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FC Basel 1893: The Swiss Revolution

Started on 27 April 2013 by TheFMCanary
Latest Reply on 3 May 2013 by Kane
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Name: FC Basel 1893
Founded: 15 November 1893
Stadium: St Yakob-Park

Capacity :38,512

Why FC Basel?

On this site there is quite a lot of stories that are in countries such as England, France , Germany etc. But None For Smaller Footballing european countries such as Eastern Europe countries and some of the Countries in Central Europe. Switzerland is one of these. Also it is because of A Fifa 13 Career Mode I did with basel. Winning 4 Champions League Trophies and Signing Cristiano Ronaldo! Finally I Have Decided to do this now after the Basel Chelsea game as it bought the club back into the spotlight and gave me memories of The FC Basel Giant Killings of Spurs and Manchester United.

Who Am I

Me :P

By Me I Mean Alex Murray. An FM Nut Who Played A Bit Of Football when he was young.

Quick Links

None So Far.
Nice start, maybe a bit more description on who the manager is, even if it is you.

EDIT: First, now gimme cookie
Great start mate. I think you are inspired by Basel's recent exploits?
Yeah Pauker!

Yakin Resigns But Who Have they appointed?

Today in the First Press Conference of the season Murat Yurkin Sensationally Resigned as manager of FC Basel. The Manager refused to comment on why he resigned but Swiss Press are Rumouring that it was due to the low wages the club where paying him. But the club have announced the New Manager in the Same Press conference. They have appointed unknown English manager Alex Murray, The new manager has no previous experience at the role but the club are optimistic about his chances. The new man required a translator as he could not speak the native German but He told the press that he will rectify the problem shortly.

Murray Joins FC Basel After the recent Transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri to FC Bayern Munich for an estimated 10 million euros. The Player was seen as FC Basels Star man but has moved on to the Champions league finalists.

However there is still lots of talent at basel with the likes of Yann Sommer And Valentin Stocker.

Valentin Stocker

Yann Sommer

Both Players are good players and will have Interest from top european clubs.

However this will also be a sad week for Basel Fans as Swiss Legends Alexander Frei Retired. The 33 Year Old scored 73 goals in 103 appearances for the side in his second spell with Basel. He will be missed and fans will call on the new man to find a replacement for the Man.

Pre Season-With Added Disaster

New Manager Alex Murray Took his New FC Basel Team to FCV Dender For the first Pre-Season Game of the season. The team walked out in France looking to regain fitness and prove that they should play in the team but... After Only 11 Minutes Valentin Stocker Went down. All the staff at FC Basel where worried and we had right to be. Stocker was out for 4 months so would not play in the first half of the season. The club obviously needed a replacement so Manager Alex Murray Splashed the cash on 20 Year Old Steven Zuber From Grasshopper for a reported £1.6.

Steven Zuber

Anyway here is the Pre-Season Results For FC Basel

Jura Sud Foot 1-5 FC Basel 1893

FCV Dender 1-5 FC Basel 1893

Amiens 1-2 FC Basel 1893

Lierse 1-2 FC Basel 1893

Overall A Good Pre-Season Then.

FC Basel were drawn against B36 in the 2nd Qualifying round of the champions league. B36 is a team from the Faroe Islands so Basel will go with confidence into the game.
Unlucky to see your star injured straight away, but Zuber looks like a nice signing! :)
As LJO said, the injury to one of your star players was unlucky, but decent pre-season nonetheless!

Bright Beginnings For The New Man

The 18th Of July Saw Alex Murray take charge of his first match as Basel Manager. Fans were eager for the team to succeed and the first month will make them very optimistic about the upcoming season.

Murray However Bought In two more players before the first game
Ulrik Flo (Yes The Nephew Of Tore Andre Flo)
Paid £250k
Steve De Ridder
Season Long Loan

And Now Onto The First Match

Qualification Round 2 1st Leg

FC Basel 7-1 B36
Goals: Zuber x4,! Cabral, ,Fabian Frei x2
Zuber 9.90!

After that Demolition of B36 Basel Went into the first League game of the season against the young boys (Insert Joke Here.)

Young Boys 1-2 FC Basel
Goals: Streller Pen, Frei
Frei 8.2

FC Basel Got a good win against the young boys and showed they ment business this season.

Their Next Two Games where the 2nd Leg Against B36 And the 2nd league game against Lausanne.

Champions League Qualification Round 2 2nd Leg

B36 0-3 FC Basel
Goals: Flo x2, Yapo
Flo 8.9

Raiffeisen Super League

FC Basel 2-0 Lausanne
Goals: De Ridder, Streller
Flo 7.9

Next Month Preview

August has 6 games for Basel and that may increase with champions league success.

Alex Murray has also strengthened the back 4 with the acquisition of Uruguayan Center Back Jorge Cubelo
Jorge Cubelos £230k

Next Part Coming Soon!
Never seen a Basel story so this will surely be a great read. Good luck.
Nice start, keep it up :)
Good start.
Unlucky to lose Stocker to injury but on the bright side, this is a very good start to the story. Good luck! :)

Basel Player Watch 1: Marco Streller

The First FC Basel Player Watch of the season leads to Club Captain Marco Streller. The 31 year old swiss striker started his career at Basel before being loaned to BC concordia and FC Thun. During his time at Thun He scored 8 goals in 16 appearances. The season after (2003-2004) Marco Broke into the first team scoring 13 goals in 20 appearances and attracting attention from around europe.

In 2004 Streller moved to Bundesliga Side Stuttgart for 2 Million Pounds. On His Debut in March 2004 Streller scored. But Then He Picked up an injury during the 04/05 Season and so missed a lot of matches. When He returned however he only scored four goals in 28 matches for Stuttgart.

After this Streller was loaned out to Koln to gain some match experience there he scored 3 goals in 14 appearances.

In the 2006/07 Season Streller returned for Stuttgart and scored 5 goals in 27 appearances but still that was not enough to keep the board happy. So for the 2007/08 Season Streller returned to his First Club FC Basel for 1 million pounds.

Streller Playing against Manchester United For FC Basel

Since returning to Basel Streller has scored 78 goals in 158 appearances and also has become the club captain.

On the International Front Streller has 37 caps for Switzerland and scored 12 times but retired from International football in 2011.

Even though streller is 31 he will still be a key player for FC Basel this season.

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