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Out of sheer delusion in the abyss plunged

The Wait was long and agonizing, it suggested hope, where no longer was. "It's not done yet," cried Uli Forte his players at GC every week in their memory. Since yesterday evening at 17.51 PM, he needs them no more. GC is Relegated from the Super League and disappears in the Challenge League. The appearance in Lucerne is the last nail in the coffin.

It has already hit other clubs sporty is such that even world clubs, Manchester United or Juventus. And yet it is a strange idea that GC travels next season in Switzerland over the Land: as a giant among Small, as a Club with great history, with 27 titles, 19 Cupsiegen and European highlights.

as for this story, has reported no one more passionate about it than the former players Ricardo Cabanas. 20 seconds in 2011, took his Tirade against the referee after a game against Luzern, 20 seconds, full of exclamation marks: "This is GC! Record champion! What are you, who are you, huh? Record champion! This is the Super League of the championship record-holders! An Institution, Hey! A little bit of respect!"

Disillusioned: coach Uli Forte at the press conference. Photo: Fabienne Andreoli

the descent of The Grasshoppers has not begun in this spring, not only in this season. He has it much earlier, perhaps as early as the summer of 2004, as the economy Rainer E. gut, Fritz Gerber sizes paid after five years, the last time the deep red bills.

After that, the Grasshoppers were still, you could afford what you spend. You based a training ground, that should be the lump on the leg, they used all the years of your name, to live on credit. They dreamed big as Roger Berbig 2007, in three years they wanted to play again for the title, he announced as the new President. Or, as Stephan Anliker, the dream at the beginning of 2016 of the old and new financial resources blusters.

Five years he was President, until he at last 25. March, weary and beaten, withdrew from the office; since then, he is only a major shareholder. In the ear halls, what had him call Erich Vogel and Reinhard Fromm over the years had to him. Bird, the former maker, calling him "the worst President since 1949", and Fromm, after all, the main sponsor, saw him as a corporate leader "totally overwhelmed".

Anlikers Name stands for the decay

The balance sheet Anlikers is devastating, because of his balance, that his Name stands for the decay of an Institution. He has given much wanted and much of your own money. Several million to keep the Club alive. Alone, three million by the beginning of this year. And, therefore, GC was able to play this season at all to the end, there were three millions of Peter Stüber necessary, the second shareholder, which remained after the withdrawal of Heinz sprout left. Scion, GC for decades, connected, adopted in the Winter because he didn't want to pay more, for longer.

The Fatal to Anlikers activity was, that he put on the wrong people. He led from the distance, from Langenthal. In between, he marked the boss and desavouierte his staff publicly, as Axel Thoma (head of sports), Roland Small (Vice-President), or Murat Yakin (Trainer). Otherwise, he had to make his Familiar, starting with the Board of Directors Georges Perego and CEO Manuel Huber.

The Grasshoppers began to totter under Anliker. They had done previously. In the spring of 2011, they were still eight laps before the finish on the last place of the table. The season the fact you only survived thanks to the crashes of Sion (36 points) and Xamax (bankruptcy). Even then, the former Basel President René C. Jäggi, said the Zurich-based soccer to the "redevelopment case" (and a castle in the FCZ).

André Dosé, there were still outliers to the top, with the Cup race victory and second place in 2013. Then the former Swiss boss was dumped as President of Anliker, he spent too much money and too little money.

Anliker proved in the following five years of impressive that he could do it better. Also under him, were squandered for the year of 20 million Swiss francs. To many it is not gone thanks to this money, officers, coaches, players, only the club. The old President must be accused of, to have the dangers never properly recognized. As Roland presented Small as a new Board of Directors a report on the situation of the Association, he created thus internal enemies, from Perego and Huber. A few months later, Anliker threw him on the ground that he had exceeded the powers.

What a waste!

one and a Half years is Klein's report alt. He put the waste in the open, which seemed to have almost a System: the inflated apparatus in the young, the excessive wages for players such as Lucas Andersen (692'000 Swiss francs), Marco Djuricin (470'000 Swiss francs) or Ridge Munsy (290'000 Swiss francs), the salaries for Huber (270'000 francs plus various Extras) or for Mathias Walther, the dismissed head of sports (290'000 CHF, plus a variety of Extras).

Anliker denied these Figures always vehemently. Only one thing he can't deny that the GC operating under him financially and sporty mismanagement. The CEO and the last of the many sports leaders gave the impression that they would also pursue their own interests. And Small with his analysis, not so waswrong.

sports heads came and went under Anliker, coaches and players, 167 it were, in his five years in office. Not many were really good as Munas Dabbur, Kim Källström or Heinz Lindner. For most, the question is, what had meant to be the responsible just.

The transfer balance sheet of Huber, who was not only CEO, but in the meantime, also head of sports, is miserable. And those of Walther is not a little different. Only the personnel decisions last Winter to give a gloomy picture of his work. Yoric Ravet and Caiuby were all brought to the team from the table away at the end. 1 Million Swiss francs tasted the pleasure of total, for a year and a half of the replacement benches of Freiburg and Augsburg to borrow. They both fell through.

Expensive, but it is useless: The from SC Freiburg, loan Yoric Ravet. Photo: Keystone

For the veneer also Thorsten Fink. Hardly, he was as a coach on Campus, he confessed that he would actually rather be back at FC Basel. And once he was there, he talked only of the Europa League. Even at the end of February, he claimed that the Association was in an excellent position, and who was always next season coach, get a good team. Maybe he had to talk to his salary of a month 44 000 Swiss francs.

a Little later, Fink was dismissed, and Walther also. The leadership came up with the idea to get Tomislav Stipic as the successor. The idea was so absurd as Stipic wunderlich. 33 days in the laboratory took a test with the overmatched coach. Stephan Rietiker finished him.

Rietiker has been for a good six weeks ago, the President with the soul of the Sanierers. He has set at all corners and for a lot of money on consultants to help him, the shards aufzukehren. He has a lot to do. And only one goal: to GC right back in the Super League to bring back. For this, he would like to by the shareholders of the commitment, with a Budget of 20 million plan.


Created: 12.05.2019, 23:20 PM

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