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Der Aufgang: FC Augsburg

An FC Augsburg Story For Football Manager 2017
Started on 17 October 2016 by mgriffin2012 / First Post
Latest Reply on 24 December 2016 by mgriffin2012 / Last Post
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Interesting little signing to say the least, hope he does well.
Looks like you're off to a great start with this story! I'm enjoying being able to follow it from the beginning.

Good luck with Augsburg! I'll be following.
2016-10-25 11:43#238020 Atoobie : Every winning team needs a Serbian ;)

Well looks like we're on our way to being a winning team then ;)

2016-10-26 12:02#238057 ScottT : Interesting little signing to say the least, hope he does well.

Thanks man, definitely adds some depth to the squad!

2016-10-26 17:50#238067 Greyfriars Bobby : Looks like you're off to a great start with this story! I'm enjoying being able to follow it from the beginning.

Good luck with Augsburg! I'll be following.

Yeah really enjoying it so far man, just need the full game and then I can really get my teeth into it! Glad you're enjoying it too!

Thanks mate! :D
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3 yearsEdited


RAGNAR KLAVAN: LIVERPOOL SIGN ESTONIA DEFENDER FROM AUGSBURG

20 July 2016

Ragnar Klavan played for Augsburg against Liverpool in the Europa League last season.
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Liverpool have signed defender Ragnar Klavan on a three year deal for 5m euros (£4.2 million) plus add-ons from German club Augsburg. The Estonia captain, 30, has 112 caps for his country and made more than 100 times for Augsburg after arriving from Dutch club AZ in 2012.

He is the Reds’ fifth summer signing. ”It’s been a dream of mine for 22 years to come to the Premier League and be a part of this amazing club,” he told the Liverpool official website. ”The Premier League is the most attractive league in the world and you always have amazing players here. This is the home of football.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had wanted to strengthen his central defensive options after Kolo Toure was released and Martin Skrtel sold to Fenerbahce. Frenchman Mamadou Sakho is also expected to miss the start of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

Klopp has already signed Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, Schalke centre-back Joel Matip, Red Star Belgade Marko Grujic and Southampton forward Sadio Mane this summer.


I ain't gonna pretend I know a lot about him, but a €5m fee suggests that you've got quite a decent player here :P
He's been doing alright at Liverpool so far, unlucky to lose him before you started man
2016-10-27 14:22#238098 Jack : I ain't gonna pretend I know a lot about him, but a €5m fee suggests that you've got quite a decent player here :P

Yeah he'll be a big miss I think :(

2016-10-27 15:08#238103 Atoobie : He's been doing alright at Liverpool so far, unlucky to lose him before you started man

Yeah not a bad start for him, wish he hadn't have left before i started, would have had a crack at convincing him to stay!
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3 yearsEdited

FINNBOGASON: “I FEEL FRESH AGAIN”

26 July 2016

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The last FCA player is back from the summer break: Alfred Finnbogason returned to team training on Monday. Beforehand, he gave up a little bit of time to talk about the European Championship with Iceland, his holidays and his expectations for the upcoming season.

Alfred, it was a few weeks ago now, but many congratulations for an incredible EURO 2016 with Iceland!
Finnbogason: Thank you very much! It was really something special to achieve so much in our first European Championship. We only lost against France, and they have a very strong team. We are all very proud.

Then you went on holiday. What did you do?
Finnbogason: I went to America with some friends and then I was in Italy with my girlfriend. I also spent a week in Iceland. It is very important after such a long season. Now I feel fresh again.

What are your goals for the new season?
Finnbogason: Of course, I am always trying to improve and have another good season. I want to be a real goal threat and help FCA. Now I just want to prove that I am capable of that.

You score seven goals in the second half of last season. What do you expect from yourself in the coming season?
Finnbogason: There is always pressure on you in football. I deal with this very well and I hope to score as many as possible. I really cannot wait for the season to begin!


Always good to have an Icelander in your midst
Good player for you, hopefully he doesn't score to many though cause that is one long name :P
Give him a nickname. Alf, or something :P
Finally caught up here and I am loving this so far
2016-10-29 14:24#238162 Atoobie : Always good to have an Icelander in your midst

Well if he can be as good for us as he was at the Euro's against England I won't complain!

2016-10-30 03:09#238175 ninjaskill : Good player for you, hopefully he doesn't score to many though cause that is one long name :P

Haha i'd take writing his name out if he can score a hatful of goals! :D

2016-10-31 08:56#238195 Hellsdoom : Give him a nickname. Alf, or something :P

I do like Alf :P

2016-10-31 12:23#238199 MJK46 : Finally caught up here and I am loving this so far

Thanks man, I just need the full game already! :P
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3 yearsEdited

BUNDESLIGA BASICS: FC AUGSBURG

31 July 2016
FC Augsburg have experienced highs and lows since earning their first ever Bundesliga promotion in 2011.
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All you need to know about Die Fuggerstadter, FC Augsburg.

Fun Facts
- The modest Bavarian outfit spent the best part of 30 years in the lower leagues before their first ever promotion to the top flight in 2011.
- Goalkeeper Marwin Hitz became only the third keeper to find the net from open play in Bundesliga history when he scored a last minute leveller against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in February 2015.
- Augsburg moved to the brand new WWK Arena, which opened as the Impuls Arena and was later renamed the SGL Arena, in 2009 after 58 years at the 28,000 capacity Rosenaustadion, which was built out of Second World War rubble.

Marwin Hitz’s goal against Leverkusen will live long in the memory of the Augsburg fans.

History
Having fluctuated between the second and third tiers of German football for much of their history, FC Augsburg have cemented their place in the Bundesliga over the last couple of years. Coach Markus Weinzierl was unable to recreate the club record fifth place finish from 2013/14 last term, though he steered the Bavarians to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 before finishing five points clear of the drop domestically.

Augsburg coach Dirk Schuster is looking to continue the good work of Markus Weinzierl.

The winter acquisition of Alfred Finnbogason proved key, with the Iceland striker scoring seven goals in 14 Ruckrunde games. Weinzierl’s replacement Dirk Schuster helped SV Darmstadt 98 secure their own top flight survival last season, and repeating the feat at Augsburg seems a distinct possibility in 2016/17.

Stadium: WWK ARENA
Capacity: 30,660
Take a video tour of FC Augsburg’s WWK Arena:



Really nice report on the clubs background there man!!!

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