion
    3 - Adrian Winter - FCZ

    Leading assists:
    2 - Tomi Domgjoni - FCZ
    2 - Charles-Andre Doudin - Xamax

    Attendance:
    Basel (1) 25,648
    YB (1) 21,369
    GCZ (1) 16,400 - Good crowd for the first Derby match of the season.
    Xamax (1) 12,000 - Full house for the first match in RSL, vs Basel and tribute to former club President who died.
    FCSG (1) 11,262
    FCZ (1) 9,310
    Luzern (1) 8,905
    Sion (1) 8,300
    Thun (1) 5,153
    Lugano (1) 4,126
     
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  14. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leading candidates, according to Blick, Le Matin, etc for the Basel job.

    Marcel Koller - he would be very expensive and is also talking to the Israel National Team. He could be the first to win the Swiss Title (albeit maybe not this season) with three clubs.
    Ralph Hasenhuul - the former RB Leipzig manager
    Martin Schmidt
    Roberto Di Matteo - CL winner, would he come back to Switzerland?

    Kubilay Turkyilmaz wants Vladimir Petkovic as Basel's manager. That would allow Koller too be the NT manager.
     
  15. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    4 Aug
    Basel - GCZ Can Basel recover from dismal match against PAOK? They should beat GCZ right?
    Luzern - Lugano Can Luzern overcome the injury bug to get something from this match?

    5 Aug
    Sion - Xamax A Swiss Romand Derby
    FCSG - Thun - FCSG needs to bounce back from a very disappointing trip to Norway.
    YB - FCZ This could be a really good one.
     
  16. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    4 Aug
    Basel - GCZ 4-2
    Luzern - Lugano 4-2

    5 Aug
    Sion - Xamax 3-0 - Xamax learns that the RSL will be a challenge
    FCSG - Thun 3-2
    YB - FCZ 4-0 Very different result than expected. YB shown that they are a clear level above FCZ.

    YB 9
    Sion 6
    FCSG 6
    FCZ 6
    Basel 4
    Xamax 4
    Thun 3
    Luzern 3
    Lugano 3
    GCZ 0
     
  17. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    11 Aug
    Lugano - GCZ
    Xamax - Thun

    12 Aug
    Basel - Sion
    FCZ - FCSG
    Luzern - YB
     
  18. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leading goalscorers:
    3 - Cedric Itten - FCSG
    3 - Anto Grgic - Sion
    2 - 8 players have two goals

    Leading assists:
    3 - Miralem Sulejmani YB
    2 - 6 players have 2 assists

    Attendance:
    Basel (2) 25,481
    YB (2) 22,098
    GCZ (1) 16,400 .
    Xamax (1) 12,000
    FCSG (2) 11,267
    Sion (2) 9,550
    FCZ (1) 9,310
    Luzern (2) 8,360
    Thun (1) 5,153
    Lugano (1) 4,126[
     
  19. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC All You Fascists Bound to Lose

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    GCZ have been hot trash to start the season. They scored their only two goals of the season after Basel went down to 10 men, and they failed to convert 2 penalties which would have leveled the game. I know it's early days, but they look like they're going to be running uphill all year.

    Basel really took their foot off the gas once they were up 4-0, and it almost cost them. They got way too lazy, and if they let it keep happening, they could be in for a long season, as well.

    YB are the class of the league right now. Their masterclass performance against FCZ showed how good they really are, and the fact that haven't given up a goal in 3 matches so far shows how good their defense is.

    Sion has quietly put together two straight solid performances. Jacobacci has them playing well after their initial rough start against Lugano. The real test comes against Basel, so I think that will be a statement game for them.
     
  20. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    What's the deal with GCZ...not just this season but for the last several seasons? They look ok on paper why are they so mediocre? They were once so dominant in Switzerland...it can't simply be because they don't have a home is it?
     
  21. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC All You Fascists Bound to Lose

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    Money. They aren't generating much in revenue, and the money is drying up. They've been relying on loans and developing youth, but it's just not happening right now. There are concerns that if they get relegated that they may not come back up for a few years just because the finances aren't in good shape. They're not on the verge of going the route that Servette and Xamax went, but they're operating on a very thin budget.
     
  22. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    That is sad as they were one of the great Swiss clubs and at one time the most identifiable Swiss club.
     
  23. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GCZ does not get all of the revenue streams at their current stadium. From what I understand, concessions etc are split between FCZ and GCZ for the GCZ home games, but FCZ gets all of it for their home games. They seem to really have fallen into a no-mansland.

    Their youth players are not developing like they had, they do not have the money to buy younger players, and then resell them.

    Their youth system from what I have read is a mess.
     
  24. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FC Basel defender Eray Cumart has been suspended for this weekends match due to his red card against GCZ.
     
  25. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I thought their was a proposed new stadium to be built to house both GCZ and FCZ would the clubs be equal partners in this? Would this allow for a better revenue stream for GCZ?
     

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