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GC, the Name, the Logo, the spotlights still

"So," says Fredy Bickel, "I'm going now, I need to create a budget for the new season." He stands up with a swing, it must be the salad he had for lunch in the Café of the GC Campus.

For two months, he is the managing Director of Grasshoppers. In this time he has worked on construction sites and fires, because of the austerity measures after the descent of human traces on the office have left. "We are at the stop," he says.

This week, he has invited the staff to eat Spaghetti, even those who maintain the courts, in the Café or in the boarding school work. 35 people have been total, it is Bickel's is the Form to tell you Thank you for your work and that you have to show despite difficult conditions, and no frustration.

7,105 million Swiss francs has GC according to Figures from the Swiss Football League revenue for this season in the Challenge League budgeted 13,597 million in expenses, all including Transfers – a Minus of 6,492 million. The sounds are still a luxury, what are the Club to staffing and operating expenditure for the young and the training grounds. This is this season only to guarantee, because the two main shareholders, Stephan Anliker and Peter Stüber, again have to be obliged to make payments of 3.25 million. Stüber has transferred these days and without a word, a due Rate. It is his way to show loyalty.

"I can't imagine that there are even greater problems than we have now," says Fredy Bickel.

on this topic, see the silent patron of the arts, has recently declared in an Interview with the "balance sheet": If no more money lenders could be found, was the football-AG to GC at some point, "obsolete" and the shares went to the Central Board of Directors of GC. Obsolete means obsolete. And superfluous means: it may be on the Campus of the football in this Form and with these expenses.

The quest of the President

This scenario does not float, it is only since a couple of days, threatening about Niederhasli, it's been a while, and it Bickel bows this Friday in his office on the Numbers: How a Budget looks for the Super League, as the top of the Challenge League and how, if the major shareholders to come off and can be replaced? Bickel says: "I believe in GC. I can't imagine that there are even greater problems than we have now."

Bickel has been obtained in two months only four days. Andràs Gurovits is impressed by his work. Gurovits, only the Board of Directors and, therefore, automatically President, is primarily concerned with the question of how to do it survival of the club. Seven days a week, he was working on a response, it reports on the phone, it over much, and he was trying everything, that there is a good solution. But he also asks for understanding that he can't say more in order not to endanger anything. At the end of February must rule on all cases of clarity. Then GC must apply to the League for the license for the upcoming season.

While Bickel begins to count, has set Veroljub Salatic at the table. Salatic is the face of the team, since he returned in the summer from the Ufa, Russia, for the second Time to GC. The first Time was in 2012, after a year in Cyprus, at the time GC was still a Club, the thought of its history according to. The following season ended with the Cup race victory and 2nd place in the championship. Roman Bürki was standing at the gate, Stéphane Grichting, the defense chief was, the talents were Izet Hajrovic, Amir Abrashi or Steven Zuber.

returnees Salatic none, the hiding is. Therefore, it has also protective against Oliver Buff.

Now Salatic says: "I could not imagine in the summer, what will happen to me. GC in the Challenge League – which is unusual, this is a Challenge." For five months he has had now time to look at the circumstances. At away games he can still feel that GC has landed in a new world, even at the Games at the Letzigrund, if there are 3,000 spectators lose. Only on the Campus, he feels different. The grounds, the care, the Trainer, is, for him, everything continues to "Super-League-ready," he says: "the GC, the Name, the Logo, the beams still."

GC is to be a Club, since he has changed to 15 from the train to him. 34 it is for two weeks. He does not deserve nearly so as to his best times, he's still with heart and soul and takes care of the players, if you need help. Just All Njie and Francis Momoh, the young Africans, he has taken the Hand, so that you find the purchase of toilet articles. To the shoes, he has helped them, although there were not such for the Winter, as coach Uli Forte told once, there were football boots.

"To me, anyone, if he needs something," says Salatic, "I am obligated as the Oldest in the team." At home he has four children between 4 and 8 years, he knows what it is like to worry about starting in the morning at seven others. When he tells of the Small, how they talk because of the time in Ufa, Russian to each other, is a beam on his face.

Salatic may yet not have been always the same dominant, he also knows that he must do more, physically, tactically, technically. But he is not hiding. When the team last Sunday went to the 0:0 against Aarau in the curve and a few due to the coming on of the previous FCZ player Oliver Buff pöbelten, he went ahead. He stood in front of Buff, as if he wanted to protect him. His message to the Fans is: "We must all stand together."

The dream of the rise

Perhaps the last noted in the curve, that Buff can help, in spite of his past, a team that is difficult to define in a playful way so far. Four times she has won only 2:1, 1:0, more convincingly was the 3:0 against Wil. While Leader of Lausanne deals with his opponents to a series of 4:0, 5:0 or 6:0, she paid dearly for a lack of experience. Salatic mentioned the goals against Vaduz: away the 2:2 in 95. Minute, home the 3:3 in the 87. Minute. "Without gates, we wouldn't be six, but two points behind of Lausanne," calculates Salatic. He dreams of ascension.

during the week, he has spoken with the Council of players with the managing Director of Bickel pre-order to ensure that there is at least the second round Points. Bickel has made a first proposal. "Premium gave it always," says Salatic.

For the First there is on this Friday only cake. Courtesy of the players who have lost on the previous day, an internal Match. Salatic is one of the donors.

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Created: 30.11.2019, 14:49 PM

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