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The FC Basel in the sea of uncertainty

Today is Sunday I will bring a part of the population of Basel to the sea in Switzerland. Sharks, rays, penguins, or Deep-sea creatures could marvel at some future time, in the first Oceanarium of Switzerland, to be built for 100 million francs, in addition to the Basel Zoo.

In addition, the people's votes. And as always, when it comes to public goods, is the discussion of joy in the city. So also in the FC Basel who is playing today in Berne to the Cup race victory and de facto, as a public Good is perceived. The people in Basel to claim the club for yourself, you feel him, you life to him, you celebrate and mourn with him rejoice, and be angry. The professional footballers like to belong to the FC Basel 1893 AG, but without the population were it not for this private company.

As of the Zoo of Basel by the FCB is in a period of change. Years of success under the leadership of President Bernhard Heusler has led to oversaturation, the last two seasons under the new President Bernhard Burgener to disillusionment and to high financial losses. A well-attended St.-Jakob-Park has become rare, since the FCB is walking far behind the enteilten Young Boys unchallenged in second place through the season.

52 million Swiss francs for wages

The great euphoria of the FC Basel is gone. A Cup race victory against Thun would lead to a Feast on the Barfüsserplatz. Only: to get the Basler this title, they would have defeated three Teams from the lower leagues, and three from the Super League midfield. This can happen with FC Basel for once, a Club that has spent 2018 about 52 million Swiss francs for wages, almost 16 million more than YB.

The Association has taken leadership in 2017, a company with a team that was focused on national achievements and took part in the international business. On a title in Basel is waiting still for the past two years. The Cup race victory would temporarily conceal as it is to the Club. On the critical analysis of the last months, he is likely to have only limited influence.

Koller is not without controversy

The new club leadership has a fabulous Champions League season, and was at the end of 2017 close to YB it. Everything seemed to be going according to Plan, and the Association is believed to be the attributing of one's own youth, a big role, more quickly than planned to implement. The result was too many changes in the Winter; the FCB won against Manchester City, lost in the League but the connection. The championship title away, and coach Raphael Wicky was after two Games in the new season as well. Alex took Free for two games, and with Marcel Koller of the FCB missed finally, the European group stage for the first Time in 15 years.

Koller failed to YB and can be a little intoxicating soccer to play, he is, despite the good results for not without controversy. And the hierarchy in the Super League will change in the short term, hardly anything. Sporting boss Marco Streller, speaks on how CEO Roland Heri open from the initial inexperience of the Management team, not talking and certainly not from the title: "The target is, next season is closer to YB to approach, to be able to in the summer of 2020, say: Now, we attack again." Restraint seems to be the Credo, just not communicative breakdowns, and more. Heri says: "We need to sensitive to consider how we communicate."

a shake of the head, and has issued a set of

The Association in the field of tension between Tradition and renewal, and thus multiple displeasure triggered, also at the Muttenz curve. The FCB is active in the field of E-sports; he has been campaigning with curious Influencers for more members of the Association; he has committed himself to the exasperation of many in the Indian football; and as to the Celebration of his 125. Birthday the players dined with the guests, he left the women's team Loose spread – even the BBC was interested in this mishap. The main sponsor, Novartis, has apparently thought about the cooperation with FC Basel. A request does not want to comment on the world group.

the owner of Burgener says openly that he understands his FC Basel as a company in the entertainment industry, the audience are customers, the FCB is a product. That is his right, and, of course, also Burgeners predecessor Bernhard Heusler was in his function as President is an entrepreneur. But Heusler managed with his rhetorical resources, the Illusion of football romance to maintain. A sentence from his speech after the Fan riots 2014 – "to Me, the nit wänn!" –has no input in the General language found use.

2019 threatens in a deep financial loss of

Burgener has these qualities as a speaker. But at least the Outcry is flattened to the President and to the understanding of his initiatives, a small bit. The FCB has learned from mistakes, he communicates more restrained, has recently created a centre for corporate social responsibility, his Action is perceived as stable and that he is not twice become the champion, forgive him even of the Annex.

Only, as long as the success in the League may lack yet? Streller says he has for the next season is a "clear idea in the head", without betraying you. But his opportunities in game commitments are limited, because the FCB will have to save. Absolutely. In spite of the outstanding Champions-League-season 2017/18 and almost 52 million transfer of revenue in the year 2018 Burgener provisions of 22 million Swiss francs has resolved not to incur losses. So this cushion has him leave the old club is gone. And if the miracle of qualifying for the Champions League group phase does not occur, then a full loss threatens to 2019. Mainly because of the extremely high cost of wages which have been negotiated in a few, however, important cases of the old leadership.

All of these Concerns would today back with a win against Thun in the Background. If Captain Marek Suchy presented on the balcony above the Barfüsserplatz the Fans a trophy, for the first Time in two years, then the red-and-blue world would be for a short time. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 19.05.2019, 12:05 PM

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